Agua Caliente Regional Park


39555 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849
Julian, CA 92036

- Day use - 9:30 a.m. to sunset, daily
- Camping: 24 hours/day during open months
- Open Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day
- Pool Hours

Park phone: (760) 765-1188
Reservations: (877) 565-3600

Get park updates and check for closures on our  News Page

Directions: Approximately 111 miles from San Diego

From Ramona through Julian: East on State Highway 78 to Scissors Crossing then south 22 miles on Highway S2 to the park entrance.
From Interstate 8: East on Interstate 8 and exit at Ocotillo, then 26 miles north on Highway S2 to the park entrance.

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NEW! Watch the trails video!


  • 140 Camping Sites
  • Horseshoes, Shuffleboard
  • Play Area
  • Picnic Area for Day Users
  • No Dogs Allowed on Trails


Agua Caliente Park is a regional camping park nestled in the huge, Anza Borrego Desert State Park and is best known for its geothermally heated springs and rugged desert hiking.

The park now offers seven new camping cabins outfitted with temperature controls to beat the heat, a table with seating for four, two queen size bed frames, a sink, and a bathroom.  

Three naturally fed pools provide different ways of enjoying the park's mineral water. There are two pools outdoors, and an indoor therapeutic spa is heated to 102 degrees and outfitted with Jacuzzi jets.

The park is very popular during the winter and has numerous camping sites available including: full hook-ups, partial hook-ups, non hook-up and tent sites, and a caravan area for large groups. Hikers will enjoy miles of trails that meander through the park's canyons and over its hillsides.

In the summer of 2013, Agua Caliente endured a 300 year flash flood that wiped out a major part of the park. Check out this video to see the damage recovery work.



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