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“Camping Near Julian”
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Los Angeles
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
55 helpful votes
“Camping Near Julian”
Reviewed 13 August 2010

We did a short weekend trip to Julian July 2010 and stayed overnight at the William Heise County Park Campground which is off Hwy 78 just west of downtown Julian. We ate lunch at Jeremy's On The Hill Restaurant (Yum!) on Hwy 78 just a couple miles west of our turn off to William Heise Park. We had made reservations online for both the lunch, campsite #90 and pre-ordered a couple pies (Yum!) to be picked up at the Julian Pie Co downtown. We hiked some trails within the park where we saw lots of woodpeckers, and many, many different types of plant life. The campsite was full and our camping section was shared with a large group of about 15 toddlers/little ones with one or two that cried almost the whole time we were there. This seemed to be a fluke as the rest of the park wasn't noisy at all, so we plan to return. The Ranger was great - greeted us well & was informative. I liked he came around about 10pm to let us know the fire needed to be out in an hour (we weren't keeping track of any time). There were few insects, showers & bathroom in short walking distance, water spigot close by. We did a little shopping in Julian at The Cider Mill, an antique store, & I took advantage of the hardware store to pick up a few things to avoid the usual crowds back at home.

2 Thank LALanie
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 helpful votes
“nice place to stop by”
Reviewed 21 June 2010

Julian is a beautiful little town where you can make a good stop on your way back from the Borego Nationa Park. Its western-like atmosphere is still in the air and it is famous for its apple pies. Go to Moms and get yourself a slice, you will love it.

Thank sebsahib
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Southern California / San Pedro
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2010

March 29 drove from San Pedro ( Los Angeles harbor) to Julian located at elev 4200 ft. Lots of meadows and pastures full of spring flowers to photograph along the way. A beautiful mountain valley famous for growing aples since the mid 1800's. Stayed at the Julian Lodge B & B. A motel with continental breakfast. Very clean rooms. I emailed & requested a ground floor room due to recent knee surgury & It was waiting. A Monday so only 2 restaurants open & only 1, Romano's a half block away served alchohol. FYI, Very tiny shots in the drinks. Grey Goose rocks $6. The only other place open was the RONG BRANCH and they do not serve alchohol. We ended up driving down the hill 10 minutes and 4 miles to JEREMY'S ON THE HILL in the town of Wynola. (They go down hill to San Diego area & UP onto the hill in the mountains hence "on the hill") Jeremy's, cannot say enough nice things about this resaurant. A 23 year old chef owner that is incredibly talented. I am sure we will see him on TV before long. My wife and I had an incredible meal and evening at his place. Great local & regional wines. Specialty beers. We enjoyed an awsome bottle of Cab they suggested at $22.00. In the morning Coffee & hot Apple pie for breakfast @ Apple Alley Bakery 2122 Main St. Then on to Borrega Hot Springs down in the desert near the Salton Sea & blooming Cactus flowers and then back over the mountains to LA. Two very nice Mountain & Desert days. Nice drive. Good food. Lots of great pictures. Will try to share some pictures soon.

1 Thank Bajatrader
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Porterville, Ca
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2009

My family and I visited Julian a few years ago and enjoyed the horse drawn carriage, famous apple pie (which we bought a whole one and took it home) and I also indulged in a buffalo burger! They had a really nice street show displaying costumes and a gun fight! The kids really had a great time and it was a nice little day trip... well worth the visit.

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San Diego
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 helpful votes
“Camping fun!”
Reviewed 15 October 2009

Our family rented a small rustic cabin at William Heise County Park near Julian, California and LOVED IT! Although it was a short walk to the bathrooms (with hot water!) the cabin stayed toasty warm thanks to a pot-bellied stove.

For $50 a night this was a bargain! We can't wait to go back!

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