14 Parks near Pescadero, California
Sep 2016 - $105.00
Nice campsite with a lot of facilities. Showers and restrooms are clean but not the newest ones. Sites are big enough and offers a lot of free space around the vehicle. We were very surprised about the enormous price. It costs too much compared to the service (no BBQ at the site, no swimming pool). - WorldTravelers
Sep 2016 - $100.00
Beautiful location and setting. Park is very well maintained. Stayed in a pull through premium site which was very narrow and close to the neighboring site. No cell phone reception which would be less of an issue if the Wi-Fi in the park was working, which it wasn't. All of the equipment is there but no signal. Park staff advised us the signal is "sketchy" but my suspicion is it was turned off in the RV area for the off season. At check in we were given a full page of rules to follow. Most are common sense but each rule is followed with a dollar amount for the fine that would be levied for violations up to $350, REALLY!! Park is not dog friendly as dogs are limited to a defined area, ($350 fine for violation). In fairness I didn't see anyone being harassed over a violation but then most RV folks are decent people who just want to enjoy themselves and not annoy others. I would hope management rethinks the monetary fine matter and just makes sure the advertised services are functional. - ChuckD
Aug 2016 - $100.00
This is a very nice park, but the price is absurd for the narrow cement pad we were on. The three different price levels are for different loops in the park, all of which seemed identical so I'm not sure why there were price differences. We stayed in the cheapest, but it seemed nicest too, with a raised platform for seating or a tent, a bbq, firepit electric, water, and sewage. We were at the end near the ocean so we could hear the waves at night. The park is very clean and the service is very friendly, just can't rate them so high given the price. - sail2blue
Sep 2016 - $75.00
We love this park and it is even better now with new friendlier management. This is the fifth year in a row we have camped here. We are planning on a month again next year. You just can't beat the location. It is adjacent to a walkway leading down to the beach and the Ritz Carlton so beautiful walks are easy and stress-free.
To top it off, Half Moon Bay downtown is a few minutes away with great restaurants and niche shops. - Bay Area Early retirees
Jul 2016 - $90.00
The most notable positive about this campground is that it is within walking distance to the ocean and beach access. Also beautiful views of the golf course and ocean in the distance. Staffers were friendly. There are a number of live-in residents. The old lady across from us kept giving us the stink-eye. Site was very cramped, felt like we were on top of our neighbors on both sides. Odd sewer connection does not lock into place so be careful when dumping. Overall, seemed overpriced for what you get at the campground; however, the location is great. Also not many other choices in Half Moon Bay. - Urbanthesis
Apr 2016 - $84.00
Beautiful spot in Half Moon Bay, by far the nicest one we have found in Half Moon Bay. Been many times, they raised their rates to the $84 in the last year :-( They a busy like many California RV parks near large populations (the bay area). They help guide every RV into its spot! WiFi costs extra $5/day :-(. But you can walk to the beach and the Ritz Carlson for an expensive drink on their lawn and look at the ocean! - DigitalRon
Aug 2016 - $85.00
WARNING: Do not stay here and spend your money elsewhere. The camp sites are gravel/woodchips and there is dust everywhere. The RV got very dirty quickly. We had panhandlers and homeless people from around town come to our spot demanding handouts. They also camp out in the bathrooms.The drunks that live in this park will scream at all hours of the night, throw up everywhere and will accost you as you take an evening walk. Beer bottles, broken glass, and dog poop is everywhere.There are scattered islands of shantytowns, broken cars and motorcycles that are constantly being worked on throughout the night. When they DO work they drive too fast and throw the rocks that make up their makeshift road all over your vehicles and RVs.It is nowhere near the actual beach.
Bed bugs are embedded in the laundry facility. Plan your trip accordingly outside and around this town. It's a tourist trap. - Outdoor explore
Jul 2016 - $89.00
What a junk yard! We have stayed at the state park here and at another CG in the past, but could not get in. Had to stay somewhere for 2 nights so this was it. Never again. Though the staff were friendly, the park is a dust bowl and is full of permanent or semi-permanent construction workers. Nothing wrong with that if it is neat, but this place is crowded, we were packed in like sardines. Can't open windows due to campfires and smokers right under the window. For the price - not at all worth it. - Tiny Beast
Nov 2015 - $80.00
The place is nothing to get excited about, it is pricey but its saving grace is the pub/restaurant next door. Seems like many of the sites are permanent residents so you get all the fencing, clutter around that goes with it. People across from us must have had 6-7 little dogs than ran around in the fence area enclosing the site and barked nonstop at everything. Place has potential if it gets a facelift. Dusty park with too many people living there. If you have a car coastal access is fine. - Karfae
Jun 2016 - $40.00
We came to this county RV park as many other RV parks in the Bay Area closed down. The RV sites are difficult to level and only for smaller units. We have a 27 ft class C so it was OK lengthwise but had a hard time to level. The county park closes its gate at sunset but we were given access code to get in at night. Unfortunately the code we were provided were wrong as they did twice. We were stuck at one night for more than half an hour. The camp host never answered calls or knocks on the door of his/her motor home. Other campers told us they never saw the camp host anyway. The ranger station was not attended so you do everything online. We will never stay here if there is another alternative in the Bay Area. The high housing cost has driven most of the RV park out unfortunately. This county park has no incentive to improve its service. - hotpepper
Apr 2013 - $30.00
This is a Santa Clara County campground in a park. They have 15 RV sites for smaller rigs. The official policy is no RVs over 31 feet, but we have seen much longer RV’s. There is water and 30 amps at the site and a dump station. Larger RV’s (and perhaps smaller as well) will have an issue with the road into the park. The last two miles on Sanborn Road is very narrow with some overhanding limbs and a one-lane bridge. It is also very steep coming up the hill into the park. The dump station is very, very tight. The sites are all back-in and fairly short and not very level. This is a campground that I would recommend for smaller RV’s with a sense of adventure. Once you get past that, it is a wonderful, quiet campground with great access to the Bay Area. You can make reservations but we have never, ever seen it full. If you do not make reservations, you have to pay day-by-day; a bit of a pain but it works. The gates close at sundown so it feels secure. If you talk to the right person, you can get the gate code to come in after dark. The park is a bit strange in that it gets some folks camping because they have no other housing, but it has never been a problem for us. Our Verizon phone and data card did not work in the park because of the terrain. There are some sites where you can pick up satellite. - TheJim
Sep 2011 - $32.00
We stayed here 1 night to attend a concert down the street. Can't reserve till 14 days prior, we did, but they didn't have any record of it. Can't check in till 5pm, Must leave by 11am. They put us in the parking lot backed up to the trees. Had to move a bunch of cars in the lot to get us in. Cable tv had 3 channels. WiFi was free for an hour, then $6.00 a day! Restrooms need a lot of TLC before my wife would use it. Would only stay here again to attend another concert. - Tredguy
Sep 2011 - $36.00
This is not a real RV park, it is a day use park for picnics. The road in is narrow and twisty, the sites are VERY short and not level. The bathrooms are not cleaned daily and old. Avoid this if your in anything longer then 10'. They don't tell you this when you talk to them. We stayed in a 38' motor home, never again. You have to wait till the day use parking lot clears out before you can get in or out of your site. Severe steep driveway. - wrready2
Nov 2008 - $32.00
Pleasant location. However the site was not flat, which made for awkward sleeping. This was surprising as it is tarmac all the way through. Restrooms and showers needed a LOT of work (holes in the walls, cramped and dirty). Wifi was available for $6. This site has a lot of potential as it is beautifully situated in the woods and right by a stream, and has all facilities available. However the problems mentioned above mean I can only give it a 6 out of 10. - wicksee
Oct 2016 - $35.00
As others have said this is basically a parking lot with maybe 10 feet of dead grass between the paved spaces, right next to the beach parking for day use, right at the edge of the little drop off down to the beach. Most sites have electric, the back row does not, so you may hear a generator running, it wasn't too bad when I was there. The park does have wifi which like all campgrounds I have been in can be nearly unusable when too many try to use it at once, but I was able to get online. Good Verizon phone signal and very fast LTE data. Restrooms and showers were in good shape and clean. People love this park and it does fill up nearly every night. Was full early during the week in the middle of October when I was there, but I was able to get in without a reservation around mid-day. Note that in the tent sites you are not allowed to sleep in your vehicle. I stayed one night in the middle for $50 and a second night in the back with no electric which was $35. I was here because it is reasonably near the airport. - Wandering Dave
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This campground has two great things going for it. It's right above the beach at Half Moon Bay and it's within a mile of the actual town of Half Moon Bay. Beyond that, there are only neutrals to negatives. Very few trees or shade, noise and bother from the day use area; lots of people with little understanding of campground behavior. We will stay here again, but as far from the day use end and the bathrooms as possible. - Bluestreak
Aug 2015 - $50.00
They have put electricity into many of the sites. The interior sites are $50/night and the ones facing the beach are $65+ if you can get a reservation. This is a very popular campground and reservations are almost always required and need to be made many, many months in advance. The roads and camping pads are asphalt. The sites have adequate separation although there is little vegatation. It can be very windy here so what your awnings carefully. I wouldn't leave for the day with your awning out and expect to find it still attached to your RV when you get back. I speak from personal and unfortunate experience on this. We always try to stay at this State Beach at the end of our summer RV trip as we head back to Arizona. We have camped here many times and will definitely come again. - DennisA
Sep 2015 - $64.00
No showers, a lot of noise because of the road next to the campground. Narrow sites.
On the positive side: whales!! - Barbary
Aug 2015 - $78.00
Friendly, accommodating manager in a beautiful location. Spaces are close as in most beachfront parks but what a view! Beach with surfers to your right, harbor to your left and a nice walk/ bike path running right in front of the beachfront sites. Loved it! - Beth p
Aug 2015 - $70.00
As others state the view is awesome! (We had a full ocean view site.) Water, beach, surf boarders, harbor, boats, birds all part of your view. Sites close, tight turns, but our 38er fit just fine even though we didn't think we'd make it at first. Enough space once set. Good power and hookups, but couldn't get a good wifi connection. Nice mellow beach area, we didn't fish, but lots of others were along the jetties. The flowers and landscaping are very pretty. No amentities at park, but food, music, drinks, supplies within 1 to 2 miles. As no reservations, we just took a chance and headed there on a Sunday and got lucky, do be prepared to be patient as you may have to wait as others get in or out of their spots. No problem, just be aware. Camp host very nice and helpful. We will go back, best view we've had at an RV park. - Duran
Aug 2016 - $55.00
Reserved and confirmed 3 months later by phone our checklist, which includes 50 amp. Upon check-in, told, "yes, we have 50 amp, just not on your site". Then, told, "don't miss our breakfast, we serve at the clubhouse." Upon going to breakfast, find it is ala carte, they charge restaurant type rates. The facility here is very nice, great trees. Just make sure you ask a lot of questions and get the whole story. - Bob and Robin
Jul 2016 - $65.00
We stayed here for 3 nights and this was our 5th or 6th stay here. Nicely spaced camping sites in the redwoods. Usually fairly quiet, lots of kids playing and riding bicycles in the streets. Easy trail to get down to the river, but trail has not been maintained. The one restroom can get busy. The dumpsters are usually full. We arrived early and paid the additional $20 fee for early check in. - Rich the Diver
May 2016 - $87.00
Just got home from staying there 6 nights. Had a site with a nice view of river below so it cost more but really enjoyed it. The location in redwoods is great and your close to the community of Felton. Most of the sites appear pretty close and a few hard to get into,but part of this is because of all the trees. Sites are not level so if in a travel trailer bring the leveling blocks. Found the TV reception and internet very good. The only issue I had was the number of people out with dogs, by RV or walking them not on a leash. They all seemed well behaved but it did bother us some. Really enjoyed the area and this park. Will definitely go back. - allens
Sep 2016 - $72.00
The location, amongst the Redwood, is idyllic and the Host Campers are very helpful if not friendly. Built in 1919 the person at the desk explained that it is the oldest RV park in the world. Another host-camper explained that management's policy is: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And, it's been fine since 1919." My suspicion is that the Wi-Fi was installed in 1919 too. So close to Silcon Valley and yet so far.
The sites are located among redwood trees and the scene is idyllic if a little dark. There is a pool and shower room though I didn't see anyone partaking during our ten day stay.
Down among the trees there is no satellite reception and no over the air TV reception. The park does provide cable however. The cable service is excellent.
Though we were quoted one price upon making our reservation, we were charged another, higher price upon arriving. This was explained as being a result of the extreme size of our RV, 39' 10", and the fact that we wanted 50-amp electrical service. The assigned site was actually supplied with 30-amp service at 106 volts.
Electricity seems poor throughout the park - low voltage. Our RV protects itself from nonstandard electricity and would not accept the electricity. So, we complained and the hosts were kind enough to move us to site 100. There was 50-amp service there and the voltage was higher though there was a wide spread between each leg. So, our electric heat would not work other than a 2 in the morning.
This just seems dumb-stupid as low voltage causes the electrical meter to run faster resulting in a higher electric bill for the park owner and ruined appliances for us.
We'd come for the Daughter's birthday and she wanted a campfire each evening. At $10 for a small bundle of firewood, this brought the daily fee to $92. A host camper did deliver the firewood though. The firewood at the local Safeway is half the price.
Smithwoods charges $5 for each additional person, beyond 2, that enters the park. - The Penguin
May 2016 - $52.00
Beautiful shady spaces in the Redwoods. Close to Roaring Camp Railroad and Santa Cruz. Almost reluctant to share this with anyone as I don't want it to be spoiled. - ATC Bill
Jun 2015 - $59.00
Stayed here 3 times with our club. Back in gravel site. Needed a 1 inch board to level side to side. Fire pit and picnic table provided. Good combination of sun and shade in Redwoods. Close to Santa Cruz and many attractions. Staff very accommodating. Led to site by staff member. - travelcouple
Aug 2016 - $70.00
We love the Felton area, because the beautiful redwoods are breathtaking! We stayed here in a 36 ' 5th wheel. We were supposed to get a full hook up site, and when showed up, it didn't have sewer. That being said, to get to the dump station we had to pull the trailer all around park to get it to the right direction, tight for a big rig. The showers are small, outdated and like "military" showers. You have to press a button, to turn water on, and keep pressing button throughout your shower, to keep wet. Was difficult for my elderly mother in law. They have a great, large pool. Basketball, pool table, fuseball, air hockey and ping pong. GREAT for teens. When we checked in, they wanted everyone to wear "wristbands" to identify that we belong to their campground. Apparently they have people come to use their amenities from other campgrounds. Sites are close in some areas, if you don't get one of the nicer spots. We got a GREAT spot, nestled away from everyone, in between the Redwoods. We checked out the other two parks next to this one, like this one the best.
Don't leave food out, there is wild life. We had a big raccoon come to our site, and wasn't afraid of people, and it was hungry. We would definitely stay here again, but the camp is very pricey. It allowed 7x7 tent on site with trailer. We paid $70/night (with person capacity and dogs), and that is kind of high for no sewer. NO internet SERVICE in this area at all, you need Onstar to make a phone call, and wifi is bad. - Mommarazzi
Aug 2016 - $60.00
Lots of families with children - which wasn't a negative for us even though we don't have children. The swimming pool was clean. We only had electric and water hook ups - no sewer for us - though about half the campgrounds have full hook ups. There is a dump station, but no spray hose to clean your sewer line after dumping - I assume due to the drought. A well stocked store is within the campground. Tent camping is available throughout the park. - G_Barbosa
Jul 2016 - $55.00
I cannot believe that Good Sam visited this place. We were here in April: used the showers, which were old, with peeling old paint and cold water. They did not turn on the hot water, etc. The RV spaces were horrible, not level, not clean, very dirty, had left over food on the ground, dog feces all over the place. Office people were not friendly at all.
I have told numerous people about this place.
I hope maybe someday Good Sam will visit it, as a camper, and not with a big sign saying you are inspectors. - Nanaof6