Enjoy lunch with your family and friends amid the majesty of nature. Palomar Mountain has several beautiful picnicking sites so you can have a day of relaxation and renewal.

Pack your own meal or stop by Mother's Kitchen and get a delicious meal to go. Picnic baskets are also available at Palomar Mountain General Store.
Silver Crest Picnic Area
Located just inside the State Park near park headquarters. This picnic area has wood stoves, piped drinking water and restrooms.

Firewood must be brought into the park or purchased from the park staff. Firewood is also available at Palomar Mountain General Store.

Observatory Picnic Area
This picnic area is located inside the Palomar Observatory parking lot. Have lunch near the world famous Hale telescope.

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