25 Parks near Marina, California
Aug 2016 - $75.00
We. looked at their web page and couldn't find a check-in time. We arrived at the park at 12:15 pm and were told we couldn't check in til 1 PM and would have to leave the park and park on the street. My RV and tow is 67 ft so this wasn't a easy task, but we did it. We were told our space were still occupied but as we left the park to park on the street we passed our spaces and they were both empty. Poor service at that point.
We finally checked in and this is one of the more expensive parks that we been too. Are spots were very spacious and easy to get into. They have a small patio with the table, barbecue and fire pit. We walked around the park, they do not have a dog park, and do not provide poop bags, no hot tub no swimming pool. But this park is located very close to Monterey and Carmel. The beach is only a couple hundred yards away nice walked out a little pathway dogs are welcome on the beach to the right there can be off leashed and to the left that must be on leash. The park is clean and well-kept but for the price I don't think it's worth it. - Crbus
Jul 2016 - $70.00
Stayed here in a 36 ft motorhome. Had to back in. but no trouble at all. Sites are clean, and I barely heard any freeway noise. Tent campers were directly behind us. Lucky no sketchy people. Staff is very attentive. Delivered firewood to the campsite. Already made reservations for next year. - Edward972
Jul 2016 - $78.00
No working WiFi or cable. All sites were short back-in, making it necessary to unhitch. I did manage to poke out and back in with the 16' trailer at a right angle which took a lot of time but everyone else unhitched. Too close to the main highway and very windy. Long walk to restrooms. Rather expensive for my needs.Have a better rate for lightweight short trailers that only use 15 Amp hookup. Fix the WiFi. - Loaded4th
Jul 2015 - $60.00
I agree with the previous review. The other parks in the area were full, but this is close to the Aquarium and the 17-mile drive. Just a parking lot but it served our purpose for one night just fine. - Bob2013
Jul 2011 - $50.00
This "campground" is just a parking lot on the property of a motel. The sites are very narrow and many RV's with slides on both sides will not be able open all (or any) of them. There is 30 amp electric and water hookups and a dump station on the property. However, it's right in Monterey and we had no trouble getting a site on short notice (the other two local parks were both full). It's perfectly fine for it's intended use. A place to park for a night or two while you explore Monterey. I had a hard time deciding how to rate this place and settled on a 5/10. It's a parking lot (and a small one at that) but if you're prepared for that and it's what you're looking for, there's nothing wrong with it at all. - OpenTrackRacer
Monterey, California (map) | (831) 656-7563
Sites: 38 | Latest Rate: $35.00 | 10 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Location of this RV park is just about the only good thing about it. It is located within a golf course but as you turn into the RV park, the landscaping and maintenance stops. The grass is either overgrown or dead, trees and bushes are not maintained. It's as if the general manager is purposely trying to neglect this area in hopes that it will disappear. The sites are crumbling and haven't been updated or maintained in years, perhaps decades. There is an electric post that we were told broke months ago, that has not yet been repaired, so the spot goes unused. The staff just doesn't care. The camp host is nosey and when I complained about the state of the park, just shrugged her shoulders and said it wasn't her problem.
The laundry facilities are old and one washer is broken. The women's bathroom had a major leak in one of the toilets while we stayed here, and it took several days before it was addressed. I have visited here a few times and it is just getting worse. I will return as it's still the least expensive in the area, but might look into one of the state parks in the area as an alternative. This is one sad park! - RVGma
Jun 2016 - $30.00
It is all about location. This has our 3rd stay at the campground and were disappointed on how it is being un-kept. Long grass and weeds and the table patio areas full of debris. Management should clean the place up. That being said, it is still a bargain for its outstanding location. I only picked up 6 golf balls in our stay. - Joe Brunold
May 2016 - $35.00
This place is all about location, location, LOCATION. It is super convenient to numerous and worthwhile sightseeing venues. This was our first visit to Monterey Pines. After reading previous reviews, we were a bit apprehensive. Luckily, our concerns were unfounded. Reservation and check-in were smooth. We were advised to stop - check for golfers on the 2nd tee before proceeding to the camp ground. Our back-in site was a bit tight, but worked okay for a 34' 5th wheel. WiFi was excellent. We did not use the restrooms, bathhouse or laundry, so I have not rated those facilities. Others have commented about golfers, and we have a story as well. As I was unhooking/preparing for departure, I heard a loud overhead THUNK from a nearby tree. Seconds later, a golf ball landed at my feet! Mind you, we are behind a VERY high net. I tossed the ball back on the fairway. The golfer later thanked me as we both went about our business. We would definitely stay here again. - CO2RV
Dec 2015 - $35.00
We came off season and the second road was closed forcing us to climb a sixteen % grade to get to the campsite. The campsites were on a hill, very small, and very difficult to get into. Although we were told the race track would be quiet, we were on curve 5 and almost everyday there was a driving school happening with lots of screeching tires. If you are a race fan, you might love it. We did not. There is also a gun range next door and the sound of guns happened most weekend mornings. Hookups are electric and water only and the dump station is very difficult to get into. The sites themselves were not clean with numerous beer caps littered throughout. The bathrooms were clean and the staff was very helpful, but we would never stay here again. We would like to thank the work kamper who let us exit via the closed road to avoid a sixteen percent grade on the way down. - Lee and Trace
Oct 2015 - $37.00
Beautiful mountain top views. 105 wide sites with water/electric hookups. One easy access dump for all. On the Laguna Seca Raceway but is surprisingly quiet during the day and absolutely peaceful at night.
RV and tent camping allowed. Dogs allowed. Fort Ord National Monument trail head. Ten minutes from Monterey and all its activities, restaurants and shopping. Monthly bike riding on the track. - pamelaham
Jul 2015 - $41.00
Close to Monterey. Sites are gravel and fairly level with a picnic table and fire ring. The restrooms / showers were clean, but there's no privacy in the showers. The water only stayed on for about 25 seconds. After holding the button in to try and keep it on, the water would then not stop for the longest time. There was no light switch in the restrooms; I think the lights were on a timer. The drive up to the campground from the entrance is steep, but the views and breeze are great. The base rate is $37 per night, but they charged us an extra $2 per dog per night. That made the overall nightly rate a bit pricey, but we'd definitely stay here again. - Ursula A
May 2016 - $50.00
Nothing special apart from friendly welcome, and good price compared with other RV parks around Monteray (this was the most expensive site on a 19 day trip). Good WIFI. A little noisy as next to an airport. No fire pits or BBQs. - PCP
May 2016 - $45.00
Tight getting in and out. Sites are tight. Campground is 70 years old and has only added wifi (very poor) since opening. Nothing is level, every other site has connections on the wrong side. Not worth the price. - ta96silver
Apr 2016 - $45.00
Positives: The two hosts were friendly and helpful. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. Power was clean and water pressure was fine. Water was soft unlike my home in AZ where big rocks fall out of the faucet. Airport noise was negligible and the golfers must be improving because no balls came over the tall netting. The washer and dryer were practically brand new and cost was reasonable.
BIG Positive: It's close to everything Monterey. Bus stop is right outside and free trolley downtown runs regularly.
Negatives: Big dip at entrance is a tail dragger. We disconnected toad before arrival. On departure, didn't connect until outside park and even removed tow bar and drop, but still dragged skid angle irons. The shower hot water takes forever to get hot (5-8 minutes) which is odd since there are signs everywhere reminding people about CA drought. Each shower probably wastes 20-30 gallons.
BIG Negative: Sewer connections require 30' - 35' hose AND run uphill on one side of the park. Whoever designed this should be required to dump all guests' tanks for a year to learn why it's a "crappy" layout. Every space angles down about 6" for every 10' so our 16' wheelbase needed about 10", lifting the front wheels off the ground by 4 inches, not an optimal position. - LM&TinView
Jul 2016 - $83.00
There are only a few places to stay when visiting in a RV in the Monterey/Santa Cruz area. We found Moss Landing a great halfway point and love this KOA. You are protected by fencing which is nice. Not many young children running around and more of a mature group which is nice for a more quiet trip. This park does not have much for amenities but does have laundry room, community fire pit and nice green lawn!! You can hear the sea lions and seagulls, which I love. The staff is amazing! Extremely accommodating and friendly. Sites are skinny but if you don't spend a major amount of time outside you are good. Pads are concrete and level. Small patio for picnic table and that is about it. Full hook up offering both 30/50. Cable TV and the satellite availability is great. Wireless is spotty. We frequent this place twice a year. Highly recommend. - RGETAWAY
Apr 2016 - $78.00
This KOA doesn't offer any great views but it is in a great location. Big rigs can take Hwy 156 off Hwy 101 to Hwy 1. Basics: nice laundry room, well kept grounds & sites with minimum leveling needed, clean, large showers, easy access off hwy 1, 3 well rated restaurants in walking distance, fresh fruit & vegies, and easy access to the marina whale watching cruises. From this location we were able to visit Monterey, Carmel, and a drive down hwy 1 to the Big Sur area. - 2togoNebraska
Mar 2016 - $65.00
The biggest plus about this park is its location: close to Monterey Aquarium, lots of beaches, and great birding. On the advice of a local we took a day trip north to Capitola, which was a neat thing to do. The park itself is very small with only one road in and out so when a caravan of 17 or so rigs came through, it tied up access. Very inconvenient. They kind of overdo the regulations as well -- with signs in the restroom telling you where to hang up your towel and things like that. But the restrooms were very clean. - mlbw
Mar 2015 - $25.00
This is a first come first serve campground, just outside of Monterey. It has a very forest like feel, with trees and bushes. Our site was fairly level and spacious. There were lockers outside of the shower/bath house, and it seemed to us that others who were not campground guests used these facilities. They were loud, impolite and sloppy. - Vic and Marsha
Jun 2014 - $27.00
Real nice small, no hookup campground. Some sites not level. Narrow roads going in. Great location but not really walkable to tourist attractions. One of those little gems of a county or city camp ground that you sometimes run into. Good showers and a dump station. - haole hiker
Jun 2011 - $27.00
Excellent CG. However, check the parks website before taking a big rig up there as the parking would be tight (21' max?). Also, the road to CG is narrow and windy. I would stay here again. - SteveE
Oct 2014 - $25.00
The sites are roomy, basically this is a big, dirt parking lot with pedestals for electric (30 & 50 amp) and water. No pump out at sites but there is a dump station for $5.00. No bathrooms or showers here. Good location for visiting Monterey and Carmel. Easy to maneuver in our 45' RV. Would stay here again for sure. I would give a higher rating if there was grass or gravel at the sites but with this dry climate dirt flies everywhere!! - SNL
Jul 2014 - $20.00
We pulled into the parking area and thought we were at an RV Storage facility. The camping fee is scheduled to go up to $25 on August 1 and it does not include the dump fee. Parking area is in need of care and tables at campsites are in dismal shape. The camp host is friendly and the location is convenient to the freeway and town, but this is not a place we'd want to stay here for more an overnight stop. - hbcamper
Jul 2013 - $20.00
Elks Members ONLY. Easy on and off Hwy 101. Borders lush Fairways Golf Course. E/W, with gravel level sites. Could use some weeding and grass cutting. Dog Friendly, Verizon OK. Friendly lodge located 30 minutes from Monterrey. Will stay again. - silverado
Jun 2016 - $50.00
VERY steep entry into park. Tight turn onto park road, tight turns and steep hills within park. That said, obviously an older park but very well kept and nice friendly staff. We were in 135, probably best site for getting in and out of, others were fairly tight, but all were doable with patience. Sites were pretty close together, but weather was exquisite, especially after three days through the desert! Great central location to see the sights. - 7 on the road
Oct 2014 - $50.00
Although we were a little reluctant to stay due to some prior park ratings, we were quite glad that we decided to. We got lucky and were placed in the back row along the tree line and away from the the highway. We could still hear traffic but it was not distracting. They have a very nice pool area and although it was quite warm when we were visiting, the water was very cool. Too cold for these old bones. It is obviously an older park with a very unique layout. They explained that this is not a "destination park" but more for convenient stops en route to other areas. We stayed for 6 nights and did not regret it at all. Our only problem was with the 30 amp electric. We had to be very careful and if the A/C was on, we tried to keep everything else off or it would pop. Other than that, it was a delightful stay. The area is very interesting and not far from the coast. We explored from Moss Landing down through Lucia south of Big Sur. The Old Fishermans Wharf at Monterey Bay was a real highlight of this visit. If you are just traveling through, I would recommend this as a good place to stop. - KPsunshine
Jul 2014 - $50.00
We stayed here one night driving from Northern California to Southern California. Things were tight with a 24 foot RV. We had a pull through space and our slide was about 1 ft from our neighbor's slide. The park is on a hill and our spot had a great view of Rt 101 traffic. The check in lady was great. We couldn't join the park's WiFi the entire time we were there. It was fine for an over night spot. - WinnebagoTraveler
Jul 2015 - $1.00
We were not happy with this place. The owners were rude, the spaces are very tight, there was dog poop everywhere on the green patch of lawn behind us and there is a very narrow bridge and road to get there. We will not be back, mostly because of the rude owners. - redtulip
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Extremely tight road to get to this place, we have 40 foot Class A Motorhome, meeting oncoming traffic is not a good thing. Was maneuverable in the big rig, spots are tight slide outs touch the foliage dividers separating spots. We didn't use anything other than water, power and septic. Friendly staff. Had we been told about the road to get there, we would have found another place elsewhere. Seems that there are many full time residents, as traffic in and out before and after work hours was the most of the traffic. One other rig showed up in our 3 day stay. Dog friendly too! Nothing much to be entertained by at this place. We more than likely would stay again if in the area. Just be sure to reserve a spot ahead of time. Limited restrooms and two showers per sex. - C.J. Arizona
Jul 2015 - $80.00
We stayed here for 5 nights; overall I'd say it's a good, but not outstanding campground.
Here are the pros:
-about a mile off Carmel Valley Road and close to the towns of Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove; takes about 15 minutes to drive into Carmel.
-about 2-3 miles going east on Carmel Valley Road is the Garland Ranch Regional Park with miles of hiking trails and some bike trails; also Carmel Valley Village with a number of wineries, small shops, etc.
-the rv park itself has level, gravel sites with full hook ups
-the wifi service is very good.
-the site was quiet while we were there. (But see below)
-the staff was friendly
-lots of golf courses, including the world famous Pebble Beach ( and the 17 mile drive, which costs $10.00)
-they have a little store as well as a rec room with pool tables, ping pong, fusball, etc.
-as others have noted, the sites are on the tight side; some near the Carmel River are a bit wider. Backing in can be a real challenge; the owner helped guide us in and if he's here, he is very helpful. If not, be prepared for some maneuvering.
-the road in is about a mile long and the last 1/2 mile it becomes single lane. They seem to have the situation in control by having the checkout time 12:00 noon and check in after 1:00 PM. If you try to arrive early in the day, conceivably there could be a problem on the one lane road. I'd recommend arriving well after 1:00 PM to avoid this from occurring.
-there is another RV site entrance just as you come in and it can be confusing; this one is to the right and down the hill. If you go left and up the hill, you're on the wrong road.
-this is Carmel, and this is an expensive area. At $80/night ($85 if you use a credit card) this probably the most expensive place we've ever stayed at.
-while we were here most of the people stayed only one night, so there is a steady flow of people coming and going. Some would get going early in the morning , so mornings can be noisy. - neuronz