27 Parks near Gilroy, California
10840 Coyote Reservoir Rd. Gilroy, California 95020 (map) | (408) 842-7800
Sites: 73 | Latest Rate: $40.00 | 2 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Great camping area. Lots of wildlife too. Rangers keep things running smooth. I like that they make people follow the rules. Excellent shower facilities. Can also launch boats/kayaks, etc. Except for no cell service, this is great campground. - Darwindog
Jul 2015 - $40.00
This is a spacious, out of the way park. There were only a few campers there in July. The road leading to the campground is narrow with some hair pin turns, but can be navigated with up to a 30 ft. RV with a toad. - WyomingFord
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Only stay at this park if you plan on using it as a base camp. We stayed here for one-day trips to Big Sur, San Jose, and San Francisco. For this intent, the park is OK. Sites are pretty close together with concrete pads that were nice. No picnic tables or fire ring and a pathetic dog area that is a fenced-in all rock area. Nice grass areas with NO DOGS signs posted all over. Would not stay here again. A lot of other RV parks in the area that offer at least a picnic table, fire pit, and an adequate area for the dogs. - kirksumida
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We stayed here because 50a full hook up with concrete pad and between Marina and Napa. However, very tight, could not put awning out and very, very unfriendly toward dogs. When I checked in lady asked if I had a dog and I cheerfully answered yes. She said, "do not let him go to the bathroom anywhere in the park except the dog park (very tiny and across the park) or outside the park." Keep off grass signs everywhere. Between sites a strip of gravel maybe 5 ft wide by 10 ft long. If coach is long little space for car and no parking or you'll be towed signs in the parking spaces. We won't be back! - User2671
Apr 2016 - $49.00
Pricey, close to Hwy, but not noisy. Good for overnight. Would stay here again. - Tonyl
Sep 2015 - $45.00
We chose to stay here because of the access to the surrounding areas. The sites are very close together. It did not allow us to park our towed vehicle except right outside our door, which meant no place to even sit outside or access our storage bays. Our RV is 40' and we were given a back-in spot. There are a few trees but no grassy areas at the sites. It seemed there were plenty of permanent residences. It was easy off the freeway, it is located right behind a huge shopping center (Target, Kohl's, Michaels, BevMo, and restaurants). - Traveling Around
Jun 2015 - $34.00
Rate is based on weekly rate. Park is almost entirely permanent residents. I was jammed in next to the dog walk area, which is next to the rest rooms. I stepped off my doorstep literally into dog XXXX. There was no room to park my truck at my site. The office said I could park up front near the office, which I declined. I was then told it would be OK to park in one of the two spaces reserved for the rest rooms. These two spaces were sized for Honda Civics, so if I left for the day and someone else parked in one of the spaces, I had to wait for them to leave before I could park for the night.
Interior trees need to be trimmed. I had to pull out of my site at an extreme angle in order not to have a tree branch hit my AC units.
The interior roadways are very crowded with vehicles.
I cannot recommend this park and will not stay here again. - GoPackGo
Mar 2015 - $36.00
A very full park at our week visit time with many long term residents. It was crowded. We enjoyed the well behaved resident children's antics, regard the staff as professional, and helpful in directing us to a resident that cared for our young pet while we were away on day trips. - SDCampowneroperator
Jul 2016 - $1.00
This campground is over run with full time residents. Lots of people live here full time and even though the rules state that only camping items may be out, we saw couches, recliners, trash galore. Lots of run down rvs. Space is also limited and you are pretty much right on top of everyone. Restrooms were disgusting. If a shower is running, the toilets won't flush. Within 10 minutes of setting up, three sheriff cars came through. They said it was normal patrol. Not sure if that is more concerning or comforting. At least they were patrolling. We won't stay here again. Our rate was $0 since we are members of Thousand Trails. - Wendle123
Jul 2016 - $54.00
I would change the name to Thousand Trails of DIRT & DUST. When called the resv. no. was told all sites had full hookups. I almost bought a membership but they could not find available membership site for the dates I wanted, but didn't. We did a non-membership. When we arrived, I confirmed we would have full hookups & was told all sites were W&E only. She said "This is a problem they have with the reservations people saying there are full hookups when we don't have them." There are 2 sewer dumps, but at the time 1 was closed to be pumped out but not sure when it would be. She said all sites are 1st come 1st serve & we could drive around & find the one we wanted. So, we unhooked, drove around. Main road is asphalt for a little ways & all roads are DIRT & I mean DIRT. All RV pads are DIRT. It is a dusty park. It looks old, run down, not kept up. From what we observed the 8 days we were there it is more of a place for locals to spend their vacations. 90%+ sites are treed, those in the very back that were $5 more per day because they have more grass, pull-thru & are open enough to use satellite. They are the same size as the cheaper sites. In California, grass is green maybe 1-2 mos. in the early spring then brown the rest of the year due to the lack of rain. Unless you are desperate & need a RV park to stay in the bay area & are not able to find space any place else, then stay here. Site G272 in back at end doesn't share parking space with another rv & less traffic. For this park being in a nationwide chain we were so disappointed in the quality of the park. As many parks as we have stayed in all over the US & Canada, including Alaska, this is the worst of all of them.
Thousand Trails is now on the bottom of our list of parks. No wi-fi, cable & cell coverage 1-2 bars & slow. Price per day - wkly rate $50 + $4 / day resort fee, 8th day $59 per day, + $4 / day resort fee Total for 8 days with tax $476.28 (doesn't include $5 per day extra for back site). - Sherib
Jul 2016 - $1.00
Dusty, dusty, dusty even with the the 5 mph limit. Water and electric only with a dump station or a $25 on site suck-out service. Rangers at check in were very nice, and circled on a map where all the 30 amp services were located. Restrooms were cleaned every day but should be updated. Found a site with east shade and west shade in the late afternoon. Sat TV was not a problem. Stayed here for a week and did not elect to use the suck-out service but did unhook and dump. Will stay here again when in the area. - mdmnkcm
May 2016 - $49.00
Very quiet and well kept with mature planting between large sites. Very helpful staff. Only slight negatives are WIFI is a bit hit and miss, and there are no fire pits, and only a couple of sites with BBQs. Overall very good. Best to book in advance as mainly a residential site with limited overnight sites available. - PCP
May 2016 - $41.00
This is primarily a residential RV park, with just a few spaces for transients. The space we were in didn't have sewer. They provided a free honey wagon service, but that still meant the day we left we either had to stop by the dump station or carry one day's worth of grey water with us (what we chose to do to conserve time instead). Same price, I think, as a space with sewer...?? It's a pretty park, more out in the country, and with a nice creek walk adjoining the campground (beware of little patches of poison oak in some spots on the sides of the path, often blending in with the wild berry bushes...!). However, we probably wouldn't stay there again. Mostly because, as it is right now, this is NOT a pet-friendly place. No pets are allowed on any of the various grass patches or fields. They are allowed on the creek path, but it is far enough away to be inconvenient for quick potty outings (like at bedtime). From talking to a resident, I understand the reason for this is past bad pet owners, leaving dog piles that kids ended up playing in! That is awful and incomprehensible to us responsible, common sense/decency pet owners! And of course we end up paying the price for their bad behaviors!! The wifi was not so great, kept getting dropped. So it's a pretty nice place with nice people so I don't want to rate it badly, but we won't be back as our animals are a fundamental part of our family life, and this place does not currently accommodate them. - CarrieBearie
Apr 2016 - $41.00
This is a private campground, thus the price. I'd love to give this campground a higher rating solely based on its location...nestled at the base of Uvas mountain, right in the middle of wine country. But...
-Our site was long and narrow. The only place it was kind of level was in front of the public dump station. Since it is all gravel, it should be fairly easy to level.
-It is a shame that this campground is 90-95% permanent or seasonal sites, so if you want in, make sure to call well in advance for reservations.
-Wi-Fi is free and signal is strong, but there is virtually no speed except maybe at 3 a.m.
-Main road in has a lot of potholes, and the outside of the buildings need to be spruced up with a bit of dusting and paint.
-Laundry room was so narrow, you can't walk past a machine with the doors open. It was mostly clean, just don't drop any clothing on the floor.
-Trash bins were overflowing and not emptied the entire time we were there (total of 12 days).
Despite all the cons, we would stay here again just because of it's location. - JS Dobson
May 2016 - $53.00
I really did not enjoy this park. We have a 40 foot fifth wheel and the spacing between the sites and most of the roads are just too incredibly tight. It was just very uncomfortable staying here for a week. Most of the folks that are here are semi permanents working in the area....some take care of their site, others not so much. On the plus side, most of the sites have concrete pads and artificial grass. We just barely fit on our site and if I would have wanted to sit outside my feet would have been at my neighbor's sewer connection. We would not stay here again and would not recommend this park to those traveling. It is a shame really...this could be a decent enough place for an overnight, if not for being shoved in here like sardines! - perfectlygoode
May 2016 - $55.00
This is a somewhat new park designed to pack as many sites into the acreage as possible. The sites are short and fairly tight with a level concrete pad and Astro Turf between sites. The utilities are placed mid-site and function as expected. The cable is 18 grainy SD channels and the WIFI is unusable even for e-mail. For the price this park is a bad value but the best around in this grossly overpriced area. - lllkrob
Sep 2015 - $49.00
The park is located somewhat near the railroad tracks, but we did not hear any trains at night. Although there are many full-timers here, their units appear to be somewhat newer and well kept. The sites are the typical elbow to elbow RV park sites, but our neighbors were very quiet. The trees are getting big enough to give you a little shade, but they still have some more growing to do. Keys were required for the restrooms with a $10 deposit, but the office doesn't open until 830 in the morning to get your deposit back. You have the option of giving your key to the night watchman but he goes off duty at 12 midnight. Since we needed to be on the road at 8 AM we we relinquished our keys to the night watchman but then couldn't take showers in the morning. We did not use the pool or jacuzzi but they looked very nice. The showers were clean and the park has a nice clean appearance. - rkh
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is a county park so I was surprised as to the cleanliness of the place and the condition of the sites. Think of this as a camp ground with RV spaces. By that I mean RV parks normally have some lawn and paved roadways (at least the ones we go to). The roadways are paved but everything else is dirt, so if you have kids they will get dirty.
Stayed in Valley View 1. Valley View #2 has little shade. All except for 3 or 4 sites are very shady. The ones in the center area are totally shaded. There is a dump station at this park.
Lots of hiking trails and mountain bike trails to hike or ride. - Tom Sch
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Nice park in the trees - halfway between Watsonville (very cool coastal area) and Gilroy (very warm inland area). Excellent tree cover and while this makes for comfortable days and nights, you may get some marine layer (so heavy this morning it was like rain) and you'll get little to no cell reception. Other than that, it's convenient (except for the road work on 152 that can get very congested) to so much and a pretty good deal for what you get. Tip: If you want to burn some firewood at your fire ring - bring your own since they sell it there but for $13 for a small box. - Darwindog
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We really enjoyed this little park. The sites are all covered in trees so you have lots of privacy. No fire pit in our site but we did have a big brick grill. Definitely a steep road to get to the park but we saw some big rigs while we were there so it's doable. Good location if you like hiking or wine tasting. - MadAdventures
Jul 2016 - $47.00
A very nice park, just off from Hwy 101, but you do not hear the traffic. A pool is offered, but we did not use it. People in the office were very nice, on the phone with reservations. Nice dog area. RVers were quiet, and kept to themselves. No partying was present. - vikktennis
Jun 2016 - $45.00
Nice stopping point to see Monterey and the area around it. We drove into Hollister and San Juan Bautista one day, another day to Gilroy another to Pebble Beach and another to the Monterey Aquarium. Nice grass area for dogs, although not fenced. Dogs can be walked around the park too. Cool temperatures and open windows were nice. The staff was very accommodating - trees blocked our DirecTV signal so they allowed us to move to another site in order to get our dish working. If you have children, there is nothing to entertain them except a basketball hoop up by the laundry, or the pool. - LindyK
May 2016 - $49.00
A nice facility, with many long-term residents (well-maintained). We stayed in a pull-thru, which had some long-term and some transient like us. Relatively quiet, the pull-thru sites nicely landscaped. Angled sites so you weren't looking directly at your neighbor. Concrete pads, asphalt roads. Good laundry facility, utilities worked fine. Wifi was basically useless- occasionally worked, most of the time not at all. Good stoping point for a night or two. Good pet area. Would stay here again. - SW Rick
Oct 2013 - $40.00
This place is lovely! We were so excited to stay here because the staff were amazing . A real family owned/run business with true hospitality. The grounds were gorgeous and the monthly rate was very reasonable at $600. We fit just fine, but did scratch the tail as it dragged a bit coming in. But sadly we were unable to stay because the old electrical wiring was not able to support our newer rig. We have run on 30 AMP easy at many other parks but here our surge guard kept us from getting enough electricity to do anything in the rig! We were tremendously disappointed, but they were very gracious and said this was the 1st time they have run into this problem, doing what ever they could to remedy it. So if you have an older rig, or a smaller one, or they upgrade their wiring this is an oasis along your journey!! - Crown Jewel
Mar 2009 - $35.00
There is a very run down feel to this park. It seems to be mostly populated with long term residents in mostly older RVs. They seem to be working on the park but the park is either in decline or trying to make a come back. I cannot say which. They offer a honey wagon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Power was low voltage. It got down to 108 volts at least once a day while we there and shut down our electrical system. I would not stay there again. - We are Fulltimers
Jul 2008 - $28.00
Nice park with many locals or full timers. They are not a problem, but an asset. All were friendly to overnighters. The only problem with this park is the hard climb to the rest rooms, showers and laundry. That is if you are in the lower section by the lake. The laundry and restrooms were very clean and neat. Sites were roomy, and it was not full in the middle of the summer. They have a private fishing lake which you can walk around, very nice, but it closes at 7PM. Stay here you will like it. - Chalet 22
Jul 2016 - $48.00
We stay at Casa de Fruta a few times a year-our favorite spot for festivities in the area-Gilroy Garlic Fest. in July, Ren. Faire in fall, etc. We camp in an A-frame pop-up so don't HAVE to have paved roads or concrete pad. There are two camping areas-the upper area (described in the other reviews) AND the lower area, "Creekside", with hookups (elec/water/tv, not sewer) and "Orchard" without. We always camp in the lower area, which has lots of shade, nice grass and none of the road/highway noise. You take a 1-lane dirt road uphill/downhill to get in/out, which is no problem for us, but doesn't seem to be a problem for the class "A"s who camp next to us either. No porcelain plumbing in the lower area, but the walk to the upper area bathrooms only takes 5 minutes and isn't an issue for those with facilities in their trailer/RV (like us). The area is always clean and the office staff have always been ultra friendly and helpful. A little pricey, but the Good Sam discount helps. - T. Fitz
Jul 2016 - $48.00
We were disappointed in this place. it is just a tourist ripoff on the side of the road. We were put in the very back in a back-in space. We had to drive around the park in order to get to the location since the turn to the space was a tight turn to the right. We stayed one night and we were glad that was all we stayed. They had plenty of pull thru spots which were not occupied and we were not offered one. Our motorhome is 40 ft and sometimes it is not easy to move in tight spaces but my husband seems to be able to get it done even tho he is not happy doing it. The spaces were fairly close together but we were able to park our jeep next to our coach as the parking area was next to the playground and a kid had thrown a bottle at our car already. Most people parked next to the playground. The place looked old, dusty and unkept. There is asphalt on most of the area from what I could see. Playground equipment is old. Looked like lots of people were spending the weekend there. - Sherib
Jun 2016 - $24.00
We were just here for a two-night stopover so we could see Pinnacles Nat'l Monument on our way to Yosemite. This would be a very nice place to stay for an extended stay with kids -- just not in the summer (heat warning)! There is so much fun here for the kids: playground, pool, open grassy areas to run around, a miniature train ride (costs), a carousel, and more. If you have a few dollars to burn you could stay busy here for 2 or 3 days without leaving the park and not get bored. Sites are a little tight, but reasonable. Hookups are convenient. Bathrooms and laundry facility are very nice and clean. - JPen365