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The park is surprisingly quiet given that it is in the midst of a day use park with boating, fishing, baseball, volleyball and picnicking. The park gate is locked at sundown so only campers are in the park after dark. They provide a gate key so campers can come and go before/after hours. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited in the park which was fine for us but it may be unusual for those accustomed to having a beer and smoking a cigarette outside. The sites are very close together (can’t have awning out if there is a rig next to you) but if the park isn’t full, they suggest leaving an empty site in between rigs. It was nice having full hookups with a good cable TV signal. One suggestion to the city is to make the RV road a loop (by the boat dock) so that large rigs don’t have to do so much maneuvering to get in and out of the RV street. Watsonville was a good base camp for us to explore Santa Cruz and Monterey area. The area has lots of fruit and vegetable farms. It was nice buying vine-ripened produce at a good price from the local produce stands. Staff was very helpful with pointing out things to do in the area. All in all a nice park to stay at and we will return when we’re in the area again.

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The park is about 13 miles from the entrance to Yosemite making it a good base camp for day tripping into the park. However, big rigs should note that hwy 120 near hwy 49 has a very steep grade with lots of hairpin turns so the drive is not for the faint of heart. The campground hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. Although there is no cell phone, air card or Wi-Fi service (they say there is but we were never able to connect), they do provide you with a box to connect to Direct TV. There are a lot of nice cabins and park models for rent. The owner is in the process of adding more cabins so RV sites may become more limited. Although they have a small general store, gas station, and restaurant onsite, I'd suggest gassing up in Big Oak Flat and getting groceries in Groveland. All in all a nice park and we'd return when in the area again.

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Overall this is an okay campground (not really an RV park). The interior roads are gravel and quite bumpy in spots. The pads are gravel and some sites may take a bit of effort to get level. Although at first glance the campground seems roomy, because of the trees it may take a bit of effort for big rigs to maneuver. Also some of the sites are pretty close together. Not sure if this is due to the placement of the pedestals or the pine trees.