4 Parks near Watsonville, California
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We really enjoyed this little park. The sites are all covered in trees so you have lots of privacy. No fire pit in our site but we did have a big brick grill. Definitely a steep road to get to the park but we saw some big rigs while we were there so it's doable. Good location if you like hiking or wine tasting. - MadAdventures
Aug 2011 - $30.00
This park is about half way between Watsonville and Gilroy on Hwy 152 (Heckler Pass Highway) It is about 15 minutes east of Watsonville in the mountains. This is also a county park and was a very beautiful place for RV, Tent and they have Yurts for rent too. Road is steep and would be difficult for a big rig, but a small RV 22' 30' would have no problem. Sites are back in, they have flush toilets and showers. Showers are brand new and spotlessly clean. You are in tall Redwood trees so minimal air card and TV available. Most all sites are in the trees. Each site has a table and fire pit. - Old Detective
Jul 2015 - $31.00
We have been staying there for about 7 years, and have always been very pleased with everything. They have clean dog rules and they are forced, which we appreciate very much. We take our dog, and follow the rules, and we expect others to do the same, for our enjoyment. - Joe and Sharon
Jun 2015 - $35.00
The only thing to recommend this place is the price. $35 is about as cheap as you are going to get anywhere in this area for full hookups. The sites are very close together in a line. No picnic tables at sites. There is a picnic area but it and the entire area around the lake is covered with goose droppings from the large number of Canadian Geese. It's a pretty lake to look at but there's no swimming allowed because of toxic blue algae. A sign says that the highest level ever recorded in California was here and it was 10,000 times the healthy amount! There is a large grassy area up front by the road with a ball field and a picnic shelter where you can walk your dog that is not covered with goose droppings and it was quiet at night which are pretty much the only positive things I can say about the place other than the price. The restrooms were dirty and there are no showers. Had to pay cash because the young man in the office didn't know how to change the paper in the credit card machine. They have wifi but it didn't work for me. Would probably stay again only because of the price if I had to be in this area. - Pdxjoanne
May 2015 - $35.00
We enjoyed the beauty of the park. It was so nice to look out of our windows and see the lake and geese. (Yes, the geese go poo on the grass, so we were diligent about wiping our feet prior to entering the rig.) The ball field was in use most evenings and Saturdays, which we liked. We even watched portions of the games while having munchies from the snack bar.
The campground staff was quite friendly and helpful. The spaces are tight, but we were able to open our slides. There was plenty of room for our 40' trailer and vehicle. I appreciated the locked fence as it prevented late night arrivals.
We will definitely be back when we are in the area.
We camped in a fifth wheel. - liltikessmarty
Dec 2015 - $55.00
This park is beautiful. They do seem to cater to the locals and weekenders with families and not long term people. The park is definitely designed for kids and you have to be careful with all the bike riders. Sites were very nice with landscaping and long enough for our rig. The outdoor staff were very friendly, but the office staff were rude. - greyhoundmom
Sep 2015 - $55.00
This is our first stay in a KOA and I must say I was expecting more especially for the price. We stayed for five nights. It seems to be oriented toward kids and families with not much for older RVers. With all the kids you must be very careful driving because they are everywhere especially on weekends. The park was very convenient as we were visiting both Monterey and Santa Cruz probably why the park is named what it is. Overall, it is kind of average if somewhat overpriced for what we wanted. - Arthur M.
Jul 2015 - $80.00
This was a 2 night stop for us and this KOA is pretty awesome! The girls working the front counter are nothing short of awesome and the grounds are nice. Pool was very clean, and even saw a guy vacuming it at 6am on our second day there. Lots for the kids to do, and an all around great park. I will definitely stay here again! - mike3245
Mar 2015 - $35.00
This is a very pastoral park, with a beautiful beach. The sunsets are spectacular. The sites have some space and foliage. You can have a campfire here. There are strawberry fields just adjacent to the campground. We rarely saw a park ranger, and the sites were not raked or cleaned between uses. We would return to this park. - Vic and Marsha
Mar 2013 - $35.00
We stayed in site #25, which the camp host called "The Crown Jewel" of the park It was big, clean, and a short trail to an ocean overlook, with a drop dead view. The beach was quite a hike downhill. There are no amenities, other than the concrete pad and a fire pit. We were surprised at this, and landed there without water, because the CA Parks website said "developed". Now we know this does not mean hookups. Sunsets are amazing here, as the name would imply. The drive in is awesome, through farmlands and beautiful valleys. It is off the beaten path. Generators are against the rules after 8pm, as a ranger was quick to enforce. Nice place! - Dan Hannah
Aug 2012 - $39.00
This is a great state park quite and clean great views and just overall relaxing. Stayed in site 18 big and wide and long enough for our RV. Strawberry fields forever right beside our site. Cool and foggy in the morning. Clear and cool during the day. Would stay here again. - thomas10