Tag Archive for: Santee Lakes Recreational Preserve

Fire Burned at Water Treatment Facility in Santee

Crews battled a blaze that broke out Wednesday afternoon at a water treatment plant being built in Santee, fire officials said.

The fire sparked at 12001 Fanita Py at around 3 p.m. due to a heating process used to merge plastic pipes, according to the Santee Fire Department.

Santee Lakes Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve has been celebrating its 60th anniversary during the month of June. The 190‐acre park surrounding seven lakes has been around since it received San Diego County Health Department approval in 1961. The site has five miles of walking and biking trails, a campground with 300 full hook-up sites, seven lakefront cabins and three floating rental cabins on Lake 7. The lake allows for fishing with a permit and there are more than 200 species of birds that have been documented at the park. The preserve also has seven playgrounds, a brand new administrative building and a revamped general store that rents out pedal boats.