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Sweetwater Regional Park – San Diego, Calif.

Beautiful hilltop park overlooking San Diego valley
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
$29 to $33
  • 90%


This is one of our favorite parks anywhere, for the views, spacious sites, and some full hookups. It has million dollar views down a grassy hill and a sliver of the ocean.

The park offered clean bathrooms with showers. The reservations need to be made at least one night ahead via the Internet, but you can call in to see if any sites are available that day. It's a little expensive for a county park, but with history displays and newly paved roads, it seemed worth it. The San Diego area has so much to do, with the beaches and parks. We would love to stay here again.

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  • Beautiful views from many sites
  • Close to San Diego city activities and beaches
  • Some full hookups
  • Accepts Internet reservations
  • Paved or neat gravel sites
  • Very green in the winter
  • Large grassy areas
  • History displays throughout park
  • Fire rings at each campsite
  • Horse corrals


  • $5 reservation fee
  • Steep hill to enter
  • Have to drive several miles off the freeway though shopping areas and around a park to get there.
  • As a county park, there is no weekly rate.
  • Pet fee of $1 per dog and $2 per horse

About Athena Pantekoek

Athena Pantekoek and her husband, Darin, are parents of two teens . They have been traveling the country since 2010 in their Holiday Rambler Class A – “The Rolling Shoebox.” They have visited 44 states, learning America is so much more fascinating than they ever knew. They also have visited more than 40 of the Thousand Trails Campgrounds. Follow their adventures at

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