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Campland, San Diego

Kids on wheels hit the asphalt at San Diego’s Campland, a commercial campground on Mission Bay with loads of child-friendly amenities. Campland, which offers sites that start at $39, also provides a handy base for day trips to the area’s many attractions. (Tim Hubbard / LAT)
Ducks — lots of them — waddle around the campgrounds. (Tim Hubbard / LAT)
Catamarans, kayaks and pedal boats can be rented at the Campland marina in San Diego’s Mission Bay. Along with water recreation, there are plenty of land-based activities. (Tim Hubbard / LAT)
Campers can stock up on firewood and other necessities at the Campland market. A restaurant and laundry are located nearby. (Tim Hubbard / LAT)
Pontoon boats stacked on the beach overlook the marina. For swimming or soaking, Campland also has two pools and two Jacuzzis. (Tim Hubbard / LAT)
There are a variety of camping sites at Campland. A “primitive” site comes with a fire ring and picnic table. A Super Site includes a bay view, Jacuzzi, washer-dryer, gas grill and private phone number. (Tim Hubbard / LAT)