When you think of San Diego, you probably picture places like the zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the world-famous beaches. Attractions like these have made San Diego one of the favorite cities around the world for people who live here, and put it at the top of travelers’ must-visit list. One of the most surprising things about the area is the incredible array of natural beauty, which surrounds you in beautiful sights and recreational opportunities when you stay at RV resorts like Oak Creek RV Park.
The “park” in Oak Creek’s name is appropriate given the incredible natural landscape surrounding the resort. Located in the foothills of El Capitan County Preserve and minutes from Lake Jennings, Oak Creek offers a wondrous escape that is still incredibly convenient to all the best of San Diego, offering guests the best of both worlds.
So much to do close to the resort
El Capitan Preserve’s miles of diverse trails are a great place to hike, bike, or even ride horses while enjoying gorgeous views of the ocean and mountains. Explore 2,619 acres of open space and parkland. Relax a while, and take a break to take it all in on a welcome flat patch. Or, gear up for the Warrior Hike, one of the most challenging hikes in the entire county. It can take up to six hours, so be prepared!
Oak Creek RV Park is also in the shadow of the Cleveland National Forest, which puts even more scenic environs and great hikes within easy reach. Cedar Creek Falls’ spectacular 80-foot waterfall that plunges into a large pool is at the end of a popular hike through beautiful scenery. The trailhead starts in nearby Ramona, and is a five-mile round-trip. Cleveland National Forest is also home to Bear Valley Trailhead, a favorite spot for off-road vehicles.
The historic town of Julian is another popular attraction, with family-friendly activities all throughout the year. Just 20 miles from Oak Creek, this quaint mountain is known for its apple picking (and apple pie!) and gold mining, and don’t miss a special event, Taste of Julian.
Fun on the water
Just two and a half miles from Oak Creek RV Park, Lake Jennings offers excellent freshwater fishing since it is continuously stocked with both trout and catfish, as well as largemouth bass, red-ear sunfish, and bluegill. You can rent a boat and get a fishing license on site. Their Fish Report can give you an idea of what to expect on the water.
Or, head to Lake Cuyamaca. It’s just about 35 miles from the resort, but it feels a world away, ensconced in an oak and pine forest at an elevation of almost 5,000 feet. The lake is regularly stocked with bass and catfish. It also has crappie, bluegill, and sturgeon, and offers boat rentals and a lakeside restaurant with a beautiful terrace view.
When you stay at Oak Creek, you’ll want to make time for popular local events like the Cajon Classic Cruise in Downtown El Cajon every Wednesday, beginning mid-April and the Miramar Air Show at the end of September. Or, head to the San Diego Trolley, where you can get to almost anywhere in San Diego, like Old Town, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, or Petco Park, quickly and easily.
Located in the hills of El Cajon and offering great RV sites with daily, weekly, and extended stay rates, Oak Creek RV Park also features desirable on-site amenities that may make it hard to leave, even for the day! Guest enjoy a heated pool and spa, pet-friendly areas, a fitness center, a luxurious clubhouse with a fireplace and full kitchen, a lounge with a wide-screen TV, and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, and a range of concierge services.
For more information or to reserve a stay, contact the resort at 866-225-6164 or book online.