Camp Along the Shores of Mission Bay

Legendary Waterfront Camping
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Camp Along the Shores of Mission Bay

Designed as a camper's paradise, Campland on the Bay® offers a wide variety and diversity of campsites. We welcome RVers and tent campers, groups, boaters, paddlers, and members of the public who want to enjoy access to the coast. Nestled on the shores of Mission Bay, campers enjoy the fresh ocean air and scenic sunsets.

Sea World is located just across the bay and biking trails connect the resort with nearby parks, shops, and restaurants. We take pride in offering some of the most affordable overnight accommodations anywhere in Mission Bay, providing coastal access and recreation for locals and visitors alike. Campland is located next door to the Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve, enabling campers to overlook and learn about Mission Bay's abundant native wildlife.

Camping options include:

When making a reservation, please state the actual size of your tent, RV or trailer so it fits nicely in the site reserved.

It's More Than Just Camping

80%+ of our Campers Return Year After Year

RV & Tent Camping

From full hook-ups to our fully-loaded SuperSite, we have a variety of sites to suit your needs. Our sites come in various sizes to accommodate tents, RVs, and trailers. Voted “One of the Top Ten Urban Campgrounds” by USA Today, campers love staying at Campland on the Bay for its beachfront location, welcoming staff, robust amenities, activities, and live entertainment.

Most of our sites come with:

  1. Full Hook-ups
  2. Picnic Table
  3. Fire Pit

Pop-up tent trailers are allowed as well as tent camping.

If you own a boat, Campland is awaiting your arrival. Our marina offers boat slips available for rent, and guest slips available for our campers. We also accommodate on-site RV and boat storage.  Learn more about RV and boat storage.

Campland is an ideal place for camping groups. We offer special rates for large groups.

PLEASE NOTE:  Campland on the Bay does not accommodate bus, school bus, ambulance, or box truck conversions.

Pets Are Welcome

Please note our restrictions on certain breeds and a maximum of two dogs per site.

site overlooking Kendall-Frost

Options to Fit your Needs


Beachfront, Bayviews, and Interior Sites - shaded or sunny areas


Accommodates 20' to 45' Rigs

Hook ups

Full, Water & Electric or None/Dry


20 amp, 30 amp, and 50 amp

Campland Resort Map

Campland on the Bay Resort Map

View or print a downloadable map.

RV Rentals

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try staying in an RV?  Want to experience Campland but don’t own an RV?  You’re in luck! You can rent an RV or travel trailer from a local rental partner. Below is a list of local rental companies. Most companies will deliver a clean and sanitized RV, travel trailer, or motorhome to your reserved site –  including taking care of the hook-ups – prior to your arrival. They will also pick up the RV from your site at the end of your stay. Please note:  Campland on the Bay does not rent RVs on-site and has no affiliation with or responsibility for the RV rental companies or their RVs.

We love tent campers, so if you have a tent, please consider that.

Here are some local RV rental companies:

TRAVEL TIME619-234-2192


LUV 2 CAMP Trailer Rental Co. – 888-898-CAMP

STAR RV & TRAILER RENTALS – 951-445-6447


RV PRO RENTALS – 619-690-6940

EL CAJON RV RENTALS – 619-571-4200

ALBERTS RV RENTALS – 858-598-5829

It is important to know the size and length of the RV, travel trailer, or motorhome you are planning to rent when you make the campsite reservation. In the summer, Campland has very high occupancy and you must have a campsite reserved in order for the RV or travel trailer to be used at our resort.

We regret to inform our valued guests that Campland on the Bay is not accepting delivery of any trailers or motorhomes from Trailer Time Rentals to our resort. Campland will, however, continue to accept Travel Time Rentals, a trusted local RV rental company. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Groups and Special Events

Do you have an organized group of campers who likes to travel together? If so, don’t miss out on Campland on the Bay. We are fortunate to host many groups who return year after year, including a group that has stayed with us every year since 1984. Campland welcomes groups from the Tuesday after Labor Day until July 1st, excluding major holidays. We offer the following to groups who book 10 or more campsites:
  • Reduced rates
  • Use of the special event tent
  • Assistance with planning special group activities
Special group activities can be hosted at our resort, including horseshoe tournaments, volleyball, basketball, or dodgeball. We can customize special activities with watersports rentals or fun games like human foosball or bubble ball (rental rates apply). Groups love our festive, laid-back atmosphere. Camp like a rock star with your group’s name in lights on our marquee! Some of our groups that return year after year include:
  • Parrotheads
  • Wally World
  • Vintage Car Show
  • Over the Hill Gang
  • Pismo South Vintage Trailers
  • Family Reunions
  • Church Groups
Bring your group to Campland on the Bay. Have your wagonmaster call (858) 422-9386 for more information!

See how the Over the Hill Gang takes overs Central Park for their annual car show during their visit.  This group has been coming to Campland since 1973!