San Diego County Tent Camping Site Saved
A last-minute reprieve by the San Diego City Council has spared the least expensive, close-in tent-camping experience in the county from the budget ax.
Kumeyaay Lake Campground in Mission Trails Regional Park will now remain open Thursday through Sunday nights through Labor Day, but only Friday and Saturday nights during the rest of the year, according to the Mission Times Courier, San Diego.
The campground offers 46 primitive campsites for tents with the convenience of hot showers and bathroom facilities in a peaceful setting adjacent to Kumeyaay Lake, only 15 minutes from San Diego's city center. An amphitheater for evening programs and picnic tables and grills are also available at the campground. Located just off of Father Junipero Serra Trail and Mission Gorge Road, 40 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails in the park are easily accessible and well used by campers during their stay.
A former camp director called the site "an ideal place for families to try camping for the first time, not too far from home. As a city park facility no alcohol is allowed…even single mothers feel safe here."
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation President Joe Morse says, "Groups love the proximity of the campground to the city, saving gas and travel time while enjoying a great weekend camping experience."