The Green Valley Campground is located in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park six miles north of I-8 at the Descanso exit. About a 40-minute drive to the east of San Diego is the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The park has over 24,000 acres and offers an oasis from the surrounding dry southern California landscape. The Cuyamaca Peak is at 6,512 feet and is the 2nd highest point in San Diego. If you camp at Green Valley Campground it does get chilly at night.

Overall Rating 7

Dates: August 5, 2017

GPS Coordinates:

Location: From San Diego, East of I-8, Exit Descanso exit, and head north on hightway 79 about 5 to 6 miles. It will be on the left-hand side.


Other information: Park Brochure and Campground Map

Reservations/Office #: 1-800-444-PARK or direct to park (760) 765-0755

My Site #: 9 (in the horse camp side of the park)

Reason Selected: To perform an initial review of the campground and because we didn’t want to camp the second night at Mountain Palm Springs Campground.

Big Rig Friendly: No, Maximum trailer or Motorhome size is 30 feet

RV Hook-ups: None

Fire Rings: Yes, provided at each campsite

Facilities: 80 camp sites, 5 cabins, 3 showers buildings, 5 bathroom buildings, RV dump station, 5 handicap camp sites, campsites each have a picnic table and fire pit

Price: $35 / night