Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Guajome Regional Park is a 394 acre park located near Oceanside, California that offers a variety of recreational opportunities. The park also has a campground with 33 available sites. For day use please note that a $3 parking fee is required.

The park is perhaps best known for its two scenic ponds. The larger lower pond is a great place to fish or watch the resident ducks and geese. The ponds also attract a large variety of migratory birds, in fact it is reported that at least 186 different species of birds have been seen within the park.

The smaller upper pond can be accessed by one of the park’s several hiking trails. All in all the park offers some 4.5 miles of trails that wind through an assortment of terrain including wetland and mixed grasslands. A self guided nature trail is especially popular with families.

The park also offers a good amount of open space for recreation. There are two playgrounds, a fitness area, volleyball, soccer, basketball and much more. There are plentiful great picnic spots including some nicely shaded areas. Lastly, in addition to the campground, there is a large pavilion and family cabin available for reservation. Click here for reservations.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Day use parking fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Hiking. Two ponds. Day use areas.

Cons

Popular. $3 parking fee.

Features

ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Wildlife
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Rental facilities
Amphitheater
Shelters
Big vistas
Fishing
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching
Basketball
Bicycling
Playground
Covered picnic areas
Potable water
Volleyball
Horseshoes
Soccer
Dump stations
Wildflowers

Location

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