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Dixon Lake Campground


Escondido, San Diego County


Dixon Lake



Dixon Lake Campground, Escondido, San Diego County, CA

Dixon Lake Campground

Escondido Area
Attractions and Activities

Campers at Dixon Lake Campground are close to many fine attractions in San Diego County.


Key Dixon Lake Campground Regulations

  1. No Wood Fires - Only charcoal may be used for fires.
  2. Pets are not allowed in the park or campground.
  3. Generators are not permitted.
  4. Quiet Hours begin at 10:00 PM.
  5. No contact with the lake water is permitted.
  6. Do not attach ropes or anything else to trees or bushes.

Dixon Lake Campground

Dixon Lake Campground is in the foothills, 6 miles northeast of Escondido. The Dixon Lake Recreation Area is operated by the city of Escondido. Although no body contact is allowed with the lake water, fishing is popular. The speed limit on the lake is 5 MPH. Boats are available to rent. Outside boats are not permitted. An easy nature trail is a favorite of campers.

Dixon Lake Campground has 45 campsites above the lake for RVs, trailers, and tents. Eleven of the sites have full hook-ups. Many of the sites have wonderful views of the lake or surrounding area. Take note that raccoons have been pesky at the campground. Never leave food or trash unattended. Put food in the storage locker or your car. Secure trash can lids.

Group camping is available. For reservations call (760) 839-4045, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Dixon Lake Campground Basics
Dixon Lake Campground Location: 1700 La Honda Road, Escondido
Elevation: 1,160 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 37 miles from San Diego
43 minutes
Number of Campsites: 45
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 4 adults and up to 4 children
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: No pets are allowed in the park.
Dixon Lake Park Office: (760) 839-4680

Reservations for Dixon Lake Campground
Reservations available: Up to 90 days in advance of arrival date
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated, but some facilities are accessible
Reservations: Dixon Lake Campground Reservations
Plus a $5 reservation fee
Campground Fees: Regular campsite - $25 per night ($18 from Nov. 16 to March 1)
Deluxe campsite (full hook-ups) - $35 ($28 from Nov. 16 to March 1)
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Dixon Lake Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, charcoal grill, food locker, some sites with full hook-ups
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes
Dump station: No
Campground map: Dixon Lake Campground Map and Guide
The Guide includes photos and details of each campsite.
Attractions near Dixon Lake Campground: Enjoy hiking the 1-mile Jack Creek Nature Trail. Children have fun on the playground. Rent boats and fish (fee for fishing, but no state license required).

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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