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Lake Cuyamaca, Julian

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  • I was driving through the Cuyamaca Ranch State Park and at the end essentially stumbled upon this lake with a nice family style restaurant. Gives a nice vibe for the area. Quite dead when I went but i...  more »
  • A great spot to stop for photo opportunities before or after a trip to Julian. While it is not very green in January, it is nonetheless lovely with a variety of colors in the remaining tree leaves.  more »
  • Attended the annual kids fishing tournament. Camped out for the weekend. Excellent car camping site. Hookups and bathrooms/coin showers if needed. Great event. Staff at the tackle shop and restaurant ...  more »
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  • Nice small lake, stocked with trout, but you have better odds of catching carp on the bright side they give you a free fishing permit for your next visit if you show them you caught one Tends to be windy
  • Great trout lake but dont be fooled there are hogs to catch here. Big large mouth. Around and southwest of McGregor's cove.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the lake specially my 7 yrs old daughter loved the boat ride.
  • Being a native San Diegan and living in the East County of San Diego, Lake Cuyamaca has been a favorite destination of mind for many years. The Lake itself is beautiful and is a quiet place to relax and just take in the scenery. It's still a beautiful area and you can still remnants and reminders of one of San Diego County's worst fire which was called the Cedar Fire (2003). Lake Cuyamaca is still a great place to visit. The drive up to the lake is also quite scenic but the roads are winding. Occasionally you will see some of the local wildlife such as deer on the way. Near the lake there is plenty of parking, sitting areas, store, and restaurant. The restaurant itself has a great view of the lake and offers large portions with decent food. The lake is not to far from the Towns of Julian and Wynola. My favorite time of the year to go to Lake Cuyamaca is during the Fall. It can be a little chilly so bring a jacket just in case. This is usually one of three stops we will make if we are traveling to certain destination such Palm Desert or Palm Springs. It a great place to stop to just stretch your legs and enjoy nature. Helps me relax as well before the drive. Overall I have been fortunate that Lake Cuyamaca is close by and have been fortunate enough to enjoy it for many years. With its beautiful scenery and it being serene, it's the perfect place to visit if you peace and quiet. On a side note, yesterday Sunday November 19th, 2017 , we saw that there was a $10.00 fee to enter the lakes parking area. I am not quite sure if that is temporary or permanent
  • Great views at this lake. Water line varies from year to year.

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