Escondido, California

Champagne Lakes

Escondido, California



Escondido, California
Phone: (760) 749-7572

Sites: 74
Recent Rate: $43 6/2015

Latitude: 33.2782234796203
Longitude: -117.143587860119

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 yes
  • $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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • 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 ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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11 Reviews

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biosensai

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $43.00
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We've been looking for a park 'less lively' on the weekends in the Temecula area than where we usually stay. I'd read reviews that this park had been seriously renovated. It really has. We stayed in one of the upper levels. Full sun exposure (unlike the sites nestled in the valley) but also no satellite interference. In our area, parking was a bit tight for bigger, multi-slide units with an accompanying vehicle, but doable by moving the provided picnic table to the back corner of the concrete pad. At least in our area, the park was as peaceful as we seek. Might not be near the lakes where tent campers are provided waterfront sites along the catch & release oases. Cell phone reception is 1 bar, but provided TengoInternet was good. This is a beautiful facility that should be a model for what the state should be doing in its parks. Don't think 10/10/10 RVs in a row like we gravitate towards. Think that concept hybridized with an oak studded state park. And full hookups. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Traffic on the nearby freeway is horrible in the mornings going south & afternoons going north. Using old 395 will help avoid the high congestion commuter times.

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User1835

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
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This campground has numerous long-term to permanent residents. The grounds are very nicely laid out and well-kept. Some of the sites are paved, others a dirt/gravel mix. They are full hookup or have all the necessary utilities except sewer. The check-in staff & maintenance staff were very friendly, helpful. There are security gates in use at night. Park was very quiet, restrooms very clean. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

There are three stocked lakes for catch & release fishing, bass & catfish. There is a small swimming pool next to the store/deli (temporally closed). Playground and a pet enclosed play area. Shopping, restaurants are approximately 8 miles away in Vista & Escondido. There are three casinos close by.

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SueBea

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
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We enjoyed a weekend stay in this park. Built in a valley, the park has several levels and can be taxing to get parked, or turn corners if you have a large rig. Very quiet, although the distant hum from the freeway can be heard, as it is above the park. They have some small lakes, ponds really, but a nice addition. The park store is currently closed, but they hope to have it open for the summer. The park is well maintained. We would definitely stay here again. This is good for a getaway for a few days, or as a base for the San Diego area.

A staff member escorted us to the site, and was willing to assist in the parking if we needed it. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tony Connie and Rusty

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $45.00
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Tiered, treed and nice RV park. We were surprised by the tiered levels of RV spots. We had a site on the third level that was concrete and spacious! We enjoyed walking around the three lakes with our dog. It was great to have trash and recycling receptacles all around and very handy. While the speed limit is said to be 10mph it wasn't always observed by the park employees in their little carts. We thoroughly enjoyed the hummingbirds that were constantly feeding at our feeder! The landscaping around our site area was very nice as well. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Motorhome.

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Perry Price

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

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $45.00
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There are a couple ponds/lakes where you can feed ducks. We liked the oak trees and the general layout and privacy. Doesn't feel like a huge campground. Its out of the way, but in a sense its a great location because Temecula and San Diego are accessible. A few golf courses nearby but we didn't golf. They have a little check in place with nice girls working there but there is a deli that was closed or out of business on property. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Lawrence Welks Resort is nearby and they have plays and concerts. The location near the highway 15 is best because its between Temecula and San Diego. You can't really walk to anywhere so you need to drive to dinner, store, etc.

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kandbbrown

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $39.00
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The rate above is based on a 15-night stay. I agree with the reviewer below me. Older reviews are very outdated. We stayed here based on the recommendation of someone who was working for the park during its renovations. I loved this park. It was quiet, with easy access just a mile off I-15. Although I didn't use the showers or restrooms, I did peek in and they were very clean. The laundry facilities were great - $1.50 to wash, $1.25 to dry for 45 minutes. The machines were relatively new. When you check in, the office assistant drives you around in a golf cart to show you the sites available that will fit your rig. The owner lives on site, and there are many employees out and about keeping things clean and in repair. The sites were huge. The cement pads very generous. We stayed in site #42. My only complaint, and the reason I did not give the park a 10 out of 10, is due to cellular voice and Internet reception. This has nothing to do with the park itself, other than its location. It is down in a dip and I think it just misses the cell tower signals. Our Verizon phones often cut out and we missed calls. Our Millenicom MiFi was slow to load. Our DirecTV dish, although it took a bit to find the satellite, came in just fine. They park does offer free cable, and Internet is available for a fee via TengoInternet. The closest shopping and services is in Oceanside and Temecula. Groceries, gas, restaurants, banks, etc, all within 20 minutes. The store at the park is closed but my understanding is they were hoping to find someone to lease it and reopen it before summer. They do offer propane delivery to your site 6 days a week. It was a little higher price than we could have gotten elsewhere, but the convenience was worth the higher price. There are many full time/year round residents here, but everyone kept their sites clean. It is not what I would call a "resort" but there was a swimming pool and some catch and release fishing ponds as well as a small playground for little kids. I was looking for some place quiet, with nice scenery, close to San Diego and surrounding areas. I would recommend this place and I would stay here again. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2063

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $41.00
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This park was a big disappointment for us. When we arrived for a 2 night stay we were required to pay for a 3 night minimum. Our Good Sam discount was not recognized either. We were required to pay a deposit for a gate card and then had to wait until late on the morning of our departure for the office to open so we could recover our money. When we were escorted to our site we passed by campers in poor condition, and some even appeared abandoned. Our site was newly concreted, but was so badly out of level that I used several blocks to level our camper. Power and water worked fine but the cable was snowy. WI-Fi was available but at an unreasonable cost. The park rules forbid large dogs but we were soon accosted by a pit bull and 2 German Shepard's who would have killed our little dog had we not reacted quickly. Rules required cleanup after dogs but the roads and paths were lined with droppings. We had to pay $2 extra for our little dog but there was no dog run and obviously the cost wasn't used for the park cleanup either. Traffic completely disregarded the speed limit and walking the park roads was risky. The only nice thing about this park was the lake. The ducks swimming in it made for a tranquil setting. If we're in the area again we'll definitely stay elsewhere. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Travel Trailer.

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RVingFullTime

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

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $24.00
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We will never stay at this park again. So many problems. Construction with heavy equipment begins promptly at 6 AM every day of the week. Yet the park owners require quiet time from the campers from 10 PM to 8 AM. The employees drive incredibly fast around the park, though there is a posted 10 MPH speed limit sign. There is a large amount of permanent residents with sites that look like garbage dumps. The three Ponds are advertised as lakes, but are well stocked with catch and release only. Campers fish free, but the public has to pay to fish at $5 a day. The smell of septic is as constant as the breeze and wafts through camp all the time. Wi-Fi is available, but comes at a high per day cost. Monthly rate was $699 plus electric and ironically electric cost more a month for a camper than it did for our friends whole house - and they live around the corner. Don't buy bait from them, the worms are all dead. Don't get propane from them - unless you've recently won the lottery. This place will nickel and dime you into the poor house! Lots are too close together, no space to enjoy, there are rat traps everywhere, no one picks up after the dogs (which you have to pay extra for). You have to pay $10 deposit to get a 'gate key' yet anyone can drive through the gate during the day, and at night four or five vehicles will go through at once. So the gate is useless. If you stay short term, the key deposit is returned when you depart - provided you hang around till 9 AM when the office opens! If you stay monthly, a $200 deposit must be given in addition to the gate key deposit. You get NO refund on that deposit when you depart... it's mailed to you. Basically, it's a scam, the owner is out for the almighty dollar and cares NOT for your comfort. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Fifth Wheel.

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alsan

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $23.00
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We stayed here for 2 months this year. The park is pretty quiet, except for the construction noise. Most of the sites are used by long term residents. Most of which were very nice and considerate. There is a posted 10 miles per hour speed limit which is not followed or enforced. The park staff are the fastest drivers here. The owner is improving the park by redoing the sites to make them larger and all with concrete pads. The equipment that is being used to do the work runs all day and adds to the noise. This is a temporary issue, but it appears they will be working for a year or more on the park. Hopefully they will make the sites a little wider to allow for comfortable use of the patio area with the slide-outs. Your tow car must be parked in the site as well. Makes for a cramped site. Monthly electric runs about $130. This added to the $699 for the monthly fee makes it a little high. We did compare it with a park closer to the 78 fwy and it was much higher, with a lot more freeway noise. All in all we had a very pleasant stay but look forward to seeing it when all construction is completed. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Motorhome.

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cuervo

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $43.00
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This is a permanent camp consisting mainly of trailers and fifth wheels on monthly or seasonal rentals. Some of these RVs have obviously been in the same spot for years. It is not big rig friendly. Our rig is 36 feet, which is as large as we would like to drive on these narrow curvy camp roads and back into the narrow sites. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Motorhome.

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stonecold

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $40.00
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Great location right off freeway but quite. Service and staff are wonderful and very flexible. The "permanent" tenants weren't all the quietest. There are a few lakes there that are more like ponds, but there are plenty of trees and shade and a nice little creek that runs the length of the grounds. They have a great huge site with partial hook-ups for rv & tent camping together- we easily fit our 27' trailer with our truck and 2 tents. No discriminating against certain breeds of dog & you can have campfires, but you must bring or make your own ring or fire pit. We camped at Champagne Lakes in a Travel Trailer.

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