Cuyamaca Rancho State Park was temporarily closed after the Cedar Fire of 2003. The California Department of Parks and Recreation has been working diligently to reopen as much as the park as possible. Through volunteer labor, park staff, and the support of non-profit organizations, much of the park has been opened.
The Green Valley Campground is open to first come/first served campers until further notice. Paso Picacho Day use area is also open from 8 AM to sunset. The west side of Stonewall Peak Trail to the top is open. About 30% of the trails, mostly in the south end of the park, are open for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. The trail camps remain closed.
Park staff and volunteers are working to open other portions of the park as funding becomes available to tackle the obstacles. The Paso Picacho campground is in fairly good shape, but until more trails in that area open and are sure all of the systems are working well, it will remain closed. Some camps may not open until Summer 2005.
In the north end of the Park, many trees are now obstructing the trails or are in danger of falling on trails and must be removed.