Border Field State Park, is located at the lowest point in the contiguous states along the Pacific Ocean. Unlike the Southern most point of the United States on the East Coast where there is a big buoy to for tourist to touch, photograph themselves having, fun and pubs to make them feel like they are having fun, it is different here. Though the park is open to the public, they seem to discourage happiness, and the tourists pride associated with arrival. This is no way for the South West to make money. In spite of this, we left our safe little RV park, drove to the Jamul Post Office turned left and took a short cut just under lions peak on porter road to Chula Vista, Ca.
The road is not paved, but it in better condition than many of the paved roads around here. It was only about 8 miles until we ended up in a new housing development with homes starting at 4,600 square feet. Living in our house of 400 square feet, it is hard to imagine that one would think 4,600 square feet was a little small, and would opt for a larger model. I doubt that we will ever experience that problem, and if we did, we would not experience it in California. We would go to a state with a more friendly tax structure. Well, we have a park to visit, no time ponder what it would be like to have enough income to worry about where we live.
We arrive at border field state park. This place could be a real cash cow, but in California’s normal way, they kick their gift horses in the mouths, by closing and under funding projects that have a potential to bring in revenue. They figure lets close the things that people use, then they will see the need for higher taxes. One wonders how many politicians will be in heaven.
This park is closed most of the time to cars, you can park outside and walk in. There is no fee to walk in. If the park happens to be open, there is a $5.00 fee to drive in. The park is supposed to be open Sat and Sunday and Holidays, but their road floods. Last year the park opened in July. The park has (Had a monument) you could tour and learn about Mexican and American history, and we were hoping to see it. The U.S. government added a second border fence effectively creating a DMZ between the two countries. We never did find the monument, no historical signs, nor markers. We just found a bunch of signs about stupid plants and birds and how the sewer water sanctuary is a wonderful protected habitat / toxic waste land from military testing in the 70′s. All this duly noted we decided to walk in and see what the park had to offer for our selves.