San Diego County Parks and Recreation Dept
CAMPING CANCELLATION POLICY: All fees will be forfeited if a reservation is cancelled less than 72 hours before the check-in date. Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to the check in date will be refunded less a $5 cancellation fee. All reservation fees and transfer fees are nonrefundable. A $5 transfer or change fee is charged for a one-time change of a reservation changed or rescheduled within a three-month period of the original arrival date. Transfer must be made at least one business day in advance of check-in time. Fees for all cancellation requests are based upon original reservation date.
All refunds, including deposit refunds, will be credited within 3-5 business days to the original bankcard used to pay for the reservation. If paid by cash or check, funds will be returned via check, within 4-6 weeks to the name and address listed on the account.
The Reservation desk can be reached at 1-858-565-3600, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, to cancel or transfer a reservation.
CAMPING OVERNIGHT USE: Check-in time is 2:00 pm for campsites and 4:00 pm for cabins, check-out time is 12:00 pm.
FIREWOOD: Transfer of foreign pests on firewood is a serious problem and threatens native trees and plants. Firewood is available for purchase at each campground. Campers must NOT bring their own firewood. All firewood must be purchased at the campground.
DAY USE CANCELLATION POLICY: All fees will be forfeited if reservation is cancelled less than 30 days before the picnic date. Reservations cancelled more than 30 days prior to the arrival date will be refunded less the $5 reservation fee and a $25 cancellation fee per site. A one-time change of reservation is allowed within one year of the original reserved date and a $5 transfer or change fee is charged. The transfer must be made at least 30 days in advance of the picnic or event date. Fees for all cancellation requests are based upon original reservation date.
All refunds, including deposit refunds, will be credited within 3-5 business days to the original bankcard used to pay for the reservation. If paid by cash or check, funds will be returned via check, within 4-6 weeks to the name and address listed on the account. Vouchers are valid for one year from the date issued.
DAY USE: Reservations for group picnic areas may be made 1 year in advance. No reservations on Christmas day. Maximum number of persons allowed, fees, facilities available vary by area and park. All fees are collected in advance at the time of reservation. Additional fees for parking, per vehicle, per entry will be collected at the park. Parks open at 9:30 am and close at sunset. A $3 per vehicle parking fee will be charged for parking at the park.
1.0 Fire Hazards: Sec. 41.118- No person shall ignite or permit to be ignited, a fire in any location in a County park except in a campfire or cooking area provided by the County or as specifically authorized by the Park Ranger.
2.0 Pets: Sec 41.123- (a) Pets are permitted in County parks during the hours that such parks are open to the public. (b) No person shall bring a pet into or possess a pet in any County park without first having obtained any required inoculation or valid license for such a pet. (c) All pets in county parks shall be closely attended and physically restrained at all times, either by being attached to a substantial leash no more than six feet in length or by being confined in a vehicle, tent, trailer or other approved structure. (i) The Director may further regulate pets in, or may exclude pets from any County park or section of a County park where it is found that the presence of pets substantially conflicts with the general use and enjoyment of such parks, excepting a dog accompanying an unsighted or deaf person there present. Pets are not allowed in Cabins.
3.0 Plants: Sec. 41.111- No person shall pick, dig up, cut , mutilate, destroy, injure, disturb, move, molest, burn or carry away any plant or vegetation, or portion thereof, including aquatic plants.
4.0 Defacement Prohibited: Sec. 41.115- No person shall in any way deface or mutilate any tree, fence, wall, building, railing, playground or playground equipment, camp or picnic structure, monument or any other object or structure within a County park.
5.0 Peace and Quiet: Sec 41.135- No person shall disturb the peace and quiet of a County park by any loud or unusual noise, or by the sounding of automobile horns or noise-making devices, or by the use of profane, obscene or abusive language or gestures.
6.0 Sanitation: Sec. 41.149- The Park Ranger shall control the size, type and arrangement of trailers and other private camping equipment and facilities permitted in the area in order to maintain the sanitation and orderly appearance of County park camping areas. Disposal of waste water shall be at locations designated for the dumping of waste water.
7.0 Weapons and Fireworks: Sec. 41.118- No person shall use, transport, carry, fire, or discharge any fireworks, firearm, weapon, air gun, archery device, slingshot, or explosive of any kind across, in or into a County park.
8.0 Youth Camping: Sec. 41.141- No person or persons under the age of 18 years shall be issued and overnight camping permit unless accompanied by an adult. Said adult shall have either parental right or written authorization to approve medical treatment for those under the age of 18 years.
9.0 Alcoholic Beverages: Sec. 41.136- No person shall transport into a County park, or consume upon the premises of a County park, any intoxicating liquors having and alcoholic content in excess of 20% by volume.
10.0 Overnight camping in County parks is contingent upon maintaining the immediate camping area in a safe and clean condition and complying with all park rules. Failure to comply with the above regulations will result in a suspension of camping privileges and a loss of all fees paid.