5 Parks near Morgan Hill, California
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
Feb 2016 - $65.00
Very clean park mostly full of long-term residents. There's a lot of grassy areas and a fenced in dog area. The pool, club house, laundry facilities, and gym are clean and well-maintained. This is a great RV park if you need to commute to San Jose (about 25 minutes without traffic). - Elite RV Vacations
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
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
May 2016 - $5.00
Trying to find a place to camp near the Bay Area is always a challenge. This park is a decent choice when visiting the San Jose area, though it is over 1-1/2 hours from San Francisco (more during commuter hours). The park seems to be about 1/2 long-term residents, but they are quiet and reasonably neat. The setting is quite nice, among the rolling hills and wineries of Morgan Hill, with huge trees for shade. We stayed in the "premium" area for $5 more and it was pretty nice, with large pull-throughs (though with that annoying back-to-back shared-hookup configuration). The facilities were mostly closed, but seemed to be very old, run down and dirty. Lack of sewer hookups in a campground like this was inconvenient, but they had a pump-out service that was pretty reasonable. If I had business or family to visit in the south bay, I'd consider staying here again, but it isn't really a place for a vacation. - MrSunshine
Nov 2015 - $53.00
We have been disappointed with TT in general and would not have stayed here except we thought we would get a great rate as are TT members in another region (not for long, I might add). Our rate included some sort of "discount".
This facility is not well maintained: our power post circuit was intermittent and created problems with our rig's electric systems. We moved the connection to another post and it was OK.
Lots of full timers, it appears, and full of shabby rigs in the area where we stayed. As someone else mentioned, this could be a gem. We won't stay here again. - Vista Queen
Oct 2015 - $5.00
I have reviewed this park before and am sad to say it hasn't improved with age. We stay here because we are members of Thousand Trails and the price is right.
This is one of the older Thousand Trails parks and it doesn't appear that any attempt is being made to maintain or improve it. It is full of permanent and long-term residents which is never a good quality in an RV park. There is no sewer in this park, so you either have to use the park's showers (which we almost never do) or go to the dump station every few days. That is a serious negative, and is the reason we never stay more than a few days.
The only decent spots in the park are in the last few rows which have been upgraded with 50 amp service. Even with our membership it still costs us $5 a night to park in one of those spots, and we don't use 50 amp service. But it's the only place we can park where we're not among people who live in their RVs, some of whom are just poor and some who are highly inconsiderate. Even there, our picnic table looked like it was original to the park, and I don't mean "vintage."
Park staff are friendly and helpful. They are doing the best they can with a bad situation. Whoever owns this park should be ashamed for letting it get so run down. This place could be a jewel, given the location just south of San Jose. It doesn't reflect well on the park owners or the Thousand Trail network. - Pull Toy
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