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37 RV Parks near San Marcos, California
We did however find 37 campgrounds within 25 miles of San Marcos. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near San Marcos in the left hand column.
Mar 2019 - $45.00
Wee bit close to the noise of I-15, but not obtrusive. Sites are close together, but well maintained and clean. We parked a 40' Jayco without drama. Our particular site was likely one of the best in the park with its extra side room/patio pad. Newer pedestals, well located. Staff was outstanding, check-in process was friendly, quick and efficient. We had a hedge row in our ear on our utilities/hookup side, but not a big deal...just the way it is sometimes with a 40' rig with 3 slide-outs. Escondido is close to activities in the San Diego metro area and only an hour drive to Orange County. - SVLandYacht
Feb 2019 - $60.00
Pads are all concrete, level. Sites are nearby, but separated by landscaping (shrubbery, flowers, etc) which helps. Many full timers, and snowbirds. Laundry, pool, hot tub all clean and in good order. Power posts in good order as well. Excellent cable TV. WiFi available, was good 60% of my usage time, spotty the rest, depending on time of day I was using it. Interstate 15 is nearby enough to be able to hear some highway traffic, but not close enough to be a nuisance. Overall pleasant stay. We would stay here again. - Biggie2016
Oct 2018 - $40.00
My rate was for Monthly stay. Was a Very Nice Place, pool, Showers , Bathroom very clean. Friendly Staff plenty of room for RV - not much of a patio area. Close to I-15 but the noise was very minimal. Close to 2 grocery stores. - MattB
Apr 2019 - $50.00
Sites were narrow, but long enough that I could have left my long box, crew cab, pickup and 34' travel trailer hooked up. Most lot have quite a bit of slope towards the road. The park is connected to a mobile home park and a lot of the trailers in that part are old. I never felt uncomfortable, but that part of the park is a little "tacky." Office hours are rather short. When I arrived, check-in time was 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. eith after hours arranged. I arrived shortly after 1 p. m. and had to wait until 2 p. m. because the office was closed for lunch. Also, I had reservations for Thursday through Monday. I discovered that I was getting in a day early, on Wednesday. I tried to call the office to ask for Wednesday night also and got an answering service, twice and the office never never returned my calls. Also, the weekend we were there, the office closed Friday night and wasn't open until Monday morning. Finally, I just went on line and made a reservation for another night, hoping they would tie the two together so I didn't have to move. They did tie the two reservations together so I didn't have to move. There is a school across the street, so from 8 to 9 and again around 3 to 4 traffic is heavy in front of the park. - alcomechanic
Sep 2018 - $65.00
Very tight narrow and horribly unlevel sites..even with our jacks fully extended and tires on leveling blocks we were unable to get level..our site was next to a back In which made us door to door with the neighbors..every time they put their dog outside on a leash it was in our space and driving our dog crazy. Sites were so narrow you had to step out onto the sand/ dirt space to go in and out of the motorhome..we had hope to use our passport America for 2 nights but they don't honor that if you have a reservation...would not recommend nor return. - VikkiB
Jan 2018 - $34.00
Stayed a month to be able to visit relatives and friends in the area. Campground convenient to shopping and attractions. San Diego about an hour without heavy traffic. Had a nice back in site along the outer perimeter. Center rows would be a little tight. Didn't use their pool but looked nice. Small dog park but fine for our small dog ($5 fee for pets). Great staff, very helpful. - Lover of Cairns
Nov 2017 - $28.00
The park is a campground, really suited to tenting rather than rv'ing. They definitely need to step up with maintenance if they want me to camp. Trees and shrubs are not trimmed to a safe height or on the sides of the road for rv's to negotiate the road safely. Having damaged the rubber roof on a trailer once and incurred the associated expense I will not be camping there again unless they step up their pruning and do a proper job for rv's. If not then leave this campground to the tenters. - D Miller
Jul 2015 - $50.00
Stayed here for one week in a 43ft Diesel Pusher. There are numerous sections and elevations to this park. It is tucked away and about 13 miles from hwy 78 which goes to the coast (Oceanside-Carlsbad) and IH 5. We normally stay closer in but our regular park was booked.
The only down side to this park is WI-FI and Telephone (Verizon) service. It is extremely week and sometimes unusable and it was a necessary item for us. For that reason alone, I could not stay here again (we work while on the road). I understand it is not totally there fault. We used our own Hot spot. They provide Tengonet for 1 computer and charge for any others. Access to spaces for big rigs is good....they will selectively place you where you will fit. It has many trees available and two ponds, and family friendly. Many travel trailers and permanent residents but the park is very well maintained , clean and manicured. It is easy access from IH 15 and about 12 miles to the north end of Escondido. I could not stay here again because of communication access issues. - Bigdogsolo
Apr 2015 - $40.00
We spent one night at a site that had full hookups. The park was very clean, beautiful and easy to get in and out of. The park allows fishing but no swimming since it's a municipal water source. You can also rent paddle boats and small motor boats but go early because they rent out quickly on the weekend. - Tony ML
Nov 2018 - $26.00
Great trees, huge community area, fire pits, picnic tables, bocci ball, horse shoes, Best wi fi I've ever seen in an rvv park, over 10mbs down, WOW just the best, great resultant right next door, No street noise at all! - WhoMe
Apr 2018 - $26.00
Really active and fun lodge, great people. Dinner most nights, some lunches, music and dancing couple nights each week. Not a good spot for dogs, just asphalt for them and heed their warning to keep your dogs leashed. They warn of coyotes (which we did hear), but our RV neighbor did not have her little guy leashed and a neighborhood dog came down the hill and attacked it. Be careful with your pets (and little tykes for that matter). That being said, we really enjoyed our stay there and will be back. The grounds around the lodge are very pretty. The spots are tight, but we were fine. - Duran
Jul 2017 - $24.00
Great park for the price in this area. For Elks members only. 30 amp FHU, back-in, gravel space. Parking for our truck was nearby. Reservations recommended - call 760.724.1968. Helpful hosts. Excellent Verizon signal. - Ray & Lyn Madaghiele
Dec 2015 - $38.00
We have stayed at this park many times over the past years and do so simply because it is ideally located and close to family we visit in the area. It is an older and pretty much run down park that is mostly permanent residents and with few spaces available for overnight use. It is a "quaint" little park with a small but well stocked grocery store on the premises which is used by outsiders as well as those inside the park. It is situated in between I-15 and old Hwy 395 so there is traffic all day and night but surprisingly is not that noisy or bothersome. The owner is great and very accommodating as by now we are on a first name basis with her. She always tries to get us into a space that is easy to back into and away from some of the older and more run down units in the park and that is why we continue to come back each time we are in the area visiting family. The rate is a tad on the high side for what you get but it is after all very well located and in the San Diego/Escondido area. Prices of other parks in the area, but not much better, are even higher. We have checked them out and even stayed at one only to be very disappointed. So once again is really is the only game in town that serves our needs. Funny thing, a few months ago we were watching a program on the Home & Garden channel and it featured a "tiny house" that was recently constructed in the very space we were in on our last trip to this park. As we drove by it we both said, "Hey, there's that tiny house we saw on TV". And it is sitting right next to the old beat up, run down, ugly, and totally trashed out old Airstream travel trailer we sat next to and mentioned in our last review of this park. - BankShot
Dec 2014 - $38.00
We used this park due to its convenience to family we were visiting in the area. Quaint little park with a lot of permanents but they were friendly and in one instance very helpful with a slight problem we had. Great little store on site that is used by the general public as well so it has many more items than most RV park stores do. We bought several items there. A really nice pool area and a small seasonal lake that gets all covered with algae and scum, etc. when not cleaned. The space was a tad tight to squeeze our Class A into but we managed. A small table is provided and hookups are convenient and okay. Would probably stay again when we are back in the area to visit but only then as there are much nicer parks further away. - BankShot
Dec 2009 - $32.00
We've been to this area many times before and always stayed at the Sunland RV park or closer in to San Diego. We typically use the RV park as a home base for wine tasting in Temecula and decided that this time we were going to try and save some money and try a new place. After reading a ton of reviews and looking at photos and Google Earth trying to decide, we settled on All Seasons RV park. We are pretty flexible with where we stay, we don't have a fancy rig or anything. We prefer the "off the beaten path" kind of place and typically prefer more of a "camping" experience. Although we truly appreciate the amenities of a fancy park, we're pretty simple with our requirement. Full hook-ups, quiet and clean. I guess with All Seasons RV Park 1 out of 3 is what they were shooting for. Let me start with the "good" that allowed me to score this place a 2. The staff is friendly and helpful, the pool area is really nice and the camp store is really well stocked and convenient (more on the camp store later). The "lake" does look nice, when the sun is setting and the wind is blowing just right and you close one eye and peak at it from around the corner and frame is just so with a tree or something. The hook ups worked, cable TV was a little spotty at times, but we got GREAT cell reception and my Verizon Internet card worked GREAT! So we could stream Hulu and Netflix movies and pretend we were somewhere else. (You know, Magnum PI is STILL a great show!) On to the bad. As we were rolling in to our site (#11) we had to wiggle through this sort of, gauntlet of "permanent" residents. Although no one was a problem (noise, parties, etc) certainly could have done some tidying up. Some sites it seemed that these residence had all of their worldly possessions piled outside their camper (these are campers not mobile homes) and some of these campers seem like maybe they've been here since the California was declared a state in the late 1800s. A few of them I'm pretty sure, you couldn't tow them anywhere if you wanted to. Some people have put up these "tarp" garages which is nice for them, but it really looks bad. So it just made for an unsightly area. People's things, cars, trucks etc., were hanging out onto the already narrow road. It was a huge disappointment right off the bat. Our Site: Our site backed up to the lake (which was nice), but it was TIGHT. We have a 17 foot travel trailer (no slides) that we tow with an old Land Rover. This is NOT a huge setup. Backed in as far as we could the front bumper of my truck was sticking out on the road. On the hookup side of my trailer they had planted some evergreen trees which gave us a plenty of privacy from neighbors, that worked well, however they were right up against the side of my trailer and the hook ups were buried at the base of the trees. I literally had to get down in the mud on my hands and knees with one shoulder pressed up against the side of the trailer and the rest of my body getting scratched to death by being completely embedded in the trees in order to get everything connected. Our site also sloped toward the lake a little (makes sense) which is sort of a problem for our camper. Our "pipe" is VERY low to to the ground to begin with (clearly not the RV park's fault), but it seems that our site sloped toward the back, away from the hook ups that were mounted in concrete about 3-4 inches above ground level. I put my trailer up on 4 inches of wood and with the slope of the site, we were still in a position where we'd be somehow having to drain significantly UP hill. I'm still not sure how I'm going to make that work. Each site does have a fire ring (one of the reasons we chose this place), this was great because we like to use our dutch oven and cook as much as we can over the fire. It's nice. Well, this fire ring is a rusty tire rim, tossed on the slope of mud between our camper and the lake and filled with garbage. It sat at about a 30 degree angle and was literally FILLED with trash. Non-burnable, nasty trash. Cigarette packs, Styrofoam bait containers with rotting worms in it, half full plastic water bottles, a few dozen feet of tangled fishing line with rusty hooks still attached etc. It was nasty. I also found used rubber gloves (apparently from the previous people's final dump) laying in our site. I spent the first few hours of our stay, CLEANING up our site (filled an entire garbage bag). Not the way I would expect to start out. There is a nice concrete patio with a picnic table (adorned with a skillfully carved AC/DC logo). This site is situated almost parallel to the shore line of the lake. So when we open our camper door we have a very nice view of the lake. It's nice that we are not staring directly at the "business side" of another camper. This arrangement results in very sharp "pie-shaped" living area, the big end of the triangle being toward the front of the camper and the small angle being at the back. So we have this 3 foot bit of concrete patio with a picnic table (that barely fits, then a 6-inch concrete drainage channel then the fire pit, then it slopes off into the lake. In order to use the patio and the table you are constantly stepping in/over this concrete drainage channel. It's VERY dangerous in my opinion. Adding a metal grate or something would SERIOUSLY make all the difference in the world. The Store: Just a warning. The camp store doesn't appear to be run by the campground. It's actually a convenience store like the kind attached to a gas station and serves the public as well as registered campers/residents. The store is a little creepy. It gets a TON of traffic late into the night. (I'm not actually sure how late it's open, but well after dark for sure.) There are people coming and going, buying liquor and various tobacco products. I did buy some beer while I was in there, they have a good selection and the staff is VERY nice. You just kind of have to wonder what ELSE may be being sold in that store, you know? Summary: The staff is nice and helpful. They even called me in my car when we weren't here when we said we were, and helped get us turned around when we missed the exit. Very nice. The pool area and the one area near the bathrooms/showers seem to be "Newer" and the presence of new-looking concrete and wooden structures (hand rails, decks, fencing etc.), indicate that maybe renovations have been recently done or are at least a very slow on going process. This place has a LOT of potential but requires a TON of work. The final thing I'd like to mention regarding this park, is that it sits in a little creek valley 250 yards wide (at it's widest) in between I-15 and old highway 395. The road noise is CONSTANT an very loud and 24/7. It never gets quiet. At this point, I don't see us returning until we see a sign on the road (or website) saying "Renovations Complete!" or "Newly reconfigured and remodeled." I'm not sure what they can do about the road noise, that's just a location thing so it's hard to knock them for that. They could also work on cleaning up the sites after people leave. - Brian and Jenny
Mar 2018 - $65.00
This is just another example of the failed attempts made by CA state to bilk dollars from campers while providing only the basics at a ridiculous price. Most sites, including ours, are nothing but dry, powdery dirt that tracks everywhere. Views are nice, but you are up on a high cliff, so accessing the rocky beach is not an easy task for some. Once again...no dogs allowed on the beach. Our site was in a row of eight empty sites, so we got one good night's sleep before some inconsiderate neanderthal rolled in the next morning twenty feet away and set up his mega-camp. Camping etiquette rule number two, broken again. Homeless people in the site across from ours didn't make for a great experience either. Lastly, the campfire smoke will nearly choke you out if the wind isn't just right. Skip it. - xyz-123
Mar 2018 - $50.00
A rare opportunity to camp on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Most sites have no hookups. - midnightpumpkin
Feb 2018 - $50.00
Two rows of campsites in this park, those directly on the water and those one row back separated by a road. We stayed both this trip. You definitely want to be on water if you can. You also pay more. Most all of it dry camping with a few exceptions. You will pay more again for hookups. All the sites are in high demand. We saw all sizes of rigs in park. Small tents to large motor homes. Our 28ft travel trailer fit well. The ocean view 180 degrees. Beautiful. Lots of road noise from outside the park. - smitty12
Apr 2017 - $40.00
One of the best campgrounds I have stayed at this year. staff is very helpful. Very well maintained campground. 75% long term residents. Lots of rules to make every resident a good resident. Full services -security, store, close to interstate access. They think of everything. - Geno1986
Apr 2016 - $45.00
This park was satisfactory, as it was close to Escondido where we stayed for the weekend, only 35 minutes to San Diego. We had asked for a spot up top based on another review on this website; the warning is the hill to get up there. I pull a 40' Landmark with a 2014 1-ton truck. If you have anything less I wouldn't go up. It's very steep and will put a lot of strain on your truck. Take a site lower down. There seemed to be a lot of full timers. Picturesque stocked fishing lakes. Staff were very friendly. - North America in 90 days
Jan 2016 - $24.00
We stayed here for five weeks. The sites are nice and large enough for our 45' motor home. We were escorted to our site and then the owner even came by and helped us back in. We stayed for over a month, so had to pay for electric. It is on a tiered system which starts at $.10 a kilowatt and ends at $.30 a kilowatt. We were told that it changes monthly. We were also charged an EECC fee of $115. Our total electric bill was $415, so I recommend using propane. A propane truck comes by on Fridays to fill up motor homes. - greyhoundmom
Nov 2018 - $29.00
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. - ctravelgal04
Jul 2018 - $35.00
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. - enCYCLEpedia
May 2018 - $44.00
We stayed here while in town for our Niece's wedding. This is a great location centrally located between Orange county and San Diego. The parks electrical infrastructure underwent a major upgrade in the early spring of 2018. Many sites now have 50 amps. :-) The sites are paved, and there are a lot of great places to walk around in this park to explore including a cute little lake. The sites have electric and water, but no sewer hookups, but there is a dump station here in the park. They do not have breed restrictions for dogs as long as the dogs and their owners are well behaved! :-) The bathroom and shower areas are very well maintained. The staff is hard working and friendly. We would definitely come here again, but because we have a 40 foot motorhome and a toad, we would probably pick a different site. Be aware some sites will have a side space to park your tow vehicle and others will not. Site number 3 is just big enough for our 40 foot motorhome and that is all. - luvdoggiez
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Took our camper out for its maiden voyage here. This place is such a lush little hidden gem right in San Diego. The park itself has three small ponds which are mosquito treated, and the ducks and swans are gorgeous there. They also sound hilarious. The lakeside spot was perfect, great drive thru spots open. The pool is clean and a hub for family and kids. Lots of residents here but they're very friendly. There's an easy hike if you walk to the back of the park and under the gate that rewards you with gorgeous views of Palomar and a few other lovely surprises. There's many old Oak trees and lots of shaded picnic tables. A small church group meets there in a natural outdoor amphitheater, walk up past it and you'll be rewarded with a serene, crystal pond that perfectly reflects all the trees and skies. The camp hostess is a local and she is very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly, and supportive. Note: the drive to get there is pretty tight and windy so sway bars help a lot. If you miss the turnout for the camp entrance don't worry there is a place for you to make a u turn with your rig albeit 3-4 miles down the road both ways. Watch out for military vehicles. - NSvihlDMD
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We booked in advance two nights.We Changed or plans. Camp ground gives no refunds for any reason. We went there. Saw how small the sites were, tried to get a 39ft fifth wheel in, but not enough room to maneuver. Finally insisted o a refund to size of site and conditions. Lady was good to help had to contact manager to do refund. Park is ok for small campers, but it is very old and needs some up grades. Would not go back in a big rig. - wedgedriver
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed for the July 4th weekend and had a great time. The staff was polite and responsive. The bathrooms were clean enough. There were 3 showers for the women but small with no benches or ledges for your things.
The pool was clean and refreshing. We had electricity and water at the campsite, but not septic.
When we made our reservations they said we had to bring our own fire pit, but when we got there, they had put one on our site. Then on the second day they installed a BBQ for cooking near our picnic table, which was nice as we did most of our cooking outdoors.
The only problem we had was with campers next to us. A large party on several sites, they were loud, drinking and using foul language late into the night. Despite having "quiet hour" at 10 PM, no one did a thing, as the office was closed. So we were up late, trying to enjoy our own fire, but had to listen to that late into the night. We especially didn't appreciate our young boys having to endure that kind of language, the topics, etc.
We complained the next day. They were given a warning. We were given a phone number to call/text if it happened again w the promise they'd be 'escorted' out. However the next night it happened again, lasting well past 3 AM. I texted the number they gave us at 1 AM, but once again no enforcement.
We complained the next day and they said they didn't have anyone to patrol the campgrounds at night or enforce the rules because their security guard wanted 40 hours (full time work) but they didn't have a need for that. I asked why they didn't have someone just for the holiday weekend.
All in all, it was a good time despite the lack of sleep due to the lack of enforcement of the rules. - BarbaraD
Apr 2017 - $45.00
Roads are in terrible shape. Our site was very difficult to back in. Farm animals nearby smelled awful. A run down trailer park not for short term campers. On side of a hill. - Geno1986
Mar 2016 - $23.00
Very nice and quiet. The FHU's are up top unless you're monthly. It's a little tight and laid out somewhat randomly. The dump station is also up top and very inconvenient, and the sign at the dump station apologizes for it. Says it can't be helped. - FLtravelers
Jun 2013 - $40.00
Just stayed 3 nights in a travel trailer at Woods Valley Kampground. We thought we had come to the wrong place at first, but it turned out to be a pretty good little camping spot! We rented spot #P5 which is a full hook-up site and is close to the swimming pool (not intentional, but we had no choice). When we arrived on the Thursday. It seemed like the park was empty except for the permanent residents who take up ALL of roadrunner flats, quail heights, and the area we were in - P. Actually, I think we were the ONLY full hook up spot that was not occupied by a full time resident. Thursday night was super quiet which was a great getaway from the traffic noise in orange county! The manager was great! Very helpful and friendly. Also, that they were trying to "tidy up" the park. Friday morning was blissful and so relaxing but by Friday afternoon an influx of families and children arrived, mostly in tents and travel campers, killing the quietness of the campground. Campers who were behind us in "boomerang" were up Saturday morning at 5:45am letting the kids run free! I'm all for a good time, but 5:45am really? I did venture into the restrooms to wash my hands after packing up, and I'm very glad to report that I have my own bathroom in my trailer to use! A little on the dirty side, but it was Sunday so that may have been why? If you are looking for a little piece and quiet in a relaxing setting, I suggest camping here during the weekdays, which we intend to do next time. And, If you have children, join in the madness on the weekends. It's kid heaven and they will love it. - kiwi14