29 RV Parks near Carlsbad, California
Mar 2017 - $52.00
Right on the cliffs overlooking the ocean! Awsum time!! - Kelly dufour
Jan 2017 - $65.00
The campground is in an ideal location on the beach with easy access to anything you need. It was clean and well maintained. However, the water was off in most locations due to the drought. Hopefully with all the recent rain, they will turn the water back on. - Tony ML
Oct 2015 - $54.00
We were able to select a site with a view of the ocean and right next to the stairs to get down to the ocean. Felt nice and private. There are washing stations to rinse off your sandy feet as well. The showers cost tokens (which we were totally fine with), were nice and very private.
Generators are only allowed from 10am to 8pm which was unfortunate (we usually cook breakfast around 8am).
Very friendly, nice on-site convenience store (you can even rent body and surf boards).
Lots of people, hardly any vacant sites. The sites were large. - 10 Thompsons
Jun 2008 - $35.00
Mobile home park that is closing and still about 10 old trailers left. But great location two blocks from a very nice beach with a large city playground and $10-$25 less per night than other area RV parks. - rvbruce
Dec 2007 - $18.00
Having read a review for another Oceanside rv park that mentioned in passing that Catalina was "an armpit" I went there with caution. Maybe not enough. The park is small and hard to maneuver around in. Half the sites are occupied by old mobile homes. Recent rains made some of the sites soft. I got stuck in one and had to get a tow truck to pull me out. After all that I managed to get a site and got hooked up. Utilities were at shared posts. I had to go over a fence to plug in for electricity. There are no restrooms or showers. The laundromat was clean. Most of the neighbors were friendly enough, although the wife heard a lot of screaming from an adjacent condo complex. Only good reason for staying was due to weather and the price. Other RV parks in Oceanside were over $40. Our rate was for Passport America. I would never have paid full rate for this park. If you have a small rig and don't mind the trailer villa atmosphere then give it a try. Just watch out for the wet spots. - Onemoretrail
Apr 2017 - $80.00
This is a nice RV Park. Sites are fairly level. Close to your neighbors, but there's space for the slides, to park the toad, and a picnic table. There are some activities for guests, there's a Farmer's Market right down the street, and you have a 4 minute walk through a cute little park to a beautiful beach. I give this place a 6 not because of any faults of its own, but because of 1) the train tracks RIGHT next to the RV park. That got really old really fast, because the trains run regularly all night. And I mean they are RIGHT next to the park. 2) The smell of the little canal or whatever it is that runs next to the park and the RV park. It's standing water and it's foul. So you can't really open the windows because the sewage smell will waft in and stink up everything. 3) The dog areas are kind of a joke, but it's not a big deal because right outside the gate there's a park. But the proximity to the beack and the ocean was wonderful, and it made our stay. There's also a nice heated pool and hot tub, which we enjoyed once or twice as well. We might stay here again, maybe, but not for long - the smell is just too much for me. and the trains. - chasmyn
Sep 2016 - $79.00
We took our class "c" motor home for the holiday weekend. This is a great location near the beach and walking downtown. The staff was helpful and knowledgable about things to do in the area. We took the regional coaster train down to San Diego. Tight camping spots but great for families. Free root beer floats was a nice gesture by the park owners. - Hwy93
Jul 2016 - $100.00
We have always wanted to try this park and got lucky with a last minute reservation. You are greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff. As a bonus, they have 24 hour security. The location is awesome! A 3 minute walk and you are on the sand looking at the ocean. You are also very close to a train stop if you want to go either direction up the coast. The park is tight but once in your spot, they offer plenty of room. We had no issues getting around in our 43' coach. Yes, the train is loud but after the first night, we didn't really notice it and we were against the back wall closest to the tracks. I wouldn't ever spend a season here but for a clean, safe, ideal location in SoCal, this place is perfect for a vacation. We would stay here again for sure. - longweekends
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
Apr 2016 - $50.00
We were there with a group, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The park itself is very clean and well maintained. A nice pet area. Spaces are a little tight, but large RVs had no trouble getting in. Absolutely no fires allowed (propane or wood) but they have BBQ grills in the pool area. - mosyn
Mar 2016 - $62.00
We were just passing thru and stayed for 2 nights. Best rate we found for a site with hook-ups. The site was concrete with a picnic table and patio. We have a 37 ft motorthome and we fit, but it is tight. Full hook-up, but the cable is being worked on so we ended up using the dish. For a short stay it works for us because we are traveling thru so we don't need a lot of space. Plan on be gone during the day anyway. Train did not bother us, not much noise and I don't think it runs at night. - belanga
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
Nov 2016 - $45.00
Paid for a week and left a day early - only stayed that long as we had plans with friends in the San Diego area. Sites are OK in size, but we had a choice of a pull-thru or back-in and were convinced to do the back-in as it would be quieter. NOT!! Just on the other side of the park wall live very noisy people with barking dogs and loud voices plus it looks like a shanty town with laundry hanging all over their back patios. Cable service was awful - tried to talk to office and they wanted to blame it on our TV's, but both TV's were having the EXACT SAME PROBLEM?? We finally put up our antenna and got the local channels that way so we could watch news and sports. Would not stay here again. - denvercats
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This is a standard RV Resort. Sites are concrete and each has a tree and ground cover as well as a patio area and picnic table. (some leveling required as all of the sites are graded down hill, however, the park provides levelers).
Pool is clean and good size. There is also a very large Jacuzzi.
Bathrooms are large and clean. Showers were great!
There is a laundry room with soap machines, etc.
One of the reasons we stayed at this park is that it is located near all major highways and freeway systems. Close to shopping and restaurant's! - jmjack
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
May 2016 - $30.00
Great little county park just a few miles from lots of services, restaurants and stores. It's located in a slight depression so we can't see the homes that are slowly encroaching on the park. There is some traffic noise but it abates after all the commuters get home.
The asphalt sees are mostly shaded and have a patio, picnic table and fire ring. - LMandTinView
Jan 2016 - $30.00
We made reservations to stay four night, but had to cancel five days before our arrival. Guajome has a 30 day cancellation policy within which no refunds are given. This is far different than private parks which either impose no charge or at most charge one night's stay when a cancellation is made a short time before arrival. - RaySc
May 2015 - $29.00
A real find for this area. a few sites are suitable for 40+ foot rigs, but most are a better fit for smaller RVs.
The park covers over a hundred acres with miles of trails and a lake. All sites have water and 30 amp power. All have tables and fire rings. The camp hosts sell firewood at competitive prices. The showers are good, with plenty of hot water. - bobcovey
Sep 2016 - $24.00
Elks Only, very tight, few full timers. Getting a little messy. FHU. OK Overnight. - silverado
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Contrary to the prior review, this is an Elk member ONLY campground. We had FHU's (30amp) and excellent Wi-Fi is included. - FLtravelers
Jan 2012 - $23.00
An Elks lodge RV park that allows non-members access and takes reservations. Parking is on dirt/gravel on a level lot. Large covered picnic area for groups. Laundry available at lodge building. Narrow sites for rigs with slides on both sides you are only 4 feet from your neighbor when his slides are extended. Big rigs should watch for dragging turning into lodge coming from the north. Host on site. - Bucky Beaver
Feb 2017 - $58.00
We were able to get one of the spots directly overlooking the ocean. There is a chain link fence protecting you from falling over the edge of the dunes. You can walk down the nearby steps and stroll on the beach. My only complaint is that the roads are very narrow, and even our 27 foot RV could not avoid going over a curb when we entered the park. Lots of families with young kids here, and plenty of dog walkers too. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the park. There is a small store and a mini-restaurant with great outside seating. They allow fires in the fire pits and the site was very wide, which was nice. - The Bees
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Stayed in site 157, site is secluded with bushes on three sides. Park is very quiet and clean unless your in one of the sites next to the street and railroad. Our site was far enough from both that we didn't notice them. Entrance road is a little tight for long RV's, ours is 35', the longest allowed in the park. If not careful you will hit the curb. Roads in the park are plenty wide enough for long RV's. All site parking pads are fairly level asphalt the remainder dirt. Only a few sites have full hook ups, none that a long RV will fit in. There is a double sided dump station with faucets to fill you drink water tank. We didn't use the restrooms, showers, or laundry the four days we were there. Beach access is mostly by stairs, but at the south end of the park you can walk straight to the beach without stairs. The store is well stocked. We like Bull Tacos inside the park, although a little pricey, tacos are good, especially when they have exotic meats. Their breakfast burrito is excellent. We'll be back in the fall. - National RV Dolphin
Mar 2015 - $50.00
The welcome at the entrance was good. At first we were given a flooded site with a fence between us and the road. The charge for this was $35, for dry camping. We asked for a better site (not flooded), and we settled into a site overlooking the water, on a bluff, with a fence. The charge for this was $50, for dry camping. Each morning we had to check to see if we could stay in our site that night. We had to move once in a three night stay, but that was easy with no hook-ups. The sites were not raked or cleaned between tenants. The sites overlooking the ocean were a good size, but the sites by the road were very small. We were never offered a site with hook-ups, and we did not see any. (Admin note: full hookups are available) The campers were a nice mix of surfers and everyone else. We would not return because we did feel that the value for the price was questionable. - Vic and Marsha