Terms of Service

Terms of Service

I agree, and shall cause my family, invitees, visitors and guests, to abide by the Park Rules, including those rules and policies posted at the Premises or otherwise communicated in any manner by Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District management. 

ABSOLUTELY NO WOOD FIRES are allowed at Lake Cuyamaca (other than in Condo fireplaces). A wood fire or evidence of a wood will result in a $200 fine. 

I further understand and agree that Lake Cuyamaca does not give credit or refunds due to weather conditions. Lake Cuyamaca's cancellation policy is as follows:

I understand that if I cancel my reservation at least 3 days prior to my arrival date, a Camp Credit will be issued in the full amount. I understand that Lake Cuyamaca gives Camp Credit, not refunds. For a reservation cancelled less than 3 days prior to the arrival date, I understand that the full amount of the reservation payment is forfeited to Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District. There are no refunds or transfers for reservations that are shortened after arrival.

I understand that Camp Credit can only be redeemed within one year of the cancelled reservation and can only be applied toward a site, cabin, or pontoon rental.

As a participant in a recreation activity, I am responsible for acting within the limits of my ability and heeding all warnings regarding participation in the activity. I will maintain control of myself and any equipment while participating in the activity and will refrain from acting in any manner that may cause or contribute to injury to myself or to others.

I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District, its board members, employees and agents, from any and all liability to me, my children, my invitees/guests, personal representatives, and heirs for any loss or damage on account of injury to person (including death) or loss or damage to property relating to, or arising out of, use and occupancy of the Lake Cuyamaca property, facilities, boats, amenities, and lake, (collectively, the Premises) and any dangers and hazards associated with acts of nature such as changing weather conditions; high winds; thunder and lightning; temperature fluctuations; falling trees; tree limbs, ice; or encounters with wildlife.

I HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District, its board members, employees and agents, from any loss, liability, damage or cost (including attorney fees) they may incur due to injury (including death), damage or loss of property relating to use of the Premises by me, my children, and/or my invitees/guests or due to any incidents that may occur during my stay. I understand that, although Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District Management makes every reasonable effort to provide a secure environment, the security of my person, my belongings, and all persons in my party is my sole responsibility.

I understand that it is my sole responsibility to ensure that the site will accommodate my specific trailer/RV and that I will not hit any branches, hook-up posts, trees, etc. when positioning my vehicle on the campsite. I agree to indemnify and hold Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District, its board members, employees and agents (collectively, “Park Management”) harmless from any loss, liability, damage or cost (including attorney’s fees) that may result from an employee assisting or directing me onto a campsite. Furthermore, I release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue Park Management for any and all liability, loss, or property damage relating to an employee assisting/directing me to my site.

I understand that LAKE CUYAMACA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE to anyone for any reason except for those prohibited by law, and that Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District Management reserves the right to require any person or party it deems necessary, to leave the campground based on violations of Park Rules or behaviortha  management deems inappropriate or disturbing to others. I understand that harassment or mistreatment of our staff or other guests, including but not limited to, racist comments or hate speech, will not be tolerated under any circumstances. I have read this notice and agree to it as well as all Lake Cuyamaca  Rules and regulations. In addition, I understand that I am responsible for the actions of all persons in my party, including any children, and any guests that visit Lake Cuyamaca during my stay. On behalf of each person in my party, I grant Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District and its affiliated entities and promotional partners the right to include any photographic, video and other visual portrayals of each person in my party in any medium and for any purpose. 

I understand that I am and remain personally liable to pay the total amount of my reservation at the time my reservation is made.  If I fail to pay the total due, I agree that Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District may charge any remaining balance (in additional to any damage charges or other amounts owed under these Terms and Conditions) to any credit or debit card on file with my reservation. Any amounts due after 30 days will be subject to the maximum late charge permitted under state law.

Additional Terms for Rental Units

I understand and agree as follows:

  • At departure, the rental unit is to be left in a reasonably clean condition, all kitchens and kitchenettes are to be left clean, all dishes are to be washed and put away; otherwise, Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District may charge my credit card with a $75.00 cleaning fee. I understand and agree that if I leave the rental unit in an unreasonably filthy condition, or smoke in a rental unit, Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District may charge my credit card for the cost to professionally clean the rental unit ($200 minimum charge).
  • All damages to the rental unit, whether caused by myself, my children, guests or pets, will be disclosed to the registration office immediately or at checkout. All damages occurring to the rental unit during my stay will be charged to my credit card after a thorough inspection has been made by Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District. Damages for which I will be responsible include, but are not limited to: lost key(s), broken/lost TV/DVD/AC remote controls, broken items, discharged fire extinguishers (if not used for a fire), damaged/dented/bent appliances, furniture, cabinetry or dishes, writing on walls or bedding, and ripped or torn mattresses or covers.
  • Minimum Age Requirements - I acknowledge and agree that I am 21+ for cabin or tipi reservations and that I will personally be staying  in the cabin or tipi. I will not leave anyone under the age of 18 years old in the cabin or tipi unattended.

Animal Waiver

I hereby agree to the following regulations and conditions relating to my dog while camping at Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District (“Campground”) with my dog.

  • Excluded Dogs. I agree that the Campground has the sole discretion to exclude dogs. The basis for exclusion may include, but is not limited to the following: are sick; are in heat; are aggressive, vicious, dangerous or potentially dangerous; require muzzling; or are easily frightened or sensitive, resulting in disruptive behavior (such as fighting or biting) in response to a stimulus.
  • Supervision. I agree to keep my dog on a leash or in a carrier while in all public areas of the Campground. I further agree to have my dog with me or a designated individual at all times, and understand that I may not leave the dog unattended in the cabin, tipi,  or at the campsite. I agree to prevent noise or any other disturbance by my dog, in the interest of other guests at the Campground.
  • Vaccinations. I represent and warrant that my dog is up to date on all vaccinations (including rabies and distemper) and flea treatments.
  • Disturbances. I agree that, should my dog create any disturbances which cause complaints to be made to the management by other guests or employees of the Campground, at the request of a Campground employee, I will immediately make arrangements to house my dog elsewhere outside the Campground. Additionally, I understand and agree that if I do not find alternative housing for my pet after being asked to do so, I will be asked to leave the Campground and will not be issued a refund.
  • Assumption of Risk and Release. I understand that my permission to have my dog at the Campground with me is a privilege and not a contractual right. Such permission is expressly conditional upon my adherence to the terms of these rules and other rules in effect at any given time. I understand that the Campground may revoke such permission at any time for any reason. Additionally, I hereby assume all responsibility of risks, injury, damage, other harm that may occur while my dog is at the Campground or caused by my dog. Further, I hereby knowingly and voluntarily expressly release and discharge the Campground, its agents, managers, directors, officers and employees (“Released Parties”) from any and all claims, damages, liabilities, injuries, demands, or causes of action, both present and future, whether known, unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, that me or my guests or invitees may have against any of the Released Parties arising out of or incident to my dog’s presence in the Campground, whether arising from any act or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, of me, my dog and/or any guest or invitee. I further agree to indemnify each of the Released Parties for any and all such claims, damages, liabilities, injuries, demands, or causes of action, including costs, expenses, and attorney’s fees arising as a result of or related to the presence of the dog at the Campground. This provision shall be enforceable to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Acknowledgment. By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Assumption of Risk & Release and fully understand its provisions and implications, and that I have used the link below to read and agree to follow all Lake Cuyamaca Rules and Regulations. My execution of this Release is entirely voluntary and intended to be binding on my heirs, executors, legal representatives and assigns.

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