19 RV Parks near Salinas, California
Oct 2017 - $37.00
We have stayed here before with a 36' 5th wheel, but this was our first time in our 43' tag axle MH. The entry road is steep but perfectly possible to navigate. The roads in the campground loops are more difficult to navigate. There are lots of trees that are now overgrown and need trimming, the roadways are narrow, and there are numerous obstacles and drop-offs waiting for you if you don't pay attention. Many of the sites that are reasonably accessible for a 40'+ Class A are not level. I had to level manually and leave the coach slightly rear-down to prevent the rear tires from being lifted off the ground (a big safety no-no because of the parking brake) Apparently there is now a problem with the old water pipes in the campground, causing the arsenic levels to exceed the federal standard for potable water. Between the overgrown trees, narrow roads, and now non-potable water, we won't be back. It's too bad because it's really quiet here at night and the starry skies are beautiful. - 45 ACP
Jul 2017 - $32.00
We stayed here with our RV club during a non-race weekend. I didn't know what to expect but I liked the place very much. The good...nice large sites, very quiet at night, not crowded at all and a very good value for the money. Sites are mostly on gravel or packed dirt with water/elect only but there is a dump at the bottom of the hill. Super view of the whole valley from the sites on the hill. There is a whole section adjacent that has no hookups but there were RV's there too along with several tents. There are a lot of sites to choose from. The not so good...when we were there the water was supposedly non-potable because of higher than normal arsenic levels but it's safe to use other than drinking. Apparently during the winter it's better when the spring has more volume of water. The main issue some may have is the noise. Even on non big race weekends, there are groups still racing smaller cars so there is racing noise several hours of the day that I didn't mind but some may not like. You can walk a few yards from your site and watch the people racing. Additionally there is a shooting range across the canyon so you can hear target practice during the day. Both noises did not bother me, they get tuned out after a while but some may not like it. There is not much to do nearby but only about 1/2 hr to Monterey. - Jerry B
Jul 2017 - $40.00
I called on Monday June 26th to see if I could make a reservation for my 26' travel trailer for Saturday July 1st through July 4th. I was told that reservations must be made at least 1 week in advance, even though they had over 50 sites available. I asked, "If you have that many sites open, why can't you take my reservation so I can be assured a site for my trailer?" Her reply, "I'm sorry we just don't take reservations that soon. We are taking reservations for next week only, not this week." This is a stupid policy to not be able to reserve an open site! Anyways, she proceeded to tell me that the only weekend that has ever sold out was the past Memorial Holiday weekend and that I should be fine in having a spot. I called on Friday June 30th at 4:45 and was told that there were still over 50 spots available for my size travel trailer. And yes, again they would not take a reservation unless it was 7 days out. So....Saturday we head out to Laguna Seca. Upon arrival we had to endure a very steep 16 degree climb, just to find out that there are NO available spaces that would fit my travel trailer. Also, the driveway throughout both campsites are very tight. It was frustrating experiencing the first come, first to get a site chaos as I am looking at small trailers taking up several of the larger RV sites. There were a few open sites but they were only big enough to fit a van conversion type RV, not a 26ft travel trailer. I will not ever consider staying here - reservation or not. We ended up driving about 45 minutes away to Yanks RV Resort off of Hwy. 101. - RV Joe
Oct 2014 - $25.00
The sites are roomy, basically this is a big, dirt parking lot with pedestals for electric (30 & 50 amp) and water. No pump out at sites but there is a dump station for $5.00. No bathrooms or showers here. Good location for visiting Monterey and Carmel. Easy to maneuver in our 45' RV. Would stay here again for sure. I would give a higher rating if there was grass or gravel at the sites but with this dry climate dirt flies everywhere!! - SNL
Jul 2014 - $20.00
We pulled into the parking area and thought we were at an RV Storage facility. The camping fee is scheduled to go up to $25 on August 1 and it does not include the dump fee. Parking area is in need of care and tables at campsites are in dismal shape. The camp host is friendly and the location is convenient to the freeway and town, but this is not a place we'd want to stay here for more an overnight stop. - hbcamper
Jul 2013 - $20.00
Elks Members ONLY. Easy on and off Hwy 101. Borders lush Fairways Golf Course. E/W, with gravel level sites. Could use some weeding and grass cutting. Dog Friendly, Verizon OK. Friendly lodge located 30 minutes from Monterrey. Will stay again. - silverado
Nov 2017 - $80.00
We stayed 3 nights this last time and noticed how many "full timers" appeared to be staying here. The last couple times we noticed a couple and thought it was park management. It appears there are more now. We also noticed an uptick in the number of homeless parked in and around the immediate area. This is a great location with easy access from the highway. There is also Easy Access to the beach by walking or a drive. The shower restrooms were recently remodeled and we were told just completely in the last few weeks and look great! The restrooms, laundromat club area is kept very clean ( although their seems to be an "old" odor that permeates the club.) The sites are level which is good, however some are quite small compared to some places, our rig is small and it was still tight. The camp staff are very friendly. Yes, some sites are extremely noisy due to highway traffic but it's on a highway ... simple fix white noise or music app or a sound machine will reduce much. ( we play it through our rigs sound system and it works well) Ive been called all types of names but but full time living is allowed here and they have several. It still feels safe though it's obvious when pulling in though where cars and rigs have not moved in obviously months or longer ... I will leave it at that. So cleanliness is great in most areas.... We love it here but will be cautious with how many full time people live there and how the camp goes. Some sites are very tight. Especially if you get assigned in the circular area. Come prepared for highway noise especially on the highway side. Facilities are very clean. The office/shop has all the bare necessities and staff is willing to help where needed They also patrol frequently. ( rate I posted was without discount) - Mkroadie
Oct 2017 - $80.00
Stayed for 10 days in our 40' Raptor 5th wheel toyhauler. While the park isn't perfect, there are many good things to say. First, every one of the staff we came into contact was friendly and helpful. Great service! The place was spotless including sites, office, laundry facilities, etc. Location is convenient to all the sites in the area. The beach is a walk away. Dog friendly: both inside the park and a dog off-leash beach is a walk away. Most of the sites are wide enough to allow parking your car or tow vehicle next to your RV. If you can't, there is parking near the office that is a short walk away. Each site includes a paver patio, picnic table, and fire ring. Utilities connections are modern and work well. Everyone was quiet. Bathroom and nearby road construction is finished.
Of course all isn't perfect (are there any that are?). No pull-thrus: everything is a 90 degree back-in. Fortunately, the central road is wider than many parks, so even getting my 40' 5th wheel in was easy enough on the first try. Life would be a LOT simpler if folks didn't park on the road in front of their site as that makes maneuvering a lot more difficult. Make sure you let them know the size of your rig when you book: they know what you can fit into and what you can't.
There is some noise from the freeway, but we found it more like white noise that you got used to. Ask for a spot on the west side away from the freeway and it will be better. While not unique to this park, we are always amazed at the folks who allow their dogs to wander the park off-leash and that happened here. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and will likely return. - FireFlyer
Oct 2017 - $60.00
We found the staff to be VERY helpful and the park was VERY clean. Sites were not cramped and at all. The WIFI was best we have experienced at any park. Close to beach a bit of a hike over long sand dune but beautiful. Dog friendly which is a plus for us. I would give this a 10 except for the freeway can be noisy. We will return. - MW91301
May 2017 - $63.00
We stayed here because it was convenient to Monterey and Pinnacles National Park. We were in a section with units positioned to pull in from opposite ends so we shared connection locations. The space was rather tight and almost all asphalt. Unlike other spots, since we faced our neighbors, it wasn't very private. The bathrooms need upgrading and management says they are planning that. The laundry was great. Wi-Fi was not usable but Verizon 4G was fine. It served our purpose for the location but not really that pleasant. They said they are upgrading the power which is needed as we lost power the last night. The entry driveway is a tight turn and steep so follow their directions if you have a big rig. We were close to the 101 highway so noisy. Like many RV parks today, there were a number of permanent or semi-permanent residents. - bdornbush
Mar 2017 - $74.00
What a great little park! Despite heavy storm damage, the maintenance staff has been working hard to clean up downed trees and make each RV site nice. Our site, the best one in the place, has a side deck and back deck, all for the price. Management and workers are friendly and helpful. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. - laurly
Nov 2016 - $1.00
This is a campground that needs some improvements. Our space was tight for our 40' Class A, but we managed to back it in. The problem was electrical supplies. Luckily we have a Hughes Autoformer and a Progressive Industries 50 amps EMS. Despite having the Autoformer to boost voltage, we saw power drop down to 105 volts. I went to the office after shutting down all power to the rig and they quickly sent an electrician to diagnostic the problem. He was unable to fix the issue and we spent the night without power. It was cold in late November.
In the morning we moved to another location that became available and the management agreed to refund our stay. Nice and friendly management, but watch out for electrical supply in some spots. - Two Dogs and an RV
Jul 2015 - $60.00
I agree with the previous review. The other parks in the area were full, but this is close to the Aquarium and the 17-mile drive. Just a parking lot but it served our purpose for one night just fine. - Bob2013
Jul 2011 - $50.00
This "campground" is just a parking lot on the property of a motel. The sites are very narrow and many RV's with slides on both sides will not be able open all (or any) of them. There is 30 amp electric and water hookups and a dump station on the property. However, it's right in Monterey and we had no trouble getting a site on short notice (the other two local parks were both full). It's perfectly fine for it's intended use. A place to park for a night or two while you explore Monterey. I had a hard time deciding how to rate this place and settled on a 5/10. It's a parking lot (and a small one at that) but if you're prepared for that and it's what you're looking for, there's nothing wrong with it at all. - OpenTrackRacer
Nov 2017 - $50.00
Spent less days than I reserved once I go there due to a terrible facility. To start with, they close the gates at 6PM so even if you have a reservation, you can't get in. They didn't tell me that in advance. Next, a huge undulation at the only entrance scraped the bottom of my motorhome and there were multiple gashes as deep as 2 inches from others so you will likely have an issue. OK, so I decided to take my bike to dinner to avoid the scraping but the gate opens automatically with the weight of a vehicle, not a bike ad no key pad on the inside of the gate. I was stuck for the night inside the park. All the sites are not only not level. They are undulated so I was never able to fully level my motorhome which has no stabilizers. They told me to go buy some wood at Home Depot. Really? Next, they only have one shower so I had to go back 3 times before it was available. Nowher to sit in the bathroom or anywhere to place anything. The shower was OK but the bathroom overall rarely sees cleaning. No cable available and the electrical hookups were crossed and water on opposing side. The bottom line is , you are paying to park at a parking lot site at a fairground kept up worse than a state park. This facility is a joint venture between the state and city and they hire a staff to manage it in exchange for a place to live. The only positive thing is the location is close enough to Monterey area and at least they don't call it a resort. Never again! Stay away! - Rad Rover
Jul 2017 - $45.00
Helpful friendly host. Entire blacktop parking area was sloped. Very difficult to get 'acceptably' level. Host offered extra ramps to help level. Bathroom was fine, just lots of flies. Bus stop was near and easy to get to the Aquarium. - Eliz Plam
Jul 2017 - $50.00
I know a lot of people will gripe about this campground because, well, it's more parking lot than campground. And it's at a fairground. I'm a wilderness kind of girl, so location really matters to me. But I'm also a professional photographer - and location really matters to me. When I'm in the Monterey Bay area I like to be close to all of my favorite photography locations (not to mention good food and pubs) and this campground is the only one that fits the bill. It's centrally located, clean, very quiet, easy to navigate, has full hook-ups (a luxury for us!!), and safe as the gate is locked every night. We had no problem parking our rig and luckily, did not get hit by any golf balls. Yes, it is right next to the airport, but no, it is not loud. I am happy to give up beach access if it means I can be closer to Carmel, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, and Monterey attractions. The other campgrounds are either too far south or too far northeast for my liking. So, depending on your expectations and your needs, this is either a so-so campground or a great one. We feel it's juuuuuuusssst right. - MissCampsALot
Sep 2016 - $33.00
Love this RV park. Have been several times. Always find the bathrooms to be clean and staff to be very friendly. This time, however, 2 of the shower stalls were inoperable, so just had to share the one good stall with others. No problem. I'm sure it will be fixed by the time we return. - Jolacabana
Sep 2016 - $33.00
We enjoyed this park. It has a woodsie feel in the middle of a well groomed golf course. Being close to the pacific, the temperature is comfortable year round. It is adjacent to the fairgrounds which is also where the Jazz festival is held. Very convenient. The staff was very helpful. We stayed on Labor Day weekend which is also the county fair. Other than a little traffic in front of the fairgrounds it had no impact on our stay. This park is due for renovation and the plans have been approved. They are waiting on the money. - LostSoulCa
Aug 2016 - $29.00
Check in was friendly. Park is on edge of golf course. They have a grill at the pro shop area where you can eat. Restrooms and showers were clean. Lots are near each other. Site surface is asphalt and gravel. - Colorado Trio
Oct 2016 - $70.00
Beautiful mountain views. Closest RV/Camping/Cabin stay to Carmel and Monterey and all the attractions they hold. Clean, lots of trees and flowering plants. Communal firepit in gazebo, large pool, very nice playground, hiking trails. Friendly staff. Very quiet. Clean and nice bathrooms/showers. No rigs over 35 feet. One mile off Carmel Valley Road. The entrance narrows and is steep for the last 100 feet but you won't have a problem.
No wood burning fires, but charcoal and Duraflame logs are permitted.
You can rent a portable fire pit if you forgot yours, or if your site does not automatically come with one.
Great place for families....
LOVE the beautiful cabins. Will return to stay in those at another time. - pamelaham
Sep 2016 - $70.00
Nice campground in the middle of trees and above Carmel. Has swimming pool, rest areas, badminton, bbq at each site. Looks nice! Showers are restroom are limited (one of each) and quite dirty and old. Costs quite much. - WorldTravelers
Jul 2015 - $72.00
This is a nice small campground close to Carmel and Monterey with full hook-ups. To address some of the other reviews issues: The campground is tight and steep to access and stay in, but this should not be a surprise if you have researched Saddle Mountain prior to your arrival. We camped in a 30ft TT and had to move our tow vehicle to parking after we were in (not a major issue since parking was only 50ft away). The management did move campers around when they could not fit in a site. The bridge has been rebuilt to two lanes and is no longer an issue (the road is still tight as you get close to the campground). The management has also changed in the last few years and comments from 2010 or older are not relevant. The campground was very clean and the gardener / handyman kept a very neat and clean campground. The sites are very close, but everyone seemed to respect other campers and kept the noise to a minimum. The pool area was clean and provided excellent views. The bathrooms are small and you may need to adjust your schedule to use the facilities. Overall we were pleasantly surprised with how much we enjoyed this campground after reading some of the reviews (we generally dry camp and Nation and State parks). If your unit can fit and you don't mind taking your time and getting into a small spot, this may be a good location for you. It provided a great camping spot close to Big Sur, Carmel, and Monterey. - rockwood tt family
Nov 2017 - $71.00
Narrow road getting there. Steep hill once in the park. A little tight turning to back in. No laundry, which isn't good. No playground for kids. No river access. Lovely cute toilet and shower area. Showers not really that good but look cute. I wouldnt stay again. But its a safe place to sleep for a night - Aussiecampers
Aug 2016 - $85.00
It was so great to return to our favorite RV park, in our 45' coach. Camped here many times. It is just far enough away from Carmel to be in the sun so weather is perfect. It is quiet, peaceful, and nicely landscaped. Sites are wide with 8' tall hedges between, creating privacy.
Owners are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure your stay meets your expectations. Owner is constantly improving the park. We especially like the stamped concrete patios on the premium sites.
Expensive, but any place around Carmel is expensive. It is well worth it in our opinion. Park is very dog friendly with a wonderful maintained grass field for dogs to play in. Park is so relaxing it is hard to motivate ones self to leave. - carguy
Jul 2015 - $1.00
We were not happy with this place. The owners were rude, the spaces are very tight, there was dog poop everywhere on the green patch of lawn behind us and there is a very narrow bridge and road to get there. We will not be back, mostly because of the rude owners. - redtulip
Oct 2017 - $70.00
Normally I do not take the time to report issues however I felt this one needed to be forwarded to the owners of the resort We are not looking for a discount or a free stay we simply want to advise you of unpleasant circumstances that occurred upon arrival at the KOA at moss Landing We confirmed our reservation for October 15-18 on the basis that I and our traveling partner (2sites) had served in the navy (myself) and the army reserves (my friend) and had been offered and accepted a military discount even though we had not been active for almost 30 years There were two issues upon arrival at the campground the first was we were denied the military discount on the basis that we could not produce ID I explained that we've been out of the service for 30 years but the park manager insisted that we must have an ID It became unpleasant and upset because we were promised the military discount when we made the reservation and there was no mention of ID necessary at that time I simply let the discount go and proceeded to my site as we had just completed an eight hour trip to the mountains and were quite tired After sitting up at the campsite the park manager came over and stated that I needed to move my Trailer as the stabilizer jacks were not on the cement put on the grass. I stated that was nothing in the campground rules on that to which Park mgr replied "its common sense" The only reason the camper was back that far was to clear the slide out from the electric post and prevent damage however he insisted and I ended up re-hooking up my camper and moving up and over as he requested After resetting the camper I noticed that the rig right behind me also had stabilizer jacks on the grass when I advised this to Larry he proceeded to tell me that " this was a private campground and they could refuse service to anyone" at this point I was beyond angry and did call him an **** We stayed at the campsite for three days without further incident - Mark osmer
Oct 2017 - $65.00
We stayed a week and visited family in the area. Friendly and conscientious staff, offered baked cookies upon arrival! Escorted us to our site. Hummingbirds galore! 1 block to beach and several great eating establishments. Marina and small park right next to the park. Community fire pit almost nightly. Narrow sites but we moved the table in front of our MH. Recycling! - Ramblin-Roll
Oct 2017 - $67.00
All sites are back-ins - close to neighbors. Interior roads are asphalt, sites are concrete, picnic table, community fire pit. WiFi pretty much nonexistent. Cable TV about 12 channels. Two restroom/shower combo rooms. Staff was friendly & professional. Traffic noise diminished at night. This Park is about location. - zigzag