Equestrian Facilities

ReserveLos Vaqueros Group Horse Camp

This group horse campground is available by reservation from mid May until mid September.  You may make reservations by contacting Reserve America. 

The group horse camp is located on Los Caballos road, about 2 miles east of Highway 79, inside Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The park offers over 100 miles of hiking trails with pine and oak forests, meadows, streams, ocean and desert views.
There are tables, BBQs, water faucets and a large fire ring. The camp has its own restroom with showers.
Pipe corrals are available for horses and we ask that you limit one horse per corral.
The site is limited to 80 people, 45 horses and 50 vehicles, which include trucks and trailers.   There is a 50 foot limit on all vehicles.
Check in no earlier then 2:00 pm is strictly enforced.  You may register at the Los Vaqueros Campground.   Check out is noon.
Campers must clean out their own corrals and we supply trailers for manure.
Dogs are allowed in the campground, leashed, but are not allowed on the trails.

Hual-Cu-Cuish Day Use Horse Parking

This parking area is located inside Cuyamaca Rancho State Park at the southern edge of Cuyamaca Lake along Hwy 79.   The facility is available for you to park your truck and trailer for the day off of the highway and access the horse trails in this area of the park.  As this is a temporary parking area there are no facilities and we ask that you not leave behind any horse manure.  The parking lot is open from sunrise to sunset.

Sweetwater Parking Area

This parking area is located North of the Green Valley Campground inside Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.  There are no facilities at this location and we ask that you not leave any horse manure in the parking area.  This is a huge parking area with lots of room for you and your truck and trailer.  The parking lot is open from sunrise to sunset.

Merigan Day Use Area

This parking area is located in the South end of the park off of Viejas Blvd. in the town of Descanso. The day use area has parking for horse trailers, water and chemical toilets. We ask that you not leave any horse manure in the parking area. The parking lot is open from sunrise to sunset. The area has a self-pay station located at the trail head gate; the use fee is $8.00 per vehicle.