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San Diego, California
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I can't wait to go back! There was so much to do for myself my husband and my kids. It was so easy. The bathrooms were super clean. Great area for birdwatching fishing and swimming. The campsite was clean and well organized great for taking walks the little kid playgrounds were super cool. I have a one-year-old and eight-year-old and...

Thank redrobot23
Reviewed August 14, 2016

I don't know where to start about this gem in the middle of the city. There are 5 lakes for fishing, bird watching or just quite time. Plenty of playgrounds for the little ones, they even have a playground for the handicapped children. The BBQ outside the park office has great burgers and always has a special going on. The...

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed July 5, 2016

There are five little lakes. All man made, but laid out nicely. Lots of room to take a long walk along the water. They have camping, fishing, and boat rentals. I like to go in early spring and watch the birds. Great place in the middle of the city to get some nature. I recommend.

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Oxnard, California
Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I got a spot right in front of the lake and it was amazing. This place is clean and well maintained. The staff is great. There are so many things to do here, they have paddle boats to great lake fishing, playgrounds for the kids, a pool area and a lot of places to have a bbq...

1Thank rosemarie p
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Santee Lakes is a very clean family place. Lots of kids playing around. Family place for sure. Will definitely be going back to this campground Make sure to book far out. Campgrounds books up very fast. Easy in and out of the campground as well.

Thank LISA P
Duncan, Canada
Reviewed March 14, 2016

The Santee Lakes is a large park encompassing many features for day use, overnight cabins and RV campgrounds of several qualities along with other activies such as paddle boats and fishing. This review is for the Premier "Deluxe" Sites but applies to the Standard Sites as well. This is our second year staying at this campground. This year we have...

1Thank Bryan W
San Diego, California
Reviewed February 18, 2016

I have camped here during the summer months for a few years now. My kids and I just love this place! We love the pool for hot days and using the paddle boats. We hike the grounds or hang out at our campsite. The spots are very spacious and we have plenty of room and a great grass area. I...

Thank CubMom68
Santee, California
Reviewed February 2, 2016

Been coming, here for 14 yrs, We always get a lake site because we like to fish. Fish? is ther fish in camping lakes... All the fish go in other lakes for day users and were left out.. Yes why not fish in other lakes, because we like camping next to water and just like to veg out.. and maybe...

Thank dave m
SanteeLakes, Manager at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, responded to this review

We appreciate your continued stays at Santee Lakes! Yes, it's true the weir system and gravity carry those fishes "downstream". May be helpful to know we have been stocking these lakes more frequently than in the past so hopefully next time, you will catch some fish! Thank you for your review and patronage.

Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this location for a week at the end of January. The place is beautiful, with plenty of sites. The sites are not all private, but offer a good mix. Our sites were in the Willow Loop and were a bit more open, but comfortable. The park has a nice set of swimming pools, with the hot tub...

Thank SYPaters
Reviewed January 14, 2016

This was our first time to camp here, we stayed here in January 2016 in spot 200 in the West Oak Loop. Willow is a little older, more rustic with nice shade trees. The campground is very will clean the restrooms are extremely clean and well-maintained. This site was very close to the pool. This extremely wide pull-thru site is...

1Thank Chuck B
SanteeLakes, Manager at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, responded to this review

Thank you Chuck B. for your encouraging review! We do our best to keep a clean, well-maintained facility and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to seeing you again!

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Address: 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071-7906
Location: United States > California > Santee
Number of rooms: 310
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“It's a park & campground !!!!”
  • Shady RV Patio
  • Fire Pit & Cabins
 of 5 bubbles Bchgrl9, Jul 29, 2015 | Read review
“Floating cabins are 1, 2, and 3. All are good, but the best view is from 1 and 3. Cabin 1 is the quietest with fewer people passing by. .”
  • Floating Cabin Kitchen
  • Santee Lakes Floating Cabins
 of 5 bubbles hankski, Feb 16, 2015 | Read review
“Reserve early and ask for a spot in the newer section - much nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles jiggerb, Aug 2, 2014 | Read review
“You just need to read what each site offers.”
 of 5 bubbles 326lynng, Jun 13, 2014 | Read review
“Only the sites at the far end have cable TV.”
 of 5 bubbles canyonmom, Jan 6, 2014 | Read review
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