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Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

9310 Fanita Parkway
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 596-3141
Location: 32.84594, -117.00381

GREAT FACILITIES AND GREAT LOCATION
Over 190 acres of Parkland! Enjoy the quiet tranquility of the country, and be close enough to visit the many attractions of San Diego County. The perfect location to explore the mountains, deserts, and beaches.
Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
$45 to $67
Card(s) Accepted
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Facility

Type (Public Park)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
RV Age Restrictions
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Quantity
Pets $
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (300)
Spaces Available (83)
Width (26)
Paved Sites (65)
Max Length (62)
15 Amp
50 Amp
Dirt Sites (18)
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (83)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (60)
Pull-thru Size (26 x 62)
Back-ins (25 x 60)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (62)
Table at Site

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (10)

Tenting

Covered Area w/Picnic Table

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
83 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
Control Access Gate
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Snack Bar
Cable
RV Storage
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (10)
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Boating
Hot Tub
Splash Pad
Lake
Swimming
Fishing
Boat Rental
Paddle Boats
Body Of Water (Santee Lakes)
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Planned Activities
Playground
Outdoor Games
Pavilion
Nature Trails
Pedal Carts
Bike Rentals
Rec Open to the Public
Kayaking/Canoeing

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Casino
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Boating
Fishing
Kayaking/Canoeing

Discounts

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On-Site Rentals

Grouped together on the edge of Santee Lake. BBQ grills, air conditioning, flat screen TV, large front porch with patio table and chairs all included.

Cabins/Cottages/Tiny Houses

10 Rentals Available
Sleeps 6
Daily Rate $99.00 - $190.00
Minimum Stay 2 Days
Full Bathrooms
Full Kitchen

Seasonal Sites Available from Jan - Dec

Rates: $780 - $1,085 per month

Customer Reviews

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Avg Rating 4.5out of 5 stars 4.5 out of 5 stars  (10) Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Colorful Campers

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: March, 2018
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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Santee Lakes Campground is AMAZING!! We LOVE it!! It's very clean, the restrooms are immaculate and well stocked, beautiful campsites and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It's a great place for families with a lot of activities, playgrounds and a large pool for the children and even a recently added dog park wooohooo!! We live in San Diego but love to go here for "Staycations" on weekends throughout the year. Great Place!! You will love it for sure. Do not hesitate to book a site here. A great place to make very happy memories :-)
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byrons opinion

Reviews: 28
Helpful Reviews: 20
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: February, 2017
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Very nice place. Standard back ins are huge. Nice pool and hot tub. Plenty of places to walk the dog. Less than 20 miles to San Diego and close to Miramar NAS. Wifi was pretty good. Only 6 or 7 tv channels over the air. l would love to be able to come back here again.
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ChipV

Reviews: 20
Helpful Reviews: 16
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: May, 2016
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This park was a WOW. It is a beautiful park setting and the price was not bad.
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phoebesfolks

Reviews: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: November, 2015
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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This is the second year we have been here late in the fall and we absolutely love this park. The check in and registration is very easy, and the staff is excellent. We really liked the spacious sites and lovely setting of the campground areas. Easy access to all the San Diego attractions and lots of choices for restaurants and supermarkets nearby. We also like that you can have campfires as long as you have a patio type fire place The park does allow up to six months stay in one site, but then you must leave for at least two weeks, so no permanent structures on any of the sites. It seems that they have improved the WiFi connectivity from a year ago and it is now fairly good. The cell phone reception in some areas of the camp sites is bad, guess the upper end of the park is in a cell tower shadow area. The rates are very good for the San Diego area and I would recommend making reservations as far in advance as possible.
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Jake w

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2015
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
N/A  
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
My wife and I have visited this campground many times. We have noticed that the same rigs are always there. Families are living there, kids going to school, etc. Take home work trucks were going back and forth. Their sites are cluttered with kids toys, bikes, BBQ's, potted plants, gazebos. Kids are practicing band instruments for school. One "camper" even had a pet pig on a leash. On our last weekday stay, I would estimate 90 percent of the park was "residents". It looks like a residential trailer park. It appears that the management wants the revenues from those folks rather than traditional campers.
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DCK

Reviews: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2015
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This is a beautiful campground, clean and lots to do. FYI, the down side is that if you want cell phone connection or internet connection, this is NOT the place for you. I work out of my RV and I MUST have internet connection. Luckily I was only there 5 nights because I could not connect to the internet and had trouble talking on my cell phone the entire time we were there due to the military base signals apparently (according to the office) blocking our signals in the park.
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MasterD

Reviews: 9
Helpful Reviews: 9
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2015
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easy check in. great full hook up site. pool clean. laundry a little small but several others in town. once you check in, you come and go through a private gate so that you don't have to drive through the whole park. front desk knowledgeable about the area. needed an oil change and was directed to a place in town. plenty of grocery choices and malls in town. close enough to San Diego. site quiet. slight ant problem that was rectified with a can of comet cleanser (ask at desk). would stay there again
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Savvy Rv family

Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2015
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It was our first time visiting Santee Lakes and we were pleasantly surprised. It was very clean. I selected a space near the lake so the kids can go fishing. We had full hookups and there was enough space to back in our Class A. My only complaint was the store did not have a good supply of items. For example the did not have trash bags or even an extra white hose. But we all had a great time.
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LJ Statham

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2015
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My 3rd stay here in a pull-thru. Very convenient to Santee shopping or highways to the bay. There are also sites near the stream or lakes. Very attractive. Park hosts work to keep their amenities clean and up to date but I could never find one at their camp sites. When the coyotes along the San Diego river begin their howling it may frighten you at night or late afternoon but I saw none inside the fence. Be alert for the black and fire ants that are very active on the sites. I plan to return again and again.
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tstev70697

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2015
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We have been going here for the last two years. It is great. The spaces are large enough so you have some privacy. Lots to do. Swimming, fishing, things at the community center etc. Its clean and well maintained. Prices are very reasonable.
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From Jct of Hwy 52 & Mast Blvd, NE 1.4 mi on Mast Blvd to Fanita Pkwy, S 0.2 mi (R)