Paso Picacho Campground
12551 Hwy 79
Descanso, Southern California
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 85
About: The first and foremost thing that families will want to know is that the Paso Picacho Campground DOES have running water and flush toilets. Camping with little ones along is just so much easier when running water is available!
Water spigots dot the campground. Bathroom buildings are also situated at intervals throughout the camping area, featuring several stalls and sinks. Showers are available in the restrooms that aren't adjacent to the day-use areas.
All camping spaces have a picnic table and a fire pit/grill. Each spot has a tent space. Most of the camping sites have a good amount of space between them, helping to preserve a sense of privacy and serenity within the campground.
RV's are also welcome at the Paso Picacho Campground, along with pop-up campers, travel trailers, etc. There are a few pull-through sites at Paso Picacho, but most camping spaces are back-in camping sites. Many campsites can accommodate RV's and camping vehicles up to 30 feet in length. Some can fit even 34 foot rigs, while other camping sites have a maximum length limit of 24 feet. RVer's are certainly welcome at the camping grounds, though there are no hookups. Generators may be used, but only between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm.
Directions: From Interstate 8, head east from San Diego. Exit at Highway 79; there will be a sign noting that this is the correct exit for Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. You'll travel north on Hwy 79 through an attractive rural area, climbing into the mountains as you go. After 6 1/2 miles, you'll reach the Green Valley campground; then, in another 5 miles, you'll reach the Paso Picacho campground.
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