Our Mission

  Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association's mission is to support Cuyamaca Rancho and Palomar Mountain State Parks. As an IRS registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, CRSPIA uses your tax deductible donations to provide these parks with interpretive and educational materials that normal funding channels may not be able to supply.


06/29/14 Notice to hikers, campers and Horse riders, the well at Granite Springs Trail Camp has run dry.  There is no water available at this Trail Camp.  Anyone hiking to this area is advised to take enough water for your hike up and back.  There is no water for horses.

ut San Diego News California State Parks Article

Monarch Butterflies spend the summer in C.R.S.P.

They may be found wherever you find a stand of Asclepias plants (any variety works.)
The larva cannot survive without this host butterfly plant.

Select the center image (slide show play button) to select sideshow)
Hover over any text that says... to see more

Photos by Julielle (except as otherwise noted. Monarchs found in a private garden near C.R.S.P.'s border.)


A Note from the President at C.R.S.P.I.A.

We are on a great start to the year! On April 19th, CRSPIA will be assisting the park in sponsoring an Earth Day event up at the park. This event is free and open to all ages. I am also pleased to announce this summer we will have a few interpretative groups coming up and teaching about all different types of animals; from raptors to critters. 

Thank you,

Serena Hill


Director’s Weekly Digest        Stonewall Sentenil      Earth day at Cuyamacca

2014 Summer Interpretive Programs at
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

State Park 150th Anniversary

                                              (Select any image to view full document)

A Note About our Website. Thank you for visiting CRSPIA.org!  It is our goal to provide you with current and relevant information about CRSPIA and the Park through our Website.  If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the website, please contact me; my contact information is on the “Contacts” page.


CRSP 150 anniversary logo

Message from Webmaster:

Please be aware that CRSPIA has not authorized any other fundraising site or organization to collect funds.

We have discovered two sites that purport to collect money for '.org' sites in a specific community. If you search for organizations in Julian, or any other community, these sites present a button that allows an internet user to "donate" money to the selected organization. These sites then keep some portion of the donated amount and try to negotiate with the organization before they release the donated funds.

CRSPIA.org is the only site you should use to donate money from your PayPal or credit card account. If you run into one of these other fund-raising sites, please do not use it.