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Gorgeous!!

Great place to go for your first time camping. Not so private if it’s not though. The sites for tents were relatively close to each other. Bathrooms were easily available and staff was very nice.

Very private!

The site was very private and out of the way. The sky at night was absolutely gorgeous. There is currently a fire ban but there are fire pits around for the times that fires are okay. Very nice experience

Nicest cleanest campground

I had site 126 in the fields, corner site and lake view. This campground has a pool, splash pad, park, dog park and access to the lake. They also have a band on Saturday nights. The only bad part is they strictly enforce quiet time at 10pm. I felt like a kid being told to go to bed. I feel like on weekends people should be able to stay up late in front of their camper with low voices. Shouldn’t be hounded night after night! That was my only complaint.

Family friendly, well run and clean

Crazy busy on the weekends, but almost empty during the week. The sites are somewhat tight for 5th wheels and longer trailers, but can be fit it. The pads are pretty level, but all asphalt. The electric service is 50/30, so you can run A/C…which you absolutely need in Ramona during the summer through early fall. Nearby hiking and golf, as well as a short drive to Poway/Rancho Bernardo where any service, shopping, etc you may need is available.

Nice place

My wife, son and I stayed here with our two dogs for the weekend of 9/11. It was a nice surprise. The place was clean and the sites were private. The campground overlooks Camp Pendleton. The sites had electric and water hook ups with a dump station on site. Good cell service with AT&T. It was a nice 40 minute hike to Trestles Beach. We would definitely stay here again. It was close and convenient for a local camp trip.

Campsites 132-139

This campground is a good introduction for beginners. Campsite was clean for the most part but there was some trash found around the area from the previous campers. The beach is maybe about a 5 min walk. The water was nice and cold and the sand was mixed with pebbles and big rocks so be careful. Bathrooms are clean that provide a sink and toilet paper inside. Showers are conveinent after coming from the beach. Bring cash for the showers for tokens; 1 token for a 2mins shower. $1 for 2 tokens. Campsites have a fire pit, and bench. Spigots and trash cans are located around the area. Trash is taken every morning by the workers so that was nice to see.

Beware of ANTS since we found a lot on our campsite. Be mindful where you put your bag because even if you hang it, they will find it! I'd recommend keeping exposed food in your car. Also bring ant powder or spray just in case. We found ants on our tent, but my friends found them inside their tents as well. Campsite 132-139 is a good spot because it provides a nice middle area for kids to run around. We saw people using bikes, scooters, skate boards and such around the campgrounds since there are pavements.

Overall, this campground is ok. I'm not fond of being this close to our neighbors. Some campsites looked like they overlap eachother because of how close they were.

After covid, needs some work

Lots of growing tumbleweeds, several sites over run by ants. Was disappointed how little work had been done in the last month or so to clean up

Best location

The best location if San Diego is where you are vacationing. Close to freeways and attractions. You need to have military affiliation to book there, and there are a lots of full timers, so space is somewhat limited. COVID 19 has severely limited access at this time. We visit the campground annually and had to find alternate accommodations this year. The campground is clean, but quite crowded. Everyone is respectful and adheres to the rules. A great place to stay if you can get a site.

Great RV park, nice amenities, further from beach than you think

This was a great RV Park. They were in the middle of some of their upgrades which include power system (adding a ton of solar…yeah!) and it was the hottest day of the year so we had a couple of short power outages at our site. They advertise that they will be done by Nov 2020 with these upgrades. The reason for 4 stars was that the ad says 8 minute walk to the beach. It was an 8 minute walk to the ocean. The beach is about a mile away. Overall would stay here again. Thanks!!

Party City!

Labor Day Weekend stay… we left Los Angeles to escape the heat wave. Arrived at 9pm and was pleasantly surprised with the vibe (glow lights everywhere, music, drinking). Definitely not your typical camping experience… more of a parking lot beach party vibe. There is a bike path nearby that is awesome for young kids.

Location is great and convenient.