3 prime RV staycation spots in San Diego County

You don’t have to go far to enjoy some rest + relaxation in your RV.

Campland on the Bay San Diego

Campland on the Bay — we never want to leave.

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San Diego County offers year-round opportunities for superb staycations. ☀️

Today, we’re exploring three prime spots for RV camping in our region — hitting the coast, South Bay + East County in one trek, ‘cause that’s how we roll. 🌄

Campland on the Bay

Campland on the Bay features 562 campsites — 412 with full hook-ups.

Photo via Campland USA

🌊 Campland on the Bay, 2211 Pacific Beach Dr., Mission Bay

Open 365 days a year, this 40-acre, picturesque campground on the shores of Mission Bay has been around for 50+ years. Campland boasts 562 campsites412 with full hookups — and also welcomes tent camping.

It’s beloved for its beautiful views, proximity to SeaWorld San Diego, pools + hot tubs, and access to water sports like wakeboarding, paddleboarding, and kayaking.

Nightly + weekly camping rates vary by season but start at $88 per night (with a minimum of three nights) beginning tomorrow — Campland’s official start of “winter season.” Check availability.

RV camping Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay

That RV life is the good life at Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay.

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🌅 Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay, 825 E St., Chula Vista

This South Bay gem offers spacious RV sites, tent camping, and furnished vacation cottage rentalsfor more of a glamping experience.

Amenities include a pool, splash pad, putting green, dog park, lawn games, and access to walking + biking paths at Sweetwater March Nature Reserve. The campground is also just a quick shuttle ride from the Living Coast Discovery Center.

Rates vary by season, but standard, full hookup RV sites start at ~$162 per night. Check availability.

Santee Lakes camping

Livin’ that lovely lake life.

🎣 Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, 9310 Fanita Pkwy., Santee

This 190-acre East County park features seven manmade, recycled water lakes — plus 300 full hookup campsites and 10 rental cabins.

Locals + visitors flock to Santee Lakes for fishing (the lakes are stocked year-round), pedal boating, picnicking, the walking paths, splash pad, and playgrounds — all available for day use, too. The preserve debuted a $9 million renovation in 2021 that even included a Tin Fish Restaurant and lakefront dining deck.

Camping rates vary by dates, but start at $60 per night. Check availability.

🚐 Hey, RV warriors: This is just a sampling of awesome, local RV camping spots. We know there are lots — including state beaches like South Carlsbad, Silver Strand + San Elijo. If we missed your favorite, email us the deets. We love a staycation.

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