Escondido – Dixon Lake and Daley Ranch

We moved on from Temecula just a few minutes south to Dixon Lake Recreation Area. After a winding trip through the neighborhoods, past the avocado groves and up the ridge you come to the campground sites.  Only a few are electric, most are dry. The RV sites sit high up on a ridge with views back over the lake and city. We had a great site with water, electric, a picnic table and a fire ring. At 31’ feet, we were maxing out our particular site. The group site would fit a few larger rigs for some dry camping. 

The vantage point from our campsite on a foggy morning

The park has lovely trails and we enjoyed exploring the adjacent Daley Ranch trail system and mountain biking trails. The park has boat rentals and fishing. 

We have a couple of friends who live in the area and we had hoped to meet up with them. Timing didn’t work out but we did get to stop by and see Dave and Jen’s place just before they sold it and moved into an Airstream Trailer.

We had some rainy weather while in Escondido and welcomed the chance to hunker down and get some work done. However, the Boy Scouts camping around us didn’t think it was so great. I imagine that a sunny weekend would be busy and loud in the campground. 

We explored Escondido a little bit. It is an older community and we didn’t really click with the area. Perhaps we were just too excited to get into San Diego and meet up with friends! 

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