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Campland on the Bay

2211 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego, California 92109 USA

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“on the shores of Mission Bay”

Located on the shores of Mission Bay, and part of Mission Bay Park, Campland has been a vacation spot for families since 1969. The balmy climate, proximity to Sea World (so close you can watch the theme park’s fireworks display at night from the campground), Legoland, San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and other area attractions, combined with Campland’s amenities, make this beachfront playground a legendary family retreat. The property includes: swimming pools and accompanying Jacuzzi hot tubs, immaculate bathrooms and showers, a marina with 124 slips, watercraft and bicycle rentals, game room, restaurant, market, laundry facilities, WIFI, camp sites ranging from primitive to full hook-up RV, and a Super Site–complete with a private patio and jacuzzi, grill, and a spectacular view of the marshland and bird sanctuary.

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Roselia De La Torre

  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 17, 2016
Rated 1.0

Stayed at Campland on the bay for four nights, July 9th - July 13th, Site F16 and paid a total of $847.93
This was our first time here. We were invited by friends that have camped here for over 28 years!
The park is huge and offers a beach, water sports, pool, and lot's of activities and entertainment for children and adults alike.
Many of the reviews talked about the RV park being overcrowded and rundown. In a nutshell, my overall impression of the park is exactly that...way super overcrowded and in need of significant updating and manicuring.
One particular aspect that really disappointed me was that guests were allowed MULTIPLE vehicles to be CROWDED into and around their campsite. It was just CLUSTERS of cars and trucks everywhere. So crowded that we could hardly maneuver our 40foot trailer through the paths as we made our way to our campsite. It was so frightening to see people speeding in golf carts, kids racing around on bikes and skateboards, and adults walking down the middle of driving paths with no regard for oncoming traffic. It was shocking to see because there were just DROVES of people everywhere!
When we arrived our campsite we could not believe there was a car parked right smack in the middle. Evidently, a family at a neighboring campsite was so overcrowded with cars that they though they would move into adjoining spots? I had to walk around asking neighboring campers if they knew who's car that was. After about 30 minutes a man walked up and asked why I was looking in his son's car. Really? I said, "see that trailer on the path blocking traffic...it should be parked in this spot". So, he say's...Oh...it's my son's car...I think he is at the pool...let me call him. No apology, no sense of urgency whatsoever.
In general, I find that most campers display a measure of "camping etiquette" when camping...things like not walking through other peoples campsites, not playing music too loud, not blocking roadways...things like this. I felt like there was a shortage of this "camping etiquette" and in my opinion Campland wasn't actively enforcing many of it's own rules to keep order.
Lastly, our first night the guy in the next trailer came over to warn us that his wife's bicycle had been stolen the night before. He suggested we not leave anything of value out. Really? I mentioned this to one of our friends who invited us to camp here (he happens to be in law enforcement) and he mentioned that it's true...said there is a big problem with theft. Honestly, I never felt so trapped in my life. Had we not paid so much we would have packed it up and headed home.
I believe I mentioned we paid almost $900 for four nights..we won't be returning ever again.

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February 11, 2022
Rated 5.0

OMG!!! This place has it all. Really amazing RV park. Reasonable fee. Clean. I’ll be back

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Campland on the Bay

2211 Pacific Beach Dr.
San Diego, California
92109 USA

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  • Fifty Amp
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