New Family-Friendly Campground And Park In California
Due to the more than 500,000 RV shipments projected for 2021, more and more RV parks and campgrounds are springing up across the country or adding campsites to accommodate the growing number of RVs.
Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Campground in the County of San Diego is one of these new parks. County and other officials came together in late April for not one but two ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating the opening of the family-friendly campground and nearby bike park.
Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Campground
The new Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Campground is officially the southwesternmost campground in the continental U.S. It features the first yurts on a county campground. Located roughly a mile south of the Tijuana River, the 79-acre campground has much to offer visitors.
Campers will be treated to scenic views of the valley and access to over 20 miles of trails created for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. The campground also has restrooms and showers, an amphitheater, a nature education center, and a playground constructed from natural objects.
The campground consists of 51 primitive campsites. There are 16 sites for tents, five spaces for equestrian use, 30 sites that can accommodate RVs, and 10 yurts. The ADA-accessible yurts are built with doors and windows and come furnished with bed frames. They can comfortably sleep 4 to 10 people. Campsites come complete with a picnic table and fire ring.
The campground is already taking reservations. All primitive campsites are $24, plus a $5 reservation fee. Yurt bookings range from $60-$90, depending on the size of the yurt.
Greg Cox Bike Park
About 7 miles or a 15-minute drive away from the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Campground is another new recreation area for the family to experience, the Greg Cox Bike Park. Named after the district’s former County Supervisor, this is the county’s second bike skills park. The first was Sweetwater Bike Park.
Bike enthusiasts can zoom up and down the tracks from 8 a.m. to sunset. The The 3.2-acre bike park is free for users of all ages and skill levels. It features beginner and intermediate bike trails, a beginner’s zone, and a jump line. It also includes California’s largest modular pump track — a bicycle course of rollers, banked turns, and other facets that allow bikers to ride without pedaling.
“Both of these projects have been a labor of love for County Parks,” said Brian Albright, director for the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation. “Research shows that spending time outdoors and in nature is good for you. We hope our parks will inspire more people to be active and build social connections – two things that seem especially vital, given the past year, for our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.”
View the two ribbon-cutting ceremonies for both recreation centers in the news clip below.
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Natalie Henley is a freelance writer and has also been full-time RVing with her husband and pets since 2015. She covers a wide range of topics from RV lifestyle, RVing tips, DIY projects, RV news, and more.