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Prunedale, California

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Prunedale, California



Prunedale, California
Phone: (831) 663-2886

Sites: 85
Recent Rate: $40 6/2016

Latitude: 36.790706491887
Longitude: -121.66842699455

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • 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) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • 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 ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

28 Reviews

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

VERY steep entry into park. Tight turn onto park road, tight turns and steep hills within park. That said, obviously an older park but very well kept and nice friendly staff. We were in 135, probably best site for getting in and out of, others were fairly tight, but all were doable with patience. Sites were pretty close together, but weather was exquisite, especially after three days through the desert! Great central location to see the sights. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
135
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go see Monterey Bay, the cannery row, and fisherman's wharf.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent location - some traffic noise from highway, but when you're from the country will always hear the noise! Good sites, very clean, and convenient to local attractions! Would stay here again. We camped at Salinas / Monterey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $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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