At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Heading to Questival in San Diego, CA and want to camp? We put together this list of popular campsites nearby.

Where to Camp Near Questival San Diego

Questival San Diego kicks off at Waterfront Park! Our campground recommendations start with top campgrounds by camping type, and then list campgrounds from closest to furthest, along with more information below.

Top recommendation for tent campers: Campland

Campland is a massive campground, located on the water with extensive amenities for all types of campers. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.





Best backup for tent campers: Silver Strand State Beach

Silver Strand State Beach is another waterfront camping option that is located close to Waterfront Park. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.

Top recommendation for RVers: Campland

Campland’s location and RV hookups make this a great option for everyone.

1. CAMPLAND, CA

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Distance: 8 miles

Website: Click here

Rating: 5-star. “Not only is Campland by the water, but there is so much to do!” Read reviews here.

Number of sites: Over 200 sites, ranging from primitive (tent-only) to full hook-ups on the waterfront.

Cost: Basic sites start at $55/night and up.

Reservations?: Yes, reserve online or by phone.

Phone number: (858) 581-4260

2. SILVER STRAND STATE BEACH, CA

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Distance: 11.8 miles

Website: Click here

Rating: 5-star. “Great choice for camping along the ocean in Southern California.” Read reviews here.

Number of sites: Many sites, exact number not specified.

Cost: Beach front: $65/site/night, Inland: $50/site/night.

Reservations?: Yes, reserve online.

Phone number: (916) 653-6995

 3. San Diego Metro KOA

Distance: 9.8 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: About 25 tent sites and over 100 RV sites.

Cost: Tent-only sites start at $60/night.

Reservations?: Yes, reserve online or by phone.

Phone number: (800) 562-9877

4. KUMEYAAY LAKE CAMPGROUND

Distance: 16 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 46 standard sites, available on Friday and Saturday nights only.

Cost: Standard sites: $27/site/night

Reservations?: Yes, but first come, first served options are often available.

Phone number: (619) 668-2748

5. SWEET WATER SUMMIT, CA

Distance: 16 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 112 sites, each can accommodate tents and RVs, with electric hookup.

Cost: Sites start at $34/night.

Reservations?: Yes, reserve online.

Phone number: (877) 565-3600

6. SANTEE LAKES REGIONAL PARK, CA

Distance: 18.3 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: Over 200 sites.

Cost: Sites start at $47/night.

Reservations?: Yes, reserve online.

Phone number: (619) 596-3141

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