Campo is a small rural community located about 50 miles from San Diego with homes for rent. The country lifestyle embraced here is quiet and slower paced than big cities. Renters can visit the local farmers like Nickerson Farms for fresh produce. At Lake Morena County Park, there's camping and hiking, while the lake itself has fishing, boating, kayaking and swimming. The Golden Acorn Casino has a restaurant, card games and slots for renters who want a glamorous night out.
Facts for Renters
Campo is home to Camp Lockett, which served as a horse cavalry post in World War II. Later, after the horse cavalry units where no longer used, it became the Mitchell Convalescent Hospital.
The Campo region was once occupied by a part of the Yuman Native American tribe called Dieguenos. They were an independent group of hunter-gatherers, and referred to the area as "milquatay"
Some of the Campo's earliest settlers were the Gaskill family. They set up many of the basic infrastructures for a community, including a general store and blacksmith shop beginning in 1868.
Those interested in the area's history and culture can visit sites like the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum at Campo. This attraction offers a museum as well as train rides and an opportunity to help as an engineer on a train.
Resources for Renters
Campo has a branch of the San Diego County Library. Services available online include book catalogs, research archives and eBook downloads.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Office has a substation in Campo. Renters can use its website to learn about community programs to prevent crimes as well as request records and permits.