7.4 Good
     
Bonita, California

Sweetwater Regional Park

Bonita, California



Bonita, California
Phone: (619) 472-7572

Sites: 141
Recent Rate: $33 8/2016

Latitude: 32.682405156565
Longitude: -116.9992017746

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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17 Reviews

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
146 North Loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Sweetwater Summit is located in Bonita, which is literally a part of San Diego. Everything we wanted to see was within a 20-30 minute drive. Temecula Wine Country is 1 hour drive time.

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 58

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Sweetwater Regional Park is our GO TO when visiting San Diego. This was our 3rd visit over several years and we have never been disappointed. It is one of San Diego Counties excellent parks. Spacious sites, although not all are level, but in "new section" all have concrete pads. Many have nice views. Staff are friendly and can sell you a decent sized bundle of wood for $5. Most sites handle large RVs. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
145
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We were looking for a place around San Diego that was nice and a little different, and we found it. We enjoyed our stay here. We were in space 115 in the 'new section'. We had a view of the entire valley and great sunsets through our front window. Our space was a little low in the back, but easy to level. A great place to walk, nice people, and no ants. The restrooms were great. Each one a complete 'unisex' room with shower. The cost was twenty-five cents for each two minutes with a four minute minimum. There is no soap or towels of any kind in the restroom, but do not fear, there is TP. We enjoyed our six days here. We would stay here again. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Great beach at Imperial Beach.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The park setting was nice. We stayed here for 6 nights while visiting family We were in site 32 in the older section. The site was gravel and level and everything at the site worked (no wifi). The bathrooms/showers were a disaster. They were old. I never saw a cleaning crew. The toilets overflowed. My wife caught someone going through her toiletry bag while she was in the shower. Small children in the showers unsupervised. Trash left in the showers. The ranger checking us in mentioned recent thefts of bikes and coolers. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The views are nice and there's always a breeze. It's pretty much off the beaten path but that's part of the appeal. You have to tow your second vehicle behind your RV or you will be charged an additional $4 a day. I do not have a tow package for my Infiniti and will not buy one. No other RV park in the San Diego area requires the second car be towed in except the San Diego county parks. When I mentioned this to the ranger, they told me that the other private campgrounds build the $4 a day into their fees. That's not true. As a long term camper, I can stay at a number of local RV parks for less than $30 a night and get a second car for no additional charge.

Also, there's only one way in and out. If someone is checking in, you'll get caught at the gate until the transaction is complete. The rangers haven't figured out how to check people in and wave others through the gate at the same time. I guess they don't think it's inconvenient for campers to sit behind someone for three to five minutes. And if you leave early, you don't get your money refunded. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
135
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Tow your second vehicle in. Plan your stay to the exact day (no refunds).

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this park for the first time over Memorial Weekend. The campground was full as it was a holiday weekend. We stayed in the newer (upper) loop in site #119. The site was level and the sites are terraced and there is vegetation between each site. It was quiet, even though there were people outside talking and laughing. There were lots of trails if you are into hiking and some sites even had small corrals for a horse or two and we did see a couple of horses. We will be back. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
site-119
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

I liked the loop we were in because there was no one in front of us and we could see the whole valley below.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The newer area has very nice, paved sites. So, why the low score. 1) My pull-thru site was so overgrown with bushes that I couldn't drive my truck out the other side. It took me an hour of pruning to clear the driveway. 2) This park is an ant hill. They are in every site and in my rig. What really annoys me is the Staff knows about the problem, acknowledges it, and gives you no warning when you first arrive. Their check-in booth is loaded with bottles of insecticide to try and keep the ants out of their booth. Very inconsiderate not to notify their guests. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The spaces are huge and well maintained. The only really bad thing I have to say is that there is no laundry room available. And the restrooms don't provide handsoap. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A great place to camp with the family. The kids play area is great. The new section of the campground is much more tolerable for larger motorhomes and trailers. A nice weekend getaway. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Nightly rate reflects (3) dog charge of $1/each/day and full hookups. If electric and water and no pets, then $24/night. We stay here every year; the park is manned by SD park rangers and camp host "volunteers". They have lots of programs for kids throughout the year. Beautiful territorial views from a lot of the sites. Actually my wife's favorite park. They allow people to bring their horses in and have individual corrals (horses are $2/each/day) Most of the time the weather is perfect! Landscaping is kept up fairly well, but this late in the spring the foxtails are huge and hard to avoid getting them in the dog's ears (local vet charged $175 to remove one). Their accounting practices leave a little to be desired; when i was overcharged $63 I was told that SD County doesn't believe in refunds but a credit towards future use. Everyone that works here has been very friendly and kind. Will return again next year but there are private parks that are cheaper. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Best deal in San Diego. Located on a bluff overlooking a valley. The new section of the campground was great. We stayed 3 weeks, and did everything in San Diego. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has had a major upgrade and now has 150 RV and tent sites. Actually they are all RV sites, but some are suitable for tents and there were some tenters here last weekend. I stayed for the first 2 days in the new section during the week and the cost was 30 dollars. That included electric, water, and sewer. Stayed in the old section over the weekend and we only had electric and water. The whole park now does have 50 amp power. I would have given this park a 10 if the Wi-Fi would have worked. I stayed in site 70 the first two nights and it has a distant ocean view. The sunset the first night was spectacular. And that night, when you looked to the east, there was a great moonrise. There are several freeways around this park so it is not silent, but not really loud either. I did have to back out of my pull through site as the exit was too steep and going to hang up the bottom of our coach. The new sites are very large with concrete pads. They have planted trees, but they have not grown yet. The good thing was my satellite dish worked in the new section and not in the old. The old section is like a forest. There are very nice child playground facilities. There are also many sites with small horse stalls. Overall this is a great RV Park. If you have a GPS over a year old, this will be a harder than normal park to find. There are new freeways and only the GPS in my cell phone knew about the changes. This is a County of San Diego park and they have a very good website for making reservations. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We started out booked in the lower level campground area and quickly were being overrun with ants. About 100 in the dog dish in the trailer and a stream of them marching in and out along the satellite cable, up the wall, through a tiny opening in a slideout, down to the dish. We moved to the upper level and encountered some ants outside but they are under control in the new area, so far. The concrete pads versus the gravel in the lower level helps keep things under control. Very modern restrooms, showers in the new area. Green grass available in the park area but not at the upper level sites themselves, just a few steps away. Generally we had a good experience aside from one very old motorhome which moved in next door. Five dogs were let loose to defecate wherever, until we complained to the staff and soon they were brought somewhat under control. Aside from the ants initally and the one set of short-term neighbours, everything was quite good. We will be staying in the upper level again. We camped at Sweetwater Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

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