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Old 02-18-2019, 10:54 AM   #1
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Where to go, San Diego area

I am from Idaho and enjoyed going to San Diego for a month during the winter. We always stayed at Chula Vista RV Resort. Since now that it has closed can anyone recommend a nice park or resort in the San Diego area.
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I am from Idaho and enjoyed going to San Diego for a month during the winter. We always stayed at Chula Vista RV Resort. Since now that it has closed can anyone recommend a nice park or resort in the San Diego area.
They are closed?? Since when did this happen? Been there before and it was an okay place, kind of pricey but what isn't. I've heard about a KOA in Mission Bay and it is supposed to be nice also.
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They are closed?? Since when did this happen? Been there before and it was an okay place, kind of pricey but what isn't. I've heard about a KOA in Mission Bay and it is supposed to be nice also.


They closed January 31 for a big high rise resort.
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:16 PM   #4
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I lived in San Diego for 35 years before I went full time 6 years ago. The San Diego KOA is not in Mission Bay it is on the border of Chula Vista and National City. It is a nice clean, expensive place in a poor neighborhood. It does have security so donít be alarmed about the area. There are also several campgrounds near Mission Bay. Campland on the Bay, very expensive, crowded, lots of kids, and you are packed in on a parking lot. If you can get a reservation check out Santee Lakes. It is about a half hour east of downtown. Very nice, and affordable. The city of San Diego also has campgrounds in city parks. There is one in Chula Vista called Sweetwater RV Park. Very nice, inexpensive, quiet, great views.
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I believe I read that Chula Vista RV is building another just down the road.
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I just booked a month at the Chula Vista RV Resort. They open back up on 3/15.
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I like Santee Lakes. Itís much calmer than than the San Diego KOA. I had a real tough time navigating my 40í DP through the narrow roads inside the SD KOA. Luckily very friendly RVers moved their toads out of the road so I could get through. My sister lives walking distance from Santee Lakes so we like it better. But it is a nice area and lower key as well as scenic. I stayed there in a 30í Class C and a 32í Class A. Have not stayed in my 40í yet. Tried but they said they had no sites available. But give it a try unless you need to be closer to SD. I noticed they have been building houses that have a nice view of the lakes. Therefore, you get a nice view of the houses, unlike the view of the hills that we used to have.
Btw, when we stayed at Santee, they had a bad ant problem. Probably resolved by now.
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Thank you everyone for your help
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Not impressed with Santee Lakes. The ponds they call lakes are filled with reclaimed water and are not healthy to swim in.

Glad to hear that Chula Vista is reopening, I heard the rumor they might under the management of the new owners. Hopefully they fire all the current office staff and get new, competent personnel. We love CVRV but those people behind the counter were clueless.
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We are locals. I donít know the current status of CV. If it is still around when you are in SD, that would be the place to go. Been to Santee Lakes a few times visiting fellow RV friends. Seems like a nice place to stay as well. Centrally located. As for ants, Iíve long maintained that San Diego is just a big ant hill. It is what it is. However, we donít have a lots of mosquitos or ticks. Every place has an unwanted pest of one kind or another.

We like the mountains, but our rig wonít fit into our favorite County Campground (William Heise). As a visitor to San Diego, that would be a bit remote if you still intend on seeing the sights.

When we want a short stay somewhere locally, we stay at Pala Casino RV or at Pechanga Casino RV. Both are in the northern part of the county. Both are close to vineyards. Pala is our first choice. Very well maintained and quiet. If you enjoy golf (I do), Pechanga has a great course (Journey) adjacent to the RV park.

If you want to try and sample the diversity of the county, consider a week or so in the nearby community of Anza Borrego. This time of the year (February and March) the desert bloom is fantastic.

Hope that you enjoy your stay here. I can tell you that we certainly enjoy travel and camping in Idaho.
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We are locals. I donít know the current status of CV. If it is still around when you are in SD, that would be the place to go. Been to Santee Lakes a few times visiting fellow RV friends. Seems like a nice place to stay as well. Centrally located. As for ants, Iíve long maintained that San Diego is just a big ant hill. It is what it is. However, we donít have a lots of mosquitos or ticks. Every place has an unwanted pest of one kind or another.

We like the mountains, but our rig wonít fit into our favorite County Campground (William Heise). As a visitor to San Diego, that would be a bit remote if you still intend on seeing the sights.

When we want a short stay somewhere locally, we stay at Pala Casino RV or at Pechanga Casino RV. Both are in the northern part of the county. Both are close to vineyards. Pala is our first choice. Very well maintained and quiet. If you enjoy golf (I do), Pechanga has a great course (Journey) adjacent to the RV park.

If you want to try and sample the diversity of the county, consider a week or so in the nearby community of Anza Borrego. This time of the year (February and March) the desert bloom is fantastic.

Hope that you enjoy your stay here. I can tell you that we certainly enjoy travel and camping in Idaho.


Thank you for your message and glad you like Idaho
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Not sure if you are interested in North County coastal San Diego. I live in Oceanside. I am not affiliated with a local RV park where I see a lot of snowbirds. Its Paradise by the Sea on PCH in Oceanside. I have not been in it but drive by all the time and seems okay from the road. Their Google reviews seem positive. Might want to check out our laid back north county. Good luck.
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Not sure if you are interested in North County coastal San Diego. I live in Oceanside. I am not affiliated with a local RV park where I see a lot of snowbirds. Its Paradise by the Sea on PCH in Oceanside. I have not been in it but drive by all the time and seems okay from the road. Their Google reviews seem positive. Might want to check out our laid back north county. Good luck.


I am actually staying at this park now. Clean, level, good utilities. Sidewalk to the beach. A bit of train noise if they put you in the back of the park. I would not hesitate to return.
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If You belong to the Elks, they have 2 parks near San Diego, Vista and Oceanside. Train to San Diego relative close by. Real cheap way to travel around the area.
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