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Lake Cuyamaca

15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
+1 760-765-0515
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Peaceful Lake

Nice quiet lake about 6 miles from the town of Julian. There is fishing here and a few types of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SepBee
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Simi Valley, California
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Restaurant on the lake

We came across this family restaurant during our two night stay getaway in Julian. It turned out to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nina V
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Situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet, this small 110-acre lake is surrounded by Cuyamaca Rancho State Park that is mostly wilderness.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bait shop” (3 reviews)
“enjoy nature” (3 reviews)
“san diego” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
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+1 760-765-0515
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"bait shop"
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"enjoy nature"
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"san diego"
in 7 reviews
"nice surprise"
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"great fishing"
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"catfish"
in 2 reviews
"a great place to stay"
in 2 reviews
"tackle shop"
in 2 reviews
"large portions"
in 2 reviews
"boat launch"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 6 reviews
"state park"
in 5 reviews
"picnic area"
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"pie"
in 5 reviews
"palm springs"
in 2 reviews
"fun place to stop"
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"just in case"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice quiet lake about 6 miles from the town of Julian. There is fishing here and a few types of boats you can rent to take out on the water. Great friendly staff working in the on-site restaurant and tackle shop. Dolores the restaurant owner...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this family restaurant during our two night stay getaway in Julian. It turned out to be the best meal of our trip. Dolores , the owner, went out of her usual menu to meet my husband's wish ( she apologized that chicken...More

Thank Nina V
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We enjoyed the scenic views of Lake Cuyamaca, There is a restaurant there with lake views. We visited on a spring sunny day.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Enjoying a weekend staycation in Julian, we decided to have breakfast in nearby Cuyamaca. Worth the short drive. Despite the weather, the view was relaxing. The food at the Cuyamaca Restaurant was well prepared and good comfort food.

2  Thank Mylene B
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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

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 it's January so that's expected.

1  Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

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 are friendly, professional, and welcoming!! Will return again for sure. Awesome place. Highly recommended!!!

Thank docholiday174
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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

After driving through the desert from Palm springs coming upon this little community with a damned Lake is a pleasant surprise. The lake, being fully provisioned for water sports is a gem as you exit the desert.

Thank Claudetteth
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

It’s like stepping back in time. This is a very small pristine lake, and seeing the wooden canoes and small boats against the beautiful trees and mountains is almost like a postcard. The lake has a boat launch, picnic area, fishing spots and plenty of...More

Thank RNRVTravler
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

I have been coming to this Lake for many many years and have pulled some mighty fine fish out of this lake. I have walked the trails and I have taken my Grand kids on bike rides all around this lake. You will find the...More

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