5 Parks near Oceanside, California
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
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
Jan 2015 - $29.00
Small, quiet county park with easy access from I-5 and I-15. Website for reservations has pictures and accurate descriptions of the 33 paved, water and 30amp electric sites. All sites have nice tables and fire pits situated a good distance from the paved site parking. All roads are paved with easy access to all sites on all three levels of park. Note: if site description states it will accommodate 35 feet, that is all it will accommodate. Dump station is on hill so holding tanks do not totally empty. If you tow your toad behind motorhome, there is no charge for extra vehicle, but if you drive it in, there is a charge for extra vehicle! Also, off the pavement at sites is sand and dirt. - RJourney
Jan 2015 - $29.00
This is a very nice county park - on the edge of encroaching suburbia. The park has a lot of trails, some ponds and is nearby a large old adobe. We were there on a holiday weekend, and it was mostly full, but with some of the quietest campers I have ever had the privilege to camp among. We were there to go to Legoland, which was about 25 mins drive away. - i like it quiet
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
Jul 2015 - $75.00
$82 a night is ridiculous! Good Sam brought the price down to $75 -- but hardly worth the price! When you're desperate for a place to stay, I guess that's what has to be paid. The park is cramped, has small sites, no parking, no walking area for pets (there is a small fenced area covered with sawdust-type bark). Lots of long-term residents (although not sure why that is!). We were required to park on our site which in turn requires us to push through foliage get to the street. Long-termers are allowed to park on the street which is going to make it extremely difficult to get out when we leave. Also, the noisy train was a real pleasure (not!). - retditto
Dec 2013 - $33.00
We loved this park. So close to the beach. There are trains, but you get used to them. The pet run was very nice and helpful. Friendly staff and a great hot tub and pool area. One of the best run parks we have been to. - The Travel Family
Nov 2011 - $68.00
Very cramped spaces, slide outs almost touch each other. Poor landscaping, with just a few trees by the sites. Basically a cement parking lot surrounded by train tracks that are a constant noise problem with Amtrak, the Coaster and other local trains. Felt like I was in the movie "My Cousin Vinny". Borders the Coast Highway that feels as though you are at Sturgis, ND with all of the motorcycle noise. Close to the beach although you have to walk down to the beach surrounded by a chain link fence. The whole area is very blighted and feels like it is on the wrong side of the "tracks". Very friendly and helpful staff and nice small pool area. We camped here for a couple of days. Would not return. Very expensive for what you get. - Rick and vik
Feb 2015 - $75.00
The weather was great this year and there is a new picnic area at the resort. Its called Surfer's Curve and they have umbrellas and tables set up. They said they just upgraded the Wi-Fi and it seems to be better now than some other reviews were mentioning.
Our site was easy to back into and room for our awning and bbq.
The neat thing is that there is a walkway to the beach and there is a playground next to the resort. - Perry Price
Jan 2015 - $70.00
This is a very nice park and would recommend staying here. I rated it an "8" for two reasons. The WiFi provides a pretty strong signal but is extremely slow all hours of the day as far as I could tell. It was basically useless on my iPhone and iPad. It worked OK on my MacBook Pro sometimes. The other major criticism, which is out of the control of the park, is that the trash pickup by Waste Management is early and very noisy. One pickup is for the dumpsters and another follows for the recycle bins. This happens twice per week. I know from experience that Waste Management sets this pickup schedule and it is out of the control of the park.
As mentioned in other reviews, there is a nearby commuter train and if you're outside it is loud but it passes in less than 10 seconds. For whatever reason, I've found that many RV parks are located near train tracks. I guess this train could be a problem if you are a light sleeper but it never bothered me. You could also request a space near the front of the park to reduce the noise but then you are near the busy street the park is located on. This is a very clean and well maintained park. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The spaces are close but real estate is at a premium in California. They were extremely helpful in guiding me into my space. In fact, they parked our friend's 5'er for him. When I booked reservations several months earlier, our friends had a smaller 30 amp travel trailer. They upgraded to a 50 amp RV just before the trip. I called the park two days before our arrival requesting that their site be upgraded to 50 amp. They complied and were still able to locate us side-by-side. The park is very accessible to all areas of Oceanside including a very short walk to the beach. We would definitely stay here again. - Ruskin
Aug 2014 - $79.00
This is a nice smaller park with a very friendly staff. We were there in August and it was mostly families. We enjoyed watching the kids ride their bikes. The travelers staying in the park were very quiet. There is a train that goes by fairly often, but it didn't bother us. It is a very short walk to the beach--about 4 minutes. Nice pool, small store and a nice game room. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. Its a little pricey in the summer, but everything in California is, even some state parks are $65 a night for full hookups. - sourdoughought