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Springtime at the Lakes!


Spring is in the air!

We see the wood duck mommies and daddies atop the nesting boxes awaiting their babies’ daring jump from their high homes to the lawn below.  It’s quite a sight, so be sure to look up next time you are here!

Babies are also nesting in surprising spots, like this little bunny and his sibs that were born in an unsuspecting camper’s wagon.  Don’t worry, they were retrieved safely by Ranger Richard:)

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Ranger Richard and his bunny.

Upcoming Events at the Park

Green Day is April 27 and you can come join other volunteers and enjoy a day of lakeshore clean-up and other projects that help us maintain our environment and wildlife habitat at the Park.

You can register at Creek to Bay Cleanup tree







Movies & More by the Lake will kick off on June 21 with Ralph Wrecks the Internet and then on July 12 with Spider-Man:  Into the Spider-Verse!   Activities, food and fun for all will begin at 6PM! Bring your low-profile beach chairs or blankets and grab a seat under the stars!  Movies begin at sunset.


For all of our events, check out our Facebook events page for up to the minute details!


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Meet Adam!

Adam is out Park & Recreation Coordinator and has been at Santee Lakes for 3 years.  His is a San Diego native and San Diego State graduate – Go Aztecs!  When Adam is not at work, he enjoys mountain biking, sports and video games.  I asked him what he likes about his job at the Lakes, and he said “there is variety in my job every day, no two days are the same”.  You will see Adam out and about, so stop him and say hi, unless you are fishing without a permit, then he will probably stop you.














We have so many beautiful birds that travel through or call Santee Lakes home, we hate to see them wrapped in fishing line. Please discard your line in one of the receptacles throughout the Park or a nearby trash can. Thanks!











Don’t forget, if you are camping with us, there are great events in the Clubhouse on a weekly basis and the perfect way to meet new people from all over the country.



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