Guajome Lakes Regional Park
Hike, bike, picnic, camp, and even fish at this county park off Highway 76, just nine miles inland from downtown Oceanside. Two ponds are home to fish, and the migratory birds make for good bird-watching. Trails wind through woodlands, chaparral, wetlands, and mixed grasslands. A small gazebo overlooking the water can be reserved for weddings, and the park has a small cabin that can be rented for up to six people. New playgrounds and basketball courts make this a family favorite.