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Enjoy a video about the park's
recently renovated and recommissioned

Boucher Hill Fire Lookout

The San Diego-Riverside Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Assn.

Learn more about the Boucher Hill Fire Lookout.


Major park improvements...
Doane Valley & Group Campground Bathrooms
re-roofed ...


Job opening for Park Aide at Palomar Mountain State Park... details...


California State Parks turns 150 years old!

California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.  Details




Our mission is to provide financial support for the operation and maintenance of Palomar Mountain State Park so that it may:

Remain open at a full level of operation for the benefit and enjoyment of the public (open 365 days per year with campgrounds, trails, facilities and public access areas fully open),

Preserve its unique biological, geological, archaeological, recreational and scenic resources, and

Offer educational and interpretive materials, activities and programs in order to enhance the public's experience with the park.

Our work is achieved primarily through fundraising and donations from a broad base of individual and corporate donors. Won't you join our list of supporters by making a contribution today?



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A grateful recipient of support from these major donors:


Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable association. 
100% of every dollar donated to Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park while under the auspices of CRSPIA will go directly and exclusively towards supporting Palomar Mountain State Park. No portion will be used for any other park or for general CRSPIA overhead. Board members and officers serve without compensation. Contributions to Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law under CRSPIA's 501(c)(3) status.