The campground at Silver Strand Beach in San Diego has added electrical and water hookups, and is installing a sewage dump station, but the improvements will come with increased camping fees.
The campground has 124 campsites in a converted day-use parking lot next to the sand. Premium beachfront sites will now cost $65 a night and other sites will be $50. This is a $15 increase, which park officials say will be offset for campers because they won’t have to pay for fuel to operate generators or pay fees at an off-site dump station.
Clay Phillips, superintendent of the San Diego Coast District of California State Parks, said the improvements mean that campers “will not have to rely on noisy generators for their electricity and the quiet will greatly add to the ambiance of a campground unmatched for its beach-level beauty.” Reservations for camping dates for May 17 and beyond may be made through Reserve America at (800) 444-PARK and reserveamerica.com.