Help protect the park
Together we can make help protect and preserve our park.
Please don't take anything home except memories and photographs. All features are protected, and disturbing or collecting is not allowed... even pine cones.
Trails are open to foot traffic only. Dogs, horses and mountain bikes are not allowed on trails.
ANIMALS: Family pets are welcome in the campgrounds and on paved park roads, but dogs must be on a leash at all times. Please, do not leave pets unattended. Pets are not allowed on any trails because they may introduce disease, threaten park animals, and become lost or injured. However, dogs on a 6' leash are permitted on Myers Fire Road which begins on the east side of Doane Valley Campground. (See map. Starts beside Campsite #9.)
PLANTS: Plants are beautiful attractions to our parks but all plants are protected and removal is not allowed. Gathering pine cones or wood is prohibited.
FIRES: Be extra careful with fire. An oversized campfire can be disastrous.
FIREWOOD: Over 10 million people visit California State Parks each year. If each person collected camp firewood the soil would suffer severely without the replenishment of organic material. You may purchase your firewood or bring it from home, but collecting downed wood is not permitted. However, please note restrictions regarding bringing oak firewood into the park: Due to the threat of the Goldspotted Oak Borer spreading throughout San Diego County, no oak firewood will be allowed into Palomar Mountain State Park. To find out more about this pest, go here.
PARK ANIMALS: Please do not feed the animals. Don’t teach them to like “human food” because it isn’t a healthy diet for wild animals, and they’ll frequently starve in winter. Remember! Though they may seem tame, these are wild animals. Let’s keep them that way!
LITTER: Please keep the park clean. Trash is unsightly and can be a hazard to the wildlife. Be a full time “LITTER GETTER.”
WEAPONS: For the protection of everyone, weapons of any kind are not allowed. Items as simple as slingshots and BB guns may cause damage to trees and definitely are harmful to animals. Firearms are used for poaching, and much worse. For these reasons, firearms, BB guns, paintball guns, slingshots, and bows and arrows are prohibited. Firearms may only be possessed when they are rendered inoperable and locked in a case.
BICYCLES: Bicycles are welcome on paved roads, but are not permitted on the trails. Remember, children must wear helmets.
ARCHAEOLOGY AND GEOLOGY: All features are protected and disturbing or collecting is not allowed. Leave any historical artifacts you might find alone and report the location to park staff. An artifact “out of place” is historical knowledge lost.
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