4.3 Poor
Valley Center, California

Lilac Oaks Campground

Valley Center, California

30821 Lilac Rd
Valley Center, California 92082
Phone: (760) 749-1179

Sites: 57
Recent Rate: $35 7/2016

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Latitude: 33.270277645922
Longitude: -117.07988262176
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino yes

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for the July 4th weekend and had a great time. The staff was polite and responsive. The bathrooms were clean enough. There were 3 showers for the women but small with no benches or ledges for your things.

The pool was clean and refreshing. We had electricity and water at the campsite, but not septic.

When we made our reservations they said we had to bring our own fire pit, but when we got there, they had put one on our site. Then on the second day they installed a BBQ for cooking near our picnic table, which was nice as we did most of our cooking outdoors.

The only problem we had was with campers next to us. A large party on several sites, they were loud, drinking and using foul language late into the night. Despite having "quiet hour" at 10 PM, no one did a thing, as the office was closed. So we were up late, trying to enjoy our own fire, but had to listen to that late into the night. We especially didn't appreciate our young boys having to endure that kind of language, the topics, etc.

We complained the next day. They were given a warning. We were given a phone number to call/text if it happened again w the promise they'd be 'escorted' out. However the next night it happened again, lasting well past 3 AM. I texted the number they gave us at 1 AM, but once again no enforcement.

We complained the next day and they said they didn't have anyone to patrol the campgrounds at night or enforce the rules because their security guard wanted 40 hours (full time work) but they didn't have a need for that. I asked why they didn't have someone just for the holiday weekend.

All in all, it was a good time despite the lack of sleep due to the lack of enforcement of the rules. We camped at Lilac Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Tips for other Campers:

There is a small, on-site store for ice, firewood, candy for the kids, etc. However, if you need anything more than that there is a larger store about 2 miles away. The tent sites were very well shaded, but not near the lake/pond like we were.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This place was out of the way from most all of San Diego attractions. We thought it would be nice to get away from the city in general. We were told to just choose any site we wanted, after we waited for almost an hour, while someone was on their lunch. What they didn't mention was that there were no sewer hook-ups, as had been advertised. There were only 2 showers for the women, and 1 of them should not even be used. The washers and dryers are outside and exposed to all the elements and everyone. Also, no cable and our cell phones did not work. Many, many full-time residents with cars and trucks coming and going at all hours of the day and night. The Border Patrol even made a stop. We will never go here again or recommend this place to anyone. We camped at Lilac Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Unfortunately the restrooms at this campground are a disaster. Not only are they in serious need of general repair (tiles falling off walls, doors rotting, etc.), the sewer/septic system does not work properly and the staff need to learn how to clean! I looked at the same toilet paper covering the floors for 3 days. Absolutely disgusting. The showers were not any cleaner and we opted to take a splash in the pool as a daily rinse. We camped at Lilac Oaks Campground in a Tent.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall we had a good time camping here. The campground is actually mostly residents but they give the best spots, which are around the lake, to the visitors. The residents do a pretty good job keeping their sites clean and staying out of the way of the guests. Our spot was right on the lake and you can place your fire ring to face the water. Fishing was catch and release. Contrary to other posts, the fish were biting and they were large catfish. Most of the guest sites were water and electric--I would give this place a higher rating if there were more sites with sewer. We will stay here again. We camped at Lilac Oaks Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I used to camp here as a child. The owners were great people and took very good care of the park. Now it is under new management. I guess nothing stays as nice as you remember. The new managers make poor decisions in my opinion. When we made our reservations they did not tell us that they had about a hundred girl scouts booked the same weekend, which probably wouldn't have been a problem the park is big and didn't have a whole lot of other campers however they put us right next to all the scouts. Being we have no girls and all together we had 9 boys. They didn't tell us that the pool and boats were going to be taken by the scouts as well. So all in all there wasn't a lot to do. The fish are well fed and very hard to catch. Some of the people who live there told us that they have never caught anything. So if you want fishing this is not the place to go. The only thing I can say that was fun was the frogs. They have big bull frogs and the boys had a great time catching them. But you need to be careful because on our last night my husband fell and hit his head on rocks and ended up with a concussion. I have medical reports to prove it. They do not have pay phones and cell phones do not get out there. Or at least ours didn't and we had Sprint and Verizon phones. We have twin babies and one has a heart condition and we need to be able to call for help if needed. Instead of trying to be helpful or even concerned the managers said his fall was our own fault and we could never come back. We camped at Lilac Oaks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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