Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

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9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA, 92071

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve sits near California's most authentic beach town - Oceanside, and is the perfect place for a relaxing yet exciting camping trip. With plenty of homey charm and California excitement, you're certain to return every year to soak in the sunshine and the daily coastal fun.


Amenities and Activities

There's tons to experience on or near the campground, for plenty of individual and group fun. Visitors can look out for opportunities for cruising, hiking, fishing, biking, surfing, skydiving, water skiing and scenic viewing. Plus, there's plenty of opportunities for sunset viewing and stargazing. Amenities at the park include: pool access, hot tub, a recreation hall, picnic tables, fire circles, restrooms, showers, RV hook-ups and grills.


Travelers can look forward to a number of attractions just beyond the campground, including: 

- Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

- Oceanside Museum of Art

- Oceanside Pier

- Heritage Park Village & Museum

- Muramid Mural Museum & Art Center

- Buena Vista Audobon Society Nature Center


Oceanside and its surrounding regions offer campers with some of California's best campgrounds, activities and attractions, so if you're heading out here soon, be sure to spend a few nights at this great campground. Hope to see you soon!


Last Updated: 10/25/2019

RV Sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Deluxe Back-in $53.00
Deluxe Pull-thru Scenic $54.00
Deluxe Pull-thru Value $54.00
Lakefront Site $49.00
Standard Back-in Scenic $44.00
Standard Back-in Value $44.00
Standard Pull-thru Scenic $46.00
Standard Pull-thru Value $46.00

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin --
Floating Cabin $99.00

Vehicle Policy

The same laws and Park rules apply and they must be registered and paid for in the Park office. No ATVs or personnel watercraft are allowed in the Park/Campground.

Pet Policy

Santee Lakes Campground is pet friendly! Up to 2 dogs per site are welcome in the Campground. Pets must be leashed and accompanied by their owner at all times. Most guests prefer a quiet environment, so please keep your dog from barking. Dog Campground Rules: Use designated pet walking areas Never leave your pet unattended Pet kennels are not permitted Pick up after your pet Pets are not allowed in the Day Use Park (Lakes 1-5)

General Store

Laundry Facilities

Community Showers

Water Hookups

Fitness Room

Community Restrooms

Cable Hookups

Sewer Hookups

Pet Friendly





Scenic Drives

Wildlife Viewing

9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA, 92071
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Davina Bruno

I was really impressed that they're so big on managing the park's environmental impact. They use solar panels to meet 50% of the park's energy needs which was a huge draw for me. The grounds are well organized and easy to figure out, which is huge for me because I'm always getting lost in places like that! We stayed in one of the lakefront cabins and absolutely loved it. Our cabin had a full set up with cable TV and even a kitchen area, but we enjoyed the outside pedal boats the most. Of course since it's on the water, there's tons of fishing to be done, and hundreds of bird species. I love taking pictures, so I personally appreciated the diverse wildlife which made for an excellent photo book of that trip. For sure, we saw most of the birds while hiking, so I'd suggest taking long walks or runs early in the morning to catch them up in the trees. Will return soon! - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group