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Date of Stay:
April, 2007 -
The drive alone is worth it - The drive over the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge is priceless (and toll free!): The 2.12-mile (11,179-foot) long bridge has a vertical clearance of approximately 200 feet. So, hold your breath. The Campground is easy to find, just follow the signs. If you tow and you come from the north, the first turn off the 75 into the access road might be a bit tight. The campground is basically a big parking lot at the beach. Your spot has the size of 40 x 15 feet. Some spots in the north (inland) corner are uneven with a slope. Trailers must be backed in while motor homes can park 'nose first'. Since no hookups are provided the use of generators is very common. So you may consider this when you park. If you have huge slide-outs and tow, you should start a good friendship with your camp neighbors. Most weekends are sold out although they say they have one or two spots for 'overnight' travelers. Location is THE attraction since you camp only a hundred yards from the waterline. The campground is on a small stretch between Pacific and San Diego Bay. Mostly westerly winds will blow constantly (breezy at times) and fill your lot (and rig) with sand. After a day or two you will have a fine layer of ocean dew on your rig (and whatever you leave outside) WiFi is only accessible around the ranger station, so don't put your hopes into it. So, if you know what you will be into it, this is a beautiful and very relaxing spot. We camped at Silver Strand State Beach in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
September, 2006 -
This is an easy going operation: Easy check in, easy parking, easy hook up - The sites are on gravel and don't have much shade. The hotel offers a great buffet (Friday seafood all-you-can-eat) and a regular free shuttle service to the strip. Unfortunately you'll be charged with a $9 cable fee, if you need it or not. The hook-ups are a bit fancy, but worked well for us. The pool is quite small for the size of the park and needs a bit more hygienic attention in the summer months. The few times I used the restroom I've found them clean and working. Overall for about 30 bucks (Good Sam members receive 10%) you'll get a clean and well organized park. We camped at Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
April, 2006 -
Park has re-opened since Katrina. Sites are very nice, lot of space around all sites. All sites are close to the swamp. The park has a boat ramp for its visitors. Some road noise from Hwy 90 Bus. Playground equipment for kids. Nice wave pool (Entry $8). 14 day max stay. About 10 miles to an almost free ferry ($1 a car) in Westwego that will take you to New Orleans. We camped at Bayou Segnette State Park in a Motorhome.