Mission Bay RV Resort

     


San Diego, California
Phone: (858) 270-4300

Sites: 259
Recent Rate: $35 3/2015


Latitude: 32.7986384866871
Longitude: -117.212898731232

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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
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • 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

75 Reviews

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

GrowFam

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $67.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Rubio's fish taco stand down the road is awesome!!

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Jones714

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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RJourney

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

10 minutes to airport, Midway, Little Italy Saturday Market, pier at Pacific Beach. Can ride bicycle from park to downtown.

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sebraun

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
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Hard to describe. The park is quiet, clean, well patrolled, and well located. It is also dull and devoid of amenities. The beach access is limited. Lots of unused potential. Probably limited by San Diego zoning regulations. The park rules are rigidly observed even though the 5th wheel next to me was obviously storing tools and materials and actively running a business. Too many good parks out there at the same price, probably won't return. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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User1859

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $70.00
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Very friendly office staff! This is a parking lot with very very little room between spaces. To be more specific, if all RV Parks were like this, I would give up camping!! We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Urbanthesis

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
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Resort is located in the heart of the Mission Bay area of San Diego. Plenty to do in and around the park. In terms of aesthetics, it is nothing more than a RV parking lot that happens to be right on the bay. However, due to its location and local activities, one could almost overlook the fact that RVers are packed into the park like sardines, particularly during busy parts of the year. All hookups worked well and site was level. Staff were friendly and helpful. Even though I did not actually use the restrooms, they did not have a welcoming appearance from the outside. All in all, I would consider staying here again. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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JJ & CC

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
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The best thing about this park is that it is close to attractions (Zoo & Balboa Park). Just a concrete parking lot with hook ups and not much room between sites. The staff was friendly, but not very helpful with information. Asked where to fuel up with diesel that was easy in and out for a 36 footer and got a deer in the head light look. Doubt if I would stay here again. So, it gets a rating of 6 just for location to attractions. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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acasler

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $70.00
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The RV park is surrounded by Mission Bay Park so there are views of the bay everywhere. RV sites are spacious and there's easy access for large trailers, awnings, and slide outs. Guests have access to wonderful paths. Very friendly staff and immaculately clean. Snack Shack has great food and root beer floats. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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tinycirco

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

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We got a great $310 weekly off-season rate (+$5 each dog fee, one time) and loved this park so much that we extended a second week. There are great walking paths all around the park and it's close to all of the museums and parks San Diego has to offer. The staff is friendly and the security is great. The sites are close together and there is no pool. The Wi-Fi is painful at peak hours, but most of the time it's okay and it's free (no TengoInternet here!). We can't wait to come back next winter. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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terrytckl

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $50.00
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Have stayed here twice. Each time it has been very good. Maintenance workers seem to be constantly policing the area. Very nice access to extensive waterfront parks and walkways. It is an all blacktop park, but does have some greenways and palm trees. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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LifeRidingShotgun

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

Located on Mission Bay in a trailer-park community, this RV Resort is basically just a big parking lot with painted lines to designate campsites and a tree here and there. The perimeter is fenced, with just a few openings. The entrance is guarded and requires a permit. The exit is a motion-sensor gate that automatically opens and closes. The gate to the laundromat requires a code to re-enter the resort.A gate on the back end of the resort leads to a nice, paved walking trail that follows the shoreline of the bay all the way around the bay. There is no sundries store on location and propane is only available two days per week. Check-in which is located about .5 mile before you enter the resort and shares it's building with the trailer-park administration. In the resort, there is a snack stand that serves breakfast, lunch, and ice cream. There is a laundromat, garden, and recreation facility that is shared with the trailer-park residents. There are also toilet and shower facilities placed around the resort. Mission Bay is very close to San Diego and the RV Resort is only a few miles from Sea World. It's location provides very easy access to the interstate, so everything is within easy reach. Worth mentioning is that immediately outside the resort is the parking lot for Mission Bay Beach, where we noticed several RVs were parked the entire time we were there. There were some parked in the parking lot, some on the side of the street, and some actually on the beach. We also noticed that at the entrance to Mission Bay Park, there was a public RV dump station. We didn't check to see if a fee was charged, but found it interesting how acceptable it is to boondock in these areas. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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User1835

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $59.00
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We stayed here one night, the park is located close to Interstate 5 and 8 for visiting attractions around the city. The sites are all asphalt with a small greenbelt and a tree between each site. The restrooms were nice, but could stand some updating; laundromat was clean. There is 24 hour security. There is a "snack shack" for breakfast/lunch items, a baywalk for walking/biking. Parking at your site for one vehicle, additional guest overnight parking outside the park for $5. I didn't try the Wi-Fi. The staff was very friendly. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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biosensai

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Came here to spend a week with my daughter's family knowing the demographics would be outside of this full-timers comfort zone. Lots of unsupervised young children everywhere, especially in the roads that become very narrow because of all the big trucks protruding into the street. This does not stop their parents from driving too fast. Our back-in site was not sufficiently level for the auto-levelers to keep all wheels touching. That's disappointing considering the park is basically all asphalt with grass strips behind the rigs and a single tree between sites where a square has been cut out of the asphalt. The location of the restrooms results in a constant traffic flow through the adjacent sites, including sub-teens on bikes. My neighbor's water & power cords were just ridden over as I write this. Security seems to be doing a good job of suppressing unwanted noise. Following the viewing of Sea World's nightly fireworks, things quiet down until around 8am. All sites are back-ins at a right angle to the interior roads. Couple this with the trucks parked half way into the road and the constant flow of people of all sizes makes very tight and dangerous maneuvering. The physical attractiveness of the park rates at best a 6. Security gets a 10. The majority of my fellow campers fail miserably. But, then again, it is summer vacation at the beach, and the park is what I had been told it would be. For older teens, college kids, and crazies, 'woodstock' is across the bay. For those with younger kids looking for a place to turn 'em loose and then doing a little letting loose themselves, it gets an '8'. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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rdoghse

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
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We took our granddaughter to Sea World and the SD Zoo Safari Park. The location is very convenient to Interstates 5 and 8 for visiting attractions in and around San Diego. As others have mentioned, it is an asphalt parking lot with strips of grass at the rear of each site. Back-ins only, no pull-thrus. I don't see this place as being an overnight stop, so for us this wasn't an issue. While I wouldn't call this a resort (no amenities), the sites are spacious for the location. There is a beach area on Mission Bay for the kids and adults. Yes, this is part of a "Harbor Community" that includes mobile homes, but to us they seemed well-kept, just old. They are separated from the RVers, although they do share the same entrance. A great location for biking or walking, no real traffic to be concerned with. The bathrooms were clean and functional, but did need some updating. The 'snack shack' had some great breakfast burritos. We will definitely return. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Indio_snowbird

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $95.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have said, this is a glorified parking lot, i.e., asphalt everywhere and basically no grass anywhere. The only reason to stay here is the location's proximity to San Diego. The Wi-Fi is intermittent at best, the Cable TV signal is awful, there are no amenities (pool, exercise room, etc.), and the park is surrounded by a mobile home park that is well past its prime. When you add the exorbitant rate, this park is a definite PASS unless you need to stay in the San Diego area. We camped at Mission Bay RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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  • 10 minutes to airport, Midway, Little Italy Saturday Market, pier at Pacific Beach. Can ride bicycle from park to downtown.

    RJourneyJanuary 2015
  • Rubio's fish taco stand down the road is awesome!!

    GrowFamMarch 2015

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