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33 RV Parks near Bonsall, California
We did however find 33 campgrounds within 25 miles of Bonsall. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Bonsall in the left hand column.
Jul 2018 - $35.00
Guajome is a very pleasant regional park with lakes, riparian vegetation, and compacted dirt walking trails all around. It's very popular and difficult to get a spot any weekend without reservations far in advance. Even though it's 9+ miles from the beach, it's much less expensive than the coastal campgrounds. Larger rigs will want to stick to the lower sites. With tall trees nearby don't count on every site getting a satellite signal. Our 50 amp service worked fine in two different sites. There's a sand volleyball court and a new but odd pickleball court - the concrete pad only goes as far as the outside lines, so you are in sand when you go beyond to serve, etc; therefore it's good for practice only unless they expand it. My favorite aspect of the park is accessibility to the San Luis Rey River Trail that goes ~9 miles to beach (see tips section). The only negatives besides difficulty to get sites on weekends & too few sites for larger rigs, are the explosion noises from nearby Camp Pendleton, and Highway 76 which is frequently gridlocked. We also got bitten up by mosquitos during an evening out at the picnic table. - enCYCLEpedia
May 2018 - $44.00
We stayed here while in town for our Niece's wedding. This is a great location centrally located between Orange county and San Diego. The parks electrical infrastructure underwent a major upgrade in the early spring of 2018. Many sites now have 50 amps. :-) The sites are paved, and there are a lot of great places to walk around in this park to explore including a cute little lake. The sites have electric and water, but no sewer hookups, but there is a dump station here in the park. They do not have breed restrictions for dogs as long as the dogs and their owners are well behaved! :-) The bathroom and shower areas are very well maintained. The staff is hard working and friendly. We would definitely come here again, but because we have a 40 foot motorhome and a toad, we would probably pick a different site. Be aware some sites will have a side space to park your tow vehicle and others will not. Site number 3 is just big enough for our 40 foot motorhome and that is all. - luvdoggiez
Apr 2018 - $32.00
Still undergoing renovation but only problem was daytime noise (sawing concrete!!) Nice little park, nobody around to supervise. Beautiful trails all around the park. - saturn7
Apr 2018 - $26.00
Really active and fun lodge, great people. Dinner most nights, some lunches, music and dancing couple nights each week. Not a good spot for dogs, just asphalt for them and heed their warning to keep your dogs leashed. They warn of coyotes (which we did hear), but our RV neighbor did not have her little guy leashed and a neighborhood dog came down the hill and attacked it. Be careful with your pets (and little tykes for that matter). That being said, we really enjoyed our stay there and will be back. The grounds around the lodge are very pretty. The spots are tight, but we were fine. - Duran
Jul 2017 - $24.00
Great park for the price in this area. For Elks members only. 30 amp FHU, back-in, gravel space. Parking for our truck was nearby. Reservations recommended - call 760.724.1968. Helpful hosts. Excellent Verizon signal. - Ray & Lyn Madaghiele
Sep 2016 - $24.00
Elks Only, very tight, few full timers. Getting a little messy. FHU. OK Overnight. - silverado
Dec 2015 - $38.00
We have stayed at this park many times over the past years and do so simply because it is ideally located and close to family we visit in the area. It is an older and pretty much run down park that is mostly permanent residents and with few spaces available for overnight use. It is a "quaint" little park with a small but well stocked grocery store on the premises which is used by outsiders as well as those inside the park. It is situated in between I-15 and old Hwy 395 so there is traffic all day and night but surprisingly is not that noisy or bothersome. The owner is great and very accommodating as by now we are on a first name basis with her. She always tries to get us into a space that is easy to back into and away from some of the older and more run down units in the park and that is why we continue to come back each time we are in the area visiting family. The rate is a tad on the high side for what you get but it is after all very well located and in the San Diego/Escondido area. Prices of other parks in the area, but not much better, are even higher. We have checked them out and even stayed at one only to be very disappointed. So once again is really is the only game in town that serves our needs. Funny thing, a few months ago we were watching a program on the Home & Garden channel and it featured a "tiny house" that was recently constructed in the very space we were in on our last trip to this park. As we drove by it we both said, "Hey, there's that tiny house we saw on TV". And it is sitting right next to the old beat up, run down, ugly, and totally trashed out old Airstream travel trailer we sat next to and mentioned in our last review of this park. - BankShot
Dec 2014 - $38.00
We used this park due to its convenience to family we were visiting in the area. Quaint little park with a lot of permanents but they were friendly and in one instance very helpful with a slight problem we had. Great little store on site that is used by the general public as well so it has many more items than most RV park stores do. We bought several items there. A really nice pool area and a small seasonal lake that gets all covered with algae and scum, etc. when not cleaned. The space was a tad tight to squeeze our Class A into but we managed. A small table is provided and hookups are convenient and okay. Would probably stay again when we are back in the area to visit but only then as there are much nicer parks further away. - BankShot
Dec 2009 - $32.00
We've been to this area many times before and always stayed at the Sunland RV park or closer in to San Diego. We typically use the RV park as a home base for wine tasting in Temecula and decided that this time we were going to try and save some money and try a new place. After reading a ton of reviews and looking at photos and Google Earth trying to decide, we settled on All Seasons RV park. We are pretty flexible with where we stay, we don't have a fancy rig or anything. We prefer the "off the beaten path" kind of place and typically prefer more of a "camping" experience. Although we truly appreciate the amenities of a fancy park, we're pretty simple with our requirement. Full hook-ups, quiet and clean. I guess with All Seasons RV Park 1 out of 3 is what they were shooting for. Let me start with the "good" that allowed me to score this place a 2. The staff is friendly and helpful, the pool area is really nice and the camp store is really well stocked and convenient (more on the camp store later). The "lake" does look nice, when the sun is setting and the wind is blowing just right and you close one eye and peak at it from around the corner and frame is just so with a tree or something. The hook ups worked, cable TV was a little spotty at times, but we got GREAT cell reception and my Verizon Internet card worked GREAT! So we could stream Hulu and Netflix movies and pretend we were somewhere else. (You know, Magnum PI is STILL a great show!) On to the bad. As we were rolling in to our site (#11) we had to wiggle through this sort of, gauntlet of "permanent" residents. Although no one was a problem (noise, parties, etc) certainly could have done some tidying up. Some sites it seemed that these residence had all of their worldly possessions piled outside their camper (these are campers not mobile homes) and some of these campers seem like maybe they've been here since the California was declared a state in the late 1800s. A few of them I'm pretty sure, you couldn't tow them anywhere if you wanted to. Some people have put up these "tarp" garages which is nice for them, but it really looks bad. So it just made for an unsightly area. People's things, cars, trucks etc., were hanging out onto the already narrow road. It was a huge disappointment right off the bat. Our Site: Our site backed up to the lake (which was nice), but it was TIGHT. We have a 17 foot travel trailer (no slides) that we tow with an old Land Rover. This is NOT a huge setup. Backed in as far as we could the front bumper of my truck was sticking out on the road. On the hookup side of my trailer they had planted some evergreen trees which gave us a plenty of privacy from neighbors, that worked well, however they were right up against the side of my trailer and the hook ups were buried at the base of the trees. I literally had to get down in the mud on my hands and knees with one shoulder pressed up against the side of the trailer and the rest of my body getting scratched to death by being completely embedded in the trees in order to get everything connected. Our site also sloped toward the lake a little (makes sense) which is sort of a problem for our camper. Our "pipe" is VERY low to to the ground to begin with (clearly not the RV park's fault), but it seems that our site sloped toward the back, away from the hook ups that were mounted in concrete about 3-4 inches above ground level. I put my trailer up on 4 inches of wood and with the slope of the site, we were still in a position where we'd be somehow having to drain significantly UP hill. I'm still not sure how I'm going to make that work. Each site does have a fire ring (one of the reasons we chose this place), this was great because we like to use our dutch oven and cook as much as we can over the fire. It's nice. Well, this fire ring is a rusty tire rim, tossed on the slope of mud between our camper and the lake and filled with garbage. It sat at about a 30 degree angle and was literally FILLED with trash. Non-burnable, nasty trash. Cigarette packs, Styrofoam bait containers with rotting worms in it, half full plastic water bottles, a few dozen feet of tangled fishing line with rusty hooks still attached etc. It was nasty. I also found used rubber gloves (apparently from the previous people's final dump) laying in our site. I spent the first few hours of our stay, CLEANING up our site (filled an entire garbage bag). Not the way I would expect to start out. There is a nice concrete patio with a picnic table (adorned with a skillfully carved AC/DC logo). This site is situated almost parallel to the shore line of the lake. So when we open our camper door we have a very nice view of the lake. It's nice that we are not staring directly at the "business side" of another camper. This arrangement results in very sharp "pie-shaped" living area, the big end of the triangle being toward the front of the camper and the small angle being at the back. So we have this 3 foot bit of concrete patio with a picnic table (that barely fits, then a 6-inch concrete drainage channel then the fire pit, then it slopes off into the lake. In order to use the patio and the table you are constantly stepping in/over this concrete drainage channel. It's VERY dangerous in my opinion. Adding a metal grate or something would SERIOUSLY make all the difference in the world. The Store: Just a warning. The camp store doesn't appear to be run by the campground. It's actually a convenience store like the kind attached to a gas station and serves the public as well as registered campers/residents. The store is a little creepy. It gets a TON of traffic late into the night. (I'm not actually sure how late it's open, but well after dark for sure.) There are people coming and going, buying liquor and various tobacco products. I did buy some beer while I was in there, they have a good selection and the staff is VERY nice. You just kind of have to wonder what ELSE may be being sold in that store, you know? Summary: The staff is nice and helpful. They even called me in my car when we weren't here when we said we were, and helped get us turned around when we missed the exit. Very nice. The pool area and the one area near the bathrooms/showers seem to be "Newer" and the presence of new-looking concrete and wooden structures (hand rails, decks, fencing etc.), indicate that maybe renovations have been recently done or are at least a very slow on going process. This place has a LOT of potential but requires a TON of work. The final thing I'd like to mention regarding this park, is that it sits in a little creek valley 250 yards wide (at it's widest) in between I-15 and old highway 395. The road noise is CONSTANT an very loud and 24/7. It never gets quiet. At this point, I don't see us returning until we see a sign on the road (or website) saying "Renovations Complete!" or "Newly reconfigured and remodeled." I'm not sure what they can do about the road noise, that's just a location thing so it's hard to knock them for that. They could also work on cleaning up the sites after people leave. - Brian and Jenny
Apr 2017 - $40.00
One of the best campgrounds I have stayed at this year. staff is very helpful. Very well maintained campground. 75% long term residents. Lots of rules to make every resident a good resident. Full services -security, store, close to interstate access. They think of everything. - Geno1986
Apr 2016 - $45.00
This park was satisfactory, as it was close to Escondido where we stayed for the weekend, only 35 minutes to San Diego. We had asked for a spot up top based on another review on this website; the warning is the hill to get up there. I pull a 40' Landmark with a 2014 1-ton truck. If you have anything less I wouldn't go up. It's very steep and will put a lot of strain on your truck. Take a site lower down. There seemed to be a lot of full timers. Picturesque stocked fishing lakes. Staff were very friendly. - North America in 90 days
Jan 2016 - $24.00
We stayed here for five weeks. The sites are nice and large enough for our 45' motor home. We were escorted to our site and then the owner even came by and helped us back in. We stayed for over a month, so had to pay for electric. It is on a tiered system which starts at $.10 a kilowatt and ends at $.30 a kilowatt. We were told that it changes monthly. We were also charged an EECC fee of $115. Our total electric bill was $415, so I recommend using propane. A propane truck comes by on Fridays to fill up motor homes. - greyhoundmom
Jan 2018 - $34.00
Stayed a month to be able to visit relatives and friends in the area. Campground convenient to shopping and attractions. San Diego about an hour without heavy traffic. Had a nice back in site along the outer perimeter. Center rows would be a little tight. Didn't use their pool but looked nice. Small dog park but fine for our small dog ($5 fee for pets). Great staff, very helpful. - Lover of Cairns
Jun 2017 - $58.00
The park is approximately 5 years old, situated off Melrose Dr, perhaps a mile from the freeway (highway 78) centrally located for many of the attractions offered in San Diego. My spot was #12, a drive through. Sites are close to the next site and have a good slope downward. The park has left blocks to aid in leveling. here is a winter - summer rate. - retiredatc
Dec 2016 - $41.00
We have found California RV parks, particularly in coastal areas to be a very poor value compared to other western states. But everything in California is more expensive, and you would have to expect to pay more in locations with proximity to beaches and coast. This place is no exception. Way over priced relative to what you get, but if you're going to stay in southern California, you gotta pay up. we paid just more than $850 for a 3-week stay. The Good: Front desk staff was friendly and helpful, main building/club house very clean and bright, small pool/spa (we did not use). We did not use bathroom facilities, so cannot comment on them. The bad: Sites are severely out of level, broken landscape sprinklers in random sites cause mud holes, tight parking for tow vehicles, NO REFUND policy, lot's of rules and many are not uniformly enforced.
It took 3 attempts plus a trip to lumber yard and Camping World to find the appropriate materials to get our coach level and find a way to get in and out the front door. Plus the twisting and stress on coach chassis. We inquired about cutting our stay short and was advised no refunds would be given.
We would not stay here again, nor recommend it to anyone in a motor home. The sites are just too un-level; I'm guessing most have a 6% - 7% slope to them. - Bruins_in_the_Bus
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Took our camper out for its maiden voyage here. This place is such a lush little hidden gem right in San Diego. The park itself has three small ponds which are mosquito treated, and the ducks and swans are gorgeous there. They also sound hilarious. The lakeside spot was perfect, great drive thru spots open. The pool is clean and a hub for family and kids. Lots of residents here but they're very friendly. There's an easy hike if you walk to the back of the park and under the gate that rewards you with gorgeous views of Palomar and a few other lovely surprises. There's many old Oak trees and lots of shaded picnic tables. A small church group meets there in a natural outdoor amphitheater, walk up past it and you'll be rewarded with a serene, crystal pond that perfectly reflects all the trees and skies. The camp hostess is a local and she is very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly, and supportive. Note: the drive to get there is pretty tight and windy so sway bars help a lot. If you miss the turnout for the camp entrance don't worry there is a place for you to make a u turn with your rig albeit 3-4 miles down the road both ways. Watch out for military vehicles. - NSvihlDMD
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We booked in advance two nights.We Changed or plans. Camp ground gives no refunds for any reason. We went there. Saw how small the sites were, tried to get a 39ft fifth wheel in, but not enough room to maneuver. Finally insisted o a refund to size of site and conditions. Lady was good to help had to contact manager to do refund. Park is ok for small campers, but it is very old and needs some up grades. Would not go back in a big rig. - wedgedriver
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed for the July 4th weekend and had a great time. The staff was polite and responsive. The bathrooms were clean enough. There were 3 showers for the women but small with no benches or ledges for your things.
The pool was clean and refreshing. We had electricity and water at the campsite, but not septic.
When we made our reservations they said we had to bring our own fire pit, but when we got there, they had put one on our site. Then on the second day they installed a BBQ for cooking near our picnic table, which was nice as we did most of our cooking outdoors.
The only problem we had was with campers next to us. A large party on several sites, they were loud, drinking and using foul language late into the night. Despite having "quiet hour" at 10 PM, no one did a thing, as the office was closed. So we were up late, trying to enjoy our own fire, but had to listen to that late into the night. We especially didn't appreciate our young boys having to endure that kind of language, the topics, etc.
We complained the next day. They were given a warning. We were given a phone number to call/text if it happened again w the promise they'd be 'escorted' out. However the next night it happened again, lasting well past 3 AM. I texted the number they gave us at 1 AM, but once again no enforcement.
We complained the next day and they said they didn't have anyone to patrol the campgrounds at night or enforce the rules because their security guard wanted 40 hours (full time work) but they didn't have a need for that. I asked why they didn't have someone just for the holiday weekend.
All in all, it was a good time despite the lack of sleep due to the lack of enforcement of the rules. - BarbaraD
Apr 2018 - $60.00
This is a beautiful park, and reasonably priced considering the cost of nice parks in San Diego. First of all, our GPS said to get off on Hwy 79 coming from the north, but that will take you through Temecula and onto a very winding mountain road. The website said to take Hwy 76, but when we got off, there were warning signs that rigs over 30' should not go on the road. Go ahead and take it. After the first couple of turns, it was fine. We were in site 27 at the back of the park, so were not bothered at all with the generators in the temporary employee parking lot. Our back window overlooked the farm next to the park, and we enjoyed watching the cattle, horses, geese and chickens. We would definitely stay in this park again. - Gannonrv
Apr 2018 - $77.00
This is our second time visiting this park. There is construction but not on the weekend we were there. Road noise was negligible, nor was the close proximity to the horses and cattle. Park was very clean and the grass separating the sites was nicely manicured. Be advised the pool and showers utilize a keycard and require you leave a credit card deposit of $10. That will be refunded to your credit card when you return the keycard. The site had level concrete and very good utilities, didn't try cable TV. Sky was unobstructed for satellite TV. The interior roads are very wide and easy to navigate. The 24 hours free shuttle take you from , and returns you to your site. Friday evenings are all-you-can eat seafood at the buffet and approx $35 per person. The only problem I had on this stay was the lack of security in the pool area. Among the standard rules, Pala's rules state no smoking, no diapers in pool/spa and no alcohol or glass in the pool area. We observed all three for at least one hour, and no resort staff entered the pool/spa to do policing. May return again. - SD75mac
Apr 2018 - $48.00
All pads are concrete, as are the roads. There is nice landscaping, green grass, and newer trees throughout the park. The park is surrounded by large rolling hills so you get a "out in the country feeling". It is about 7 miles off of I/S 15, but the roads are a bit twisty to get there. Security was constantly patrolling the park on bikes and golf carts and everyone was friendly. The do offer free WiFi, but our T-mobile router worked well here. There is a nice pool and spa, and a shuttle to take you to the Casino, but walking there is not a problem as it is not that far. The restrooms are fabulous and handicapped accessible. On the down side there were a few issues. There is a construction project going on involving the Casino pool and parking garage. The construction noise wasn't an issue, but to make room for the employee parking, they fenced off a dirt lot next to the RV park. On weekends when it busy and the employees use the lot, 4 separate generator powered light towers run all night long to light the parking area. So if you are on side closest to the street, you hear generator noise all night. Also west of the RV park is a small "ranch" fenced off with chain link fence right next door. They do have about 15 cows grazing in a field, but they were not actually a problem. But the 4 farm dogs would sometimes get barking at night and continue for hours. And then the one surprising issue I learned quite by accident. This is brand new park, and it looks like they really did a nice job of setting it up. But for some reason, every other row of RV sites is only 30 amp service at the box. We had 50 amp service on the far south wall, so I assumed that they all were that way. It wasn't until talking to a neighbor that he commented that if he came back, he wanted to get a 50 amp site. Sure enough checked the pedestals and he was right. I guess that was their solution to save a buck during construction. It's still a very nice park, I will stay here again. - SargeW
Mar 2017 - $23.00
Power issues here. When plugging into the 30 amp voltage was at 121, but as soon as nearby rigs started using power it quickly dropped. Our progressive unit turned off at several times in the evening as the power dropped too low to safely stay on. Sites are on a gravel lot and many units seem to be here for a while. - sheltieRV
May 2015 - $23.00
Elks only. Park has gotten rundown and not very clean. Many year-round people staying here and the junk around these RVs is very apparent. 30 amp power is marginal, I read 110v many times when the EMS would kick off. Not worth it even at the $23.00 price. - sd1209
Jan 2013 - $20.00
An Elks lodge RV park for members only. Large level lot with gravel. Average spacing between rigs. Dump on site, wheeled cart (blue boy) available for dumping without moving. Near Legoland. Host on site. Near shopping, 1 mile to beach. - Bucky Beaver
Nov 2016 - $25.00
This a great campground for the military. Although, they still have not leveled the sites, even though many reviews (this site and military reviews) have complained. Sewer connection is quite a ways from the electric, so need long hose.
You can request specific sites, when making reservations. There are a couple of large trees, pine needles really messy, so if you have roof top satellite, better to ask for 50-52 or 55-59. 55-59 appear to be the most level of the sites. - vwbluestar
Jun 2013 - $21.00
We enjoy staying at Lake O'Neill Campground during our frequent visits to Southern California to visit relatives. This time we stayed in a back-in site with cement pad that was level. Most pull-through sites are grass/dirt and not level. Utilities were all good. Verizon cell service seemed better this time for some reason. - Schooner50
Apr 2012 - $25.00
We always enjoy our stay at Lake O'Neill. I do wish they would work more on getting the spaces level. As I have said before, it is quite obvious spaces 52-61 are NOT level. They slope down toward the south. Not too much of a problem for 5th Wheels, but large (35') class A RVs wind up with the front wheels off of the ground. Normally a fairly quiet park, dredging of the lake 24/7, except for weekends, did tend to grind on ones nerves. This is forecast to be completed sometime in July. Really though cannot beat the price for what you get. We will be back again. - vwbluestar
Jun 2018 - $78.00
Back-in spots so short, tow vehicle is parallel parked with half the car parked on the street, making it difficult for others to back in to their spots. Very strict and unrealistic cancellation policy. Next to train track with lots of activity. - Scldg
Jul 2017 - $90.00
This park was very hard to locate off the main road, very small sign, we had to drive down and around the block to backtrack. I made our reservations online and the computer defaults to the first space available at the time, which was #1for us. Too small, the staff was friendly, put us in a pull through for the night. We had to live the next day because the spot we moved to was booked out during our full stay, not very convenient. The park is tight, paved and very crowded. It did have a family friendly feel with lots of kids riding beach cruisers. Alot of stray, feral cats roaming around. I love cats as they keep the rodents, snakes and bugs in check. All in all, I would stay again, but will call the park directly for reservations. - Fulsom Family
Nov 2016 - $68.00
We were lucky to find any place over the Thanksgiving holiday! I had waited until the last min. (not thinking) and had called "everyone" and this place had a cancellation (yea!) so we got in, so I was grateful for anything! That said...the spaces were tight, but were cement & level and came with a round table & bench set. The price was high...but all that I expected. The whole SD area has gotten this way, all up and down the whole county! The cable reception was excellent and the so was the WiFi. The Sprinter noise didn't really bother us, because it goes by quickly, even tho it's pretty often. There are plenty of places to walk to eat, and you can't beat the weather! The staff was wonderful. - MarieB