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“Scenic surprise”
Review of Lake Cuyamaca

Lake Cuyamaca
Ranked #4 of 39 things to do in Julian
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet, this small 110-acre lake is surrounded by Cuyamaca Rancho State Park that is mostly wilderness.
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

A great spot to stop for photo opportunities before or after a trip to Julian. While it is not very green in January, it is nonetheless lovely with a variety of colors in the remaining tree leaves.

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"tackle shop"
in 3 reviews
"bait shop"
in 3 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 3 reviews
"nice surprise"
in 2 reviews
"great fishing"
in 2 reviews
"catfish"
in 2 reviews
"a great place to stay"
in 2 reviews
"large portions"
in 2 reviews
"boat launch"
in 2 reviews
"san diego"
in 7 reviews
"day trip"
in 6 reviews
"state park"
in 5 reviews
"pie"
in 5 reviews
"palm springs"
in 2 reviews
"fun place to stop"
in 2 reviews
"picnic area"
in 3 reviews
"just in case"
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Attended the annual kids fishing tournament. Camped out for the weekend.
Excellent car camping site. Hookups and bathrooms/coin showers if needed.

Great event. Staff at the tackle shop and restaurant are friendly, professional, and welcoming!!

Will return again for sure. Awesome place.
Highly recommended!!!

Thank docholiday174
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

After driving through the desert from Palm springs coming upon this little community with a damned Lake is a pleasant surprise. The lake, being fully provisioned for water sports is a gem as you exit the desert.

Thank Claudetteth
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

It’s like stepping back in time. This is a very small pristine lake, and seeing the wooden canoes and small boats against the beautiful trees and mountains is almost like a postcard.
The lake has a boat launch, picnic area, fishing spots and plenty of parking.
Pass on the restaurant above though. The food and service were lacking all the way! Go to Julian or Pine Valley for your meals.

Thank RNRVTravler
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I have been coming to this Lake for many many years and have pulled some mighty fine fish out of this lake. I have walked the trails and I have taken my Grand kids on bike rides all around this lake. You will find the folks in the bait shop very helpful and you can find a great meal in the restaurant (their chicken pot pie is soooo good!). They also have 2 condos that you can rent and we have stayed in both of them! They are clean and have a little kitchen that you can make your own food or cook up your fish! You will like it there so make sure you make the trip.

Thank K9378HYjillk
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