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Donated Dwellings Expand Camping Options at Scenic Ramona Getaway


June 9, 2011 (Ramona) --County Supervisor Dianne Jacob joined County staff and a local nonprofit donor Thursday to unveil two new cabins the public can now reserve at Dos Picos Regional Park in Ramona.The 200-square-foot cabins are designed to accommodate disabled users and the general public. They were donated by Cabins by the Lake, Inc., a local nonprofit dedicated to establishing accessible cabins around the region.

"These cabins will be enjoyed by the community, including people with mobility challenges, for years to come,” said Supervisor Jacob. “I want to thank Cabins by the Lake, Inc. for making beautiful Dos Picos Park even better.”Founder Mike Dunlap was inspired to establish Cabins by the Lake by his sister-in-law, who used a wheelchair for decades. The nonprofit has previously donated seven accessible cabins around the North County, including a 400-sq-ft cabin at Guajome Regional Park in Vista last year.


Each cabin includes a restroom, a double bed, three single beds and a porch. The donation, including the cabins and their delivery and installation, is valued at $91,000. Dos Picos means “two peaks,” and the park is sheltered by two steep, boulder-strewn mountain slopes. Its ancient oak groves add to the park’s secluded, tranquil atmosphere.Visitors enjoy the park’s nature trail, horseshoe pits, play areas and soccer field.

The Dos Picos cabins add a camping option to the park’s existing tent and RV camping sites. Dos Picos is one of eight County camping parks in the region. For more information on County parks or to make a camping reservation, visit



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