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28 RV Parks near Lemon Grove, California
We did however find 28 campgrounds within 25 miles of Lemon Grove. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Lemon Grove in the left hand column.
Nov 2019 - $1.00
Based on the other reviews, as thousand trails members, we initially only booked a one week stay. Yes, they were accurate in their description of the "The Other Side" (across the street) which is where you will be placed if you arrive too early or later in the afternoon. However... there is "The Right Side" of the park and every day at noon, at the ranger station, they hold a lottery for a chance to relocate into full hook up site. After moving for the third time in three days, we finally found our sweet spot and extended our stay for the full 21 days. We've traveled across the entire US and found this park to have the most personality. The rangers are a hoot, and there are a lot of them. There is a cute country store on the premises, even stocked with limited selection of fresh produce and where we got our coffee fixes every afternoon. There's also a little restaurant called "The Coyote Canyon" serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends, year around. The park is situated near the Mexican border, and yes, there were several border patrol agents present, but it felt benign from any danger. There are several trails we walked around the park where the agents patrolled, still no danger. There's a reason the restaurant is called the coyote canyon, because there are a lot of coyotes in the area, and they are known to cruse the park in broad daylight. I stumbled upon a large one on my way back from the showers, I think we startled each other, and it ran off. The ranger said there was recently a situation "On the Other Side" where a coyote broke through the screen of rig and nabbed a small dog inside while the owners were away. Sad. WiFi was inconsistent and you have to pay for it through Jabbacom. The laundry uses that card system, where you have to purchase a refillable card (kinda irritating). The sites are level and bathrooms very clean. The nearest shopping is in Chula Vista or Jamul both around 15 mins away. We would definitely return to this park. - Glamour Glampers
Sep 2019 - $1.00
We were looking for any improvements from our last visit a few months earlier but sadly there were even more disappointments. We arrived early Friday before a holiday weekend hoping to get on the side with full hookups and as usual no sites available. Our favorite thing about this park was the nice relaxing adult pool but now that had recently turned into all ages nightmare. Running, jumping, ear splitting screaming kids. witnessed adults with a boom box drinking from glass bottled beer. Someone complained about the kids and staff showed up and the parents were defiant and argumentative refusing to give their names or site # they were ask to leave and they did the pool area but not thrown out of the park as they should have been. Felt bad for the staff as they were very apologetic for all my other complaints as if they were used to it, like too many cars and people per sites, noise past quiet hours. This park is allot different than when we first became members. It had a lot more participation in activities like organized softball games and other sports . The large families and many of their friends that gather there now seems the rules don't apply to them only want to just party amongst themselves. We couldn't get the free wi-fi to work had to pay for it. Phones worked in very limited area. I miss the "old" campers where you felt safe to walk around at any time day or night and make new friends and do fun stuff. We left early before our reservations ended the 1st time ever in all our years of camping. There's not much anymore to ever return here. - DennisO
May 2019 - $70.00
Hope you like screaming kids, loud music, fast cars, bright lights, drunks, and dilapidated vehicles. This park is going even further downhill fast. It is quickly turning into a homeless camp. People that can't afford the high rents of San Diego are buying cheap campers and living here full-time. Children run amok without supervision, parents sit around drinking at all hours or simply leave for the day while the kids roam, I think one of the female 'residents' is engaged in one of the oldest professions, trash is left all over, none of the park rules are enforced. If you go to the on-site manager he is quick to tell you he's been at the park for 19 years and everything is fine and will even change the rules for the benefit of his favorite campers. There are people fixing their vehicles on the grounds, there are people living out of vans, there are random dudes that cruise the roads and stare at women and children. There are super loud motorcycles and diesel trucks at all hours. The one section of the park where there was peace and quiet and an adult pool and the quiet sounds of nature is now gone. The North side is known as the area where people hiding from the law live. The South side used to be better but is quickly falling into disrepair. Don't let the membership department lure you into leasing an annual site, it's an unethical sales pitch. Promises will be made but never kept. It's sad. The nature that surrounds this park is amazing and beautiful. Such a shame that Pio Pico just can't hold itself to higher and safer standards. Save your sanity and find someplace else. The cheapest motel in southern California would be cleaner, safer, and quieter than this place. - TreeRV
Aug 2018 - $99.00
This park is along the freeway, so noise is an issue. It's very clean and it has a very nice pool (though a little small). The big problem here is the format of the campsites. They are arranged in a kind of plus sign pattern. It's an intriguing design which I think could work well for a crowded urban RV resort.
Unfortunately, the limits of each site aren't well marked. So, you can't really be sure of where your site ends and the adjacent one begins. I apparently parked my trailer over the line into an adjoining site. I found out, after I was set up, that I was over the line from one of the employees. My neighbor didn't complain, but I felt guilty. Would it be too difficult to paint lines on the blacktop? Is it too difficult for the check-in staff to make each customer aware of the limits? If you camp at the San Diego RV Resort, I suggest asking about limits and ask for a site as far from the freeway as possible.
A positive for this resort is its close proximity to the San Diego Trolley station. And, if driving, it's very centrally located in the metro area. All utilities are stable and the staff is very nice. The sites are generally short, so your tow vehicle must park next to your site or on the street. Overall, I would probably stay elsewhere if I could. But if this resort is your last "resort" (haha) then it's not too bad. - SeaTeacher
Jul 2017 - $89.00
Excellent staff, helpful, courteous, professional. Clean pool. Gravel or concrete parking pad, almost level. The parking spots are 'bare bones' and are very tightly fitted in giving not much privacy, surprisingly not too noisy either, considering the light rail track is on one side and a highway is on the other. BUT they are close to a trolley station to get you into town, or to the zoo specifically. - Eliz Plam
Jul 2017 - $80.00
We stayed here over the weeekend as other parks were full. The park is clean, pool area is really cool, TV room was nice and clean and recently updated. Bathrooms are dated but clean. Two issues that i had that you may or may not. 1. The neighbor is a long timer, with a lot of junk outside of their unit. Their dog barked all day long when they were out of their unit. I talked with the management, and they said they would handle it. Nothing happened... 2. We had an ANT INVASION at our spot. There were thousands of ants on the ground of our site. By the morning of day 2, we had hundreds of ants INside of the motorhome. The neighbor on the other side gave me ant spray to put in and out of the motorhome (an indication of the massive infestation they have here.) The management didn't seem to care about the issue. Bring ant spray with you and spray around all of your tires, jacks, hoses, etc when you pull in. We beat it out of here quickly. - Rolling Mortgage Broker
Aug 2019 - $30.00
We should have read the reviews which we usually do, and yes, we've had ants infestation. Our first clue was the Ajax left by previous camper. We've never been to a campground that had steep driveways. We're not sure who designed the campground because at the North Loop, most sites had a steep hill up to their level platform and again steep getting out. We're sure the designer could have done a better job to help decrease the steepness. Our neighbor damaged his 5th wheel and truck coming around a sharp turn and into his steep site. We walked around the sites and noticed there's lots of deep scrape marks on the asphalt to the sites. The turns are sharp and if you have a big rig be careful. The campground is very clean but it would use some trimming of the bushes. Some bushes were touching the RV's which could be a highway for insects and ants. If you like airplanes we're right in the flight path to San Diego Airport. That didn't bother us because we like the aviation scene. The staff was friendly but the only thing about the check in is that they don't have a lane for campers who already checked in and you have to stay in line behind other RV's checking in. They do have great dry firewood for $5 a bundle. There's grocery shopping and other stores close by and easy access to the freeway. Do a bug fogger when you get home. Happy Camping! - Kukana
Jul 2019 - $33.00
The price is excellent. The location is really nice because everything is about 20 to 30 min away. The site could use some weed trimming. Was very over grown. Hookups were fine and the space we were in was very long so as to fit our 5th wheel and truck with extra space. No WiFi offered, over the air stations very limited. This is a no frills park It's clean and has a nice breeze that comes through. - Tim_n_Janal
Apr 2019 - $34.00
We love finding regional parks in California. They are a great value and well maintained. Very nice staff. We were high up overlooking the valley and thoroughly enjoyed our 6 day stay here while we toured the San Diego area. It is easy to get to, just a few miles off the freeway. Great paved pads with full hook up. - webbsafari
Aug 2017 - $50.00
Pros- Cheap. Cons- completely ant infested, can't have a conversation outside because the bordering freeway is too loud (also can barely sleep over the sound of the freeway all night), clubhouse has BUGS and RATS, internet only works in clubhouse, cramped parking spots (no visitor parking). Power was out for a week and the RV park said it was not their responsibility to do anything about it, but wait for the power company to do something. There is no air conditioning and temperatures are 110 degrees plus. The management refuses to take responsibility. We had to pay to stay elsewhere because of the heat dangers and manager just said that "it was not his problem." They refused to reimburse us even though it's completely dysfunctional. I am surprised that place has not been shut down. Could NOT pay me to stay there again. - KatsRVLife
Jun 2014 - $55.00
Way over priced! Mostly full timers with the usual accumulation of stuff. Web site looks good but prepare to be disappointed. Tight spaces and roads. Close to freeway with traffic noise. WIFI requires sign in every 4 hours with a new code. We were in an unlevel gravel pull thru site with no cable TV (cable was mangled and unusable). Only one water spigot and we had to disconnect the full timer using it so we could use it. We were told to back out of our pull through site and go the wrong way on a one way street when leaving because the marked exit had tight turns. Check-in clerk was new and didn't advise us of WIFI procedures and seemed unsure about our assigned site (entry and exit). We will not stay here again unless it is a last resort. - fun4doc
May 2014 - $30.00
LOTS of full time residents. Streets are so tight that I was told to back our 40' motorhome out of my pull-through and go out a one way street the wrong way. Good AT&T signal, good water pressure, good power. Lots of dogs and cats running around off leash. Lots of police presence while I was there. The manager could not have been nicer to deal with. - walt66
Jun 2019 - $40.00
Paved access, dirt/gravel sites and pretty close. But for the money, it was good for a short while we toured the area! Had to park our tow vehicle cross wise in front of our coach and hardly had enough room. - Jackie thornton
Nov 2017 - $35.00
Pricey for a military facility, but still a reasonable value for its location if you get the military rate. Superb customer service. An earlier reviewer complained about the "broken" English of the staff. They do speak with foreign accents, but their English is fluent, not "broken," and it's sad that someone would confuse those two things in this day and age. The sites are very close together and the pads quite short, which is the main detractor at this park. I barely got all my wheels onto the pad with a 28 foot rig. That being said, it was absolutely level. There is a huge parking lot nearby for tow cars if you can't fit yours on your site. The park and surrounding grounds are lovely - lots and lots of green space and picnic areas, which makes up a little for the very tight sites. There is a golf course adjacent to the RV park, but there is no way to get there walking - you must drive a car. It isn't that far at all, but they won't let you walk along the golf path (gates are all locked), and the road that goes around to the front of the golf course is marked with threatening signs saying not to walk or ride bikes on it. I was informed they will cite people for walking on that road. Rate includes cable tv with lots of channels and free wifi. The wifi is reasonable, not great, but you have to sign up with a credit card (no charge, just for identification), and you can only be signed in with one device at a time. Verizon service is good. Not a great location for bike riding - you have to go a mile or so on a road with a bike lane but scary fast traffic to get to anyplace nice to bike. - KAP99
Jul 2017 - $47.00
Stayed 2 nights. Not your usual RV park. Military facility but the office staff were foreigners with broken English. Asked unusual questions like proof of insurance on RV & Car. No discounts for Vietnam vets. Only active or retired. Yet it is open to the public. Our reserved site was occupied as we arrived but was cleared up within a short wait. Utility box was full of spiders & cobwebs. Level concrete slab for our small trailer. Things were okay after settling in. Overall, a good home location base for urban San Diego. Very busy during the summer. I would come here again but be more prepared for the next encounter. - zzzya
Oct 2019 - $76.00
A nice KOA close to San Diego tourist sites with lots of activities for kids, large pool, bounce cushions, bike rentals, etc. This very large park is nicely laid out and sites all appear to be very level. Plenty of shade. Utilities well placed and worked as expected. Concrete pads long enough for our 43' coach and car. Friendly office staff can arrange for discounted tickets for local attractions. Only downside is the typically high KOA price. - GrandpaDan
Sep 2019 - $115.00
Staff is constantly out and about making sure everything is as it should be. Nice look area. Lots of activities. We had a patio site which
was awesome but pricey.
It was a little confusing finding our site but a staff member helped us.
I love that there was shrubs around utilities. When connecting your sewer, water, power, etc. you are not in your neighbor's face.
I would recommend this KOA. - PamelaA
Jul 2019 - $107.00
Have a daughter in the long-term care and have been staying here for 7 to 10 days each June/July for years. Last year they hadn't finished the new pool facility. This year it was up and running. Given the size of this RV Park, a pool facility like the new one here was long overdue. The new facility offers ample deck space for guest to lounge and the larger pool enhances the water experience. The laundry facility is also attached to the new pool building. I think it has fewer washers and dryers than the old facility and needs to have more table area for folding fresh washed clothes, towels, and sheets. There are plenty of nearby grocery store options. Use Gas Buddy to locate the best fuel prices. We originally had reserved a deluxe site, but mechanical issues forced us to delay our arrive. There were no deluxe sites available, so we ended up at site 1521. I'll take that site any day from now on. Spacious and open. We can recommend this KOA and will stay here again in the future. Just a word to the wise.......if you are planning a trip to San Diego reserve your space here early as it always, always busy. The staff does it's best to work with drive-ins and other "last minute" reservations, but they cannot always be accommodating especially when there are big draw conventions in town; e.g. Comic-Con. - Joe-n-Doe
Aug 2019 - $24.00
Admin note: check park website for current status. In Aug 2019 it was open for camping Fri and Sat nights only.
It was a great little campground. Clean, and the location was perfect for visiting San Diego and the beaches. - Judyblue23
Dec 2018 - $27.00
This is member only park. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. They provide a very nice campfire at night. The sites are close to each other but once past that, it is quite a deal. Without any traffic it takes 15 minutes to the heart of San Diego or zoo. They also have a very nice bar serving excellent food during the week and weekends. Love this place. Keeps me near family at a reasonable price. - Gman112
Nov 2018 - $27.00
This is a member only park in Chula Vista, close to San Diego amenities and beaches and close to shopping and restaurants. The sites are all back in, 30A and/or 50A, water and sewer. There are dry camping sites also. A common pavilion is available to guests to watch TV, grill or sit around and visit! Because of space limitations, your own grill is not permitted, hence, the public grill. The Elks Lodge grill/bar and restaurant is open often and serves specific menu items through the week or month. The host is very friendly and informative. All Elks events and activities are calendared and as a member, you are invited to those events and activities. My 40' motor home fit into my space (#14) easily with all services at the rear of the site. Spaces are so tight that you could pass meals from one RV to another through the open window!!! We often could hear our neighbor talking as they carried on conversations but only while we entered or exited the front door! Dogs are welcomed but owners are responsible for keeping the park clean. Space is available for those that pull a trailer. My car hauler was just a short distance away and easy to obtain items when needed. The location is secure and is at a dead end entry way, so only those with a need to be there are there. - kihei7
May 2017 - $26.00
We stay here often. The host is very accommodating and it is a friendly park. The full hook up, back in sites, have either 30 or 50 amp power, sewer and water. All utilities are easily accessed. Most of us enjoy the conversation around the fire pit in the evening. There is a nice pavilion with a large TV, for dinners or happy hours. - Spikerchick
Aug 2015 - $50.00
The whole place is run down. The dog facility is terrible! The staff, depending on who is there, range from downright hostile to disinterested. It appeared that more than 50% are full timers - which is fine but not a very resort type of feeling. The pool was always full of children. - Makaira
May 2013 - $38.00
We camped here Memorial Weekend. It was full and very busy. Unfortunately, still a little cold for our kids with small kids who also came in a tent. Came for some fishing for the little kids, but no luck off shore. Lots of trees and shade, would have welcomed a little sun. Pit toilets/water nearby, a short walk to the showers/flush toilets. Some trails to walk--next time! Didn't see any rangers coming through camp, but didn't see any issues with all the people here either. Visited the park's Pokanoka’s Café for fish dinner. Was OK. Nice boat rental and store and dock area. Might bring our canoe next time, and bikes. - Utah RVer
Apr 2013 - $30.00
We stayed here to check out the San Diego area and the Taylor Guitar factory. The lots are level but small. It took us a while to back our 40' motorhome in a site and the nice woman in the office said this was one of their biggest. The utilities worked well and the pool looked nice. There is a lot of road noise from the Interstate and main road. The turns are a little tight and people parking their cars partly in the road makes it tricky to get around. The wi-fi is additional but they do give you 4 hours free. We would probably not stay here again. - dandg
Nov 2019 - $65.00
I'm writing from an RV-er's perspective, but Santee Lakes is far more than a campground. What a gem of a getaway in the middle of a city! Nestled in the hills this municipal park offers opportunities for walking, running, biking, picnicking, fishing & good old relaxation! There are space(s) for group gatherings along with private event spaces. The campground/RV park offers a variety of sites that are sure to satisfy just about anyone. Leashed pets are welcome, and be mindful that coyotes are active in areas of the park. Our full hook-up site was level and had reliable power, good WiFi & adequate water pressure. The park staff & rangers are visible, pleasant & available. Note that the Verizon signal is poor at the far North end of the campground. We'll most certainly return. - Mr_Mrs_T
Jun 2019 - $74.00
Cell phone coverage is almost non existent. Wifi is very slow. Sites are very large and well groomed. - HenryMech
Jun 2019 - $48.00
What can I say, but a good place to stay in SD area. Staff works wonders in accommodating changes in plans. On more than one occasion I had to extend our stay due to family medical situations, and somehow they were able to make it work. We did have to change sites, but a small inconvenience. The park itself gets better every year. I’ve been coming here for over 20 years and seen it morph from a barren rustic dry camping area to one with full hookups, paved roads and even grassy areas. One thing though, during the dry season ants will be a problem though easily solved with Comet powder cleanser around anything that touches the ground.
Looking forward to our next stay! - Mike51