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Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Santee Lakes offers something for everyone!

Santee Lakes is located in the heart of the east county just outside of San Diego, in the city of Santee. This beautiful, privately owned 194 acre park and 300 full hook-up Campground, surround seven scenic lakes. Our lakes are stocked year-round and there is no State license required, just a permit from our General Store. Cabins are available on the lakefront or on the water. Rent a pedal boat and spend the day cruising around the islands. There are over 5 miles of trails for walking, running and biking and over 200 species of birds that call Santee Lakes home, for those bird watching enthusiasts. Rentable picnic sites and beautiful venues are available for your next event.

Neighborhood: East County

9310 Fanita Pkwy
Santee, CA 92071

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Contact Info

(619) 596-3141
santeelakes@padre.org

Hours

November-February
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March-September
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

October
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Park is closed on Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Social

Events to check out

Event

Night Fishing

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Jun 13, 2024

Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4. No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the General Store. Adults $10, Jrs & Seniors $6, Extra pole stamp $4.

Event

Night Fishing

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Jun 28, 2024

Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4. No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the General Store. Adults $10, Jrs & Seniors $6, Extra pole stamp $4.

Event

Night Fishing

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Jul 11, 2024

Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4. No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the General Store. Adults $10, Jrs & Seniors $6, Extra pole stamp $4.

Event

Night Fishing

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Jul 26, 2024

Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4. No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the General Store. Adults $10, Jrs & Seniors $6, Extra pole stamp $4. Bring your lantern.

Event

Night Fishing

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Aug 8, 2024

Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4.  No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the General Store.  Adults $10, Jrs & Seniors $6, Extra pole stamp $4. Bring your...

Event

Night Fishing

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Aug 23, 2024

Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4.  No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the General Store.  Adults $10, Jrs & Seniors $6, Extra pole stamp $4. Bring your...

Things to Know:

  • Santee Lakes is a privately owned Park open year-round.
  • Please see our website for hours and fees.
  • Picnic area reservations are available for small and large gatherings.
  • You can book your Cabin or Campground site online.
  • No state fishing license is required, just a permit from the General Store.

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly

Things to Know:

  • Santee Lakes is a privately owned Park open year-round.
  • Please see our website for hours and fees.
  • Picnic area reservations are available for small and large gatherings.
  • You can book your Cabin or Campground site online.
  • No state fishing license is required, just a permit from the General Store.
  • Our lakes are stocked year-round with sport fish.

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Waterfront
  • Park Type: Parks
  • Rentals
  • Full Day

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