6.1 Average
     
Monterey, California

Monterey Fairgrounds

Monterey, California



Monterey, California
Phone: (831) 372-5863

Sites: 27
Recent Rate: $50 5/2016

Latitude: 36.590785729659
Longitude: -121.863775935196

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

34 Reviews

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Easy to get to Fisherman's Wharf.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

A campground has to be exceptional for me to rate it a 10. On the other hand it has to be really poor for me to rate it a 1 or 2. I gave the campground a 2 just because of location (plus voltage was a steady 120 volts). That being said, this is not really big rig friendly. A big dip coming in, so your going to drag, I removed my tow bar and did not hook up until I departed. They advertise wide sites, but our was only 15-16' wide, did not open slide on drivers side, so we would not infringe on our neighbors. Sites not level, so bring plenty of cribbing. Wife did a load of laundry (1 washer 1 dryer) and was satisfied. So unless you want to be close to Monterey, or have an event at the fairgrounds, I would suggest another campground. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Absolute disgrace. The entry showed that obviously many vehicles had grounded upon entry or exiting, so very rough. The host has a table out front full of rubbish and a very untidy area. Very little room to maneuver into site which was very narrow. The (mens) toilet room was disgusting and over the 3 nights and 4 days we stayed it was never cleaned. Laundry has one washer, one dryer and no water or tubs. Worst bathroom facilities we have seen. Obviously this is just a money maker where the fairgrounds get the attention. Planes taking off and landing right overhead due to the airport next door and we had to sign a waiver in case of golf ball damage from the golf course over the fence. We would definitely not stay again or recommend this to anyone. In our opinion this is $30 per night overpriced and whoever is overseeing this facility needs to inspect other campground to see how it should be done. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 475
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Call first to make a reservation before arriving. Access through fairgrounds gate 6. Site paved back-in and very unlevel. The campground is no more than a paved parking lot with a few trees. Utilities are shared between two sites. With only one power pedestal one RV gets 50 amp and the other 30 amp. One of the water taps leaked. Sewer drains recessed which worked well. No cable TV, but plenty of channels from antenna. Wi-Fi weak and useless half of the time. Adjacent airport meant a certain amount of noise beginning at 5:30 AM. One redeeming feature was its proximity to Monterey downtown; just a quick bus ride. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Tight to get in and out of is correct. Eyes must be looking five directions. Be watchful of low branches, while maneuvering I kissed a tree branch with the top of my fifth wheel. Thankfully I was going slow and watching. Camp host was friendly and courteous. Agree with posts about some sites not being level. Restrooms were clean and functional. When camping here and you have a longer rig bring extra water/sewer hoses because half of the spaces connect on the door side of unit. Wi-Fi was worthless and not reliable during our visit. Stayed here for three nights. Pleasant stay for a reasonable price. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a bad place to RV for the price considering the alternatives in the area. We called and made reservations with the camp host, who was very helpful both on the phone and when we arrived. The sites “share” pedestals and can be quite narrow if the grounds are full, but the host tries to keep spaces open between people for this reason. Odd numbered sites have the pedestal on the correct side of the RV, but it’s first come first served for the 50A connection. Have power plug adapters ready, but there are double water lines and double sewer connections at each site. You have a choice of either asphalt or grass parking. The asphalt paved area is noticeably sloped downwards towards the street from where you enter. Take note if you end up against the golf course, you will NOT be able to use the sewer drain unless you have either a macerator pump or you can suspend the laws of gravity for a few minutes. No dump station on site. The grass parking area is pretty much level and didn’t seem to get muddy at all during the weekend rains. The host put us in an asphalt spot with the rear window facing the public golf course. I was concerned about errant golf balls hitting the camper and wouldn’t you know it, within 10 minutes of being unhooked: ”Wham!” No damage, but not anyone’s fault really. In retrospect, probably should’ve taken one of the spots down in the grass area as the other asphalt spots against the horse stables (preferable for avoiding golf balls AND for the slope of the parking area), were already filled up. Bring plenty of leveling blocks as you will certainly need them in the asphalt area. Airport flight path is overhead, but since the airport has limited traffic during the day and has a curfew at night, we didn’t find it to be an issue. There are some BRIGHT lights in this campground so be prepared with blackout window coverings if you need that kind of thing to sleep. We will definitely return. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice and close to Monterrey and Pacific Grove so was convenient for our 3 day stay and the price was good, but the wi-fi was not working and the uneven spot we selected required blocks under our jacks to level the motorhome. Be careful when entering through Gate 6. The dip may cause your hitch to drag as you will see as you approach the driveway from the drag marks in the pavement. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Agree with previous evaluation. Some of the parking lot is level, while blocks are needed on others. Quiet except for late afternoon plane arrivals that go over the golf course next door. Campers have to ask for the 10% senior discount. Some sites have 50 amp. Wi-Fi about average during quiet hours. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Tight to get in and out of many spaces especially when busy but the camp host was a really friendly and efficient guy who seemed more than happy to help anyone out. Basic campground but really close to Monterey and lots of great things to do - and MASSIVELY less expensive than all the other RV sites on this coastline. Just drive REALLY slowly in and out as it's very easy to drag rear jacks/RV undercarriage on the asphalt due to water drainage channel creating a dip. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Basically a parking lot on the fairgrounds, but with clean facilities, good Wi-Fi (if you ask for a spot with reception), and very nice host. Great location near Monterey. We stayed here one night and would stay again. We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent on night here when traveling through - we thought we wanted to be as near Monterey as possible - recommended for totally self contained units only - the shower house has one toilet and one shower each with no benches, clothing hooks, or privacy - in fact the doors don't even lock and there is no security to the outside neighborhood - paved parking area that is on a slant! bring all of the leveling blocks you can find! PLUS, all hookups will be at the rear of your unit (and maybe even on an adjoining site) so bring extensions! - the campground host was awesome and most accommodating helping everyone as best he could to have an enjoyable stay (and recommended an awesome restaurant close by) We camped at Monterey Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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