5 Parks near Morgan Hill, California
May 2015 - $32.00
We stayed for a month. The standard sites are very narrow. We paid $20 to park the Jeep in a separate space because we could barely open the RV door with the Jeep parked on site. The extra parking spots are not reserved and are spread throughout the campground. We occasionally got a space in front of our campsite. The campground is very clean and well kept. The pool and hot tub are nice. Bathrooms are very clean. There is a nice lounge room with comfy couches and big TV. Mail system is easy with no waiting if receptionist is busy. Curbside trash pickup all day every day. Everything cosmetic about the park is wonderful. WiFi was very fast and reliable. WiFi slows some in the evening presumably because of heavy use. Cable is good and we were easily able to receive our satellite channels. There is a great bike/walking trail just outside the gate. One downside is the train track close to the campground. The train would not keep us from staying here again, but it does pass the campground 3-4 times daily. Normally the last train was around 11 pm, blowing it's horn each time. Several nights the train came through around 3 am. There are no picnic tables at campsites. Many people stay long term and set up their own tables. The price of this campground is too high if staying on a short term basis. The only way we would consider staying here again is on a monthly basis which lowered the cost to a more reasonable rate. We did have to pay our electric bill which seemed quite high, $120 for the month, considering it was still cool out and we didn't run our AC and have a gas water heater. The campground charged $0.25/kwh which is considerably more than they pay for the electricity from the electric company. - Longhorn Fan
Apr 2015 - $77.00
This is the daily rate for a premium site (minus the Good Sam discount). We had made a reservation online, then called in our credit card to lock in the reservation. We got here and found they never put our CC into the system and therefore they dropped our reservation. The host seemed very ambivalent and non-apologetic about the mess. She did make a cursory check and was able to find a site for the two nights we needed.
The premium site was located right up front by the street. The site is spacious, level, and easy to back in. The campground wifi was usable most of the time but pretty slow. The park is very dog-friendly with large patches of grassy areas where dogs can walk around. They also have a dog park, and a bike/hiking trail near the campground. The resort is very clean and has some very nice landscaping.
The major issue we had with this resort is the location. The jersey walls on the street next to our site bounces the traffic noise right back to us, plus there is a commuter train with a VERY loud horn that passes right next to the road starting from 5:30am till at least 11pm. If you're a light sleeper, forget about a good night's sleep.
Lastly, make sure you follow the directions on the resort's website to get to the entrance. Due to the jersey walls, you cannot make a left into the resort.
If we choose to stay here again, we'd probably try for a standard site located by the back of the resort and only stay for an overnight or couple nights to pass through the area. - LifeRebooted
Nov 2014 - $56.00
This was an OK park, but not great. If you can't get a premium site, the standard sites are quite narrow, and close together. The rate paid was for a weekly rate. We had a standard site in the back of the park, but was still noisy. We were right in back of what looked to be a sewer pump, which was making noises all night long. We had to position the rig so we could access the storage bay doors, which left about 4' between our rig and the 2' tall hedge that separates the sites. Fortunately our neighbor was gone most of the time or we would have been listening to his TV most of the time. The pool and facilities are clean and well kept, and are open until 10 PM which was nice. The local golf course uses a sound machine that makes a loud popping noise to scare away wild life off of the course, which also worked well on our terrified dog. Even though this park is convenient to San Jose and Morgan Hill, the negatives were not worth the price for me. I would stay somewhere else next time in the area. - SargeW
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
Apr 2014 - $34.00
About 70% of this park are permanent residents, however, the sites for short term stays are up near the front of the park and almost all long pull-thrus. There are no shade trees and the spaces are about 10 ft. apart but plenty of room for slide-outs. The cable is poor, about 18 channels and all analog. The WIFI is pretty slow most of the time (too many users) but adequate for e-mail. Restrooms are older but quite clean and well maintained. The restrooms/laundry in the site area is accessible by key for a $10 deposit. There are also showers and restrooms behind the office and in the area of the pool which have code locks. They are a good long hike form the RV site area. Morgan Hill is a very nice up-scale community with good restaurants and plenty of shopping as well. This RV Park is located about 12 miles south of San Jose and a good 15 to 18 miles from downtown. Unfortunately there are very few RV Parks in the San Francisco Bay area. We would rate this one three stars out of five as a good place to stay for a few days. The price is particularly attractive given the area. - Lombardos
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
Apr 2015 - $5.00
Great roomy spots with pull-thru 50 amp service. Nice big pool. Verizon and Dish worked well. The only downside is no sewer but there are several dump stations and the honey wagon will pump you out. - rolling homeless
Apr 2015 - $60.00
Satisfactory overall. Pluses: fairly roomy, some shady sites, beautiful olympic-sized pool, tennis court, a few amenities for kids [pool table, games, etc], not too crowded, adequate number of rest rooms. Quiet. Creek-side. Minuses: their dump very tight for large RVs, NO SITE SEWERS and sewer dump very tight for large RVs, mostly 20-3o amp spaces [few 50 amp], UNPAVED sites > DUSTY,
office service sketchy, some run-down long-termer trailers. - robert87
Feb 2015 - $14.00
I had to write a new review for this campground. Sad to say that this place has went down hill since my first review in August 2012. Lots of very old rigs with stuff piled around them. Bathrooms in disrepair and the only place that I really felt kind of o.k. (safe) was is the 50 amp area were I had to pay more money to stay even though my rig is only 30 amps. Morgan Hill is turning into a low income residential RV park. I will stay here only as needed when conducting business in San Jose. - Tony T
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