24 Parks near Bonita, California
Aug 2016 - $33.00
This is a amazing park with a lovely view. The grounds are very well maintained and the staff helpful and friendly. We stayed in the North Loop Campground. Large concrete pad, fire ring and oversized picnic table on crushed granite. Plenty of walking paths and trails. We throughly enjoyed our time in the San Diego area and would positively stay here again. The only drawback was that even when we had dusted outside for ants, somehow on day 11 of our 15 day stay we found ants inside our trailer. Not sure what could be done, but it seems ants are a theme among the reviews. - the Fishers
Jul 2016 - $33.00
We really wanted to enjoy this park, but the ants ruined it for us. We'd read various reviews that mentioned them so we chose a site in the new section with concrete pads hoping for the best. But first, the rest of the review. When we arrived we were told that the site we reserved (#126) was going to be too short for our 37' motorhome, so they moved us into a spare site (#70) which was much longer. Great service! The sites in the new section are wide with good spacing between sites, sites ranging from short (35') to super long (probably 80'). Although our site was a pull-through, we had to back-out due to a steep and uneven crest at the front of the site where we would have bottomed out. There's lots of low-lying desert vegetation between sites which provides a green barrier, but there are no trees, so sites don't have any privacy. The older section is heavily wooded with tall trees, but the sites are smaller and closer together. In the new section the western-most sites (#115-#135) get some constant highway noise from route 125. We also had helicopters flying right overhead quite often, many times per day. The adjacent lake is actually a water reservoir, so it's completely fenced off, much to our dog's dismay. Instead we drove him downtown to one of the dog beaches several times during our stay so he could swim. There's a supermarket (Vons) and some stores a few miles west in Bonita, but for big box stores, malls, theaters, etc. you'll need to drive around 15 minutes south. AT&T and Verizon both worked well. When using your GPS, be sure to specify "Sweetwater Summit Regional Park". If you leave off "Summit" it will take you to a different park a mile away. Now for the ants: they were out in force in July, including in the new section. We surrounded our site, power, water, and sewer with diatomaceous earth but still had swarms of ants inside the rig several times. Unfortunately, this is the main reason we don't plan to return. It was too hard to keep them out. - LifeRebooted
Mar 2016 - $33.00
I stayed in one of the upper, new section, full hookup sites and was very pleasantly surprised by the view and the pleasant breeze. The campground is on a hill and is terraced so nearly all sites have terrific views of the valley and mountains in the distance. Sites are large with greenery in between and lots of separation between you and your neighbors. Pads are wider-than-usual cement with asphalt entrances and roadways. Patio areas are raked gravel and very well taken care of. This upper section is fairly new so hookups worked and were well-placed. There is a little road noise from the freeway in the valley, but a lot better than some places. Also, 5 bars of Verizon coverage. I was here on Easter weekend, and it was busy, but no problems with overly noisy neighbors. Did not see any ants, which may be more prevalent in the older camping area. - judy_online
May 2013 - $23.00
We like to stop here to begin and end our summer travels. Great shopping in area and close to 805 freeway. While it is basically one BIG huge parking lot with designated RV spaces which are very narrow. They have set up a very nice pavilion with tables and barbeque along with a cozy "campfire" area for Elk travelers. Cable TV is currently not available. . . . hopefully they will find another supplier. - Skyzie
Jan 2013 - $23.00
An Elks only RV park with parking on slightly tilted asphalt. Easy leveling, just not dead flat. Sites are around edge of parking lot and have a slight wedge shape. Most are wide enough for all but the biggest rigs. Our 43' 4 slide goes to the painted lines on both sides. During our stay there were enough empty spaces to park every other site and have plenty of room between rigs. Host on site. Another fine Elks member benefit. - Bucky Beaver
Jul 2016 - $89.00
If you have kids this is the place, lots of kids having fun. Hard to maneuver big rig, cars parked out in road and all over and you have to watch for kids too. We laughed you saw lots of kids and few adults.
Nothing special might stay here again. - SlicksMom
Jul 2016 - $70.00
Overall this was a nice KOA. We stayed over the 4th of July weekend and the campground was completely full. It was tight navigating through the park with our 42 foot rig. It would've helped in the staff assisted us to the site. The roads are very narrow and some campers vehicles or the back of their rigs were over the edge of their road. It was very stressful parking and pulling out. The jumping pillows were nice and very popular for the kids. The Wifi didn't work very well. - jennifernelson49
Jun 2016 - $80.00
This KOA is very clean! They are out every morning using vacuums to clean all the leaves up and cutting the grass! Yes you are close to each other, but its California people. Everything is close together.
They have plenty to do for the kids in this park. They are expanding and making a bigger pool area next year and they need it, the 10 days we were here it was always busy.
If in San Diego we will be staying here again... - virginiagirl2015
Jun 2016 - $101.00
We have stayed at this bay side park several times and enjoyed each stay. The park is very busy this time of year and since a competing park in the area has closed, has become the only park in the area on the water. It appears they are pushing their rates to an all time high. While they can, one has to wonder if they are pricing themselves out of range of many campers. We discovered later they had not given any of several discounts we would have been eligible for, even through we are in their data base. Make sure you ask for any discount at time of check in and don't assume they will offer them.
The park itself is an older park and spaces are close together but separated by shrubbery so helps with privacy. Facilities are well maintained and staff is friendly and helpful. Summer weather is perfect, which accounts for the park being near capacity much of the time. There is a good restaurant within walking distance and a number of other good restaurants in surrounding areas. RV repair and supply locations are also available in Chula Vista with several vendors who will do work at the resort.
A very nice resort with lots to do, but beware, you pay for it! We did enjoy our stay but will have to consider cost before future visits. - Old Detective
Jun 2016 - $100.00
Cement pad for the RV. They were level. Had a pull-through, and it was long enough for the tow and our car. Hook-up worked well. Close to the Marina and park. Some people in other reviews talked about the noise from the park (public) but we did not hear any.
Close together but you are here to sightsee San Diego.
We will be back. - virginiagirl2015
Jun 2016 - $80.00
This is a very nice RV Park near the Bay with great facilities. The only issue I have is that the price is way (way) too high for any RV Park. On top of the high price add $3.00 per night per dog and if you have two little pups (as we do) that can add up.
The place was more than half empty when we arrived and filled to between 2/3 and 3/4 for the weekend (a summer weekend). They would sell more spots during the week if they offered a 20% or so discount and deleted the dog fee (which is kind of ridiculous).
I got the feeling that the staff was happy with the high prices because it reduced their workload. Never saw a manager the 6 days I was there.
Still I will be going back because the weather along the coast is hard to beat and I have relatives in the area. - ATC Bill
Nov 2015 - $80.00
This is a older park with small narrow spaces. Looking around the park you don't see many newer RV's I have a 38 foot with 4 slides and barely got it into the spot. Unhook your car before heading to your space as the narrow roads and turns make it very tight. Bring your own Internet or pay $4.00 a day for internet uses. Over priced at $80.00 dollars. - Diceman1036
Aug 2015 - $46.00
The rate is based on monthly. There was good reception for Verizon 4g. We did not try the wifi. There is a lot of full time residents that live in the park. The bathrooms are cleaned daily. The laundry was the most expensive of any place we have ever stayed. There is a nice pool and gym at the park. The maintenance does a good at trying to keep the grounds looking nice. At night there is security patrolling the park. One of the nice things about the park is that it is easy to get around San Diego from its location. There is a Tram stop outside the back gate. Over all the park is older, but is a great place to see San Diego from. - Lost Traveler
Aug 2014 - $68.00
This park is very close to the freeway. So close there is quite a bit of road noise. This is probably why they only allow RVs (no tents). It is also very near a San Diego Trolley stop (Green Line). You get a special key that gives you access to the bathrooms, pool, jacuzzi, and gate that goes to the trolley stop. The pool and jacuzzi were clean and very warm. My kids loved the pool. There is no playground. The sites seem to be mostly permanent residents. The folks are nice and the campground was clean and tidy. Our site (99) was a back-in level gravel pad for the RV with a concrete area next to it. No fire rings and no picnic table. The sites are quite close to each other. The location is very convenient for seeing the sites of San Diego. - kirkcrawford
Jul 2016 - $65.00
This is a paved site on the ocean. The numbers starting with '1 are along the ocean front line, there are 3 more rows behind, but all very close to the beach. There is enough room for your motorhome, and one vehicle on each site. You cannot tent camp here. The beach is outstanding, and that is the only attraction. There are no programs, community areas, etc., here. The beach has a few firepits that people lay claim to early in the day. There is a free shuttle van to Coronado every 30 minutes: 9a-9p across the street. The attendants will not let you in 1 minute prior to 2pm, and will not let you line up, so park in the public lot till the time arrives. It is a fairly quiet park, except for the occasional party group. There are no trees, or picnic tables provided: so be prepared. You can only use a self-contained (kitchen, toilet) camper here. The do have power, water and sewer. Sites on the first and last row are back in. The center two rows are pull thru. Pets are ok on a 6 ft leash at all times. - kallee
Jul 2016 - $50.00
As others have stated, the spaces are close together, but we had enough room to put both our slides out. There's a public restroom, but RV park guests aren't supposed to use it (but they do anyway). They're sticklers about check-in time (at least in the summer). The line starts building just before 2:00 and can take over an hour. There are four rows (100-400). The beach is only steps away with the 100 and 200 numbered spaces closest to the water - they're also the hardest to get. We were in the third row #303. We couldn't see the beach, but enjoyed the view of the bay. The last two rows in the park (spaces 300-400) hear cars from the main road that runs along the coast. Overall, this is good for enjoying the beach and mild weather (although it was really windy all 3 days we were there). You have to go into the town of Coronado, approximately 5 miles, to get food or supplies. There are also no fire rings or picnic tables at each site. - CoachCathy
Dec 2015 - $50.00
We camped here because the park is about 1/2 mile away from family living in military housing, otherwise I would not have a reason to camp here as I am not a big beach person. But if it's your thing you are 'right on the sand' especially in the front row and you want a communal party atmosphere.
It is a glorified parking lot with everyone crammed in closely. I was just able to park my F250 parallel to my TT, folding the mirror in to avoid it being in the way of people going by in the other site.
The biggest problem as other people will attest to is the gates-locked-at-7pm madness. This completely prevents you from going into Coronado for dinner and night life unless you want a long bicycle ride there and back. Also makes check-in after 7 impossible.
The reason this is so is because the park is co-located with several large day-use parking lots, and rather than set it up properly so there is night time in and out for the RV park, they just close the whole thing off at night rather than pay for a night guard at the road entrance.
Noise: This is a noisy campground depending on where you are located and when you come there can be heavy road noise, and your neighbors up until quiet time at 10pm. The sodium vapor lamps also flood the lot until 10pm when they are thankfully shut off.
During the winter (just after thanksgiving) they build large sand berms to protect from the waves which blocks your view and also makes the road noise very loud compared to the ocean noise. Also in the winter the back rows of the park are also empty and there is nothing to block the very loud road noise from Silver Strand Blvd all night long. In the summer I suspect you can enjoy the ocean noise a lot more while having the road noise blocked out, but get a space as close to the beach as you can. The front row seems perpetually sold out.
The place is safe and family friendly, lots of kids on bicycles and other conveyances. Portable wood fire pits are popular. - Steam Gypsie
Apr 2015 - $49.00
I actually did a drive through. The park is clean and orderly. The vast majority of occupants are long term or permanent. All sights are well kept. If your RV is 40', most of the sites will not be suitable, and the turns will be vary tight. Not big rig friendly. The sites are closer than average. - Marine
Aug 2010 - $45.00
Park appears to be filled with full or long term residents living in their trailers or motor-homes. The park is clean and the staff friendly. The pool area is well maintained. The park is well shaded with both pull through and back-in sites. The park is located a about 100 yards from busy Interstate 5 only about 3 miles from the Mexican border. The freeway traffic noise is constant 24 hours a day and doesn't change much at night. I will probably not return to this location. - Wayne01
Jul 2007 - $38.00
We had a mixed feeling about this RV Park. We booked it and when we got there 2PM in the afternoon the office was closed. Surprising to find it closed since this was an RV park. There was a bunch of envelopes with names on them for site reservations. Ours showed our site # and name and that it was a "back-in" site. When we went to the site it was way too small for us. A nice fellow who lived in the park saw that there was no way at all that we could fit in there and so he came and showed us a better site. The site he showed us could fit us in there but it was a dump of a site. Right next to the highway wall, and right between 2 abandoned run down 5th wheels from the 70's ! Being just 2 miles from Mexico we figured, oh well, we will just be using it as a base camp while in SD, so we stayed. We went to get some supplies and upon returning at 4PM we saw the office open. I went inside and the lady in there was quite rude. Each time I tried to speak one word she would immediately cut me off and state the same thing: "THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, ANY PROBLEMS CAN BE DEALT WITH IN THE MORNING". I said "BUT I JUST NEED A KEY TO THE RESTR-" "SIR, THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, ANY PROBLEMS CAN BE DEALT WITH IN THE MORNING". I said "BUT HOW DO I USE THE RESTR-" "SIR, THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, ANY PROBLEMS CAN BE DEALT WITH IN THE MORNING". This went in for about 60 seconds with me just trying to deal with the simplest of issues but I kept getting cut off. Finally I got the keys. The next morning the lady was super nice. I was told by one of the long term residents there that Sunday was her only day off. I feel bad for her but the office door was open and my issues were simple. I would recommend that you arrive on any day but Sunday. In some areas the park is beautiful. The office, bathrooms, Laundry and Rec Room are truly resort like. About 2/3 of the sites are really really nice. The other 1/3 are run down and have people living in old beat up RV's. Some of the people living in them are very very nice and some are just plain mean and gang-like looking. This park is just a little bit short of being a 1st class park. I would recommend the park only if you arrive on any day but Sunday and get to pick your site. WI-FI is only available in the rec room which closes at 10PM so it is inconvenient. Price was fair at $36 . Don't buy ICE there, it is $3 for a small bag ! - TPE
Jan 2016 - $35.00
The hookups all worked well. The wifi was excellent (when it worked). The campground is on the San Duego Bay. The sites are concrete pad with a picnic table. Only water front sites are allowed fires. The staff is only there to collect money. Don't expect anything useful in advice or help from those ladies. $35 for a military campsite is high. - Melodycthomas
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Great park the spaces are larger than most and easy to get into. The staff is helpful lots of kids which we do not mind. The pads are level and large we put out our slides and awning and had room to park our car. - Gilbert & Gail
Nov 2014 - $35.00
This park has been recently renovated and is now a top-notch RV park. All sites have 50 amp full hook-ups and level, concrete pads. There is plenty of space between sites but no trees. The view is of the marina and the bay and the waterfront are literally 10 feet from the water. Coronado, a few miles north, has lots of excellent shops and galleries and many high-end restaurants. It's a great place to spend some time, with easy access to the entire San Diego area. We'll be back. - steben6
Sep 2015 - $40.00
This great facility is slated to go out of business as of October 1, 2015. I'm told it will become high rise condos. - biosensai
Aug 2015 - $43.00
Great RV park - with the exception of the WiFi service. The park is being sold and not taking reservations after October 1 WHICH explains why their WiFi is the pits. Talked to one of the managers and he said they'd already spent $12K on the WiFi - with the park being sold, why bother with the WiFi, 'eh???? Great attitude! - Jimrodenkirch
Feb 2015 - $50.00
This continues to be our favorite RV park in California. This adults only facility does not offer cable and lacks a swimming pool. It also has no bathroom facilities, so your rig needs to be self-contained. Though very attractively landscaped, no trees interfere with satellite TV reception. Silver Strand State Beach is a 5 minute drive away for a swim or evening stroll, or bike to it using the easily accessible Bayshore bike path. The park does offer 2 putting greens and an enclosed driving range as an adult playground. The sites are huge. RV's park on gravel pads with a concrete parking area for the tow vehicle / toad adjacent. A large paver patio is provided for lounging outside. Tall hedges add privacy between sites. The one huge negative is that the facility is slated to close this fall. It will be replaced by condominiums. - biosensai
Jun 2016 - $3.00
This campground is pretty old and in need of lots of updating. The worst part was there are no standards enforced for the condition of the RVs that could stay there. There was one guy living out of a cargo trailer, drinking beer at 9:00 AM and leaving his outside radio running all day, even when he was not there. Other permanent RVs were in bad shape, very old and lots of junk laying around and under them. One RV actually burned to the ground while we were there. There is only cellular coverage, AT&T and Verizon, where many of the permanent trailers and RVs park. They do have good WiFi you can purchase for $25 for two weeks but that does not solve the voice issue unless you can get the voice over WiFi to work. It is fairly close to San Diego, and the price is low. I don't think I would stay here again. - Retiring in 2016
Jul 2015 - $35.00
First let me say, the staff was amazing! They actually saved my trip, but I can't help but think, what if I had not been so lucky? I'm trying to keep this short... There must be a way for sites to be assigned so you know what you're getting before you arrive. To be told you have to go to a spot without full hookups (North campground, which is a total dump) and then go on a waiting list for what you thought you already had, is absurd! If no full hookup spots are available I could decide to come another time, if I know. With the current process, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise, that can ruin your trip! It's a very nice location, just needs some maintenance with the weeds and landscaping. Also, allow guest to select sites when they book! BTW... I'm not just making this review because I prefer to glamp... Even "Glamper Dude" can enjoy a little "outdoorishness"! I got lucky and got a nice spot. With a little maintenance and landscaping it would've been extremely nice! But what if I had to go on that waitlist, like my friend! The location is easy to access and easy to maneuver almost any size rig. The spots are not paved (at least none of the spots that are not for lease). Each spot has a gravel and dirt base. If they extended the paved spots to each of the trailer spots, immediate 2.0 upgrade! The hookups, if you're lucky enough to get a full hookup site, are conveniently placed and easy to back into. They were doing work on the electrical and sewer while we were there, which was a big inconvenience for our trip, but will probably add improvements for future guests. As I mentioned, the sites are nice, however the ones along the outside are better. The ones on the inner circle are back to back to other trailers and fairly close together. The sites on the outside rim back up to the mountain and in the evening present a very nice view. Various wildlife to include coyotes, tarantulas, and many flying insects that could leave you with quite a bump! All said, I would definitely go back but only if I'm assured that I will be on the southside and in one of the outside rim sites. - Glamper Dude
Apr 2015 - $1.00
This is a great campground except that cell phone and internet for Verizon is not available. About 10 miles down the road you can get it. Park is clean and management is very helpful. There are free standing barbecue grills at each spot. We were there for the hot rod show and it was very nice. Even with no phone or internet we would go back again. - rolling homeless