5.9 Average
     
Morgan Hill, California

Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve

Morgan Hill, California



12895 Uvas Rd
Morgan Hill, California 95037
Phone: (408)778-1143

Sites: 320
Recent Rate: $1 7/2016

Latitude: 37.060930951137
Longitude: -121.66508359769

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

Review Details

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53 Reviews

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F238
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

20 minutes to Gilroy and 20 minutes to Morgan Hill. Both have major shopping and every type of eateries you would want.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

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). We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G272
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby shopping was good. Safeway. Fast food, gas, ice cream, yogurt shops, auto parts. Lots of wineries in this area along Watsonville Rd.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We went right before Memorial Day and there was good weather so it was packed. Overall it's a decent place. In the trees close to town but they put us in a way too small site, so our car didn't fit. They also had alot of transient "full time" campers that were always skirting the rules: usually with loud music and/or pets. Not sure why they have so many sites crammed together as that pretty much makes it more of a parking lot and not really camping. If we didn't get the Thousand Trails membership for free, I wouldn't buy one based on this or the Hollister locations. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E172
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Try the county parks instead if you're paying.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Although some ''permanent" residents have moved on, the park still has many rigs that have been in place after 3 to 4 years. I have been a member for 10+ years and have seen the decline of most Thousand Trail Parks. Morgan Hill is no exception. Many inhabitants of the park are ''near homeless" folks from Santa Clara county living in their rigs. If you enjoy seeing some sites staked out with plastic sheds and worldly belongings stored under rigs, this is the place for you.

Try to arrive early so you are not forced to have a 50 amp site you do not need otherwise you will have to pay a $5 up charge daily .

To the park's credit this year they begun trimming many of the trees --a much needed job. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F-240
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Do't expect your rig to stay clean. This is a very dusty park. Gilroy outlets not far, town of Morgan Hill is very nice. The park has a large, unsupervised pool which can be refreshing on a hot day.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
171
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 223
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
280
Site Surface
Gravel
Tips for other Campers:

Try Betsy's diner, in same shopping area as Safeway, for breakfast. The Starbucks is just 5 minutes away. Also Outlet shopping in nearby Gilroy. Plus some very nice wineries close by for tasting/buying.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
303
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Super Taqueria is a great place for inexpensive and excellent Mexican food.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Very disappointed. No sewage hookup. Lots not assigned, not level, not paved. Dusty. Poor amenities. Rude staff. Loud guests. Crowded. Fires close to vehicles. No wifi. Full timers create an atmosphere of trashy trailer park. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
106
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

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

Do not stay here.

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Review Count: 282
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Great place to take side trips as Monterey is close as is San Francisco. If you want to go to Alcatraz be sure to make reservations in advance as they are often sold out if you just walk up to the office.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Third Visit to this TTN. Okay park. Would be rated average except no sewer at sites. Lots of "permanents" too. Lots of 50 amp sites now. Wifi at lodge is good. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large, pretty park - lots of mature trees, very relaxed and casual atmosphere, nice and quiet. Dirt sites and mostly gravel roadways. A number of annual sites around the perimeter - but these are kept up very well, no piles of junk or tattered tents. In fact, most of these tenants have nice little gardens, gravel paths, little picket fences. The main sites are dirt and gravel with some grass, appropriate for the location, which is a large, shady clearing surrounded by green hills. Lots of recreational facilities and a "country store" which serves meals (which I hear are pretty good), none of which I used. Pretty isolated - you have to drive quite a ways for groceries and other supplies. But the drive is pretty - winding through forested hills, and further down, farms and fields. A very relaxed, fairly remote location - an ideal place to hang out and enjoy fresh air, peace and quiet. Lots to do in the park for kids. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Morgan Hill Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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