San Diego County Parks & Open Spaces Rules & Regulations


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These are the rules and regulations for San Diego County Parks &  Open Spaces visitors and guests.

  • ACCIDENTS: The County of San Diego shall not be responsible for loss or accidents in  San Diego County Parks and Open Spaces.
  • UNAUTHORIZED MOTOR VEHICLES: The unauthorized operation of motor vehicles is prohibited. ( Minimum fine $150.00)
  • SPEED LIMIT: 10 m.p.h. on all trails.
  • BICYCLES: Bicyclists must yield right-of-way to other users. Children are required to wear helmets in San Diego County Parks and Open Spaces.
  • LITTERING: Is prohibited.
  • DEFACEMENT PROHIBITED: No person shall remove, deface, or destroy trail markers, monuments, fences, trees, camp or picnic structures, or other preserve facilities.
  • PRESERVATION OF TRAIL FEATURES: All wildlife, plant, and geologic features are protected and are not to be damaged or removed. All historical artifacts are to be left in place.
  • HORSES AND OTHER ANIMALS: No horse or other animal shall be hitched to any tree, shrub, or structure in a manner that may cause damage to preserve property. No person shall ride, drive, lead, or keep a horse, except in areas specifically designated for such use  in San Diego County Parks and Open Spaces.
  • PETS: Dogs are allowed on a maximum six foot leash. Please clean up after your dog.
  • NO HUNTING: No person shall use, transport, carry, fire, or discharge any firearms, air guns, archery device, slingshot, fireworks, or explosive device of any kind in a preserve.
  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: No intoxicating liquors having more than 20% alcohol by volume are permitted.
  • FIRE HAZARDS AND SMOKING: No smoking. Campfires are prohibited. Stoves allowed only in primitive group camping area.