This would be a great little RV Park, tucked away in a canyon, next to a golf course, in a very central location to San Diego and the surrounding areas. However, there are a lot of issues with this place. Sites are concrete and level, but drops off at edge of concrete, making it difficult to use picnic table or chairs. Also, care must be taken to avoid backing up too far, where you won't be able to drop your rear jacks. The camp hosts are constantly circling in their cars, not for security but to find things to confront guests about, such as approved fire heaters, flying kites with kids, guests displaying their RV-based business signs, mobile RV repairmen, etc. We felt like children with all the rules and reprimands. Half the RV Park are active duty military banking BAH. We were here for 4 weeks and the grass was mowed 6 times, starting at around 6am each time - annoying and total FWA. What a shame that a nice RV park with lots of amenities and in a central location is so over-regulated that it sucks the fun out of staying here. We won't be back. - LifeRidingShotgun
This was our first time staying here. The check-in was fast. Getting the reservation over the phone was also pretty easy. The campground hosts are very helpful. The restrooms are clean, although they could change the access codes more. The cable TV service was good, but the station numbers didn't match the guide that was handed out by the office. WiFi was available thru the Navy network. It was free, but you had to register. The signal and bandwidth were pretty good. I'm retired military, so our nightly rate was $30. The park is close to two trolley stops, which makes access to the downtown area very easy. We will stay here again when visiting the area. - MikeandDixie
(RVPR Admin Note: This FamCamp is now open to the public.) Very nice park with lots of grassy areas and friendly RVers. They are unusually strict about dogs being leashed all the time. The only slight negative is the bathrooms. They are old and substandard. The sinks never seem to have hot water (but the showers always do). There is some traffic noise from a distance but it didn't bother us. We always stay here when in San Diego. We stayed five nights. - Don Geidel
Really a nice location with it's own beach and a marina, very close to Pacific Beach, San Diego and to Sea World. Most sites are really tight with back to back power, water and sewer which meant I had to pull straight in and my windshield was looking at the back of a 5th whl. I opted for a Prefered site with a lot a room on both sides with a fence separating the sites, but it was very dusty. It was really full on the weekends with a lot of kids. Went through their orientation ..... they have a LOT of rules 4 pages worth ............... kinda takes the fun out of it. Oh one more point the electrical was always reading low 100 to 109 volts. We have to think hard if we were to stay here again. We stayed for a month it was cheaper that way. - labones
We stayed for 4 nights including new Years Eve, and came away with mixed views of the campground. The actual site was big, but had no grass or even concrete so with rain hitting us the first night the dirt kept coming into the RV. The camp was full to the limit and the staff did a great job in keeping noise a minimum level after start of quiet hours without causing any trouble doing so. The restrooms and showers very not very clean and could certainly have been kept in a better state, and the for some reason the heaters were running at maximum power resulting in a sauna-like temperature in the especially the women's bathroom. The location was great with easy access to San Diego downtown, Mission Beach and the Interstate 5 without being too noisy. - great dane on wheels
We are from Spain and we are making a trip through the USA. We started in March in Miami, Fl, and we finished in Los Angeles, CA. This has been the worst camping we've found, besides expensive. The best thing is really on the same coast with beach at the edge of the campsite. Worst: the amount of people there. It was in July, and camping plots, which seemed more like a parking lot than a campground. The first plot we had completely lacked privacy. We got another that we had seen that was free and it was better. Still and all the price was extremely high. There was loud music everywhere, and not referring to the activities every evening organized by the camp, but many people put loud music. After five days of the same filed a complaint because the cost of it with what is offered is not appropriate. We have to recognize that they contacted us and we have returned the money we had paid. - gofion
This park has been recently renovated and is now a top-notch RV park. All sites have 50 amp full hook-ups and level, concrete pads. There is plenty of space between sites but no trees. The view is of the marina and the bay and the waterfront are literally 10 feet from the water. Coronado, a few miles north, has lots of excellent shops and galleries and many high-end restaurants. It's a great place to spend some time, with easy access to the entire San Diego area. We'll be back. - steben6
Waterfront sites, close to the Hotel Del Coronado, bike and boat rentals on site, new level concrete pads, clean restrooms & showers, but spotty internet access though. - ginsun88
Great park that's well worth the price. It is new so how it is in a couple of year's we'll have to see. Weekends getting very busy, but weekdays no problem. We will be back whenever in SD! - NavyRebel
I actually did a drive through. The park is clean and orderly. The vast majority of occupants are long term or permanent. All sights are well kept. If your RV is 40', most of the sites will not be suitable, and the turns will be vary tight. Not big rig friendly. The sites are closer than average. - Marine
Park appears to be filled with full or long term residents living in their trailers or motor-homes. The park is clean and the staff friendly. The pool area is well maintained. The park is well shaded with both pull through and back-in sites. The park is located a about 100 yards from busy Interstate 5 only about 3 miles from the Mexican border. The freeway traffic noise is constant 24 hours a day and doesn't change much at night. I will probably not return to this location. - Wayne01
We had a mixed feeling about this RV Park. We booked it and when we got there 2PM in the afternoon the office was closed. Surprising to find it closed since this was an RV park. There was a bunch of envelopes with names on them for site reservations. Ours showed our site # and name and that it was a "back-in" site. When we went to the site it was way too small for us. A nice fellow who lived in the park saw that there was no way at all that we could fit in there and so he came and showed us a better site. The site he showed us could fit us in there but it was a dump of a site. Right next to the highway wall, and right between 2 abandoned run down 5th wheels from the 70's ! Being just 2 miles from Mexico we figured, oh well, we will just be using it as a base camp while in SD, so we stayed. We went to get some supplies and upon returning at 4PM we saw the office open. I went inside and the lady in there was quite rude. Each time I tried to speak one word she would immediately cut me off and state the same thing: "THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, ANY PROBLEMS CAN BE DEALT WITH IN THE MORNING". I said "BUT I JUST NEED A KEY TO THE RESTR-" "SIR, THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, ANY PROBLEMS CAN BE DEALT WITH IN THE MORNING". I said "BUT HOW DO I USE THE RESTR-" "SIR, THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, ANY PROBLEMS CAN BE DEALT WITH IN THE MORNING". This went in for about 60 seconds with me just trying to deal with the simplest of issues but I kept getting cut off. Finally I got the keys. The next morning the lady was super nice. I was told by one of the long term residents there that Sunday was her only day off. I feel bad for her but the office door was open and my issues were simple. I would recommend that you arrive on any day but Sunday. In some areas the park is beautiful. The office, bathrooms, Laundry and Rec Room are truly resort like. About 2/3 of the sites are really really nice. The other 1/3 are run down and have people living in old beat up RV's. Some of the people living in them are very very nice and some are just plain mean and gang-like looking. This park is just a little bit short of being a 1st class park. I would recommend the park only if you arrive on any day but Sunday and get to pick your site. WI-FI is only available in the rec room which closes at 10PM so it is inconvenient. Price was fair at $36 . Don't buy ICE there, it is $3 for a small bag ! - TPE
Despite what the staff and the website tells you, this park is NOT big rig friendly. If you have a rig that's over 35', you will NOT fit if the park is full. There are trees at the front corners of every single site, plus the sites themselves are narrow, as is the street. So, if you are trying to back in to your space and you have neighbors on the sides and across the street, you won't fit. It took us an hour to get our 43' fifth wheel in - and that's with an empty spot next to us and across from us. Very, very frustrating!! WHY would you plant trees at the front corners of every site?!
We had called in advance to make sure that our rig would fit (we were told yes so clearly they don't know rig sizes) and if there was space in our spot for our extra car. We were assured that yes, there was space. When we checked in, we were assured again that there was space for our extra vehicle in front of our rig. They charged us $5/day extra for the car.
Once we finally got into our spot, a security guard came by and told us that we had to move the car to "overflow parking." We explained that we'd paid to have our car there and were told it was fine. Nope. Had to move the car outside the gate, about a 1/2 mile walk. So what exactly is the $5 for and why were we told twice that our extra car was fine?
As other reviewers have mentioned, this place has more rules than anything I have ever experienced. And stated in such a way as to assume you are already a law-breaker. It's not like this park is a luxury resort, folks. It's a paved parking lot with no amenities. And even though it's paved, our site was extremely unlevel.
The electric worked fine, as did the wi-fi, although it was slow. The sewer is toward the front of the space and our long hose did not stretch to the back gray tank. There is laundry on site, but we did not use it. There is access to the bay front through the back corner of the park, which has a nice sidewalk along the bay for walking or riding your bike.
Based on our experience and the high price, I would not recommend this park. - GrowFam
One of the best located RV Parks near a major city we have seen. It's located in Mission Bay Park. Miles of walking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding etc. right there. Mission Bay Park is always active with many weekend events. Pacific Beach and Mission Beach are about 4 miles west. San Diego is about 5 miles and Balboa Park about 7 mile.
The park is very well maintained, the security is top notch. It's a large square parking lot with some trees and decent sized spaces. There are about 10 sites that face the bay but they don't allow you to back in so you really have no view. Don't understand that.
We have stayed here twice and will return. - Jones714
As other reviewers have commented, it is a paved and fenced parking lot with full hookups and great location. Easy, busy access from I-5. All sites are adequate size with easy access and no pull thrus. Caution on speed bumps and angled drainage ditches. I-5 access also gives you the constant vehicle noise. Overall, good park for visiting San Diego that is clean, secure and location. Would stay here again if in San Diego. - RJourney
If you want to do things in San Diego or La Jolla, this is a great spot to land. Rate reflects weekly stay. Our greeting upon arrival was warm and friendly. The sites are full hookup, but not large. The pool, which is heated, the hot tub, and the bathrooms and showers were very clean. This is a city campground, with a highway and train nearby. The wi-fi was slow and patchy. We would stay here again. - Vic and Marsha
This was the first time staying at this campground and probably the last. A campsite with a pretty good look, but once you walk around it, is very simple and ordinary. The reception service is quite simple, attended by two people who looked like they were there to pass the time, not as employees of the campsite. They do not have a small convenience store, but only two soda machines and water, and since getting there is made through a secondary road or street, is close to a mile and a half away off the freeway. The most bland of parks. If needed for only a night - good enough, otherwise no. - gofion
As per other reviewers, accept the noise level from I-8 or don't stay here. It did quickly become white noise and didn't bother me at all. With a smaller rig (25'), I didn't have any problem with the site. Landscaping is great with grass by most sites. Layout is a bit odd but it works. This is all about the location. The trolley stop is right outside the fence (with a private gate to the RV park), and you can get anywhere in the area for $5 round trip. I will definitely stay here again. - ldukeb