35 Parks near Morgan Hill, California
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
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
Feb 2012 - $45.00
I did not stay here! I called in the morning to make a reservation for a one night stay and was told to come on in, no problem. Upon arrival I was told they do not accept overnight, but would make an exception. I paid for one night, but after seeing the site which had garbage bags and a parked car blocking the entrance, I got a refund and moved down the road. - astreamer
Jul 2010 - $44.00
Our one-night stay here was a mixed experience. The staff who run the park and who assisted us in the office (2 men, 2 women) were some of the nicest, most courteous people we ever have met. Friendly, outgoing, helpful. They graciously answered our questions, and I saw one of them going over a map with another guest to provide helpful directions. The park itself, however, is below average. It is not really a place for vacationers, most of the park is set up for permanent (or at least very long-term) tenants. In fact, the parkway lakes web site (not the KOA site) specifically states that they are looking for long-term residents and the park reflects this emphasis. A few of the long-term have nice sites, but many are occupied by older, run-down RV's. Some of these residents have installed storage bins and/or storage lockers in their sites, which creates an unkempt appearance. Some of the sites have two or even three cars parked in and around the RV, and the sites really do not have space for this. There are overflow parking sites around the office/pool area, and these were mostly full of residents cars, as well. As a result, much of the park has an over-crowded feel to it. I should emphasize that the park is not dirty, the office, pool, and laundry areas were neat and tidy and the grounds were clean. Our site was adjacent to some older units that looked as if they had been there a long time. The site was old asphalt, with a straggly strip of grass on one side. Cable was available, but I was not able to use it because the connection required a coax cable with a female end. I have a coax cable with two male ends - one for my RV and the other for the park connection, this has been the standard hookup in every other park I ever have stayed in. I was not able to access the Wi-Fi in my site or in the office area. One of the staff graciously tried to help me get connected, but we were unsuccessful. He would have been happy to help me further, but I did not have the time, we had to hit the road. Plus, I knew the problem was not with my laptop since I connected successfully at every other campground and several hot-spot locations during our trip. The bottom line, I would rate the staff as a "10" and the park as a "2". - bgw
Feb 2010 - $15.00
We have mixed feelings giving this Park a "5" rating, because at the very end new management came in and solved all of our issues and complaints, and it appears major improvements are on the way. Overall, this Park is safe and comfortable, and convenient to the town of Morgan Hill and San Jose. We will stay here again given the improvements that we saw during our stay. On February 12, 2010 there was a major improvement in management when an investor-manager couple arrived to take over. This change of management happened during our 4th and final week at this RV park. Until the change in management, it was safe to assume that the complaints posted here on RV Park Reviews regarding this KOA were mostly accurate. My wife and I had similar complaints, and were initially overcharged on electric use, had no cable TV, and were subjected to aggressive and onerous demands for credit information that far exceeded the legal norm for our one-month stay. However, it is important to note that the customer service situation has changed dramatically. An experienced management couple with a financial stake in the operation has taken over day-to-day management effective February 12, 2010. On their first day we brought our concerns to them and they moved swiftly to correct the situation. We received immediate refunds, a profuse apology, and they followed up to make sure that our situation had been remedied to our satisfaction. We're giving this place a "5" rating because of the previous experience that we had, combined with the corrective actions of the new management. It was what it was. However, given the speed at which the new management is implementing fair and even policies and improvements to the park, and had we experienced the Parkway Lakes operation under their management, we would change the rating to an "8." Please note that we are not connected to the management or KOA or the Parkway Lakes operation in any way other than as a customer. - Oregon Resident
Jun 2016 - $65.00
This RV park is convenient to San Jose and offers reasonable services. However, it is expensive, the sites are very small and the park has many long term residents. We chose a premium site for our 40' motor home and full sized pick up and barely had room to park both. We could not put out our awning because of a very close tree. The common facilities are very nice and they do offer garbage pickup at the site. - JanW
May 2016 - $60.00
We have stayed in this park on approximately 7 different occasions, with each stay being 3 to 5 nights.
While it is the nicest place in the south bay area, we are disappointed to see that is is turning into a park with mostly full-timers. Why is it that many full-timers fill their site with large patio furniture, BBQ grills, storage containers, plant boxes, kid's toys, extra vehicles, etcetera? And, many of the full timers at this park never have the exterior of the rig washed, and some are quite old and dirty. The owners of this park obviously do not care about the appearance of its guests.
Unless you pay for a premium site, the sites are very small and close together. I barely had room to park my pickup in the site with my 18' trailer. - Wesley
Mar 2016 - $60.00
This is pretty much your only RV choice if you are in the south bay area. Sites are all concrete and very tight. If you don't get your rig on the far left side you wouldn't be able to walk around it. With our fifth wheel and F350, there is very little space for anything else like outside chairs. Fortunately the folks that helped us park, got us as far left as we could get and still be on the concrete. There's a great pool, hot tub, small store. Office help are pretty nonchalant. Laundry room and showers are average. Laundry is very expensive ($2.50 for one wash). You'd think this close to silicon Valley, they could figure out WIFI but that is not the case. TV is also terrible; starting our 3rd week here and they still can't fix the NBC. - chopper989
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
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
Aug 2011 - $30.00
This park is about half way between Watsonville and Gilroy on Hwy 152 (Heckler Pass Highway) It is about 15 minutes east of Watsonville in the mountains. This is also a county park and was a very beautiful place for RV, Tent and they have Yurts for rent too. Road is steep and would be difficult for a big rig, but a small RV 22' 30' would have no problem. Sites are back in, they have flush toilets and showers. Showers are brand new and spotlessly clean. You are in tall Redwood trees so minimal air card and TV available. Most all sites are in the trees. Each site has a table and fire pit. - Old Detective
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
Dec 2015 - $44.00
We stayed overnight and were pleasantly surprised at how friendly, clean and welcoming the facilities were. It was very cold so we didn't swim or do much other than eat and sleep but the pool looked clean and the park is well cared for. It is in close proximity to all kinds of shopping. We would stay again if in the area. - JANE AND RON
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
May 2016 - $30.00
Pinto Lake RV Park is my go to place when in the Santa Cruz area. It's kinda like a gated community with a gate that locks at sundown for your peace, quiet, and security (you get a key). There are 28 fairly new full service hookups in a beautiful grassy area that is well maintained almost on a daily basis. Very nice Little League baseball field where you can watch organized games most days in the summer. Lake is open for "catch and release" fishing but not swimming. I don't fish but I have seen some large bass pulled from the lake. Camp hosts are friendly and efficient and as nice as you will find anywhere. This is Pinto Lake City Park, not to be confused with County Park which has no camping facilities at the other end of the lake. - Motoman
Jul 2015 - $31.00
We have been staying there for about 7 years, and have always been very pleased with everything. They have clean dog rules and they are forced, which we appreciate very much. We take our dog, and follow the rules, and we expect others to do the same, for our enjoyment. - Joe and Sharon
Jun 2015 - $35.00
The only thing to recommend this place is the price. $35 is about as cheap as you are going to get anywhere in this area for full hookups. The sites are very close together in a line. No picnic tables at sites. There is a picnic area but it and the entire area around the lake is covered with goose droppings from the large number of Canadian Geese. It's a pretty lake to look at but there's no swimming allowed because of toxic blue algae. A sign says that the highest level ever recorded in California was here and it was 10,000 times the healthy amount! There is a large grassy area up front by the road with a ball field and a picnic shelter where you can walk your dog that is not covered with goose droppings and it was quiet at night which are pretty much the only positive things I can say about the place other than the price. The restrooms were dirty and there are no showers. Had to pay cash because the young man in the office didn't know how to change the paper in the credit card machine. They have wifi but it didn't work for me. Would probably stay again only because of the price if I had to be in this area. - Pdxjoanne