7.9 Good
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Guajome County Park

Oceanside, California


3000 Guajome Lake Rd
Oceanside, California 92057
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 33
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.24678
Longitude: -117.27294

Elevation: 113' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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3 Reviews

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Guajome is a very pleasant regional park with lakes, riparian vegetation, and compacted dirt walking trails all around. It's very popular and difficult to get a spot any weekend without reservations far in advance. Even though it's 9+ miles from the beach, it's much less expensive than the coastal campgrounds. Larger rigs will want to stick to the lower sites. With tall trees nearby don't count on every site getting a satellite signal. Our 50 amp service worked fine in two different sites. There's a sand volleyball court and a new but odd pickleball court - the concrete pad only goes as far as the outside lines, so you are in sand when you go beyond to serve, etc; therefore it's good for practice only unless they expand it. My favorite aspect of the park is accessibility to the San Luis Rey River Trail that goes ~9 miles to beach (see tips section). The only negatives besides difficulty to get sites on weekends & too few sites for larger rigs, are the explosion noises from nearby Camp Pendleton, and Highway 76 which is frequently gridlocked. We also got bitten up by mosquitos during an evening out at the picnic table. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6 and 24
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dirt paths lead under Hwy 76 to the Santa Fe Rd trailhead of the paved San Luis Rey River Trail that runs to the beach in Oceanside in about 9.5 miles from your site. After getting to the coast there are lots of options (as described in enCYCLEpedia Southern California). The ocean breeze typically makes the return trip easier. You can also cycle to the San Luis Rey Mission, halfway down. Also, an active welcoming pickleball group is at nearby Melba Bishop Park.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. It got a 7 because no Sewer or Wi-Fi. Good website that shows site sizes so there are a few for big rigs as we have a 45ft 5th wheel. Convenient to North San Diego. Will definitely stay again. Need to book ahead as was fully booked well in advance of the Dec. and Jan. period for the larger sites. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We love this place; clean, nice facilities, good walk paths & forest setting. (Easy commute to visit grandkids in San Marcos!) BTW, the actual city is Vista -- it's inland from and close to Oceanside, the park is surrounded by the city of Vista. RESERVATIONS are needed nearly year-round; go to San Diego county parks website -- they are nice folks, but hard to get into weekends between April and November, unless you plan at least 2 months in advance! We camped at Guajome County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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