5 Parks near Morgan Hill, California
Nov 2015 - $75.00
This is a great park, but it's a lot further from San Jose than we thought. We picked a premium site and it had lots of room with a large concrete pad. The park is well maintained and has great looking landscaping. Some of the sites looked small. Staff was friendly and they escorted us to our site and helped us park. Be sure and take note of the directions on the website as Monterey Rd is a divided highway which does not allow left hand turns into the park. We took the Morgan Hill exit and drove north to the park. Wi-Fi is a bit slow and not a lot of cable channels. - Traveler II
Oct 2015 - $70.00
Beautiful 10 year old park with all cement, full hook up sites. There are many long term renters. They are planning to expand in the near future to accommodate more short term stays. Best park in the Bay area but about 70 miles from downtown SF. If you plan to use this park, make your reservations early. - Eagle06
Aug 2015 - $65.00
Have stayed here several times when in the area. Nice fenced in dog run! Very clean! Helpful nice staff. Few kids. A favorite place. Nothing to do here but swim. Nothing in walking distance. We will be back. - C.J. Arizona
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
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Very well kept, friendly campground. Many residents are long term, however all the sites I viewed were well maintained. There is an evening security guard, although I saw no immediate need. The area seems safe. The pool is lovely. Facilities are spotless. Shopping is only a few blocks away. The on site store is stocked with many essentials. I stayed for 3 weeks for business, but I would return for a day or two next time in the area. - kalynzoo
Sep 2014 - $47.00
Rate is based on the weekly rate. Mostly park trailers for long term residents. Convenient location for Gilroy. Away from 101, but can't avoid the train noise. Sites are rather small/narrow, but hook-ups are conveniently located. Parking is tight at the sites, but there is additional parking near restrooms and fence. Grass (OK, weeds) are being replaced with artificial turf, which looks pretty good. Laundry room was small (there are several) but kept clean. - Cindy S
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
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
Oct 2015 - $3.00
This is a Thousand Trails park and as such it isn't going to be a 5-Star place to stop. If you want that, go somewhere else. For us the low cost, convenient to family and friends, adequate sized sites are what is important. They paved the road coming into the park from last year which made the journey in so much better. They were actively working to clean the grounds - lots of weekenders means that come Monday the staff is very busy. The only negative thing is they don't have enough dumpsters to be able to go a week between having trashed hauled out. Yes, there are a lot of people living fulltime in the park - you will find that all over the country now. Most people are nice. They implemented a new card system for the laundry. Cost $4 for the card, but then it is $1.00 to wash (30 min) and $1.00 to dry - and the dryers will hold two wash loads. so all in all, not a bad idea. 50 amp sites (G section) are side-by-side hookups and because of the drought, the grass area in between sites is now just dirt. Can't blame the park for the drought. - PugetSound
Apr 2015 - $40.00
Uvas Pines is a little gem! Small, shady, green, intimate, quiet, restful and friendly- next to year-round creek. Good value, decent wifi at all sites, almost all on sewer [and if not free honey wagon], very helpful and responsive at office, and excellent washing machines that work. ~80-85 % long-termers carefully chosen for sociability and thoughtfulness to others. - robert87
Aug 2014 - $40.00
The park is very beautiful, wooded and tranquil.
However, it is very small. The staff was very pleasant but did not provide any information unless I asked.
This RV Park was made up of 98% fulltime residents. All very quiet and cordial.
The only dumpster is located near the front of the park. Not a far walk but further than most parks.
The sewer hook up is located towards the front of every site while the electric and water is located near the rear of the sites. Bring extensions.
The park is located in the middle of the Santa Clara County Wine Trail which lends itself to access to some phenominal wineries.
All can be reached by driving a short distance.
Sites have no picnic table or fire ring. - Fyrflie1
Mar 2013 - $40.00
This park is a bit out in the country with some winding roads getting to the park. The positive side of that is that is very quiet and wonderfully dark. There are only a few RV spaces for over-nighters, so it is definitely advisable to make reservations. As noted, there are a lot of long term residents but that is not a problem; they were all quiet and respectful. There are a few sites that will get satellite. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well. The park has a very nice feel with a large green space and sites well-spaced. The manager was very efficient in getting us registered and accommodating our satellite needs. The utilities are all good, but spacing is a bit strange with sewer hookups located quite a ways away. We would definitely stay here again. - TheJim