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Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

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About This Campground


If you live up north follow the ducks and migrate to Santee Lakes for some winter camping. If you are already in Southern California and looking for some San Diego camping, then bring the kids for a weekend or a week. Our award winning Campground is nestled in the foothills of Santee, just 20…

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  • Verizon
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Site Types

  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


11 Reviews of Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Ratings Breakdown

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Greg L.
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2021

Snow Birding in San Diego

I have been coming here for the last 3 years to winter from the PNW. Being a native San Diegan The east county location allows for easy access to San Diego sites from two freeways. The camping is fun for the family with the lakes for fishing for stocked trout, walking trails and children…

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cThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2021

Peaceful and pretty although not remote

This is suh a nice place to camp  Lots of birds and great fishing.  Although you can see housing and it's not in a remote area, it is still quiet and peacefull.  I can't wait to go back. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.  For tent camping the ground can be a little hard to set stakes.

MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2020


The best I been to. Large nice sites lots with trees, small lakes, camp store, bar, kids play grounds, clean showers close, water, electricity, walking. I spent a month here to be just minutes from San Diego and grand children. Something this nice you have to reserve at least 6 months ahead for…


Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve is located in California


From jct I-8 & Hwy 67: Go 2 mi N on Hwy 67: Go 2 mi N on Hwy 67 (Santee exit), then 50 ft W on Prospect, then 1/2 mi N on Magnolia, then 1-1/2 mi N on Carlton Hills Blvd, then 100 yds N on Fanita Pkwy.


9310 Fanita Pkwy
Santee, CA 92071


32.86715042 N
117.00634075 W

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