50+ Years of Family-Friendly Fun
Campland on the Bay® is a destination RV resort open 365 days a year. Campland has repeatedly been voted San Diego’s favorite campground. Located on Mission Bay, the nation’s largest aquatic park, just east of Crown Point, the resort occupies 40 prime acres with over 560 campsites.
Campers return year after year to enjoy the outstanding location, amenities, and friendly staff. At Campland, exceeding our guest’s expectations is our business! Only dedicated team members help our campers and visitors enjoy an atmosphere full of wonderful experiences that bring them back again and again. Famous for our commitment to family-friendly fun, Campland is an unforgettable resort experience for campers and fun-seekers of all ages.
Our campground is famously rich with amenities. Restrooms, showers, swimming pools and spas, laundry facility, game room, market and coffee, just to name a few. Our RV sites offer full hook-ups and other options. Learn more about our amenities.
Friendly the Wolf
For the past 30+ years, Friendly the Wolf™ has been the beloved mascot of Campland. Friendly spreads the message of family-friendly fun to everyone he meets.
Guest Directory - Services
Here is a list of local companies that can provide valuable services for our Campland campers.
ABC VETERINARY HOSPITAL – 858-270-4120
AEM RV MOBILE SERVICES – 619-461-0947
ALL SEASONS MOBILE RV – 800-933-4374
BROKEN YOLK CAFE – 858-270-9655
CAMP’N STYLE RV RENTALS – 877-965-7368
DELUXE MOBILE DETAILING – 619-279-6482
DIESEL POWER SYSTEMS – 619-843-7078
DOMINOS PIZZA – 858- 274-3030
DOUG’S MOBILE AWNINGS – 619-322-0561
ED HANSON’S MUFFLER SERVICE – 619-698-7030
EL CAJON RV RENTALS – 619-571-4200
FERREL GAS – 858-271-4400
GREAT PLAZA BUFFET – 858-273-6868
LUV 2 CAMP RV RENTALS – 888-898-2267
MARK’S RV DETAIL – 858-344-6360
MOSSY FORD – 858-273-7500
MOSSY TOYOTA – 858-581-4000
OCRV CENTER – 714-630-0766
PACIFIC BEACH BIKE – 858- 201-9959
ROB’S MOBILE RV SERVICE – 619-203-0778
RECOVERY ROOM RV INTERIORS – 951-688-4829
RV PRO MOBILE REPAIR SERVICE – 619-428-5822
RV SAINTS – 888-412-8324
SAN DIEGO ULTIMATE RV RENTALS – 619-459-8173
SAN DIEGO TRAILER SUPPLY – 619-466-1337
SHADE PRO – 800-328-5100
SPECIALIZED VEHICLE COMPANY – 619-625-8200
STAR RV & TRAILER RENTALS – 961-445-6447
STRESS-FREE RV & TRAILER RENTAL – 619-663-7262
TI MOTOR SPORTS – 619-507-0862
TRAVEL TIME RV TRAILER RENTAL – 800-787-3689
VERNON’S MOBILE RV DETAILING – 619-474-3146
WOODSTOCK PIZZA – 858-642-6900
History of Campland
Campland opened in 1969 as one of the first commercial leaseholds in Mission Bay Park, providing San Diego local and visitors the beloved experience of waterfront camping. Campland has been continuously operated by the same management team since 1977. Early-on, management committed to providing a family-oriented recreation and entertainment experience with everything campers could possibly need, and so much more. Among the first projects undertaken in 1977 was to plant over 1,100 trees. Those small trees have grown to provide shade and natural beauty throughout the resort. The trees have also become habitats for local wildlife. Learn more about the trees.
As part of Campland’s ongoing commitment to the environment, management has updated to energy-efficient lighting, installed recycling containers throughout the resort, and taken other steps to tread lightly in the resort’s tidelands setting.
Years ago, Terra Vista Management, Inc.’s President and CEO, Michael Gelfand began his career as Campland’s recreation department manager. He implemented year-round daily activities and events now managed by a staff of amazing recreation leaders. Campland’s Recreation Department delights in organizing arts & crafts, kick ball, flag-football, and so many new activities every year to provide campers with unlimited family-friendly fun.
No history of Campland is complete without mentioning its devoted team members, several of whom have worked at Campland for over 30 years. Families return generation after generation to enjoy friendly service, playing and camping on the water at San Diego’s world-renowned Mission Bay, the world’s largest aquatic park. Staff members take pride in providing new and returning guests with ahhoooutstanding experiences year after year. Campland’s history is so much more than its location. It is the culmination of the wonderful family experiences that its campers have enjoyed since 1969. At Campland, “Campland Raised” is not just a slogan – it’s the truth.
Campland's Sustainability Efforts
Since its opening in 1969, Campland encourages their campers, guests, and employees to be good stewards of the environment. Below are ten sustainability programs by Campland on the Bay.