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William Heise County Park

4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0650
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Cabins are awesome!

My husband and I rented a cabin for our family of 6 (4 children 6 and under). The cabin was the... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Santee, CA
Great Hiking

June 5, 2017 made the trip from Orange County. The beautiful blue sky was a wonderful back drop to... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Lake Forest, California
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“wild turkeys” (9 reviews)
“rv sites” (5 reviews)
“hot water” (3 reviews)
4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0650
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

My husband and I rented a cabin for our family of 6 (4 children 6 and under). The cabin was the perfect size with four bunk beds and a double bed in front. Some hints: 1. Cabins do not have bathrooms (or water) but they...More

1  Thank riceburnergrace
Reviewed 6 June 2017

June 5, 2017 made the trip from Orange County. The beautiful blue sky was a wonderful back drop to the hiking we did. Well maintained trails. Cost was $3 to enter, per car. 4 miles off the main road. Look for wild turkeys on the...More

Thank BRubin510
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the park this weekend for some bird watching and photography. We saw turkeys and deer. The foliage has grown back after a fire swept through many years ago. My husband is thinking of leading his birding class here. Quiet environment,...More

Thank Louann M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a really nice campground with great showers and rest rooms, electricity in many sites for RV's or those who just want electricity. Rangers are very friendly as are the plentiful deer, squirrels, and birds. Lovely place.

1  Thank kenmac1
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Clean bathrooms, nice little playground and picnic area. They also have camping, but we were just stopping on our way to Julian.

Thank Alipaps
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have camped and hiked in the Julian area for decades with my two boys, now grown. We have our best memories at Heise. The setting is out of town, but close enough to go in and visit. Beautiful vistas on the trails, and the...More

3  Thank Normison
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The California landscape is represented beautifully at this great escape. The hiking trails are relatively easy and offer encounters with diverse wildlife and views ranging from ravines cluttered with manzanita and oak to hilltops offering a desert view.

Thank Sonja O
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We live in north San Diego county and needed to get away but didn't want to travel too far. We used the easy online reservation system and got a wilderness cabin for a 2 day/2 night stay. It was wonderful! My sister and brother-in-law took...More

3  Thank L C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Although there has been a huge drought in S California and the park has lost many of its more mature Oaks this Camp Ground remains very popular especially during the summer months ( can be hot even at 4500 feet elevation) and probably during the...More

1  Thank JIM K
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A hidden jem. It's a San Dieo County Park about four miles from Julian. No hookups that I know about but campsite are usually level and paved. There are wood cabins for rent as well as showers available and a playground for the kids. There...More

Thank Bob E
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diana l
14 August 2016|
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Response from Cindy D | Reviewed this property |
god chanced of snakes. lots of insects in May. we only met one other couple on the trail which was a loop just above the camp ground and was easy to follow but somewhat rigorous. alone may not be the best idea depending on... More
Raven B
13 August 2015|
Response from Cynthia L | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry, I don't know. We don't have any pets so I never checked that out!
Tracy B
22 April 2015|
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Response from Melissa M | Reviewed this property |
There are spigots at most of the cabin sites. Some serve as community spigots for some of the cabins within close proximity. I didn't get a look at the camping area sites but I would assume there are spigots there as well... More