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9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
27 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have always stayed at Chula Vista RV Park and thought we’d give Santee Lakes a try – nice change! It took us as long or less time to get to places we normally visit such as the beaches and Del Mar. We found a better selection of stores and places to eat near Santee Lakes and we appreciated the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a great camping site! There is something for everybody! They have different play areas for different ages. They also have a small play water area (which is extra, but very affordable). They having fishing in the 6 lakes, boat rentals, etc. The place is spotless. After someone pulls out they come right in and make it perfect for... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Everything was excellent. The cabins are very nice, facing the lake. They even had cable tv and wifi in them. Unfortunately the wifi didn't work very well. However if you drive 5 minutes up to where the campground is, the wifi seems to work a little better. The cabins have bathrooms and nice kitchens and living rooms. There are also... More

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Camped here in our RV in January. We were oscillating between Campland and Santee Lakes and are so glad we chose the latter. Impeccably maintained, friendly staff, respectful neighbors, spacious sites, spotless bathrooms, well behaved dogs. Plus it was a third of the price of Campland. So much to do, we rode bikes, went fishing, rented paddleboats, fed the ducks.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Only a 25 minute drive to downtown San Diego, this was a very inexpensive choice for 2 couples visiting the area. The waterfront cabin was clean, came with basic supplies, and came with a propane grill and fire pit.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Are you tired of your typical RV Resort lined up row after row with crappy gravel sites with no trees or greenspace in between the sites, then Santee Lakes offers a great alternative if you get one of their sites that back onto the stream (Site #186). Yes, all/most of their sites are gravel but the stream sites have some... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Overall all a good site and easy to get to San Diego (Light Rail or drive) and La Jolla and beyond. Only issue are the burnt out toilets whichhave not been fixed for a year now ... Insurance issues I believe. Sites are large with space from your neighbours. Very clean and kept well

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This large park has about 300 camp spots, accommodating tents and RVs. Also some cabins and floating cabins. This park is run by the water dept, very professional. Excellent maintenance of the park and grounds. Fishing. Clubhouse reservable. Great spot for an RV rally, they have a special area for groups. Cost was about $42/day with FMCA/Good Sam disc. Nearby... More

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Temecula, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This place is the best place we have camped yet so far. It was in the middle of the city but the minute you get in there you forget. Its not a primitive camp site but there is a ton of trees everywhere, we didn't even use our awning. There are picnic tables at every site with covers which were... More

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Roaming Endlessly
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We stayed here in our RV from November 2011 - March 2012 and absolutely loved it. Spacious level sites, friendly people and a great property. Truly a hidden gem in the area. Plenty to do - there are paved roads all the way around the facility, lots of wildlife, fishing, kayaking, and social events. We rented one of the cabins... More

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Address: 9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
Location: United States > California > Santee
Number of rooms: 310

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