Jacumba, California: Desert View Tower

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In-Ko-Pah Rd, Jacumba, CA
From Jacumba, go 4 miles east to I-8, go 3 mi NE on I-8 to the In-Ko-Pah turnoff, just before where the hwy splits. Go 1 mi N.
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $6.50
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Desert View Tower.

Desert View Tower

A lonely observation tower near the Mexican border, but with bonus boulders for kid play.

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Desert View Tower.

Desert View Tower

There's a fun, artsy, counter-culture gift shop on the main floor of the Desert View Tower. A quick stop off the highway.

[KNewton, 06/28/2019]

Desert View Tower.

Desert View Tower

We drove up to the tower but didn't stay long enough to go to the museum since our dogs were in the car. Worth the drive! You'll see UFOs along the way.

[Joanie Berkwitz, 02/04/2015]

Randy's Donuts.

Desert Tower

R. Hyde reports a recent visit to Desert Tower in the Southern Cleveland National Forest, CA, only ten miles from the Mexican border. Although he calls the place "well worth a stop" and insists "you won't be disappointed," he describes it as "a dusty museum of antiques, Indian artifacts and rocks" with "a pile of rocks that have been carved into various fanciful creatures, including lizards, fish, Indians, turtles...."


Here's a photo of the Tower from our visit a few years ago.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and RepairsCoyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs, Ocotillo, CA - < 1 mi.
Gravity HillGravity Hill, Jacumba, CA - < 1 mi.
Rattlesnake SculptureRattlesnake Sculpture, Jacumba, CA - 6 mi.
In the region:
Tiki Tree Trunk, Calipatria, CA - 47 mi.

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