Our guide to unique lodging and adventures in San Diego’s beautiful backcountry
By Miriam Raftery
June 13, 2018 (Santee and Lakeside) – The Lakeside and Santee areas in San Diego’s East County encompass portions of the San Diego River Park as well as multiple lakes and reservoirs idyllic for fishing, boating, hiking, and birdwatching. Lodging options range from camping and cabins to a casino and spa resort on tribal land. You’ll also find museums, a rodeo, racetrack speedway, breweries, nature preserves, parks, live theatre, modern shopping and quaint downtown district to explore.
There are wonderful getaway adventures to be found along local trails, ranging from easy hikes to mountain climbing, as well as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, pedal boats, inner tube floats, rowboats and even places to bring jet skis and water skis.