Potrero County Park


Potrero, California
Phone: (858) 565-3600

Sites: 46
Recent Rate: $27 2/2015

Latitude: 32.6150957197643
Longitude: -116.594893634319

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com


Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not an easy campground to reach; it is not a "stop-for-the-night-as-you-are-passing-through" campground. See my notes below on reaching the campground. However, once you do reach the campground, you are among beautiful old oak trees. The park itself is fairly small, surrounded by farms and homes, with many barking dogs. There is not a lot of vegetation for visual separation between the sites, but the sites are fairly well separated. The interior roads are paved and the sites are paved, but several were fairly unlevel. When we arrived on a holiday weekend, the park was fairly busy, but there were still several spaces available. Once the weekend was over, we were almost alone. The dogs: when we arrived there were barking dogs. As we looked at possible sites, the campers near site 13 said that barking dogs and the smell from the horse corral had been major bad issues, so we chose site 21, further away from the dogs. During our stay we heard dogs during the day, but it was very quiet at night. Just a note on sites, sites 33 through 39 are not as nice, more like parking spaces, and sites 33 and 34 are "buddy" sites, right next to each other. The ranger that checked us in was very nice and helpful; the only other staff we saw were riding an ORV at a high rate through the back roads. It looked like fun but I am not for sure the taxpayers should be paying for it. We had great, strong Verizon phone and data with 4G. We were able to get satellite, but, because of the trees, some sites will not get satellite. There is a nice, short nature trail. We camped at Potrero County Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

We arrived at the park off of Interstate 8 on Highway 94. We were not prepared for the dire warning signs about 94. We proceeded anyway. The road was a very slow 25 miles with curves and hills, but it was not really a problem for us. However, your experiences may vary. The park is a good place to stay to visit the Mexican city of Tecate for a day trip. There are some great restaurants there.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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living large

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park...huge oak trees all around. Very well maintained..nice large level sites. We camped at Potrero County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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E&J push'n wind

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

I've known about this campground for better than years, it is somewhat local to me but have stayed for the first time now. I should have come sooner! The park is somewhat off of the beaten path. It is literally only miles from the U.S. Mexican border in the little town of Potrero, about 5 or so miles from the turnoff to the Tecate entrance into Mexico. It is operated by the County of San Diego. What a wonderful park! Excellently maintained, very clean, and quiet, no trains, planes or automobiles to hear! I guess because of the time of the year and perhaps the weather, we had the whole park to ourselves. Only one other camper was coming in when we arrived, and there was only one camper already here, when we arrived. Both had continued on their way the next day. I prefer to use my own RV to take care of our needs, but I checked out the restrooms/showers. While things are somewhat old, they were very well maintained and very clean. We stayed unfortunately on a rainy weekend. It pretty much rained every night we were here, though the sun did come out briefly on Saturday. We kind of used it as a base camp, and did a little exploring to the North and West of the campground in the Laguna Mountains, where there was snow for the big (me) and little kids to play in briefly. We also went to a little town called Boulevard where there is the Wisteria Candy Cottage. Excellent place to check out if you like candy of all sorts. I and the wife got pecan turtles, daughter got a caramel apple and son got gummy worms. A bit pricy but worth the stop in, very friendly. Now that we've visited it and it is not too far from home, about 40 miles outside of the City of San Diego, we will definitely add this to our list of favorite local visits. We camped at Potrero County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Rangers were very helpful by loaning us tools for a mechanical issue. We were on a pie-shaped space which was a little nicer than other typical stalls (more roomy). Some sites were not too level if you don't carry enough blocks. Very pretty old oak trees throughout site. Public market is about 5 minutes away. Pretty area of county. We camped at Potrero County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

What a lovely park. One of those rare finds. Potrero County Park, 45 miles east of San Diego, is in a broad green valley dotted by coastal live oaks. Its grassy meadow and rocky hillsides provide quiet solitude for hikers and campers, and picnickers will enjoy the shade of hundred-year-old oak trees. The park is well suited for year round recreation. The average summer high is 90 and the average winter low is 34. At an elevation of 2300 feet, the valley can receive occasional light snowfall in the winter. I would definitely return here. We camped at Potrero County Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 423
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Self registration in effect at time. Back In site not level. Good sani dump. Caravans use park as departure point into Mexico. We camped at Potrero County Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 213
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff very helpful, friendly and organized. This is a very nice park, we loved the oak trees and the quiet; could be a bit remote for some. Seems like a good stop over place for people coming in and out of Mexico. We took Hwy 94 from the Lemon Grove area and it was a bit curvy, hilly and narrow in a couple of spots but no problem. We have a 30 ft class A. Water pressure was a little low so we used our pump. We couldn't get TV service but good Verizon signal for phone and internet. We paid $12 by reserving in 2006 but the rate for water and electric sites has gone up to $20. We camped at Potrero County Park in a Motorhome.

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