Friends of Palomar Patch
Fall is here and it is BEAUTIFUL! The leaves and ferns are changing colors but more importantly the temperature is dropping to match your perfect fall weather. This season is a great time to bring your family up for a weekend in the park!
Photo Contest Results
This photo contest was titled "Why I Love Palomar Mountain State Park" and the submissions we received were breathtaking! We want to thank everyone who participated and would like to congratulate the winners below. We can clearly see why you love this park!
Prize - FREE Weekend in the Park
1st Place Winner - Lauren Rios
"I love this park not only for it's scenery and natural beauty, but how grounded it makes me feel when I make that connection with nature!"
Prize - FPMSP Water Bottle
2nd Place Winner - Gary Erbeck
"Whatever your soul needs, you'll find it here: wildflowers, sunsets, close to San Diego but so different, coniferous forests, mountain streams, meadows, the camping, the seasons, incredible wildlife and tricky mountain weather!"
Prize - FPMSP Stickers
3rd Place Winner - Marcia Stults
"First time fishing!!"
Upcoming Events in the Park
Presentation: Mountain Lions

The Mountain Lion is Palomar’s apex predator. Join us for an
interpretive discussion about the life history of mountain lions, the
challenges they face with increased human development, and learn ways to live amongst these magnificent cats while ensuring both your safety and theirs.

Date: Friday November 8, 2019
Time: 7:30pm - 8pm
Location: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center
Guided Hike: Doane Valley Nature Trail

The habitats that are traversed by the Doane Valley Nature Trail are
home to a wide variety of plants and animals. Join Park Interpretive Specialist Will Meyst for a guided hike along this staple trail of Palomar Mountain State Park.

Date: Saturday November 9, 2019
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Doane Pond Parking Lot
1 mile in length