RV Parks Near Mission Bay, California

RV Parks Near Mission Bay, California
Perhaps explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was annoyed when he pinned the name "False Bay" on San Diego's Mission Bay. Once tidal floodplains, the shallow waterway is a haven for modern recreation travelers, SCUBA divers, kayakers and swimmers. Protected from the bigger waves of the Pacific Ocean, the bay has small and gentle waves suitable for swimming and small watercraft. By contrast, the Pacific Ocean is just a few steps away from most Mission Bay Resorts and offers a pounding surf, endless beaches and beautiful sunsets.

Mission Bay RV Resort‎

San Diego's Mission Bay RV Resort is located on a strip of land that runs right in between the protected waters of Mission Bay and the thundering waves of the Pacific Ocean. It offers 259 back-in sites for 1995 and newer RVs (as of January 2010). Each site is paved and level and has full hookups with up to 50 amps of electricity, cable television, water and sewage. Throughout the park, wireless Internet access is available at no extra charge. On the Mission Bay side of the park, there is a boat launch ramp with a boat washing station, a small pier for fishing and access to a bicycle trail that loops along the beach for miles. The park has hot showers and a guest laundry facility. Guests are issued key cards for gate entrance, and 24-hour security guards patrol the park 7 days a week.

Mission Bay RV Resort‎
2727 De Anza Rd.
San Diego, CA 92109-6808
(858) 270-4300

Campland On the Bay‎

Overlooking the Kendall Frost Wildlife Preserve, Campland On The Bay first opened in 1969 and is close to Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and the Gaslamp Quarter. Guests at Campland have access to a swimming pool and whirlpool, clean bathrooms and showers, a large coin-operated laundry room with an ironing board, free wireless Internet access, a game room, bicycle rentals, an on-site restaurant, a mini-market style camp store, watercraft and bicycle rentals and a marina with 124 slips. This park has several planned activities for families and children, like sand castle building, campfire sing-alongs, ping pong tournaments, beach volleyball, scavenger hunts and arts & crafts. All sites are paved and have full electrical hookups, plus water and sewage. A private, fenced Super-site is available with a private hot tub, patio furniture and mature landscaping.

Campland On the Bay‎
2211 Pacific Beach Dr.
San Diego, CA 92109-5699
(858) 581-4237

Sunland RV Resort‎

The gated Sunland RV Resort hosts 174 paved and beautifully landscaped sites with full hookups and concrete paved patios. Hookups include 30- and 50-amp electrical service, cable television and telephone service. This resort offers a fitness center, a year-round heated swimming pool and spa, a private meeting room, a full-service propane station, clean showers and bathrooms, a billiard table, modern laundry facilities, a TV lounge with a wide-screen television, a book exchange, concierge services, a business center, ice machines and mail boxes. Guests enjoy the convenience of a Green Line Trolley stop at the west end of the resort, an Enterprise rental car dropoff and pickup, a dry cleaning service and discounted admission tickets to several San Diego attractions.

Sunland RV Resort‎
7407 Alvarado Rd.
San Diego, CA 91941
(877) 717-6667

Article Written By Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.

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