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Palomar Mountain State Park

  • 19952 State Park Dr. Map It
  • Palomar Mountain
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

One of the few areas in Southern California with a Sierra-like atmosphere, the park is carpeted with a forest of pines, cedars, western dogwood, native azalea, and other plants. Wildflower viewing is good in spring. Boucher Lookout, on one of several nature/hiking trails, affords a sweeping view to the west. There's trout fishing in Doane Pond. The Doane Valley campground offers 31 sites with tables, fire pits, and flush toilets. From May to October, reservations are strongly recommended and can be made seven months in advance.

Sight Information


19952 State Park Dr., Palomar Mountain, California, 92060, USA

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760-742–3462-ranger station; 800-444–7275-campsite reservations


Sight Details:

  • Camping $30, $10 day use

Published 07/06/2016


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