1 Park near Santee, California
May 2015 - $47.00
This is a Huge park with multiple camping areas on a series of seven little lakes. We stayed here for four nights during the week and paid $5 extra for a lakefront site. We felt it was well worth it to sit outside right on the lake and watch the birds. We didn't fish but a lot of people did and we saw some of them catch pretty nice sized fish. The lakefront sites are perfect for that. I don't think most big rigs would fit in the lakefront sites, but there are tons of other pull thru's so I'm sure even the biggest rigs could find a nice spot. Weekdays would be best, though. It sounds like they are pretty full on most weekends. The only complaint I have is that they will not allow you to drop your camper off the truck. We probably would've stayed longer, but it's a pain to have to unplug every time you want to drive to the store etc.
They have a really nice laundry facility and, best of all, their WiFi actually works very well! One of the best we've found. The premium sites have cable but the lakefront ones don't. We weren't told that and were disappointed after the fact that we couldn't watch one particular show we were planning on watching. Oh well. Overall, we really enjoyed it and would camp here again. - Pdxjoanne
Apr 2015 - $38.00
Rate is based on one week stay. Pretty family campground with 7 lakes, most sites are dirt (possibly some paved pull-throughs), interior roads paved. Utilities worked well and were well placed. No cable in this site. Restrooms, showers clean. Verizon service spotty. We reserved a site in Willow loop and arrived on a Saturday which was probably not the best thing to do as we could barely drive to our site with kids riding bikes, razors, running and screaming ALL over the place, in and out of our site as we were trying to get in. As the previous poster mentioned, Willow is a little older, more rustic with nice shade trees, but some sites at odd angles and either good site space or not too good. If we had it to do over again, we would have paid more for a different site; perhaps a pull-through in a different loop would have been quieter with less activity, as all loops have a different feel. We were here to visit family in San Diego, so it was tolerable for a week, but we're retired full-timers and this place just isn't what we're looking for. Because of that, my personal rating would be lower, but I rate objectively based on what the park has to offer for those interested in this type of camping. It's a great place for families to camp being right in Santee and close for San Diego County residents to buzz right over even for one night. - lets move
Apr 2015 - $40.00
Usually spend holidays here, MUST make reservations months in advance. Very popular, about 13 miles from San Diego. Walmart and Costco 2 miles. Trolley to San Diego and Large Shopping Mall 2 miles. Site very spacious.Verizon very spotty. 7 lakes for fishing and walking. Golf courses in the area are Carlton Oaks, Willowbrook, Mt Woodson, San Vincinte, Sycuan Resort 3 Courses. - silverado