Fiddler's Cove RV Park

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Fiddler's Cove RV Park
Our back row site #6. Still had a view of the bay.
Front row sites
The marina
Tent site 1
Back row site 7
Inside the store
Restrooms/Showers/Laundry
Back-row Site 5
Looking down the back row
Spot 44
View from spot 44
The renovated RV Park.

Location

Installation
Coronado Naval Base, San Diego, CA
GPS Coordinates
32.6512, -117.15
Location Information
Coronado Naval Base, San Diego, CA

Directions

Directions
From I-5, exit onto CA 75 toward Coronado. After the high bridge, turn left onto Orange Ave. and stay on CA 75. As you pass Hotel Del Coronado on your right, check your odometer and drive 2.5 miles until you see a small sailboat on the roadside to your left that says “Fiddler’s Cove.” Turn left [if you reach the light at Leyte, you’ve gone too far, so make a U-turn]. Ignore the “Do Not Enter” sign (keeps cars off the bike path) and turn right after the path; go through the gates to register.

Contact Information

Phone Number
RV Res: (877) 628-9233 - Office: (619) 522-8680/8681
Mailing Address
Fiddler's Cove RV Park, 3205 Hwy 75, Coronado, CA
Online Reservations

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Active duty can reserve 1 year in advance. Retirees and DOD can reserve 6 months in advance.
Mail Forwarding
UPS/FedEx: Park will not sign for packages. You must be at your site when the package shows up. ---- USPS: (Your Name), c/o General Delivery, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules. Cannot be left outside alone. Pets must be licensed and have all shots current.
Campground Information
Rates are listed as military, then DoD. $1 more per night for sites with a fire ring. Maximum stay is 30 days. After gone for at least 14 days, guests may return for another maximum stay.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Shoppete
  • Marina

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Waterfront
27
W/30,50A/S
$35-$40
N/A
N/A
Non-Waterfront
32
W/30,50A/S
$30-$38
N/A
N/A
Tent
?
None
$20-$25
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

This campground, located in San Diego, CA, is on the bay and next to the marina. Lots to do in the area. One of the best values.

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January 2017

Nice concrete level sites that could be a little longer for the bigger rigs. Hook ups were fine, free cable and wi-fi, picnic table at each site. Biggest “con” for us was the smell. Everyday at low tide you couldn’t even sit outside. Not a lot of grassy area to walk pets and the “dog park” was 1/4 mile away outside the park gate. The park is not on a base and is accessible to anyone, so sometimes felt a little unsafe. This is a nice park if you are into boating or fishing as they rent all types of water craft. No swimming is allowed and the water and “beach areas” are pretty nasty. The closest public beach area is just a short drive away. There is terrific bike path that goes by the park. The town of Coronado has a lot of shops and stores. Hotel Coronado is worth a visit as are the seals at La Jolla Cove and a visit to the USS Midway is a must. We did not have any trouble getting a reservation but I called exactly 6 months in advance. We did have to move once during our week stay. Seems like all rules are not enforced. Several sites seem to suggest they have been here a while (one actually had a chest freezer sitting outside) and even though against the rules we saw several sites having a pit fire.

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July 2016

We have Camped here for over 25 years. It is Beautiful. I have given it ONE STAR FOR OVERALL EXPERIENCE BECAUSE. It should now make a sign at the Entrance to stipulate "If your not Active Duty Don't Bother to Ask About Reservations". It used to be usable for Retired but not anymore, as an Example Active Duty Reserve ALL Holidays such as 4th of July one year in Advance. Indeed I spoke with folks who before leaving Book the Next Year. I have nothing against giving our Active Duty Priority. However, I do wonder why the 76 year old Vietnam Vet is for the most part completely excluded from using this Facility due to Availability. It seems that the Older Vet who served 20 years and more should get a little bit more consideration. That is my Opinion and I hope the Managers can make this more equitable in sharing rights such as Camp Pendelton and other Military Facilities where the time frame does NOT Extend to one year. Also I might point out that so many things can change in one year I believe the Cancellation rate maybe quite high? 

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13-16JAN17

I would like more than anything in the world to give this facility 5's down the line but there are issues that prevent me from doing so. Mainly the lack of fire pits/rings on the sites. I understand that it's a city ordnance that prevents to use of open fire chimney/pits/rings HOWEVER, spots 47-59 clearly allow them as we were told upon check in. And while I'm on the topic of checking in, let me just say that the process was excellent. We received a call at about 5pm on the day we were scheduled to arrive and were told to give a call when we were there so that the gate would be opened up for us. We were directed to our spot and finished the checking in process the following morning which was good because it was 10pm when we arrived. We have been avid RV'ers for a year now and it's taken us that long to be able to get into Fiddler's Cove. I think it's due to the fact that there are a lot of homesteaders there or not everyone who makes a reservation under active duty IS active duty. Either way after trying to get in to the cove for a year I was underwhelmed. I will say this though, it is infinite times better than the poorly maintained parking lot rv park down the street at Silver Strand but even that dump allows open fires. If you like RV parks where everyone is in their rig by 7 this is the spot for you! Enjoy! ;)

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Jan 2 and 3, 2017

We made a reservation, which is recommended. The directions as provided are good but if you have your Google Earth with the voice prompts it will help. Coming off the bridge leads you into residential areas with many turns and roundabouts. We had a space which backed to the Navy residences rather than the water. Acceptable since we were gone most of the time touring San Diego. Kids playing in the back yards and dogs barking can be a bit distracting. We used the bike path and the local bus to gain access to Coronado (the city). We did not go on base. The base has all the facilities available such as commissary BX, etc., but they are about four miles to the north of the FamCamp. The FamCamp has a small store for RV supplies. The clerk at the check in desk was helpful and friendly. She turned us over to another employee for some detailed questions. He was very helpful especially with the bus schedule and routes. The bus is $1.10 for seniors and does not require a special card as indicated on their web site. Just look old and tell the driver you are a senior. We would especially recommend the tour of the Midway Aircraft Carrier, even for non-Navy folks. $10 for retirees. Allow at least three hours. Also, stop by the hotel Del Coronado and walk the lobby and grounds. Overall a great couple of days, but you really cannot go wrong in San Diego.

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March 31 - April 2, 2016

I wanted to update on the RV park from my Feb 2014 review...they now have picnic tables at each campsite and have better Wi-Fi than previously (although still not blazingly fast from what I recall from 4 months ago). A great place to spend some time in!

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April 2016

The campground itself is awesome. Nice big spaces, clean, nice people.  The only downfall is the barking dogs. Everyone owns a dog and everyone lets them bark, and bark, and bark. Laundry room is clean, price is only a dollar for the washer and a dollar for the dryer. The place would be perfect if people would be considerate of those around them and quiet their dogs.

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Jan. 16-29, 2016

Very nice facility.  Commissaries close at both North Island and Imperial Beach.  Nice views of San Diego Bay.  Feels a lot like base housing with a lot of active duty leaving for work every morning.  I had no problem getting a reservation, so it was not an issue for me.  If it is a problem for people traveling to get a spot, then maybe a conversation needs to be had about the purpose of these Famcamps.  Housing for active duty military or RV parks for all eligible travelers?

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(Updated: November 08, 2015)
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June 2-6, 2015

Stayed 4 days, 2 were waterfront (space 47) and 2 were in a back row-back in (space 1). The first 2 days were great and the last 2 not so much. PROS: great views, not actually on base so non-military friends can visit easily. Reasonable rentals for bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, and sail boats, etc. Waterfront spaces have a fire pit and spaces 45-50 are located very near the facilities bathroom, showers, and laundry. Laundry is $1. Small store on site for few basic supplies. 2.5 miles from Coronado downtown. Near city bus line. Security gate and all facilities require use of secure access pin from 10pm -6am. CONS: they strictly enforce their quiet hours policy from 10pm - 6am with roving watches, monitor volumes of conversations on RV porches and outdoor sitting areas. The landscaping is not grass but small rock hard scaping that must be "treated like grass" no walking, parking, tenting allowed. Although they have a strict quiet hours policy they can't control the trading noise from the SEALs training at Coronado which includes helicopters, boats, and automatic machine gun fire and explosions....neat during the day....not so neat when it goes past 8pm and starts at 7am. If you have any degree of anxiety or PTSD please be aware. If we return it will ONLY be because of the great location, price, facility and location.

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April 27-May 01, 2015

We have gone here a number of times since it opened. We almost always have a great time. I like to bike and keep an eye on the ships and activities. This time was a little different. The security forces were having fun playing with their toys. Strange having to tell another retired member what a gattlin gun sound was. The weather was great. I peddled my legs off. I have to certified for the watercraft. They look like fun. If I had to say anything in way of warning there is one older employee up front, I think his name was Bob, he really needs to work on his public courtesy. He seemed to find it necessary to inform that I was riding on HIS sidewalk. (Thought it was ours?) Since he was the employee and I was the customer I can't see where he got his manners. I wasn't even going faster than slow walk. No need for the attitude. It kind of soured me on ever going back and if I ever do I will stay away from HIS building.

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Mar 30 - Apr 8, 2015

This one of the Crown Jewels in the military RV Park system! We had a medical emergency while here and the night host was a gem! The folks in the neighboring RV jumped into help, too. Can't say "thank you" enough times to everyone. The military is truly "family". Since we have to extend our stay the staff has been very helpful in the rescheduling process. As is typical at most RV parks (civilian & Miliatry) the wifi is iffy at best. I don't see it as a negative, rather as just the way it is. We just plan to use our iPhone "hotspot".

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January 29 - February 27, 2015

Let me start by saying that of all of the military RV parks that we have visited (and we have stayed at quite a few), it would be very difficult to find an RV park (military or commercial) in a more beautiful setting. The views of San Diego Bay and the city of San Diego are unparalleled. The park is very nice, but not perfect, however. The concrete pads are nice and level but, if you have a large RV with multiple slides (we have a 43' fifth wheel), the pads are too short to allow you to park your truck in the site with your RV. The hookups are good. There are a lot of minerals in the water, so beware of scale build up in your hot water heater. There are no picnic tables at any of the RV sites. This is not an inexpensive military RV park and the inclusion of simple picnic tables should not be too much to ask. WiFi is terrible. The "free" WiFi (one connection per site allowed) is slower than dial-up and virtually useless. I paid $69 for one month of "enhanced speed" WiFi for two devices. This pay WiFi was mediocre at best. During the month, this system was down at least 25 percent of the time and speed was sporadic when it was up. Once again, for the price paid, decent WiFi should not be too much to ask. There is recycling on site for everything but mixed paper. There is a two-lane paved bicycle path that can be accessed directly in front of Fiddler's Cove. It is 2.5 mile ride north to Hotel del Coronado and a 2.5 mile ride south to Silver Strand State Beach. The beach directly across the road from the RV park is Navy training grounds and strictly off limits. Despite the negatives, we would definitely stay here again. The setting is absolutely gorgeous!

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Jan 2015

One word......WONDERFUL! Highly recommend this to anyone traveling to San Diego.

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December 2014

We very much enjoyed our week at Fiddlers Cove. The easy access to Coronado and its many shops, ferry to San Diego and many other great attractions makes this one of the best RV parks in the military constellation. What made it really exceptional for us was the courtesy and can do attitude of the staff. We had a truck issue that prevented us from making a timely departure and they worked with us to help get us on the road. May not sound exceptional but it was Christmas eve and we would not have made it to our family without their kind understanding. In my old Navy days we used Bravo Zulu to describe the best efforts and they deserve every bit of it!

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19-29 January 2015

Fiddler's Cove RV Park is a fabulous place to stay. Registration was easy but parking can be limited if several big rigs are trying to register at the same time. We were in space 18 overnight then moved to back in space 51 which is right on the San Diego Bay. Location provides easy access to all the San Diego attractions. We enjoyed access to the North Island Naval Air Station for NEX, Commissary and theater (movies are free!). The US Navy Base is across the Bay and has large facilities. Pay attention when you arrive and don't follow GPS but turn into the Marina/RV Park at the little sailboat sign. Approaching from the north, if you miss that turn, it is difficult to get turned around. Kudos to Jill Corbin who helped us with our IT problem in the coach!!!

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1-8 Jan 2015

Excellent campground. Price may be high for military campground, but since camping in the area is extremely high priced - $60 water & electric at state beach, this is great price for FHU. Nice double concrete pads. Free WIFI not that great - slow, you can subscribe online to get fast service, but didn't so can't tell you how it was. Did not use the bathhouse, but appeared clean. Lots to do in the area and we enjoyed our stay a lot. Staff was fairly friendly and helpful, nothing exceptional. Well worth a visit and stay if you have never been there. ATT cell service 3 bars.

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1 Nov-1 Dec 2014

Other than a few days in Sept/Oct this was our first long stay and must say very high on our list of military campgrounds. Wish we could have stayed longer. We were in site #15 middle row with a fairly good view of bay. Think next year we will try for bayside. Staff very helpful and nice, laundry facilities ideal..never a wait,recreational rentals of boats, bikes and kayaks very reasonable and convenient. We found the Naval Air Station beach to our liking as less crowded than public beach on Ocean. Ocean Gate to base open Monday-Friday which is closer to beach. Base Commissary and Exchange very nice. We enjoyed walking Orange Avenue and going for bagels at Bruegger's. Also Village Pizza across the street has great pizza and the stuffed artichoke appetizer delish. If you like hot dogs, stop in at Delux Hot Dogs on Orange. Definitely recommend this campground.

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19 to 21 November 2014

Very clean well maintained. The staff was very friendly. Very disappointed in the WiFi, or lack of, You are allowed one device for free. I was told the service was slow but could and an additional device or upgrade for a fee. Fact is I was never able to get a single devise to work after a number of calls to the "Trouble-desk" at the number provided. This could be one of the best RV camps I've stayed at. (other than the WiFi).

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Oct 5 thru 8, 2014

WiFi very limited or non existent, cable not working.

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August 14-22, 2014

A very nice facility. If you come here, ask for a waterfront site (above #45 is better). The extra $5 is worth it. If you drive a Class "A" and have enough power, water, and sewer connection hoses/cables to hook up on the opposite side, park nose in so you can enjoy the view of the bay and city skyline either inside or outside. NAS North Island, nearby, has all the base facilities you might need. Kick back and enjoy.

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July 14 to 21, 2014

I've been waiting and watching for this park to open for a couple years. When I made my reservation I had to change my summer plans to get a 7 day block here and then had to accept a move to a non-water front site four days in to it. The place is packed and I'm pretty bugged that they have two sets tenters in full hook up sites and NO tenters in any of the tent sites! I had a conversation with the grumpier of the two women working the front desk on the day I had to move. I asked her if I had a shot at getting in next summer if I called right at the six month day for a reservation and she said "probably not", that active duty is booking like crazy for next summer and they get to book a year out. I really don't like bringing negative stuff on here so I'm hoping I'm wrong and we all have a shot a getting in here. If the retirees are shut out because we can't book a year ahead then I hope they come up with a system that spreads the happiness better. I had a great time here. Visited with friends and family and really enjoyed the area. Navy North Island is really nice. They have a great beach on base and good places to eat and a nice commissary/NEX. If you can get in here you should.

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