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William Heise County Park

4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA 92036
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Julian
Type: State Parks
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This park is a nice peaceful park where you can go camping. There are trails too. It is very pretty too and there are lots of wildlife. I saw a fox right outside the park.

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The camp ground is clean, the sites are nice, most have shade, all have a fire put and picnic table. We were in the tent section and it was very quiet and peaceful. There is NOT water on every site but we didn't have to walk far to get it. Great hiking in the park as well although the hikes... More

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Chula Vista, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We visited William Heise County Park to go for a hike. The day use fee was $3. We drove through the campground and saw that the sites are nice. Most are shaded and all have a picnic table and fire ring. There is some space between the campsites so you aren't right next to the neighboring campsites. The bathrooms were... More

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had a great time at this campground. The sites are all very nice, and to close together. We were in site # 71. Lots of room to spread out. Very scenic with the trees, bushes and surrounding green hills. When they say quite time is between 10pm and 8am, they mean it. Everyone abided by the rules, and it... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We walked around one of the shorter trails. It was lovely, taking in a range of different types of forest that had been badly affected by fires 10 years before. Signs clearly explain how a forest regenerates after a fire and help you to understand what you are seeing. I'm sure it was amazing before, but it is still lovely,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Wonderful camp sites, beautiful oak trees. Great surrounding area to visit - Julian and Santa Ysabel.

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La Mesa, California, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed at a B&B just east of Julian (one mi). We wanted to find a place not too far away where we could be in nature and do some hiking. William Heise State Park was just the place! It's a big beautiful park in the mtns with some hiking trails to enjoy. I think taking pics is a must...... More

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went camping here for 2 nights in August. The bathrooms were clean, the showers had spiders in them and were coin-operated (bring shower shoes!) and the campground itself was clean. We had a nice campsite away from other big family groups (we were traveling as a couple so were looking for a little more peace and quiet) but for families... More

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Lake Forest, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had 4 families camp at the campground in July. Our spots were perfect...we affectionately called it the cul-de-sac. The campground is clean and beautiful. I recommend going on the hikes. We had trail access at our site and we went on a wonderful 2 mile hike one morning. It was half up hill so make sure you can handle... More

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29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Excellent camping! We stayed for 2 nights in camping Area 3. It was really beautiful. The first morning we woke up at 5:30am because all the birds were out singing! It was nice to wake up to that instead of the freeway/planes/helicopters I am used to hearing! The bathroom facilities were clean, however the showers (paid showers, 50 cents for... More

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