Popular San Diego Campground Adding 56 Campsites

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October 8, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment


View of Sweetwater Reservoir from Summit Campground near Bonita, Calif.

View of Sweetwater Reservoir from Summit Campground near Bonita, Calif.

Nearly 54,400 people last year visited the 540-acre Sweetwater Regional Park and its Summit campground in Bonita, Calif.

With a $3.1 million planned expansion of the campground set to begin this week, even more people will be able to enjoy the park. Plans call for 56 new campsites, two new restroom buildings and an amphitheater, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

County Supervisor Greg Cox hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning (Oct. 6).

"Because of the high demand for campsites from park users, the equestrian-friendly sites and the accessibility of trails and open space, the expansion was inevitable," said Mina Nguyen, a spokeswoman for San Diego County Parks and Recreation Department, which maintains the site.

The expansion will leave the park with 105 campsites.

The Summit campground, atop a hill overlooking Sweetwater Valley and Sweetwater Reservoir, is popular with equestrians because it includes corrals for those who want to bring their horses and explore the miles of trails in the area.

All spaces have water and electricity. The new recreational vehicle campgrounds also will have full hookups.

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