Cleanup & Improvement Project

The Clean-Up of De Anza Cove is Complete!

De Anza Cleanup & Improvement Project

Great news! The new North Resort sites opened July 1, 2023. 

On November 14, 2022, we started the remediation and removal of the abandoned mobile homes. That effort is completed.

This includes:

  • Asbestos abatement and the safe removal of 169 abandoned mobile homes at De Anza Cove – Completed!
  • Clean up of landscaping – Completed!
  • Repair and improve the bike/pedestrian trail opening up coastal access to the public – Completed!
  • Adding 147 interim campsites in the northern section of Mission Bay RV Resort – Completed!
The campsites are unpaved, allowing for tent camping as well as RV camping.  All sites offer full hookups.  If you are interested in booking a Mission Bay RV Resort North campsite, they are listed as Unpaved in our online reservation system. There are four site types.
before & after North Mission Bay RV resort
Before and After Photo for Turning Abandoned Mobile Homes into Campsites

Press Event - February 15, 2023

On February 15, Mission Bay RV Resort hosted a press event.  At the event, Mayor Todd Gloria spoke about the success of the project.  Following his speech, we demonstrated the demolition of a abandoned mobile home.  Within the next month, all 169 mobile homes will be safely removed.  Read the press release.


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Back in June 2019, the San Diego City Council approved the Short Term De Anza Cove Clean-up Project. Mission Bay RV Resort’s management remains committed to moving forward with this project.  We’ve been hoping to get started on this project ever since that day. On July 13, 2022, we finally received approval from the California Coastal Commission to begin the project.  November 13, 2022, we accepted the Coastal Development Permit issued by the California Coastal Commission to begin work. The clean-up is well underway!

Aerial Before & After Photos of the De Anza Cleanup Effort - 2/10/23

Before and after photo of De Anza Clean Up project aerial

Project Goals:

1. Ensure a safer, healthier environment

Before Clean-up

After Improvements

By cleaning up and removing 169 abandoned mobile homes, many of which contained asbestos, we are ensuring a safer, healthier environment. This clean-up effort is a win-win for both wildlife and people.

Before Clean-up

After Clean-up & Improvements

2. Renovate the existing pool & clubhouse



Update:  We have completed the renovation and reopening of the De Anza pool and hot tub. The clubhouse with game room is also open to our guests.  

3. Open coastal bike and pedestrian paths



This effort has expanded opportunities for the public to connect with nature. The existing bike paths are repaired, expanding the 19 miles of Mission Bay Park pathways. This enhances opportunities for people to enjoy this part of the Bay, improving connectivity throughout the entire park.

4. Add 147 campsites



This effort has increased the number of campsites for the public to enjoy affordable overnight accommodations. The campsites utilize existing home spaces and utilities, efficiently repurposing existing infrastructure.

The Clean-up and Improvement project has received overwhelming support from city officials, community leaders, citizens, and visitors who care about making this beloved corner of Mission Bay safer, more accessible, and more environmentally secure.

Mission Bay RV Resort has begun the remediation and removal of the mobile homes. We are starting in the section closest to the golf course and will move toward Mission Bay as we progress.  We are grateful for the overwhelming support we have received for the project from the public and supporters like Friends of Campland.

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Great News! The Cleanup & Improvement project is complete and 147 new campsites have opened in North De Anza Cove!

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