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Santee Lakes

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Address: 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071-7906
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peaceful & quiet Santee Lakes

The park was full, but there is soooo much space, we weren't bothered by any loud noises. We stayed a week ~ fished and did the paddle boats and the crazy kids played in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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El Cajon
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El Cajon
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The park was full, but there is soooo much space, we weren't bothered by any loud noises. We stayed a week ~ fished and did the paddle boats and the crazy kids played in the pool. Make reservations early!

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Thank coleenowens
Santee, California
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11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the first places I rode my bicycle. The paths are wide and fairly flat. There is camping for RVs and cabins to rent. Paddle boats, too!

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Thank toody99
Santee, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A park for all ages. Activities abound in this beautiful park. Clean, safe and very well maintained. Fishing, boat rentals, picnic and playgrounds. A campground that accommodate RV"s of all sizes with full hook-ups, two swimming pools, playground and clubhouse. Cabins are also available.

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Thank dlheimer
Santee, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Santee Lakes is a 'Do everything' location: camping, fishing, biking, walking, running, special events.

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Thank RicRey
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a set of seven small lakes in Santee, CA. Lakes 1-5 are for day use and fishing. Lakes 6-7 are where you can camp. This is a well-maintained and clean area. The office staff is very knowledgeable. I like that there is a gate code for entering/exiting in the camping area, plus codes for the bathrooms and the... More 

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Thank SMGrandma
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

While scoping out the area to see about camping, we found the Santee Lakes! We are looking forward to traveling out to stay overnight but this would be a great day trip to fish or hang out.

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Thank BLiNKbyLaura
Santee, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a hidden gem in Santee. Perfect for picnics, fishing, pedal-boating, and large gatherings like birthday parties, corporate picnics, and overnight camping. Playgrounds for kids, and plenty of grass to run around in, and walking paths around the lakes.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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123 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My fiance and I had our pictures taken at Santee Lakes. We got some beautiful shots! There are many different views, animals, and places to hang out. If you are looking for a lazy day activity, this is a great place to explore.

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Thank Sarah S
Santee, California, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A beautiful location with several lakes separated by walking trails, children's play areas, and a store. Many trees to provide shade, and many picnic tables also available. Lots of birds and ducks around the lake, and fishing permitted in some areas. Paddle boats and canoes available for recreation, however, no swimming allowed. Camp sites also available with reservations at the... More 

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Thank Scott P
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Calm place to relax and bike. Safe environment. Nice swimming pool and great bike ride or walk around lake or lakes. Recommend reservations for the cabins and camping

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Thank Bob D

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