A premium campground, especially if you're a golfer. Located in San Diego, CA, so there's a ton of sight-seeing available. Although operated by the Navy, this RV park is also open to the public.
Admiral Baker RV ParkHot
Type of site
$35 - $47
September - October 2016
Dec. 27, 2015 - Jan 23, 2016
April 1-3 2015
I AM NOT HAPPY!! I made reservations online through Navygetaways for April 1-15. When I arrive they tell me I have a space for 3 days, then move to overflow (dry camping), and then go to a space. The fact that I had a confirmation e-mail for the whole time didn't matter to them. They said their system is different and they have to make reservations after contacted by Navygetaways. To make matters worse, there seems to be some longterm residents here as well. What happened to 30 days max stay that is their policy? This place has great potential because of the location, but instead of a diamond in the rough, it's a very rough spot in a city of diamonds.
19 March 2015
We have been coming here for 8-9 years. While the location is great there has never been much emphasis placed on clean up of the park. There is no maintenance done to the sites between occupants. They are dirty, leaves have been accumulating for years and it appears the weeds are almost never cut. We watched 2 maintenance people "spray the weeds". They made a half-hearted attempt for a few minutes and then simply walked off never to be seen again. When I inquired why, I was told that was how the navy service was for the park. If you are looking for a long term stay, try Santee Lakes. That's where we will be next year and it's only 10 miles away.
January 3 - 28, 2015
This is a nice RV park in the great climate of San Diego. The sites had level concrete pads (wide enough for your RV) and good hookups with good water quality and pressure. The sites were quite close, however. When our awning was out, it nearly touched our neighbor's RV. Admiral Baker Park (adjoining the RV park) is very nice with several playgrounds for children. WiFi (Go Wifi) wasn't stellar, but it was adequate. Recycling in the park covered only aluminum cans, brown glass, and plastic bottles (no paper, clear bottles, or metal cans), so if you are conscious about recycling, it will be difficult at this RV park. Receiving mail is not easy. The designated general delivery post office (for USPS mail) is a good 15 minute drive and is understaffed and overworked. Picking up your USPS mail is a time consuming and frustrating activity. FedEx and UPS will deliver to the RV park, but even they seem a bit confused about how and where to deliver packages. Overall, we still enjoyed our stay at Admiral Baker and we would definitely stay here again.
We spent two enjoyable weeks in February 2014. Checkin was smooth, all our questions were answered and the camp host was helpful. Our site met our needs with full hookups including sewer and cable TV. (An improvement was made while we were there. The old push-down faucets in the mens room were replaced with standard faucets and you can get hot water again.) The location is great - adjacent to Admiral Baker Golf Course and access to the metro system. Green fees are reasonable and the course is pretty well maintained. (There are two 18-hole courses.) San Diego has an extensive trolley system and a stop is nearby in Grantville. A one-way ride for seniors is $1.25 so the two of us could ride downtown to visit the Maritime Museum, the USS Midway and other attractions for $5.00; a real bargain. I was disappointed with WiFi. Signal strength seemed satisfactory when accessible but it would connect for a time and then disconnect. It was very frustrating and I mostly relied on Starbucks (about a 20 minute walk) and cell phone data. It did seem a little better near the laundry room. The Sunday brunch at the golf course clubhouse was good and reasonably priced, opening at 10:00 AM. Another disappointment was a sign at the entrance to the golf course road which says no biking, jogging or walking. It is understandable because the road is narrow with no shoulders but it would have been nice to be able to walk to brunch and back. More on transportation: For longer stays, consider the convenience of a Compass Card for Metro Trolleys and Buses. If you are a walker, the station is about an hour away. There is free public parking adjacent to the stop and there were always available spaces when we came and went. If you do walk, look for a shortcut between Mission Gorge Place (street) and the trolley stop. The best way to find it is from the trolley station. Walk north down the road beside the east edge of the trolley free parking area, turn right at the auction and proceed along a row of small businesses. At the next street go left to Mission Gorge Place.
Many long term residents and spaces are some what tight. People staying in overflow when spaces are open and running generators for hours on end. Looks like the grass has not been watered in a long time around the RV park, but across the street in the recreation area it is nice and green and watered daily. Behind our space the grass is dead and now just dirt. Park needs to put a stay limit in place and then follow it. Could be a real nice place, but needs maintenance.
Jan 14, 2014
I made a reservation on 1/3/14 and cancelled it the next business day. I was not informed of a cancellation fee at the time I made the reservation but when I called to cancel was told there was a $30 fee for cancelling within two weeks of check in date. When I pointed out that I made the reservation less than two weeks from the check in date and was cancelling the next business day, she asked and received permission to waive the fee. Just submitting this review so others will be aware of this change in policy.
I've been coming here for several years but this is the worst it has been. Not only is the park open to the public, but there are RV's here on sites for way over the month limit and no one in them. Out of the 48 sites I've see 3 RV's just sitting on the site, kind of like storage. Appears to be that certain people can also stay in their sites all winter. So why is the Navy allowing this to happen? Also with only 48 sites, they are allowing the public to take sites and us retirees have no priority. Slowly all our benefits will be gone!
Camp was not the easiest to get into as you have to go down a huge hill on a small road with a very tight curve at the top of the hill. No pull through spaces and office is not handicap accessible. Spaces are close together. Except for a golf course, there is nothing to do within walking distance. No biking paths near by and was unable to ride to a path since there was the huge hill (the only way in and out of the park). No dog park and there is a park next to the RV park, but dogs are prohibited. Very nice playground for children and a pool in the community park. Very overpriced in comparison to other military parks. Watched a couple that decided to stay two additional days have to move three spaces down the same row because the staff was unable to tell the computer that the people that were checking in later that day were going to be in the other spot. Will never stay at this park again.
We always stay here when in San Diego. At $30 a night it is pricey for a famcamp but the civilian alternatives are all far more expensive. I would say the only negative are the old showers and bathrooms. They really need to be remodeled.
The RV park is OK but not a great one. The location is very good. The prices are typical since the Navy started charging $30/night. $25/night would be better. The laundry facility is good and the prices there are fine. The camp sites are OK for the most part but a few are too close to each other. The one next to us is a good example. Site #13 is one you want to avoid. The staff was very friendly. We would probably come back again.
March 11-14, 2013
Haved stayed here several times. Busiest I have seen it. All sites full, several rigs dry camping. Glad I made a reservation. Great location. Spaces tight.
Feb 4, 2013
W.C. left this review using the Directory software: - Have had a hip replaced 4 months ago, I can tell you this is no "handicap friendly" park. You must park in the parking lot and walk a goodly distance to the office. The young lady in attendance of the office is friendly, but no help at at all about parking. Big rig friendly not.
No pull throughs, all back in so if you have a big rig it's going to be tight. Spaces are also very close together. You can't beat the location....Qualcomm Stadium is 5 minutes. What I don't like about it is there is no monthly rate. MWR doesn't care to support a monthly rate even if the spaces are half full. Amazing to me.
25-29 June 2012
Other camper in our space. Refused to move. Contacted office they said "NOTHING THEY CAN DO". Next day same thing. Finally after 2 nights in overflow moved to another site.. Camper in rental never did MOVE!!! Office staff said they can't do anything about it??? Never, Never go there again...Office manager said he said he wasn't going to move to the other space he was supposed to move to ANN DIDN't!!! First of a kind for me, and at a military RV park no less!
We really enjoy staying there. Close to our grandchildren etc. the problem we have is they don't have a dog park and they don't enforce rules about dogs. The beautiful grassy area especially in the far corner of the park near the playground tends to be a toilet for dogs. I watched out our window when whew we're there and everyone with dogs let them pee or poop there. Some don't even pick up after them. I won't walk there or let my grand children walk on that area because of this unsanitary place.