Lake Jennings Campground

California's Best Camping

Lake Jennings, San Diego County, California
Lake Jennings, San Diego County, California

Lake Jennings Campground

San Diego County

Lake Jennings Campground

Lake Jennings Campground is 23 miles northeast of San Diego, spread across a knoll overlooking the lake. Lake Jennings is operated by the Helix Water District. Since it provides drinking water for the area, contact with the lake's water is not permitted. Still, visitors enjoy boating and fishing, along with hiking, bird watching. Boat rentals are available as well as a launch ramp.

The campground includes a large pavilion, a covered outdoor playground structure, and an outdoor lounge area. Children also enjoy playing ladder golf, horseshoes, foosball, ping pong, tetherball and more.

Lake Jennings Campground features 97 campsites. Thirty-three of the campsites are pull-through sites with full hook-ups. Eleven sites are pull-throughs with partial hook-ups. Seven sites have partial hook-ups and are back-in sites. Five are Tipi campsites (tipis provided). Six are walk-in, tent-only sites. The remainder of the campsites have no hook-ups and are for RVs, trailers, and tents. WiFi is available throughout the campground. Friday and Saturday reservations require a 2-night stay; holiday weekends, a 3-night stay.

There is also a Group Campsite.

Campground Basics
Lake Jennings Campground Location: 10108 Bass Road, Lakeside
Elevation: 830 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 23 miles from San Diego
32 minutes
Number of Campsites: 97
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 camping unit per site, extra vehicles $2 per night
Pets: On leash, always attended, $1 per night
No pets are allowed at the Tipi Sites.
Operated by Helix Water District
Lake Jennings Campground Information: (619) 390-1623

Reservations for Lake Jennings Campground
Reservations available: Reservatiions are available for 1 day up to 1 year in advance of arrival.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #64, 89, 90
(Sunday through
Thursday Rates and
Fri., Sat. and Holiday Rates):
Full Hook-ups: $46 - $52 per night
Partial Hook-ups (electricity and water): $39 - $45
Preferred View partial hook-ups: $42 - $48
Tent Sites: $32 - $36
Preferred View Tent Sites: $35 - $41
Tipi Sites: $65 - $75
Reservations: Lake Jennings Campground Reservations
(619) 390-1623
plus an $8 processing fee
Check-in, check-out: 1:00 PM, Noon

Lake Jennings Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire pit with grill; many sites with hook-ups
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, WiFi, amphitheater
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Campground map: Lake Jennings Campground Map
Attractions near Lake Jennings Campground: Enjoy all the attractions at Lake Jennings. At the campground children play games, play on the playground, and join in activities such as arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt. On weekends rent paddleboats, rowboats or motorboats. Fish from boat or shore. Hike on park trails. Enjoy the outdoor lounge area.

Lake Jennings Group Campsite

Lake Jennings Campground includes a group campsite which can accommodate up to 30 people and 15 tents.
Fees: $140 per night for adult and family groups, $120 for youth groups.

Lake Jennings Campground,  San Diego County, CA

Lake Jennings Campground

Lake Jennings Campground,  San Diego County, CA

Lake Jennings Campground

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Lake Jennings Area
Attractions and Activities

Campers at Lake Jennings Campground find so many things to do, they may never want to leave. Still, there are other attractions outside the park worth visiting.

Key Lake Jennings Campground Regulations

  1. Bicycles are restricted to Bass Road and paved campground roads.
  2. Sleeping Outdoors is not permitted.
  3. No wading, swimming or body contact with reservoir water is permitted.
  4. Campsites can accommodate one camping unit, one tent, and one vehicle or two tents and one vehicle unless authorized by the Ranger.
  5. Fires are only allowed in designated fire rings and must be extinguished by 11:00 PM.
  6. Generators may be operated on sites without electrical power between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Generators are required to have mufflers.
  7. Quiet Hours extend from 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
  8. Pets must be kept on leash and attended at all times. A maximum of 3 pets are permitted per campsite.
  9. Access Gates are closed from 5:30 PM to 7:30 AM. Registered guests can access the campground by using the access code provided when they checked in.

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