Outing: Santee Lakes with Lin
Join us for a day of fun, sun and maybe food and drinks at Santee Lakes, June 15, 2019.
Oh, and some photography too!
If you haven’t visited Santee Lakes, or it’s been awhile, or even if you are member and visit every week, this will be a perfect opportunity to see one of the best kept secrets in San Diego County.
Missing deciduous trees, birds, wild life and water? The Lakes has it all, from Coots to Coyotes, ducks, bunnies and fish. Be very wary of these two giant geese though, if you’re eating something they want, they will take it away from you and you, you will give it to them.
No agenda has been set yet, so I’ll have a signup sheet at the May meeting to get a feel for who is going to attend and what you want to do. So far we have interest in a very early morning shoot, with hopefully some mist rising from the lakes (Bill said he’d likely not even to go bed if we do that) all the way to a late afternoon bar-b-q with campfire.
You can do a morning shoot, fish, picnic, paddle boat, hike around the lakes or hike back into to see 2 undeveloped lakes or sit and people watch at the marina. You can bring food, or purchase it there. Costco, Sprouts, Mary’s donuts, Mariettas and Rubios are also only a short distance away.
Please look at their facebook page before the May meeting and let us know what you might be interested in doing. Bring your own chairs, coolers with ice. We’ll discuss what we want to do about food at May meeting.
I’ll have my RV there, but the frig is very very small and freezer pretty much nonexistent. Modern toilets are located pretty much thru-out the park.
You can drive in and park for $6 per vehicle. You can park on Fanita Parkway on the south end and walk in.
You can enter after 6:00 am and the park area closes at 7:00 pm.
Hey, call and see if they have any camping or RV sites still available and stay the weekend.
Warnings and disclaimers
Fluffy and FooFoo are not allowed to come into the day use area of the park and coyotes freely range inside the RV parking area so pets cannot be left unattended outside.
My neighbor last year killed an 18 inch rattlesnake.
Another neighbor had his grand kids toss a tarantula back over the fence.
There is a small store with limited food and beverages for high but not exorbitant prices. I don’t think they sell beer or wine.
You have to go outside the park for ice. And you need a license to fish.