Rate does not include 10% tax and $1 per night fee per dog.
Santee Lakes was a good home base for us to explore San Diego from. It's 30 minutes from the beach, but offers a more rustic, wooded campground feel compared to RV parks downtown. The park is surprisingly large, with 300+ campsites grouped into eight or so different areas/loops along the long narrow park. Each area has a very different feel, with many of the areas being traditional rows and rows of diagonally parked RVs. We stayed in Willow Loop which was older and felt more rustic (large trees, more space, oddly-angled sites). Due to the oddly-arranged sites, some in Willow Loop are great with lots of space, and others are right up against the next RV (not even enough space to open an awning) with the camping area BEHIND the RV. We used their web site's site search to look at the satellite views to choose a site with more space. The WiFi worked pretty well (not good enough for streaming video, but OK for everything else).
Given the size of the park, there were plenty of places to walk our dogs, but dogs are not allowed in any of the lakes, even on leash to just get wet. Also, dogs are not allowed in the day use areas, only in the campground areas. Portable fences/ex-pens for dogs are not allowed. There are hiking trails nearby but you have to exit the park to get to them. We would stay here again. - LifeRebooted
RV park is part of a very large regional park that has a number of small lakes. The RV park is at the back and has its own lake to use. The main park can get fairly busy on the weekends but they do have a private gate for just the RV park to enter and exit. Roads are paved, sites are packed sand/dirt or paved and are fairly level. Sites are long enough for big rigs and tow vehicle and there is good spacing between sites. There are trees providing some shade for sites but they do not impact the rigs. We had no problem using our satellite dish. Wi-Fi is free and works OK but generally slows down at night and on the weekends as users increase. Cell phone service, Verizon, is weak. Park is very nicely maintained and offers many things to do like fishing, walking and biking. Park is near highway and is about 20 minute drive into downtown San Diego. - mcharland
I've stayed at this park several times in the last few years. It's a great location. Staff is friendly. Sites are very large. Wifi works great. I do wish they would install a concrete patio area at each site. When it rains, you track the sand into your RV. Would be nice to have a concrete patio to pull up next to, instead of the wet sand. Other than that, I really like this park. - supercub