Salinas / Monterey KOA

     


Prunedale, California
Phone: (831) 663-2886

Sites: 85
Recent Rate: $50 10/2014


Latitude: 36.7907064918875
Longitude: -121.668426994553

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

27 Reviews

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KPsunshine

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Although we were a little reluctant to stay due to some prior park ratings, we were quite glad that we decided to. We got lucky and were placed in the back row along the tree line and away from the the highway. We could still hear traffic but it was not distracting. They have a very nice pool area and although it was quite warm when we were visiting, the water was very cool. Too cold for these old bones. It is obviously an older park with a very unique layout. They explained that this is not a "destination park" but more for convenient stops en route to other areas. We stayed for 6 nights and did not regret it at all. Our only problem was with the 30 amp electric. We had to be very careful and if the A/C was on, we tried to keep everything else off or it would pop. Other than that, it was a delightful stay. The area is very interesting and not far from the coast. We explored from Moss Landing down through Lucia south of Big Sur. The Old Fishermans Wharf at Monterey Bay was a real highlight of this visit. If you are just traveling through, I would recommend this as a good place to stop. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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WinnebagoTraveler

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here one night driving from Northern California to Southern California. Things were tight with a 24 foot RV. We had a pull through space and our slide was about 1 ft from our neighbor's slide. The park is on a hill and our spot had a great view of Rt 101 traffic. The check in lady was great. We couldn't join the park's WiFi the entire time we were there. It was fine for an over night spot. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Motorhome.

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mcbridemurphy

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff was friendly. The location is great, but the sites are not big-rig friendly. We were in a pull-thru which was extremely narrow. Our 38ft RV had one slide touching the fence and the other side was touching the picnic table. Getting in and getting out were both challenging worrying that the back end would “wag’ over and knock the service post. In fact a 5th wheel two sites over was damaged coming in to its site. We will not be staying here again as we did not see a better site in the park. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Motorhome.

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Bruce Wray

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We wanted to visit Monterey, and this was the closest RV park that didn't charge a ludicrous nightly rate. First the good news: friendly, helpful staff, everything clean and well maintained. Shopping and gas very close. Now, the rest of the story: This park is right next to a very Loud stretch of Hwy 101, complete with big rigs hitting Jake brakes, and a serious Harley and cafe-racer infestation. The back-in sites 106-120 are a bit less cramped and a little further from the freeway. Also, their much-hyped pool is Seasonal, Summer only We missed it by a week, even though the weather was still very warm (80's) while we were there. I don't see us ever using this place again. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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aznumwa339

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very good basic KOA. The pads are paved, level, and the hook-ups are well placed. The room in between rigs especially the pulls throughs for the bigger rigs is close, but not unreasonable. The cable TV is very good, the WI-FI is mediocre to poor. Since the park is in a hilly area, the sites for smaller rigs and back-ins for bigger rigs ascends a hill. As you go up the hill the pads are still level but you get further away from the rest room/shower facility. Towards the end of the park you’re probably 175 yards away from those facilities and you have to climb a flight of stairs to get to them. The pool and laundry room are also up the hill. This park is a good base to explore the Monterrey area, Pinnacles National Park (both east and west side) and the Missions in the area. The park is very clean and well maintained. We stayed here in a 36' fifth wheel and there was a 40' class us next to us. Room to maneuver was adequate. You do get a lot of road noise from the 101 since your about 1/2 from it. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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socalretiree

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Great staff. Perfect place for one night stay, freeway close. Level blacktop sites. Road noise minor and not an issue. Close to ocean towns and other attractions like the rodeo. Will stay here again if in area. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Trailering Daval

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Host was very helpful but the park itself was crowded and relatively expensively, normal for California we think. The sites were very close together and lots of traffic. Hookups were good and the paved site was level. It is also right off the highway 101 and has a lot of road noise. The showers/bathrooms were clean and well maintained. The overall experience was OK but we would not stay here again unless we were we had no other choice. The feeling was very commercial-lots of blacktop and over populated. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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DonnaZ2011

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is an easy drive to Monterey sights. The sites are all asphalt and level, but they are very narrow. We had trouble fitting our toad on the site along with our 40 footer. We have two slides which ended up inches away from our neighbors slides. We could not fully extend our awning because of some tall skinny shrubs on that side. The road in was steep and narrow, but the road out was better. We had only 30 amp service, but we didn't need the AC so it was acceptable. Wi-Fi was OK. We would stay here again simply because of the location. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Motorhome.

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eventanman

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Good location, not too far to visit Monterey. All asphalt, narrow sites, awning to awning, lots of highway 101 noise. Manager was friendly and accommodating. Not a destination campground but a good base to see the area for a couple of days. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Motorhome.

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granpoobah

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

This is quite possibly the worst KOA I have camped in. I booked a site for my 36 ft motorhome with slide outs, well over a month prior to showing up. I got a site that barely fit and could not open slide outs at all. Ingress and egress was very dicey despite being told it was a pull through. Sewer hookup was not secure and the water bib constantly dripped. The entire site was one big piece of asphalt right next to freeway, despite being in very pretty country. Unless you are in dire need, I'd avoid this KOA. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Motorhome.

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Phaeton40AH

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here 3 nights while exploring the Monterey peninsula. The paved site accommodated my motorhome and toad just fine. Yes, the sites are a bit narrow, but as I only have one slide, it was not a problem for me. Staff was very friendly and laundry was reasonably priced and worked well. My only complaint was the Wi-Fi, which was not as fast as some other parks. I would definitely consider staying here again. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Motorhome.

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Hallock5

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Nightly rate reflects KOA 10% member discount. To give the benefit of the doubt, I think this park is a recent KOA acquisition so they are trying to elevate the standards. the park is in two sections. One is for long termers and one for short termers. The short stay folks are right up against the highway, so definite highway noise. Access into the park is a quick, tight turn. It can be made by the big rigs, but you definitely have to be aware. The spots are very narrow. Our 3 step platform barely fit. We were on the tiered, pull through level. Two of us occupying 10 spaces and a 3rd pulls in and they assign them right next to us? Hmmm, that didn't seem wise at all. Nice proximity to Monterery/Carmel. Fine for a night is the best I can say. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Motorhome.

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scaddle

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this park one night. The park manager was very helpful and organized. We were assigned a pull through site (#129) which was sufficient for our 29' motorhome and Jeep. The water, sewer and electrical hookups all worked fine. The restrooms were very clean; although they were a bit of a hike from the campsite. The park's location to Monterey/Carmel was great; we were able to get to Monterey in 20 minutes. The one drawback which may be important to some campers is the park's proximity to the freeway; you can hear traffic noise throughout the day and night. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Motorhome.

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Tumblewood

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The Managers are great. Extremely helpful and customer service oriented. Location was excellent to visit Monterey and Carmel. Better location than RV park in Marina. Noise from freeway was less than I expected. Staff is upgrading the facility and laundry and restrooms were clean although dated. I would recommend this location to anyone spending time in the Monterey area. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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roadtraveller

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

Date of Stay: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

I always thought that KOA parks had to meet some kind of minimum standards. Apparently not, if they allow this park to fly the KOA banner. I'm a plumber by trade and I've seen some run down and filthy bathrooms in my time. The men showers in this park are among the worse I've ever seen. Not only are they tiny and in need of repair, they are also filthy. Another health issue is with the toilet seats. I don't want to offend anyone but I must say that the toilet seat openings are way too small and make it practically impossible for men to sit without contacting the inside rim of the seat. To meet code they should have a commercial split rim seat. One of the other problems with this park is the sewer connections. The one in my site as well as several others I looked at were under several inches of tainted water. There should be an auxiliary drain to prevent rain and surface water from collecting around the sewer connection. The overall condition of this park is poor. It requires a lot of updating, especially to justify the $48 per night their charging. Come on KOA start inspecting the RV parks in your system. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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