7.3 Good
     
Lakeside, California

Rancho Los Coches RV Park

Lakeside, California


13468 Highway 8 Business
Lakeside, California 92040
Phone: (619) 443-2025

Sites: 134
Recent Rate: $58 12/2016

Office Hours:

Seasonal Hours: May 15th - September 15th

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hours above shown for Pacific Time Zone

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Latitude: 32.837436360822
Longitude: -116.90090417862
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 no
  • 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
  • $10.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 10.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • 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 yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • 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 ?
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for Christmas 2016. We were in space #49. This space is big enough that you can park your tow vehicle in front of the 42 foot motorhome and still have extra room. The location is fairly close to San Diego Tourist areas. The park is clean. Mostly long term, but really quiet at night. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

All San Diego area CGs are expensive. Premium sites are "semi-private" with a nearby neighbor but the CG put up privacy partial-fences between units. Off I-8, take exit 22, drive north "a few blocks" to Highway 8 Business, turn right past the liquor store, go just over ¼ mile with their sign on the left. All local roads are asphalt in good condition. Staff are friendly and helpful. Credit cards or cash accepted - no checks. Tent camping but no cabins/yurts. CG roads are sufficiently wide, asphalt in good condition but with sharp speed-bumps. Some turns are tight but no driving or overhead obstacles. CG is built on a hillside in steppes. All sites are back-in. FHU-20/30/50. Most sites are gravel, level, with utilities at the rear, with modest landscaping (San Diego is a desert). Sewer connections are at ground level. Premium sites have concrete patios and picnic tables. There are tall trees throughout the CG making satellite reception challenging. Fires not permitted. Adequate water pressure with an "ok" taste. Office doesn't really have a store but a shelf or two of RV essentials are available. Restrooms/showers have modern fixtures and are super-clean (score "A+"). Propane sales by local delivery to your site - schedule at office. Buy propane at Sky Fuel on E. Main at Greenfield (about 3 miles away) at $2.39/gallon plus tax. Laundry. No playground. Cable TV provided by Cox; get converter box at office. Small but nice fitness room. Free Wi-Fi for overnight stays. Verizon coverage at "4-bars"; Jetpack 4G coverage at "2-bars". Heated pool and spa. Covered, outdoor game area with billiards, ping-pong, dart board. This is a quiet CG; minimal freeway noise. Bug Report: small red ants infested the rig; contact office to spray if you have a problem. Recycle dumpster takes typical recyclable items. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lakeside is a suburb of San Diego. Whatever you want, you can find. Clean, public landromat at Hwy 8 Business and Los Coches. Wal-Mart south on Los Coches road, under freeway then up the hill. Diesel prices vary from $2.56 to $2.90 with availability all over the place. Camping World is in San Marcus, one hour away. Numerous other RV stores for parts or service. Office has the list. Lowes and Home Depot in Santee. Mission Gorge road will have most of your needs.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here on a monthly basis for 2 months, hence the lower daily rate. The current rate is $48 but discounts are available. There are several permanent residents, but everything is kept up quite nicely. The park has many trees and most sites have some shade. They have a rec room, kitchen, game room, heated pool and Jacuzzi. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

The San Diego Trolley is located at Trolley Square in Santee, which is about 10 minutes away. It's a great way to travel into the city and only $2.50 each, for a round trip senior day pass. They have a snowbird section of sites, and have tried to cater to snowbirds by starting a game night, but it wasn't well attended. It may catch on later.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

There are a lot of permanent rigs. They have a large mostly fenced grassy area to run your dogs. The basic layout of the park allows for cool breezes to reach each level of the park Our site was sort of a "parallel parking" site - a challenge for a 5th wheel.

We found the office staff a bit prickly.

Since that is the face of the park we were disappointed. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Attractive wooded, terraced, treed RV park tucked along small stream in historic ranch setting. Easy utility connections with excellent water pressure. Wifi was a local provider. While service was good, it was limited to two one-day passes and one hour per day without paying. We used excellent Verizon 4G LTE signal. Bridge to frisbee golf and dog run area that was huge. Peaceful and quiet. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate based on 7 day stay. Motorhome has 3 slides. Parked on my patio to get slides out but I can not get into compartments on driver's side due to electric hook up. Sites are VERY NARROW. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived at 06:30pm, and the office was closed. My traveling buddy was directed to the manageress who was very grumpy and not too impressed we turned up "late", despite our calling ahead three hours ago to say we'd be arriving after 6pm as we'd hit traffic and road works. She told us to go park in a lot and to fix the rest of the business up in the morning, then closed the door in her face! Not a friendly reception! And no key to access the facilities overnight that we'd already pre-paid for in full. Boo! No discount given in the morning either for a lack of access to the facilities. The park itself is a little out from San Diego, about 35mins drive, about 3 hours via public transport. On a positive note, there is a bus stop right out the front of the park that takes you to the trolley, which runs into SD. Unfortunately, this service is limited and inconsistent, and non-existent on Sundays. It also drives through some pretty rough neighborhoods. Otherwise, the grounds of the park are clean, and it's got a reasonable amount of shade. It's very hilly with some tight turns. The lots are gravel, some have concrete slabs, and most very uneven. There is a clean pool, 2 large showers with 2 sinks and a key is needed for access. As previously stated, the "Fitness room" is nothing more than a large closet with a treadmill with two dumbbells and a multifunctional gym piece that is falling apart. It requires a code and is located right behind the office. If you use it with music aloud, the office complains. It also smells like it rarely gets air. The laundry is a mix with both top and front washers and there are plenty of dryers, note however, the facilities (including the pool) all get locked at 9pm. Too bad if you are doing laundry and you've spent all day at the SD zoo. The park is generally quiet, filled with a large number of permanent residents, and often it feels like you're intruding. The management is unfriendly, inflexible, and at times, dictatorial rude. One day I mentioned to the office that the hot water was not working in one of the showers after waiting 20mins (timed on my phone). Despite being there a number of nights already - where the water did work - (and in the USA over 4 weeks) and showering frequently, the management told me there was no problem with the unit but they'd get maintenance to review it anyway. The janitor then came to my RV stating because I was "a foreigner", I didn't "know how to use the shower faucet correctly". I was not impressed. Hwy 8, Walmart, Vons, Radioshack and UPS are located about 2mi from the park. I'd recommend staying elsewhere but it'll do if there is no other choice. Although there doesn't not seem like a lot of choice in SD, there is plenty of hidden gems closer to the city. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for five nights. This is an older park. The sites are extremely narrow and tough to get into. (Dented fender to prove it!). We were also told we had 50 amp service. Our breakers kept tripping until the electricity finally quit altogether. The office told us to just plug into the empty spot next to us. Without water for four hours one morning. Don't know why. On the up side, this is a very quiet park. The staff was very friendly. Half hour trip to San Diego for sightseeing. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in this park two nights on our way home. When we called, we asked if they had any pull throughs and were told they had one which happened to be available. That is true, this is the only pull through site in the park and it is new. It was easy to get into and we had plenty of room. It's on the curve of one of their streets. It isn't level side to side: you'll need to put boards under your wheels on the side away from the road. It's gravel and there is no concrete pad though for our rig, the pad is usually in the wrong place anyway so we didn't care. I can definitely see that many of the other sites are small and getting in to some of them would be a challenge. We received a "goodies bag" upon checking in that contained very helpful info about local businesses, some advertising about the park (pens) and a little bag of Famous Amos' Cookies. No park ever gave us cookies before! We did have trouble with the Wi-Fi the first night but after calling the Customer Service number on the card we were given, it did improve. The park is quiet, the landscaping is lovely and we were most pleasantly surprised. We would definitely stay here again. The nightly rate with a Good Sam discount was $40.50. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been camping here since the middle of Aug. 2010 and absolutely love the place! This is the cleanest campground we have ever camped in. The showers and restrooms are spotless, as are the pool, spa and laundry room. Staff is very friendly and helpful. This RV park is very quiet and peaceful. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Tent.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Our first RV trip close to home to test RV systems and get moved in. Spaces are close together, hard to park at our space due to a light pole at the front of the space by the drive aisle. Gravel parking, concrete and paver stone patio at side of trailer. Very friendly staff, very friendly residents eager to assist. Campground very clean and quiet; appeared about half full with 75% of those camped as permanent residents. Access drive windy and a little steep at back of park, but no trouble for the fifth wheel. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Visually attractive,clean and well shaded park with unique layout. Very tight spaces with twisty, hilly, turns makes larger rig parking difficult. More suited to 30' max for short term camping. There are larger rigs, but they are full timers who are set up as permanent or semi permanent residents who are employed in the surrounding area. There is a clean pool, but only has a depth of 5' and is about average size for an RV park. 2 large showers with 2 sinks and a key is needed for access. Fitness room is nothing more than a large closet with a single barely functional multi exercise unit with two dumbbells and several treadmills. To enter, a 4 digit punch in code is needed, but you'll most likely turn around and exit immediately upon entry, or not return a second time. Plenty of washers and dryers that are clean and functional. Although the park is generally quiet, a large group of ravens or crows dominate the parks trees and are quite loud and disturbing. Each space has a small concrete pad that needs to be reached by crossing about 10' of stone pebbles which presents a major problem for motorcycle parking and turn arounds. I would suggest two wheelers avoid this park for any stay over a few days as maneuvering about these pads which have a small drop off, is exasperating and dangerous. Management is inflexible, dictatorial, and unfriendly. It's almost like being in some kind of confinement atmosphere. I had planned on spending the summer here to escape the Arizona heat, but after only a few days have decided to look elsewhere as the parks minuses outweigh the pluses. I certainly will not return, and recommend anyone looking for a casual, fun, park look elsewhere. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is an excellent place to be. Granted the roads are narrow as it is an older park, but the management is friendly and helpful and the people are nice. I would recommend this park to anyone who wants a nice beautiful peaceful place to go. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

There are narrow roads, and space numbers are not clearly indicated. There are some unfriendly full time residents. I would not stay there again. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Small park wedged into a little town. Level sites, but very close when you put out the awning. Bath house use only if you put a deposit for the key, so we didn't. Lots of long term residents. No noise from the highway that's only a mile away. Restaurants and shopping in nearby El Cajon. Good Verizon cell and aircard service. We camped at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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