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Address: 15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
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+1 760-765-0515
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet, this small 110-acre lake is...

Situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet, this small 110-acre lake is surrounded by Cuyamaca Rancho State Park that is mostly wilderness.

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" Wow We Could Not Believe All The Water "

I went to Lake Cuyamaca with my wife today and enjoyed the views all around the lake. With the increased rains in the San Diego area this year, Lake Cuyamaca had about 2 to 3... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
grandslamhomer
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El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Lake Cuyamaca with my wife today and enjoyed the views all around the lake. With the increased rains in the San Diego area this year, Lake Cuyamaca had about 2 to 3 times the water in the lake that it used to have every year. Driving around the lake was very nice as we looked at all... More 

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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fun day fishing with friends after recent rains. Lake is muddy and very slippery on the shore line. We picked up two large bags of trash washed up on shores before we left. Please clean-up after yourselves and help keep this great place nice for all!

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2 Thank Ron S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a stroll around the lake. It's a good walk to do after a day of eating pie. SoCal's been having more rain lately so a bit muddy in some areas when we went end of 2/2017 so throw on the shoes you don't mind getting dirty.

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Thank c005
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Not good...Bread dry not stale Veg. Sandwich was dry View good Friend had fish and chips and it was small portions No good like it used to be Prefer Miner's Cafe in Town

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Thank KQDeeKQ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The kids had a lot of fun, ee went there on our way back from julian pie company and it was quick stop we made to stretch our legs before we headed back home

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Thank linda s
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely hike with my husband. The lake is beautiful , good hike trails, nice area for fishing and kayaking. Definitely recommend

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If your into a little fishing or spending the day out on a boat, Which you can rent, Or having a picnic on the shore or picnic area, This is a great day for you and your family. My favorite thing to do is bringing my grandchildren here to feed the ducks and geese. A very pleasant day outing.

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Thank Perry H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I went camping with friends at Heise Park, then we went to Lake Cuyamaca to hike. Part of our group went fishing, others ate at the restaurant and my group hiked around the Lake.

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Thank Reg A
Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Wonderful "easy" hike walk, be wary of mosquitoes here and there, lots of little trails (which you can see on map we pulled up on phone), lead to Cuyamaca Mine. Saw wild turkey, deer, hawks, condors, magpies, meadows, oaks, pines; peaceful. Incredible. Will return!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Busy weekend but the place quiets down for the most part after 9. Lots of kids,and families in the tent sites. Views from rv sites are limited unless you are lucky and choose the right site.

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