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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, rowboat or canoe 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 alavailable 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 and Christmas Day


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Event

Santa at the Lakes

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Dec 11, 2016

Santa Claus, snow sledding, carnival rides, smores, food, face painting, arts crafts and so much more!  Come spend the day at Santee Lakes at this family-friendly event that has become a holiday favorite.

A special addition to our event is Storybook Island; meet Cinderella, the Ice Princess and more of your favorites on a beautiful island with these wonderful charactacters - be ready to get an autograph!

Tickets are $1 and most activities range from 1-4 tickets. Wristbands for Storybook Island are $5.

$10 will park your entire car full of merrymakers!

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.

Don't Miss:

  • Santa at the Lakes will have snow, characters, fun, and of course, Santa!
  • Don't miss Eggstravaganza's continuous egg hunts!
  • Movies and More by the Lake starts in June and runs through August.
  • Catfish Opener
  • Green Day is a great time to make a difference!

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • General Admission - Adult

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 private Lakes are stocked year-round with sport fish.

Don't Miss:

  • Santa at the Lakes will have snow, characters, fun, and of course, Santa!
  • Don't miss Eggstravaganza's continuous egg hunts!
  • Movies and More by the Lake starts in June and runs through August.
  • Catfish Opener
  • Green Day is a great time to make a difference!

More Information

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

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