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Palomar Mountain State Park

19952 State Park Rd, Palomar Mountain, California, 92060 | 760-742-3462
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Palomar Mountain State Park: Hiking, Fishing and Picnicking

With towering pine, fir and cedar trees, Palomar Mountain State Park provides a Sierra Nevada-like atmosphere ideal for outdoor adventure. Discover 1,862 acres of coniferous forests, along with numerous vista points offering spectacular panoramic views both inland toward the desert and westerly toward the ocean. Perfect for hiking, fishing and picnicking, this wondrous natural setting is a great place to reconnect with nature and make memories with the kids.


Prices -

  The entrance fee for day use is $8.00 per vehicle. Cash only.

Hours -

 Open daily for general use from 8:00 a.m. to sunset; Open for fishing 6:00 a.m. to sunset.


  • Guided Ranger Walks
  • Visitor Center
  • Education Programs


  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnics


  • Are there Hiking Trails in the park?

    Palomar Mountain State Park offers a wide variety of trails suitable for short, leisurely walks or vigorous, all-day adventures. Trails wind through oak forests, thick coniferous forests and open meadows. Please note that dogs are not allowed on trails. For a detailed map of the park, visit http://palomarsp.org/pmsp/printer_friendly.pdf.
  • Where Can We go fishing in the park?

    Open year-round and fully-stocked with trout, Palomar Mountain State Park's Doane Pond offers great fishing conditions during the winter, spring and early summer. A fishing license is required and fishing is not permitted after dark. Around the pond is a picnic area with tables, grills and restrooms.

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