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Campland On The Bay, San Diego, California

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $100.00
Overall Rating:

We checked in on a Friday evening to discover that we were checking into a blacktop parking lot with a large campsite-wide party going on. The first clue should have been ear plugs at the check in counter! So they've created a party scene overlaid with lots of rules to keep us little campers in line. Be prepared for daily announcements over a camp wide speaker system telling you what activity is about to start, specials at the bar and restaurant and then just as you might be trying to go to sleep they end the night with announcements telling you to go to bed!

We stayed here while my husband attended a conference so for convenience it was perfect but this is anything but a camping experience. No grass or trees in the main camping area so if you'd like to feel like you are actually in the outdoors be sure to pay the extra for this amenity and book along the outer edges where you'll get a little spot of green - but DON'T put anything on it! The sites are super narrow and have sections of fencing between them as an attempt to provide some privacy that really doesn't work as you end up facing your neighbors due to alternating pull in or back in sites. Great for camping with friends and family but not so great if you don't want to sit and watch your neighbors play LED lit corn hole with a gang of friends 6' from where you are trying to enjoy your dinner.

There are lots of "NO" signs everywhere just to be sure that you fall in line with the myriad rules.

Dogs must be on a leash and the dog "run" is the size of a postage stamp. Even on a rainy night with no one else outdoors the "ranger" made me stop playing ball with our dog on an empty field and ride in the rain outside of the campground to get him some exercise.

The ONLY reason we would return to this campground would be if it were the only option and we had to be in San Diego.

In summary I guess its safe to say that this urban style campground just wasn't our style but it may be yours especially if you have kids. We camped at Campland On The Bay in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open


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