PS - Dos Picos County Park

  • Sun, November 20, 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Wed, November 23, 2022
  • 11:00 AM
  • 17953 Dos Picos Park Road, Ramona, CA 92065


  • One tent, one vehicle.
  • Sharing a tent, carpooling with primary tent occupant. Indicate below who you are sharing a tent with.
  • Total length of RV plus tow vehicle or truck and trailer must not exceed 45 feet. RV passengers register separately. If sharing your RV, indicate who with below. Be sure to state the length of your vehicle.
  • RV driver registers separately. If sharing RV, indicate below who with.

Dos Picos County Park is located in Ramona, California. Its name is Spanish for "two peaks," xderived from the two prominent mountains nearby. The surrounding ranchland and steep rocky slopes help preserve its secluded atmosphere. This park is known for its magnificent Oak trees. The landscape is a mixture of chaparral, open grassland, and oak woodland. Coyote, fox, possum, skunk, and raccoon are all seen in the park regularly. Look up to the sky to view birds like great blue herons, egrets, ducks, red-shouldered hawks, woodpeckers, and western bluebirds. California quail are afoot in the early mornings, while the evening skies are filled with the sounds of barn, screech, and great horned owls.

The campground has coin-operated showers. The city of Ramona is minutes away when driving. You may purchase food and other supplies there.

Maximum RV length is 40 feet. One RV and one tent will squeeze into a single site. The sites are a little small for both an RV and a tent, but it is doable with some imagination, patience, and kindness. Both parties can share the electrical and other site amenities. The water spigots at these sites are unique. It is housed in a plastic box that sits below ground level.

Tent campers, all the sites are gravel. Your tent will likely be pitched on gravel. Please bring blow-up mattresses or cots to sleep on, so you are not sleeping on gravel. Tents should also bring extension cords.

Only one car is allowed to park at each site. The extra vehicles can park in the overflow lot for a total of $9, which is paid by GOPS. The overflow parking lot is NOT close. It’s located on the opposite side of the campground from our sites, so car camping would NOT be a good choice, please bring a tent.

Leashed dogs are welcome at $1/night/dog. Campers will pay for their own dogs upon check-in at the campground.

Sites 63 & 69 are ADA sites. If you have an ADA placard, please let the trip leader know.

We will have access to the indoor pavilion and its outdoor picnic area. It is located in the middle of all our sites. There is a massive charcoal grill and firepit, GOPS will supply the charcoal. Bring meat to grill if you like. The use of that pavilion and its outdoor space was an additional cost that was figured into the cost of this campout. Typical weather in this are in November is high 73, low 42.

Cancellation policy: cancel for full refund minus any service fees on or before Nov 13th, 2022.

Dos Picos County Park Campground

17953 Dos Picos Park Road

Ramona, CA 92065

(760) 789-2220


From Coachella Valley, fastest route:

1. Take Hwy 74 into the mountains

2. Turn left on SR371 through Anza Valley

3. Turn left on SR79 towards Oak Grove and Warner Springs, CA

4. At Santa Ysabel turn right onto SR78 towards Ramona, CA

5. SR78 turns in to SR67 (a.k.a. Main St) in Ramona, CA

6. Turn left on Mussey Grade Road towards Rosemont, CA

7. Turn right on Dos Picos Park Road

8. Campground will be on the left

Schedule of Events

Disclaimer: the following schedule is tentative and could change without notice. Check-in and Check-out are set in stone, no changing those.

Sunday, November 20

  • 2:00 pm - Check-in (please don't arrive early)
  • 5:00 pm – Meet and Greet, in the Pavilion, bring finger food to share if you want
  • 7:00 pm – Dinner on your own, but you’ll probably be satiated from grazing the finger food, so join the group fire early!
  • 8:00 pm - group fire, please bring firewood

Monday, November 21

  • 7:00 am – coffee and breakfast items in the Pavilion
  • 10:00 am – local hike somewhere close by
  • 1:00 pm – activity on your own or impromptu group activity
  • 6:00 pm – PotLuck dinner in the Pavilion
    • If you want to grill on the communal charcoal grill, we will begin heating it at 5:30pm, please plan accordingly
  • 8:00 pm - group fire, please bring firewood

Tuesday, November 22

  • 7:00 am – coffee and PANCAKE BREAKFAST in the Pavilion!
    • Campout host will be making our happy campers pancakes and eggs with mild peppers and bacon mixed in
  • 10:00 am – local hike somewhere close by
  • 1:00 pm – activity on your own or impromptu group activity
  • 5:00 pm – dinner on your own
  • 7:00 pm - group fire, please bring firewood

Wednesday, November 23

  • 7:00 am – Coffee and breakfast items in the Pavilion
  • 9:00 am - pack up and clean up, say our tearful goodbyes
  • 12:00 pm - Check out

Contact Trip Leader: Robert Varga -  email click here  

Prices:  Prices listed are per person.  Each person going must complete a separate registration. We do this so each registrant acknowledges our liability waiver condition.

Payments:  This event is limited to GO members.  When you register, you'll need to have your credit card (MC, VISA, Discover or Amex.) ready and pay your registration fee within 15 mins. If you are not a member yet, you can first join as a member online (click here) and then return here to register.

What to Bring:  Camp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool/wet weather clothing, potluck item, one bundle of firewood per person and the Ten Essentials

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the event leader that may affect your ability to participate in this event.

Special COVID Requirements

 This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated for COVID.

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