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Posted: 10/08/09 12:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there a state park in or near San Diego for a 40 ft MH? If not please recommend a reasonable one near Sea World or the zoo.

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Hi,

Santee Lakes is not to close to Sea World, but within a short drive. It is a city owned campground that uses reclaimed water for several lakes.

It is near highway 125 and north of I8. About 20 miles from Sea World. Nice large sites. Many pull through.

There are closer places, but I think the prices go way up as you get closer to the beach. And the parks are valued at millions of dollars, because they occupy several acres of prime land, so tax is fairly high. Also they would not allow open fires due to insurance regulations.

The state of California has a website that lists the campgrounds they run. www.ca.gov search for campgrounds. Or google CA Campgrounds.

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OOOOPS... wrong RV Resort.

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Posted: 10/08/09 12:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here are some of the beach campgrounds I had found earlier this year 2009:

South Carlsbad State Beach seems to allow tent camping as well as RVs. CA Parks ** CA Coastline
'South Carlsbad State Beach, Carlsbad -A popular Camping San Diego location overlooking the beach. No day-use facilities. Campsite features 222 RV/tent sites.'

San Elijo State Beach - 'The narrow, bluff-backed stretch of sand has a nearby reef popular with snorklers and divers.'
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Camping San Diego List of Campgrounds: Camping

Silver Strand State Beach 'features extensive beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay.' But seems to be more of a parking lot camping area. 'Camping is available for self-contained vehicles, motor-homes, or trailers, vehicles that are not fully self-contained will be turned away.' CA Parks
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San Onofre State Beach, North of Oceanside CA Parks This beach has overnight camping and is a popular place for swimming, surfing, fishing, picnicking and hiking. The campsite features 220 RV/tent sites

Guajome County Park -This San Diego Camping site offers camping and recreation such as hiking, picnic areas, horseback riding, and fishing. Visitors enjoy a unique blend of history with the historic Rancho Guajome Adobe. Campsite features 35 tent/RV sites. Not a beach campground.

San Clemente State Beach which is in Orange County but is close to San Diego County, I believe. CA Parks
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We decided on San Elijo State Beach and made reservations, but our plans fell apart and we did not make it there.

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve Campground 9040 Carlton Oaks Dr, Santee, CA, 92071, (619) 258-4684, 20 miles from Sea World.

Two upscale RV Resorts would be Mission Bay RV Resort and Campland on the Bay. Other possible ones are listed HERE.

Besides Sea World Things to See.

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Santee is great!


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We spent a month at Santee Lakes. It is great for big rigs and not that far from anything. Check it out.

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Thanks for all the helpful replies. From what i can tell my 40ft MH is too large for the state parks near the beach. So other than the private parks mentioned, it seems Santee lakes would be the only option, right?.

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Posted: 10/08/09 09:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Probably Santee Lakes is your best option for now.

There are camping parks in the San Diego County park system. Sweetwater Summit has some spaces that are 40 ft, but that may not mean they can handle a 40 ft unit due to needing to be able to turn in and such. You can call and ask: (877) 565-3600. I could not find a length limit on their website or the reservation website. This is a decent park, has electricity and water, in fairly close to town, and has a country feel. They just broke ground to add over 50 full-hookup RV sites, so there may be construction mess for months to come.

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There is one campground that never seems to make these lists, the Surf and Turf next to the horse racing track and the Hilton in Del Mar. We stay there because of the location near friends and the beach. There are pull throughs for big rigs, 30A, water, gravel, tall trees, pump out instead of sewer.

The Surf and Turf has always had spaces available for us except during the fair and race season in the Summer.


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Posted: 10/08/09 02:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We prefer the Chula Vista RV Resort in Chula Vista, CA. Not as close to Sea World but really not that far either.





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