Dos Picos County Park
Serene Dos Picos County Park, outside Ramona, nestles into East County’s sweet-smelling chaparral hillsides like a dewdrop caught in the hollow of a leaf. The name refers to two prominent mountain peaks nearby, though which ones they are (out of many rocky summits hereabouts) are hard to identify. The 78-acre park features a large, well-maintained picnic area and campgrounds with good facilities nestled within shady oak woodlands and boulders. There is a $3 entry fee. Park hours are 9:30 am to sunset, seven days a week.