Green Valley Campground is located in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in San Diego County, near Julian. The park is characterized by oak woodlands, meadows, and creeks. A number of campsites are tent-only. Popular swimming holes are in the river near the campground.
A Horse Camp with 15 sites is located across the river from the main Green Valley Campground. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is only a short drive away.
Changes in California State Parks Reservation System
California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."
Enjoy local hiking trails. Visit cascades and shallow pools at Green Valley Day-use area. Attend interpretive programs in summer. Hike up trails to nearby peaks. Head up to Lake Cuyamaca with boating and fishing.
Green Valley Horse Camp
Green Valley Horse Camp is located across the Sweetwater River from the main campground. (The horse camp has 15 sites, with sites 12 and 13 designated as accessible sites. Each site can accommodate up to 8 people and 2 vehicles. The site has 2 horse corrals. Campers should take note of the Alerts at the bottom of the reservation site page for the particular site being reserved to be sure it meets their needs.
Photos of Green Valley Horse Camp Green Valley Horse Camp Reservations Fee: $35
Note: The reservation page also shows Los Vaqueros Group Horse Camp, but the Green Valley Horse Camp is a separate facility.
General Camping Information for Anza-Borrego State Park and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Temperatures can reach 80-100 degrees in the spring. Visitors are advised to carry water and wear sun protective hats. Be aware of possible flash floods during storms. Check with the park for road conditions. Always notify someone of
your plans, including when you plan to return.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.