19 Parks near Monterey, California
Sep 2016 - $33.00
Love this RV park. Have been several times. Always find the bathrooms to be clean and staff to be very friendly. This time, however, 2 of the shower stalls were inoperable, so just had to share the one good stall with others. No problem. I'm sure it will be fixed by the time we return. - Jolacabana
Sep 2016 - $33.00
We enjoyed this park. It has a woodsie feel in the middle of a well groomed golf course. Being close to the pacific, the temperature is comfortable year round. It is adjacent to the fairgrounds which is also where the Jazz festival is held. Very convenient. The staff was very helpful. We stayed on Labor Day weekend which is also the county fair. Other than a little traffic in front of the fairgrounds it had no impact on our stay. This park is due for renovation and the plans have been approved. They are waiting on the money. - LostSoulCa
Aug 2016 - $29.00
Check in was friendly. Park is on edge of golf course. They have a grill at the pro shop area where you can eat. Restrooms and showers were clean. Lots are near each other. Site surface is asphalt and gravel. - Colorado Trio
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. - LMandTinView
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
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
Aug 2016 - $85.00
It was so great to return to our favorite RV park, in our 45' coach. Camped here many times. It is just far enough away from Carmel to be in the sun so weather is perfect. It is quiet, peaceful, and nicely landscaped. Sites are wide with 8' tall hedges between, creating privacy.
Owners are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure your stay meets your expectations. Owner is constantly improving the park. We especially like the stamped concrete patios on the premium sites.
Expensive, but any place around Carmel is expensive. It is well worth it in our opinion. Park is very dog friendly with a wonderful maintained grass field for dogs to play in. Park is so relaxing it is hard to motivate ones self to leave. - carguy
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 2013 - $72.00
The road to this park is off the main road by over a mile on a winding, narrow, and bumpy road. The entrance is tight and very hard to maneuver any unit around. We nearly hit a low limb as well as a wall at the main entrance. The sites themselves are very narrow and don't accommodate slides on both sides. I would definitely not advise a 5th wheel or big rig up here!! - travelfool
Nov 2009 - $65.00
We stayed here for Thanksgiving weekend and had a very nice visit. Staff is friendly and helpful. Sites are small with nice hedges between them for privacy. No fire pits, but each site had a picnic table. Sites are not deep, but we fit our 37' motor home in without any problem. The location of this park is beautiful at the foot of the Carmel mountains. The negatives previous reviews have mentioned (narrow bridge, dog waste) are all accurate. After parking our motorhome, we stepped outside and right into dog waste. They seemed to be everywhere and no collection bags were available. Owner's dogs wander freely and are very nice, so we felt bad complaining. Roads between sites are very narrow and our neighbor's tow cars had to be moved so we could back into our site. Overall a nice park for an overnight stay. - TWH
Jul 2009 - $65.00
Saddle Mountain RV Park is located on the side of a mountain with lots of trees and narrow roads. Once you leave the main road there isn’t really any turning around so be sure this is a road you want to travel. We were pretty amazed that the city would permit this RV Park to operate considering the maze of hazards looming at every turn. The sites were also narrower and shorter than we were used to. My husband has driven an RV for years and never faced so many obstacles. Several campers said they nearly hit trees trying to park. The most important item, if you do end up camping there is to be sure you pay attention to the road you take out of the park because it dips toward the rock wall (drain) and can easily throw your RV into wall and do a lot of damage. - sdb
Oct 2016 - $70.00
Beautiful mountain views. Closest RV/Camping/Cabin stay to Carmel and Monterey and all the attractions they hold. Clean, lots of trees and flowering plants. Communal firepit in gazebo, large pool, very nice playground, hiking trails. Friendly staff. Very quiet. Clean and nice bathrooms/showers. No rigs over 35 feet. One mile off Carmel Valley Road. The entrance narrows and is steep for the last 100 feet but you won't have a problem.
No wood burning fires, but charcoal and Duraflame logs are permitted.
You can rent a portable fire pit if you forgot yours, or if your site does not automatically come with one.
Great place for families....
LOVE the beautiful cabins. Will return to stay in those at another time. - pamelaham
Sep 2016 - $70.00
Nice campground in the middle of trees and above Carmel. Has swimming pool, rest areas, badminton, bbq at each site. Looks nice! Showers are restroom are limited (one of each) and quite dirty and old. Costs quite much. - WorldTravelers
Jul 2015 - $72.00
This is a nice small campground close to Carmel and Monterey with full hook-ups. To address some of the other reviews issues: The campground is tight and steep to access and stay in, but this should not be a surprise if you have researched Saddle Mountain prior to your arrival. We camped in a 30ft TT and had to move our tow vehicle to parking after we were in (not a major issue since parking was only 50ft away). The management did move campers around when they could not fit in a site. The bridge has been rebuilt to two lanes and is no longer an issue (the road is still tight as you get close to the campground). The management has also changed in the last few years and comments from 2010 or older are not relevant. The campground was very clean and the gardener / handyman kept a very neat and clean campground. The sites are very close, but everyone seemed to respect other campers and kept the noise to a minimum. The pool area was clean and provided excellent views. The bathrooms are small and you may need to adjust your schedule to use the facilities. Overall we were pleasantly surprised with how much we enjoyed this campground after reading some of the reviews (we generally dry camp and Nation and State parks). If your unit can fit and you don't mind taking your time and getting into a small spot, this may be a good location for you. It provided a great camping spot close to Big Sur, Carmel, and Monterey. - rockwood tt family
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
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Back in sites with fire pit, BBQ and picnic tables. Well maintained. Friendly staff. Great place to hike with dogs on sand dunes and beach. Road noise. Nice laundry, club house and small gym. Limited store supplies. - RVLuver
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
Great place to stay. We had a family group of 6 sites. I personally asked each one what they thought about this place and all were in agreement it was clean, friendly, close to the ocean, restaurants, motels, etc. None had any hesitation about returning again. There was some highway noise, but most found it soothing and not a problem. We utilized the rec area for volleyball and park equipment. The kids loved going to the office/rec area for hot chocolate. And the little store offered a nice variety of supplies and souvenirs. Kids were able to ride their bikes around the park with no worries. In the evenings the Wifi worked great, but I wasn't able to get on during the day when I tried. That's ok as I didn't go there to be on my computer but to enjoy my surroundings. Sites had privacy bushes between each site which was nice. Can't wait to go back. - jmzumer
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