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“Birthday party”
Review of Santee Lakes

Santee Lakes
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Santee
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The lakes are very nice. Each lake has a designation. Some are for fishing, peddle boating and play ground. It is a great place for a child's birthday party. You can also rent a house boat on the lake for 2 or more days.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Love everything about Santee Lakes. It's got a camping atmosphere but it's located right in the heart of Santee so it's convenient to everything. Fun place for kids of all ages with lots to do. Spaces are large enough to accommodate RV's and tows as well. We love it and go as often as possible.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Clean. Family friendly. Incredible RV and campground. We live very close, but when we need a little flavor of the outdoors we camp here. Lots of trees, the lakes, boats, exceptional staff, all go toward a quiet and comfortable atmosphere. The campsites in the back are all newer with cable, but the others have everything else. Plenty of big rig spots, just ask for a pull-thru site. Most popular weekends fill up, so reserve early.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a great place for a family day. Santee lakes has it all including a small store for forgotten items. The park facilities are well maintained and the fishing is usually descent. There is a campground on site and too many amenities to list. While all the tourists are crowding the beaches, this is a great place go.

2  Thank SanDiedoBackpacker
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

If you're ever in Santee & you enjoy parks & nature, you will love Santee Lakes. It is a series of man-made lakes, that filters water which is then recirculated to irrigate both the park's & the city's lovely landscaping. The park offers a very picturesque setting that invites visitors to enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, bird watching, feeding the ducks, or just sitting back on the grass & enjoying a warm sunny day. The lake is regularly stocked, so you're pretty sure to catch a fish or two, just make sure you have the necessary license, permits, etc., which I believe are available to purchase at the General Store. There is plenty of shade, which I've found sadly lacking at many San Diego area parks. There are numerous picnic table areas with BBQ's, mostly covered. There is at least one BIG gazebo, & the park is a perfect place for any celebration, family reunions, birthdays, even weddings. I believe the picnic areas & the gazebo are able to be reserved, but please check ahead with the office to make sure, & for more info & to arrange the details. They also have a boat rental, & the restrooms are clean & have flush toilets & running water. There is also a nice small campground. I don't know the prices or details, but it looks like a great place to spend a night, or longer. We lived in Santee for years before moving to Oregon, & have visited Santee Lakes many times. I highly recommend it as one of the nicest parks in all of San Diego County.

1  Thank Gina M
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