William Heise County Park Campground California
William Heise County Park Overview
William Heise County Park is located a few miles from the historic mining town of Julian at an elevation of 4,200 feet in the Laguna Mountain Range. This 929-acre park offers a great place to enjoy nature and wildlife.
William Heise County Park campground has 104 campsites and 14 cabins. There are 21 sites with partial hookups, 40 RV/trailer sites (no hookups), 41 tent only sites, 2 youth group camping sites (50 people per site) and 14 cabins. Group campsites can be reserved by calling 877-565-3600.
The campground has drinking water, flush toilets, showers and firewood for sale from the campground host. There is also several playgrounds, picnic area, horse shoe pit and hiking & biking trails. Pets are allowed in the campground (on a leash), but not in any of the cabins.
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is also in the area and has two campgrounds. Green Valley campground has 58 campsites and Paso Picacho has 85 sites and 5 cabins.
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- BBQ Grills
- Campground Host
- Campsite Tables
- Drinking Water
- Equestrian trail
- Fire Pit
- Fire Rings
- Firewood Available
- Pets OK
- Picnic Tables
- Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
- Bird Watching
- Historic Sites
- Horseback riding
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Trails
- Walking Trails
- Wildlife Viewing
Julian, California 92306
Lat / Long:
20, 23, 25, 28, 30, 34, 37, 46, 48, 49, 52, 58, 64, 68, 71, 73, 74, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 94, 96, 98
# of Campsites:
104 + 14 Cabins
# of RV Hookup Campsites:
21 w/ partial hook ups
William Heise County Park Comments & Reviews
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Are dogs allowed
Yes dogs/pets are allowed at William Heise County Park, but must be on a leash.
Are any of the camping cabins pet friendly?
Hi Sharon, Sorry, pets are not allowed in any of the cabins at William Heise County Park.
I am trying to make a reservation for the Group Campsite Area 1 for July 9- 14, but cannot find where to do it on this website. I have a group of Camp Fire Counselor in Training teens (19 of them) plus 3 adult leaders.
Hi Carol, You can click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button and that will direct you to the County of San Diego Park & Rec reservation page. I checked though and for your dates either it is already taken, or not showing up in their reservation system for some reason. You can also call them at: 877-565-3600
I see on available campground sites it says “8 people max, 1 tent max.” Is this really the case? I have a group of 3 but we like to split into 2 very small 2-person backpacking tents. Would 2 small tents be allowed at the same site?
The campsites certainly have room for more than one tent. Not sure if it is a Covid restriction or not. You may try calling the park directly to confirm: 760-765-0650.
I, too, am having trouble navigating to Group Camp Site. How many can be in the group, what is the charge, and what dates are available?
If you click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button you’ll be directed to the County of San Diego camping reservation page. From there you select ‘William Heise’, enter a date and scroll down the available campsite list. The youth group campsites will show up at the end (screen shot below). The two you group campsites can have up to 50 people per site. However, youth group camping is not available online. You need to call to reserve at: 877-565-3600.
Site 43 at William Heise: is there room to park my car next to my 27 ft motorhome in this site?
Hi Arlene, Campsite #43 has a combined maximum vehicle length of 28 feet (although it does look longer). Unfortunately you would not be able to park your car along side (side-by-side) your RV as there isn’t enough room. And all wheels need to be on the paved parking surface.
I just reserved site #59. It says no hook up. I plan to camp in a tent. Is that allowed in that site or must tents be in tent only sites
You can pitch a tent in campsite #59.
Me and my dog are staying in a tent campsite, but my family is at the cabin area. I saw it said no dogs allowed inside cabin, but may me and my dog have meals outside of the cabin with my family?
Yes – you can have your dog outside of the cabin while you eat meals (outside). Dogs can not enter inside any cabin.
I recently booked site 13 for my family. It’s an RV site, and we only have a tent, but we need the electric hook-up since we are traveling with our baby. But, our tent is rather large. Do you know how big the tent pad is, and what’s the largest tent it can accommodate?
I’d say the tent pad/camping area is about 12×15 feet, maybe a bit larger.
Can you see the milky way and how good can you see the stars i got a telescope and im hoping to see the milky way
Stargazing is quite good at William Heise County Park. You’ll be able to see the milky way with best viewing from 12am to 2:30am.