Camp Along the Shores of Mission Bay
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.
Campsite 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 and Tent Camping
From full hook-ups to our fully-loaded SuperSite, we have a variety of sites to suit your needs. Our campsites 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:
- Full Hook-ups
- Picnic Table
- 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.
Options to Fit your Needs
Beach Front – Full Hookup (water/electric/sewer). Closest sites to the beach along Wildlife Friendly Lane. Have fire pits with grill top and picnic tables.
Bay View – Full Hookup (water/electric/sewer). These sites back up to a nice view of Mission Bay overlooking the Kendall Frost Wildlife Sanctuary. No beach access. Located in sections I, G, H, F and E. Most sites have firepits except for I section which has grass. All sites have a picnic table.
Distinguished – Full Hookup (water/electric/sewer). This site type is located in different sections of the park, such as F and H (near Dog Wood park, a leash free dog park), J row (sites 2-14) located up against Central Park, K row (sites 2-10), all are asphalt pull-thrus, and O section sites 1,2 and 3.
Preferred – Full Hookups (water/electric/sewer). These sites are located in various areas throughout the park. B & G sections are near pool/spa, I section is centrally located, J and K sections near Central Park, Q row backs up to Rose Creek and last row of O section. All sites come with picnic tables. Most sites have fire pits with the exception of I, K, Q and back of O.
Select – Full Hookups (water/electric/sewer). Close to the water, these sites are located from 2 to 10 sites from the beach in sections L, M, N, and O. All sites come with picnic tables and fire pit.
Supersite – One of a kind site along the Kendall Wildlife Preserve. This is your own private oasis with gated site. Supersite has private jacuzzi, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, laundry, bathroom & shower and large lounging area. Full Hookup (water/electric/sewer). (This site books up quickly so you may have to book when it is available).
Standard East – Full Hookups (water/elecric/sewer). These are the least expensive of our full hookup sites. They are located on the East (Standard Sections L, M, N and O) side of our park. Sites have firepits. Standard East sites are anywhere from 11 to 20 sites away from our beach.
Standard West – Full Hookups (water/elecric/sewer). These are the least expensive of our full hookup sites. They are located on the West side of our park (Standard Sections E & F). Sites have firepit and picnic table.
Limited – Partial hook up sites (water, electric) only. No sewer hookups. Perfect for tent camping or RV’s that don’t need sewer hookup. Close to pool/spa and Huff & Puff Park (playground) Some sites are shaded. All sites have fire pits. Some, but not all, have a grassy area nearby. Dump stations available nearby in Section A and Section F.
Dry – Non-hookups sites. These sites are all asphalt, located in I section 30 to 38. Each site has a picnic table but NO fire pit. Easy access to the beach and marina.
Marina Dry – Non-hookups sites. Located directly across from boat launch and marina with close access to the beach. These sites are all asphalt, located in I section 39 to 47. Each site has a picnic table but NO fire pit.
Tent only-Primitive – Tent Only, Non-hookups sites. These sites are small 25’ sites with no grass or shade. Only 1 tent, 1 car, 1 dog & 4 persons max per site allowed. Sites include picnic table and fire-pit. Perfect for tent campers on a budget. Open in Summer Season ONLY. This is a very sunny area with no shade from trees.
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 TIME – 619-234-2192
CAMP ‘N STYLE RV RENTALS – 877-965-RENT
STRESS-FREE RVS & TRAILER RENTALS – 619-663-7262
LUV 2 CAMP Trailer Rental Co. – 888-898-CAMP
STAR RV & TRAILER RENTALS – 951-445-6447
SAN DIEGO ULTIMATE RV RENTALS –619-459-8173
RV PRO RENTALS – 619-690-6940
EL CAJON RV RENTALS – 619-571-4200
ALBERTS RV RENTALS – 858-598-5829 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.**