Fun Camping Trip Ideas Near San Diego, CA

Family by a fire

We all could use a break from the fast-paced lifestyles that we lead. There is no better way to get a way from it all and decompress than by taking a camping trip with friends or family.

If you live in the San Diego, CA area and are looking for a place to relax for a few days, we suggest learning more about each of these locations to see which is right for you.

No matter if you prefer a more remote camping destination or something that is kid friendly, you’re sure to have a fun time that will have you feeling refreshed and recharged.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Roughly 45 minutes to an hour away from San Diego, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is the ideal place to bring friends and family for one-of-a-kind camping, hiking and more.

The park is home to two spacious campgrounds, Green Valley and Paso Picacho and has more than 100 miles of trails running through its oak woodland forest.

Green Valley is situated at an elevation of 4,000 feet and features 81 campsites, as well as cascades, shallow pools and a creek that runs directly through it.   

The Paso Picacho campground has a slightly higher elevation (5,000 feet) and has two popular hiking trails connected to it, Stonewall Peak (2-mile hike to peak), Cuyamaca Peak (3.5-mile hike to peak). Each of these hikes run through fresh pines and finish with incredible views of the desert to the east, coast to the west, and Lake Cuyamaca at the bottom.

Campsites include a picnic table, fire rings, water faucets and more. Each campground at the park features common restrooms, flush toilets and pay showers. A dump station is available as well for your convenience.

Campland on the Bay

A short 15 to 20-minute drive from San Diego, on the shores of Mission Bay, Campland on the Bay offers spacious campsites and loads of activities to do with the family at its two swimming pools, skate park, beaches and more.

This is the ideal camping area for those who want to get away while not completely “roughing it” in the wilderness. RV and trailer sites at Campland on the Bay come with full hook-ups, a picnic table, fire pit and more.

Before you begin any preparations for your upcoming camping trip, we ask that you reach out to our friendly and experienced team at MeerKat Trailers.

Located in the heart of San Diego, CA, we are proud to offer a wide selection of affordable mini-RV campers and travel trailers that will be perfect for your upcoming camping trip.

These trailers and mini-RVs are the perfect size for quick weekend getaways as they are easy to pull with nearly any vehicle and offer comfortable beds, storage space, refrigerators and more.

Give us a call today at (866) 977-7607 to learn more.