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Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Duncan, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Thank CubMom68
Santee, California
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4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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. More 

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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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California
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59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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! More 

Santee, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

my wife n I reserved a spot for six months thought it a great deal wasn't told about the fishing permits that have to be purchased daily or the expensive electric all this place is is dirt n a mud hole when it rains the day park splash pad for children is two dollars daily we was told quite time... More 

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S F, Manager at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest: We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us and that you felt uninformed about our campground policies. In the camping brochure we provide for each guest at check-in, we offer information regarding fish permits. Most campers enjoy the fact that only they have access to two of our seven lakes and that a... More 

Georgia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went on a cross country rv trip from Georgia. We are a family of 5. My husband actually had to work in down town San Diego for 3 days. So it was me and my 3 girls alone at this park. I never felt the least bit scared. The bath houses are spacious and clean. The lakes and ducks... More 

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub

Additional Information about Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

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