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Guajome County Park

Oceanside, California


3000 Guajome Lake Rd
Oceanside, California 92057
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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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17 Reviews

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed Thanksgiving Week Monday to Friday. Very quiet until Wednesday evening when all of the Thanksgiving family groups arrived. We were spending the holidays with family stationed at Camp Penelton - this park is conveniently located and the price is very right for this area. Lots to do walking trails, playground, volleyball court, horseshoes, etc. Campground is close to lots of shopping WalMart, Vons, fast food, and restaurants. Two negatives no sewer and no OTA stations. We would stay again. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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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: 239
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Still undergoing renovation but only problem was daytime noise (sawing concrete!!) Nice little park, nobody around to supervise. Beautiful trails all around the park. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Quiet except for occasional booms from Camp Pendleton bombing

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

County park with mature trees, green space and great biking trails. Undergoing construction, so half the spaces recently have been off-line. The "management" is a bit heavy-handed, and with the exception of the young man who drove thru the park...not friendly by any definition. Even when the park was almost totally vacant (including our site), strict adherence to the 2pm check-in means if you come in earlier you're being (sternly) directed to a dirt parking space...that becomes a mud pit during rain. The on-line reservation system allows you to pick the appropriate site for your rig, and our 43' did just fine. There are compound slopes on almost every site, so come prepared. Remember you are water and electric only. The one dump station can get crowded, so be patient. The highlights for us were the walking/biking trails in the Park, and connecting which can lead you all the way to Oceanside (quite a ride!). They are making some improvements (nice Pickle-ball court), and if you have a family group this place would be ideal, because of the large areas for outdoor cooking...etc. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nobody wants to get sick on their travels. However, it happens. We were so blessed to find Oceanside Urgent Care and Family Practice withing a short 10 minute drive. Clean, great rates for cash. We wish they were closer to our home town. Oceanside downtown has a great Farmer's Market on Thursdays...don't miss it. If you have a tag axle that lifts, use that feature for the sharp turns in the Park.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Great little county park just a few miles from lots of services, restaurants and stores. It's located in a slight depression so we can't see the homes that are slowly encroaching on the park. There is some traffic noise but it abates after all the commuters get home.

The asphalt sees are mostly shaded and have a patio, picnic table and fire ring. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Oceanside, CA is less than 10 miles away. The town has really cleaned up since we lived here and is now a great hub of North San Diego County. There are many restaurants ranging from hip to staid.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Just spent 2 nights here. Space was good for us, under some nice oak trees. Only 30 amp service and water, dump station available. Near Guajome Lake, a small fishing lake on the edge of the park. Run by San Diego County, nice hiking and bike friendly area. Sites were paved, but a 37 foot motorhome about maxes out the available space in even the largest. Price about the same as the long term winter rates in the two (small) RV parks in Oceanside. Calif State parks in the area have weekday vacancies but weekend spots are tough to get sometimes, and much more expensive. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Very near Mission San Luis Rey, nice undiscovered tourist spot for adults. A few miles from the beaches. Fishing in the Lake, good place for short hikes and bike rides. Lego Land is about 20 minutes away, San Diego about 50 minutes. Nice place to stay for a few days being a tourist. See County website for info.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

+ 7 paved sites are super wide and level front to rear and side to side; the park is quiet, nicely treed with great walking paths

- 3 no pull throughs; E & W only [but a dump]; no cable, no wi-fi, no laundry.

We would stay here again. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here to visit relatives in Vista. The staff was friendly and checkin was very easy. $1/night/dog. Site was spacious and easy to back in to. Lots of great trails in the park for walking, and two nearby playgrounds. Dump station was easy to use with no line. The restrooms were average, but clean. Not much privacy in the showers, but they were free with hot water. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here with a group of about 10 motorhomes. Lots of trees. A lake. Grass areas. Sort of an oasis in a dense residential area. There is a great / worth a detour to visit / part of this large park with a huge collection of old vehicles / steam and gas / motors / buses / AG machines and so on. Worth several hours to go see. I checked off 50 amp available, but in our area only one site had 50 amp. The rest were 30 amp. No sewers, Wi-Fi, and hard to use sat dish. Bring DVD's if you want them. Not close to a freeway, but fairly high road noise. This is an old homestead from Spanish days. A very good weekend place. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great Regional park that has allot to do. Plenty of easy hiking and biking trails for the whole family and there is also fishing. The sites are sizable and ours was paved and level. You feel isolated from the city elements until fire station across the highway lights them up, which they seem polite enough to only sound there sirens during the day. The camp is nicely laid out and it's not crowded. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park with a lot of running and biking trails nearby. We spent a weekend at the park and noticed most of the other campers were families with trailers but did encounter other motorhome travelers. The restrooms were adequate but could use a little more cleaning and updating. They are not heated and it was a little chilly taking a shower in the morning and the water was not very hot, but adequate. The location was great because you felt like you were in a rural area but in reality only a couple of miles to anything you needed. The bike trail to the beach was wonderful and well maintained. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground in a huge open space park. Convenient to shopping and ocean. Not much available in terms of TV reception unless you have satellite. Lots of birds and trees. Very peaceful. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Motorhome.

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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: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Good county park type facility and well maintained. Ants were mentioned by another couple and we saw them at our fire pit due to someone leaving food in it. That seemed to keep them away from our trailer so we were OK. Showers were free and included: lots of hot water and quite clean, though basic. I would not hesitate to spend more days in this park! We camped at Guajome County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

This is a nice little park to get some R&R. If you looking to be entertained this is not the park but if you are looking for a place to go for walks and bike rides or just sit outside and read this is the place. Lots of trees and close to the lake. We camped at Guajome County Park in a Motorhome.

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