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Santee Lakes Campground

San Diego County


Santee Lakes



Santee Lakes Campground,  San Diego County, CA

Santee Lakes Campground

Santee Area
Attractions and Activities

Campers at Santee Lakes Campground are close to many fine attractions in San Diego County. Nearby are Mission Trails Region Park, Louis Stelzer Count Park, and Lake Jennings. Still more interesting destinations are only a short drive away.


Key Santee Lakes Campground Regulations

  1. Fires may only be lit in a raised fire receptacle (not provided). No fires are permitted in the Mulberry Loop. Campfires must be extinguished by 10:00 PM.
  2. Generators are not permitted.
  3. Quiet Hours extend from 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
  4. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times. Pet kennels are not permitted.
  5. Wading and Swimming are not allowed in streams or lakes.

Santee Lakes Campground

Santee Lakes Campground are part of the Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve operated by the Padre Dam Municipal Water District. The Preserve is in the community of Santee, 20 miles northeast of San Diego. Visitors to Santee Lakes like fishing in the 7 lakes for trout and catfish. At Sprayground ($3) children can cool off in water sprays and fountains while at the 7 playgrounds are slides, a Tot Lot, and a Boulder Adventure Course. Included in the play areas are special facilities for children with disabilities. The campground also has 2 seasonal swimming pools and a Jacuzzi. For boating, visitors can rent pedal boats, kayaks, rowboats, and canoes. Bike rentals are also available.

Santee Lakes Campground offers 300 campsites, most designated for RVs or trailers. However, there are 9 tent sites. All sites have full hook-ups. WiFi, cable, and phone connections are available at some sites. Campsites are limited to one camping unit or, for the tent sites, a single tent. A small, 2-person tent for dependent children may be erected at RV sites in the Lakeshore and Willow loops only. Campers have exclusive use of lakes 6 and 7. There is a 2-night minimum stay for those making reservations.

Santee Lakes Campground Basics
Santee Lakes Campground Location: 9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee
Elevation: 400 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: 20 miles from San Diego - 25 minutes
Number of Campsites: 300
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1, plus one towed, extra vehicles $2 per night
Pets: On leash, always attended, maximum 2 dogs per site, $2 per night.
Park Office: (619) 596.3141

Reservations for Santee Lakes Campground
1Peak Demand is from March 23 to September 4, 2018. It also includes Thanksgiving week and Winter Break (Dec. 21 - Jan 6).
Reservations available: Up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: No limit on some sites
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #1, 8, 36, 60, 78, 110, 153, 170. 221, 237, 244, 284
Reservations: Santee Lakes Campground Reservations
2018 Campground Fees: Peak Demand Rates1: $47 - $67 per night
Off-Season Rates: $42 - $61 per night
Check-in, check-out: 1:00 PM (no later than 10 PM), Noon

Santee Lakes Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, full hook-ups, WiFi, cable, phone
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater, store, laundry
Showers: Yes
Dump station: yes
Campground map: Santee Lakes Campground Map
Attractions near Santee Lakes Campground: Children enjoy 7 playgrounds, including Mega Tower and the Tot Lot. Sprayground costs $2 on weekdays, $3 on weekends. Rent various paddle and pedal boats to use on the lakes. Fish for trout and catfish (fee). Rent a bike. Swim in one of the 2 seasonal pools or soak in the Jacuzzi. Use the clubhouse for parties.

Santee Lakes Campground,  San Diego County, CA

Santee Lakes Campground

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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