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Lake Cuyamaca

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Address: 15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
Phone Number: 760 765 0515
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet, this small 110-acre lake is...
Situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet, this small 110-acre lake is surrounded by Cuyamaca Rancho State Park that is mostly wilderness.
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Great place to relax !

Great place to fish and hike , boat rentals are a bargain ! Hiking trails are nice and great view, would love to go back very soon ,weather is nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to fish and hike , boat rentals are a bargain ! Hiking trails are nice and great view, would love to go back very soon ,weather is nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I've been there a few times, with both friends and family, and I can say its perfect for both. You have to pay around 5 dollars for parking your car, but its for the whole day, and you wont get charged for anything else, unless you feel like renting either fishing gear or boats. The attention is always perfect and... More 

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Harrison, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I'm only going to rate the lake. Lakes are a big deal in San Diego county as there aren't many. In that regard Cuyamaca is nice. However I live in Maine where you can find lakes everywhere, sorry it just doesn't compare with the lakes here.

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Karlstad, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wery nice place! Nice surroundings and a nice restaurant. Had a good nights sleep in my rented Angler's Retreat. Well worth the money. Nice and helpful staff.

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Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Camping spots are pretty sad looking. The bathrooms are Port a potty's (no thank you). I might go fishing for the day down there but not a overnighter.

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Julian, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great little cafe under new management. Food is dinner quality with wine and beer. Nice patio overlooking the lake. Clean and great friendly service.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Hi, The more and more I go here I am loving this place. Its proximity to historic town Julian gives an added advantage for a day trip and a picnic. The place in summer isn't very attractive just to hang around. But clubbing this with Julian will make it a good trip. In my previous review I missed out mentioning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Lake restaurant is a fun place to stop and have breakfast or lunch and enjoy the view of the lake. We've always enjoyed everything they serve. Haven't had a bad meal yet! Owner is very friendly in greeting her customers and making them feel good about stopping by.

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Coronado, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The camp grounds on the west side are OK. The sites have fences between each plot with a grill. The ground has rock just below the top soil, so tent stakes stop at about 3-4 inches down. Also, most of the year has a no WOOD fire restriction due to the dry climate. The staff at the bait shop and... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This lake was small but beautiful. We rented a boat and docked at the shore across the way to hike Fletcher Island. The geese were very entertaining. It was the best part of our weekend!

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Address: Address: 15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
Phone Number: 760 765 0515
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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