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Contact / Hours:
Lake O’Neill Recreation Office
BLDG T26080
(760) 725-5611 | (760) 725-5135

Daily (Apr-Oct) 8am-5pm
Daily (Nov-Mar) 8am-4pm

Campground Security Office
BLDG 276024T
(760) 725-4241

Daily 4pm-10pm

Your safety is our top priority. Please review our current policies:

  • Outdoor playgrounds are open.
  • We no longer take reservations for watercrafts of mini golf.
  • Maximum of 10 patrons on the watercraft rentals dock at one time.

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Lake O’Neill at Camp Pendleton offers fishing, hiking, water crafts, rowboats, RV and tent camping, cabanas, playgrounds (includes ADA playground), basketball, softball, ADA miniature golf, and a peninsula for group activities.

Additional Info

CampgroundRules & RegulationsCancellationsPaymentLength of StayHoliday Blocks

Reservation Lead Time

Reservations will be taken up to 3 months in advance:

  • 1st Week (Days 1-7) – Active Duty Military
  • 2nd Week (Days 8-14) – Reservists & Retired Military
  • 3rd Week (Days 15+) – All Eligible Patrons (DOD, Eligible Veterans & Group Bookings)

Miniature Golf

  • Patrons of all ages may use the miniature golf area. However, anyone under the age of 12 is recommended to have parental supervision
  • Patrons ages 4 and older will be charged the same rate as any other patron
  • Climbing on rocks and plants are not permitted
  • Driving of golf balls or any other dangerous behavior will result in removal from the golf course, without refund of fees


Active duty military unit family days have priority over non-military unit functions (i.e. key wives, boy scouts, YMCA, church groups, etc.) All military units are required to complete a military cabana request form.


Office phone is for emergency use only. Base emergency phones are located in the park:

  • Near cabana 2682, Bldg. 26106 in the peninsula area
  • In the campground, on the roadway above campsite S1N

Pick up the emergency phone, wait on the line, it will connect to 911.

You may cancel your reservation up to 31 days prior to arrival at no penalty.

  • Cancellations made to reservations less than 31 days prior to arrival will result in the loss of the deposit of one night’s stay.
  • Modifications will be accepted up to 15 days prior at no penalty. If you request to modify your reservation within 14 days of your scheduled arrival date, you will lose your deposit of one night’s stay.
  • Patrons traveling on official government orders (TAD/PCS) may cancel or modify at no penalty – proof of orders must be received prior to cancellation.

A deposit of one night’s rent is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due in full, 14 days prior to arrival and will be automatically charged to the credit card on file. If payment is unsuccessful, your reservation will be canceled.


  • Summer (Apr – Oct): Patrons may book an initial reservation for maximum of 15 nights and may book additional nights if availability permits at check-in, not to exceed 30 nights.
  • Winter (Nov – Mar): Patrons may book an initial reservation for a maximum of 30 nights and may book additional nights if availability permits at check-in, not to exceed 60 nights.

*Advanced reservations cannot be booked consecutively to exceed the maximum number of nights per reservation.

Holiday Observed Check-In Check-Out
Memorial Day – May 30th May 30th May 27th May 31st
Independence Day – July 4th July 4th July 1st July 5th
Labor Day – Sep 5th Sep 5th Sep 2nd Sep 6th
Thanksgiving – Nov 24th Nov 24th Nov 23th Nov 27th
Christmas – Dec 25th Dec 26th Dec 23rd Dec 27th
New Years – Jan 1st Jan 2nd Dec 30th Jan 3rd


CampgroundRecreation AreaMilitary OnlySports EquipmentPicnic Cabana

Campsite Military
(per night)
(per night)
Full Hookup $44 $49
Water & Electric $38 $43
Dry Camp: RV or Tent $27* $32*

Additional Fees

Pet Fee: $2/night
* Need to reserve a 2nd site? There will be an additional $5/night fee added to the regular site fee for your 2nd campsite.

Item Military
(per hour)
(per hour)
Ice Cream
Miniature Golf $6 $8
Row Boat $5 $7
Row Boat w/ motor $10 $15
4-seat Pedal Boat $5 $6
Fishing Pole
$15 – 4hrs
$35 – 8hrs

$21 – 4hrs
$42 – 8hrs


$9 – 4hrs
$18 – 8 hrs

$15 – 4hrs
$30 – 8hrs

Item 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
Kayak – Single $10 $15 $35
Kayak – Double $15 $30 $70
Trolling Motor $15 $45 $90
Pontoon Boat $20 $60 $120
Pontoon Boat – Deluxe $30 $90 $180

Item 1 Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours
Basketball $1 $3 $5
Football $1 $3 $5
Horshoe $1 $3 $5
Ladder Ball Set $1 $3 $5
Playground Ball Set $1 $3 $5
Soccer Ball $1 $3 $5
Softball Set
(2 bats, 2 softballs)
$1 $3 $5
Volleyball Set
(1 net, 1 ball, bag)
$1 $3 $5

Item Military Civilian
Cabana $25 $30
Peninsula $350 $400

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