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Agua Caliente County Park

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39555 Great South Stage Route of 1849
Julian, CA 92036
ThomBros: 430-D3
Park phone number: 760-765-1188
Reservations phone number: 877-565-3600

For up to date park closures please visit our News Page.

- Camping - 24 hours/day during open months 
- Day use - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Open Labor Day weekend through the last weekend in May
- Closed June - September due to heat

Directions: 111 miles from San Diego. From Ramona through Julian: East on State Highway 78 to Scissors Crossing then south 26 miles on Highway S2 to the park entrance. From Interstate 8: East on Interstate 8 and exit at Ocotillo, then 22 miles north on Highway S2 to the park entrance.

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  •  140 camping sites
  • Horseshoes, shuffleboard
  • Play area
  • 2 outdoor pools, indoor therapeutic spa (pool hours)
  • Picnic area for day users
  • No dogs allowed on trails


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Agua Caliente Park is a regional camping park nestled in the huge, Anza Borrego Desert State Park and is best known for its geothermally heated springs and rugged desert hiking.  

The park now offers seven new camping cabins outfitted with temperature controls to beat the heat, a table with seating for four, two queen size bed frames, a sink, and a bathroom.  

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Three naturally fed pools provide different ways of enjoying the park's mineral water. There are two pools outdoors, and an indoor therapeutic spa is heated to 102 degrees and outfitted with Jacuzzi jets. 

The park is very popular during the winter and has numerous camping sites (full hook-ups, partial hook-ups, non hook-up and tent sites, and a caravan area for large groups) available. Hikers will enjoy miles of trails that meander through the park's canyons and across its hillsides. 

In the summer of 2013, Agua Caliente was hit with a 300 year flash flood wiping out a major part of the park. Check out the video to see the rebuilding 


 Agua Caliente outdoor pool

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