Hours & fees
HOURS OF OPERATION
Palomar Mountain State Park is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
General day use (hiking, picnicking & fishing): Dawn 'til dusk
Camping: Campgrounds are accessible 24 hours a day.
Boucher Fire Tower: The tower is open virtually every day of the Southern California fire season from May 1 until late November, as staff resources permit. From May 1 until Daylight Savings ends in early November, hours are 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. After Daylight Savings time ends in early November, the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. til the tower closes for the season in late November. Update: The tower will be closed for the season starting November 30, 2016, and will re-open in May 2017.
Day use fee: $10.00 per vehicle per day*, cash or check only. Senior discount: $9.00 per vehicle per day if a senior 62+ is present in vehicle.
If no one is available at the entrance to take your day use fee, please self register.
Fishing: No fees beyond the regular day use fee.* However, see special regulations regarding fishing.
Camping: Click here for reservations & rates.*
*If you're camping, your camping fee includes day use.
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