BEFORE YOU VISIT
This page will help answer some often asked questions about visiting the Oasis Camel Dairy. We hope it helps you to enjoy your experience.
How's the weather?
Will you need a sweater and umbrella or a tank top and sunscreen?
Take a look at TODAY'S WEATHER at the CAMEL DAIRY by CLICKING HERE.
How do I get there?
We are located between the towns of Ramona and Santa Ysabel on rural Highway 78. Our driveway entrance is about 500 yards west of the intersection of Hwy 78 and Old Julian Hwy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Although our mailing address is 26757 Old Julian Hwy, our entrance is on Hwy 78. Do not follow directions up Old Julian Hwy.. it takes a lot longer than just taking Hwy 78.
From the North, we suggest taking the 15 freeway to the Via Rancho Parkway exit and follow the signs towards the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Pass the Wild Animal Park and continue up the 78 until the town of Ramona. Turn left at Main Street (which also becomes Highway 78 and continue through town approximately nine miles to the Oasis Camel Dairy.
From the South, we suggest taking the 15 freeway to Scripps/Poway Parkway, exit going East and follow it all the way up to Hwy 67. Take Hwy 67 through Ramona. (at 10th Street, Hwy 67 becomes Hwy 78) follow that approximately nine miles to the Oasis Camel Dairy.
Do you have Google Earth?
You can find us by searching Oasis Camel Dairy!
Are dogs allowed?
For the well being of our residents, dogs or other pets are not allowed at the farm. If you require the assistance of a certified working guide dog, arrangements can be made for your visit. Please keep in mind that feral dogs and coyotes sometimes roam through the ranch and it frightens our animals terribly. Our animals interpret any dog, even a trained service dog, much the same way. We do so want everyone to be able to enjoy a visit to the farm, so long as it is not at the expense of the animals that live here. We appreciate your understanding and consideration.
Can I stop by any time?
Visiting is by appointment only. Hopefully, in the future, you can drop by any time.
The Oasis Camel Dairy is open for tours and safari rides by appointment and on specific public tour dates only.
What about picnic facilities or dining?
There are restaurants and picnic spots near the Camel Dairy but currently we do not have one on site.
Six miles East of the Camel Dairy is historic Santa Ysabel with the famous Dudley's Bakery. (Nancy recommends the bear claw)
Six miles after that is the old mining town Julian with great restaurants and famous Julian Apple Pie.
If you are headed back to Ramona, you can try lots of local restaurants like Ramona Cafe, Michoacán Mexican Food (the COOLEST PLACE! It is funky, has a huge fire pit in the middle and the food is authentic! We eat there all the time.)
Ramona has a really terrific museum on Main St/Hwy 78. The Guy B. Woodward Museum. Did you know that the Oasis Camel Dairy isn't the only American "first" for Ramona? Up through the 1940's, Ramona was the Turkey Capitol of the World.