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Otay Lakes County Park

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2270 Wueste Road
Chula Vista, CA 91915

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Come and enjoy the beautiful view of Otay Lake and the surrounding hills. The 78-acre park, which is also the proposed eastern gateway/staging area for the Otay Valley Regional Park, has long been a favorite in the South Bay. The park has one site available for reservation that can accommodate up to 100 people, and four additional sites for walk-in visitors. A playground, horseshoe courts, hiking trails, lawn area, and native plant/demonstration garden are a few of the many reasons to visit Otay Lakes County Park. Birdwatchers will find much to reward their visit to the park and the surrounding area. Here's a web page that discusses the birds of Otay Lakes.

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about picnic reservations:

When do I need a picnic reservation?
If your group is 50 or more and you are planning to be here on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, or you desire to have an area just for your group (no minimum size).

Can I make a reservation for a holiday?
Yes, with the exception of Christmas day, when the park is closed.

How far in advance can I make a reservation?
One year in advance. Reservations are taken by the Parks and Recreation Department Reservation Desk. Call 858-565-3600 (toll free 1-877-565-3600) or come into the reservation center a minimum of one day prior to the intended picnic date. If you are planning to make a reservation in person, we suggest that you call first or go to this page to see if the reservation date that you are interested in is open. Full payment of fees is due at the time the reservations is made plus a $5.00 reservation fee. Reservations can also be made at the park with the Park Ranger.

If I cancel, can I get a refund?
The Reservation Center must be contacted a minimum of 30 days before the original picnic date for either a date change or cancellation request. There is a $5.00 non-refundable charge for reservation changes and a $25.00 charge for reservation cancellations up to 30 days before the picnic date. All fees will be forfeited when a reservation is cancelled with less than 30 days before the picnic date.

If I decide to make a reservation, how much will it cost? What is the maximum number of people for my area?

Area 1: - $175/100 people: Bbq grill, picnic tables, benches, covered pavilion with electricity, view of lake.

What else should I know?
$3.00 per vehicle for parking is collected at the entry gate.

What are the park hours?
Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and holiday: 9:30 a.m. - sunset. Closed Christmas Day.

Reservations can be made by calling 858-565-3600 (toll free 1-877-565-3600), Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Reservation and Information Center is located at 9150 Chesapeake Dr., Suite 200, San Diego. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If your group size requires more than one area, you qualify for our corporate picnic program. A per person fee is charged, which includes parking and all extra fees, and allows early entry to the park. Call (858) 966-1308 for information and reservations.