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Old 05-12-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Best San Diego Options?

I will be going to San Diego to work--with my Airstream as home. I'd like an RV park close to the heart of the business district, near the water, and dog friendly.

Any suggestions?

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Old 05-12-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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I will be going to San Diego to work--with my Airstream as home. I'd like an RV park close to the heart of the business district, near the water, and dog friendly.

Any suggestions?

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Old 05-12-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Bill. Looks like a definite possibility. Do you or (or does anyone) have any thoughts on the San Diego Metro KOA? It looks like it might be good for dogs (though it is not on the water).

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We just stayed at the San Diego Metro KOA this past weekend. It's a very nice KOA in the heart of the city, but you feel miles away. Good upkeep, nice employees, near the interstate. And, they have a dog park too!

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Old 05-13-2009, 12:30 AM   #5
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Check out Lake Jennings Park near Lakeside...and easy drive to downtown...they have full hookups at some of the sites. It used ot be run by San Diego County but they have turned it over to the Helix Water District: Lake Jennings - Camping ... not sure what their length of stay restrictions are...we stayed there when it ws under San Diego County Parks and enjoyed it. Check out Sand Diego county Parks, too: County of San Diego: Camping Park Information ... good luck!
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That is a great lead. WE stayed at the marina in Chula vista apparently across the street from KOA. It was very very nice and clean. they say no dogs over 20lbs however our doberman at 120 lbs was not cited.
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I live here so you'd think I'd know every place. Not really. To me I'd say it depends on how long you are going to be in San Diego. The state campgrounds have I believe a two week max. Campland by the Bay in Mission Bay I have heard gets expensive. If you really want to do something nice for your dog, there are leash-free dog beaches in Coronado, Ocean Beach and Del Mar. Dogs have a blast there. The problem is there is no campground real close to those.

Here are a few more that I don't really know much about other than where they are...relatively close to metro San Diego and close to the coast.

Santa Fe Park Trailer & RV Park

Surf & Turf RV Park (in Del Mar)

As far as the ones that I have seen. I think that the Chula Vista RV Park is very nice. It is right on San Diego Bay and you can rent space by the week or month.

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Opps...by Chula Vista I meant the park that Gail mentioned above...Chula Vista Marina. It is South of Metro San Diego just a few blocks West of Interstate 5 at "J" Street in Chula Vista. (About 10 miles South of Downtown San Diego).
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This thread is pretty old but thought that I'd drop a line here about the San Diego Metro KOA in Chula Vista:

Pros: Fairly quiet at night (road noise from the overhead interstate) but no over the top partying.
Nice facilities, pool, hot tub, store, laundry etc.
Great for kids.
Staff seems courteous but not over zealous
Close (Walking distance) to CVS and Food4less stores.

Cons: High tree canopy has a flock of crows living in it. If you get a nice shady spot like we did, everything is great until sundown when you get pooped on all night. Feathers and tree debris is on the trailer and the campsite daily.
Sewer smell. If you've ever been to the center of Tokyo, this park will seem familiar. Seems the sewers aren't vented well and the gentle breeze in the evening sometimes carries aromatic surprises for a few minutes every once and a while.
Mosquitoes from the nearby riverbed. Nothing like back east or the midwest but startling if you've lived in Norcal for a while.

All in all it was good for the kids and reasonably priced for the location but we will probably try elsewhere next time. We did see a nice RV lot right on the Ocean on Coronado at Silver Strand SB and I've heard that the local and state parks inland are nice. We are currently KOA members mostly for the kids amenities.

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