4 Parks near Monterey, California
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
Sep 2015 - $50.00
Stayed during Celtic Games in August. Park is convenient to Cannery Row, Carmel. Very low dip to enter, tight turns and low branches. Not able to park at space. Not level, bring wood to raise the front of coach. Need long sewer and power, at least 35 ft as sources are singular location for two spaces. Some spaces paved, others dirt and very dusty. Watch out for golf balls hitting coach. It's next to a course.
Worst, manager spoils the location. Booked on line which worked fine. Decided to extend two days & were told"sold out" by the manager. Checked on line booking and were able to book two days. Next day the manager knocked, telling us we must move in order to stay extra days. We agree. Moving day I went to the office to ask if our space was still booked, to which he got an attitude, rudely said yes. We moved but no one ever came into our old spot for the two days. He made us move because he could show his authority. During the extra days he harassed us over parking in front of coach to unload supplies. The day we left, while unhooking I spilled a few gals of water. He happened by, stopped, to tell me "watch your water use", then drove off in his golf cart. The park is barely a 4 rating but with this manager, it's a 2+ at best. - Bobcat1
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Not the best place for motorhome towing a vehicle. Steep inclines, sharp turns, no pull through. All paved sites are taken up by long term residents. The overnighters get to stay in the dusty and dirty sites down the hill. If you want a place near the sites of Monterey, this will do but be prepared for what you get. - Aldeaux
Monterey, California (map) | (831) 656-7563
Sites: 38 | Latest Rate: $30.00 | 7 Reviews
Nov 2015 - $30.00
This is an older campground in a great location. It is only open to the military $30, and DOD Civilians $33. You can sponsor civilian guests at the $38 rate if you are here with them. Gravel sites. The WiFi was recently upgraded and works. - Gailb
Nov 2015 - $38.00
If you like golf you will love this location, all the free golf balls you can use. The park is in the middle of a golf course. They do have a high fence built around one side of the park but we would pick up from 2-3 balls a day near our rig, and one hit it, just a small dent. Many spaces are tight to get into, air antenna works great, no cable or Wi-Fi at out site but our Verizon hot spot worked great. We had 30-amp service and found that it was weak; this time of year many are pulling lots of electricity for their heaters. We used our voltage regulator to help keep the power at 110. The park needs some work. The great thing about this park is its only minutes from all the things to do in Monterey, and the cost is far less than other parks in the area. - Traveler II
Mar 2015 - $30.00
Location, Location, Location. This park is located inside Monterey Pines Golf Course. The park itself needs some updating, but for the location and the price, it's worth every penny! There are three pull through spots and the rest are back in. We stayed in one of the pull throughs. They're lined up three in a row and it worked nice because we were in a group of three, but otherwise, I'd recommend the back in spots. Don't take the website or the 1-800 number's word on availability, both told us there wasn't room for us when there actually was more than enough room for a full 5 nights, so call the campground directly. WiFi didn't work, but the AT&T was good. We would definately return. - Josh H
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