Contact Number

  • (619) 688-3260

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • See below for Special Events & Park Access

Park Activities

No
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Interpretive Exhibits
Museums
Family Programs
Geocaching
Hiking Trails

Park Facilities

Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available

Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

The park is located next to the San Diego Wild Animal Park, at San Pasqual Valley Road, 8 miles south of Escondido on Highway 78.

Land Acknowledgement

This is the ancestral land of the First People, the Kumeyaay.
Esta es la tierra ancestral de las Primeras Personas, los Kumeyaay.

Visit

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park includes trails, an outdoor amphitheater, and visitor center. The San Diego Archeology Center located within the park provides visitors with more to explore.

San Diego Archeology Center:

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a nonprofit museum, education, and research facility where visitors can learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 12,000 years. Learn more and plan your visit at sandiegoarchaeology.org.

Hours

Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitor Center, Trails, and Amphitheater:

The Park Visitor Center is under renovation.

Special Events are planned throughout the year for visitors to access the trails, connect with nature, and explore California history.

Check out the “Events” tab to plan your visit.

Special Event: Join the City Nature Challenge 2024

Join California State Parks Interpreters at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park to become a community scientist! Identify native plants using the iNaturalist App along the trail, play plant bingo, and make a take-home craft.

Event Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024

Event Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn more on the Events Page. 

About the Park

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park seeks to commemorate both the Kumeyaay people who have lived on this land since time immemorial and the soldiers who fought here on December 6, 1846, during the Mexican American War. The 50-acre park was originally set aside not as a monument to war, but as a place of reflection of the human ideals, actions, and passions that can drive nations to bloodshed.  

In recognition of the Kumeyaay ancestral land this park sits on, California State Parks is working closely with the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians to incorporate the robust history, culture, and traditional ecological knowledge of the Kumeyaay people into the park’s visitor center, trails, and programs 

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To learn more about the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians visit www.sanpasqualbandofmissionindians.org  

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Park Videos

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Caution!

Rattlesnakes have been spotted on the trails. Please be keep an eye out when you hike. 

See our trail guide for information about the trails at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park.

Location/Directions

The park is located just east of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, at San Pasqual Valley Road, 8 miles east of Escondido on Highway 78.