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Hello everyone! This is a friendly reminder that any of these fun places we may visit, we are a guest at. Please treat both businesses and trails with the utmost respect. We here at Hidden San Diego follow the 'Leave no Trace' mantra, meaning whatever you bring with you comes back with you. If you see trash on a trail, please do your part to help remove it. Remember, we are not picking up trash from another person but instead cleaning up for Mother Nature. Happy adventures!

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**We do not directions to Abandoned Marshall Scotties as this is private property**

Back in the 70's-early 90's, Marshall Sotties was at its prime and often filled with happy kids and their families. The park offered a mini Tilt-a-Whirl, a dipping “Bulgy the Whale” ride, ring-the-bell boat ride, roller coaster, 20-foot-high Ferris wheel, airplanes, bumper cars and even a waterslide!

The owner dreamed of turning it into a world-class water park and in 1989, invested $500,000 to add a go-cart track and install the longest water slide of its kind in Southern California. By the late 90's, the owner unfortunately filed for bankruptcy and the park has sat abandoned ever since.

Personal Experience: I have many fond memories of visiting this theme park as a child, celebrating birthdays and being all too excited for the days my dad would tell us to get ready because we were going to be spending a day there!  I will have to see if I can pull up some photos of us as children here.

My favorite part and what I feel was the most unique aspect of this park was the water slide built that was built into the mountain.  I'd never seen a park do that before. It's a shame to see what happened to a place that holds so many fond memories for me and I know many others.

Check out these vintage shots:

And what it looked like when we visited:

Marshall Scotties

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  • Anonymous
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    I was their a few weekends ago no owner no dogs the kids had fun exploring

    September 29, 2018

  • Anonymous
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    Where is this?

    October 1, 2018

  • Anonymous
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    Is this Marshall Scotties in East County?

    October 11, 2018

  • Anonymous
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    where in san diego is this

    January 8, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    The owner turned a part of the park into a haunted house walk through last year during Halloween time

    January 9, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    I don’t understand why post these if we can’t visit?…even the area?

    January 28, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    @Anonymous,

    Then why even post this it’s pointless

    February 7, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    Always wanted to go to Marshall Scotty’s but never made it. Used to see it from the highway.

    March 29, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    My daughter and I went on a Sunday and parked at the church. No dogs no people. It was a blast! But I swear there was something weird in the haunted house!

    June 19, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    My dad took us there as a kid for my birthday lol

    July 9, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    Where is this?

    July 20, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    @Anonymous,

    It’s right of the 8E by flynn springs exit. If you go stop by the grand ol bbq it’s amazing.

    August 10, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    There are cameras now. ( 4K) and alarm system. After being vandalized trespassers will be charged. Do not go into the park.

    September 5, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    Was there today doing a photo shoot. Several hours later was asked to leave. Haunted trail is on this year again

    September 12, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    Where is this? Is it still a thing.

    October 22, 2019

  • Anonymous
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    Is there an address for this?

    October 29, 2019

  • @a
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    Is it safe to check out now ?

    November 25, 2019

  • Brittany Eleanor Smith
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    I have fun memories of going to Marchall Scotties when I was a kid.

    July 26, 2021

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