Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

North County San Diego has many large tracts of land that are open to the public in some form or another, and 394-acre Guajome Regional Park is no exception. The park boasts camping (including a two bedroom cabin for rent), hiking, fishing, biking and relaxing. There are multiple covered playgrounds, two ponds and lots of trails.

The first inhabitants of the park were Native Americans, of course. Before California become a state, this land was given to two Luiseño Native Americans by the last Mexican governor of California. The land changed hands a few times and was eventually gifted to Ysidora Bandini de Couts when she married Cave Johnson. After Bandini/Johnson, in the 1950s, the then-owner, Jerry Buteyn, built a small zoo on the land and created ponds and marshes to attract more clients. I guess that was short lived, since the county purchased the land in the 1970s. I am sorry the zoo wasn’t a success but I am happy the county owns the land so everyone can enjoy the it free of charge.

Four Points pointer- There is free street parking right outside the park on Guajome Lake Rd., so you don’t have to pay $3 to park in the park.

2 thoughts on “Guajome Regional Park

  1. Denise says:

    We didn’t make it to the park as the Adobe was our goal but I can see that a visit to Guajome can be an entire day thing. Or if you’re lucky enough to have an RV (which I am) you can camp there! That would be a fun ‘close to home’ happening especially to see the bird life in the early morning hours. What fun.

    1. I think this would be a great place to camp, just to try something new.
      I am sure we will rent the cabin once or twice!

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