Very nice campground close to San Jose, but not too close. Everything very clean and well maintained. Site was a little small for our 42' mh and we were unable to park car in the site, but not a big deal. Sites are all paved, pool area, lounge, restrooms, and showers were spotless. Wi-fi here was fantastic! Some noise from Hwy 101, but not a problem. Staff very attentive and nice. Make sure you get off at Cochran exit not the way a GPS would route. There is a cement center divider for many miles. Nice park, well appointed. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean RV resort and friendly staff. They even assist you when backing into your site. The sites have just enough space to enjoy time sitting outside of your rig without disturbing your neighbors. Not much to do around the immediate area; however, it is only 40 minutes from Santa Cruz Boardwalk, 15-20 minutes from Gilroy. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Be sure to follow Coyote Valley driving instructions to come in as even our RV GPS wanted to take us to the wrong exit off 101 and that cement wall would have been a major barrier. This park is very nice with cement pads, paved roads and excellent hookups. Nice to have a guide take us to the site. The restrooms were clean and the clean individual shower rooms were a plus. Pool and jacuzzi are well kept and landscaping is lovely. There was some occasional train noise. The WI-FI did not work at all and we did not have a picnic table. If we had those 2 things, this would have rate a solid 10. We would return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice, fairly new, resort type park. It is well located for SF area, without the stress of getting too close. We spent the day today in Santa Cruz. Staff is very friendly, and the park escort was a pro. You set your bagged garbage out and it is taken for you when they make rounds. No opening stinky dumpsters. As stated in the other review, do not follow your GPS (or their Woodall ad) and exit on Bailey. Go to Cochrane and go north on Monterey Rd/Hwy. If you take Bailey you have to pass the park and unless you are a small Class C, you cannot make the u-turn to come back. Nice pool and spa, too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice place to stay when traveling on the 101 Hwy. It is located just outside Morgan Hill which is a pleasant little town to visit. The park is newer, and the facilities are quite nice. Trees are not very old, so they are small. Pay close attention to the directions on the web site. There is a concrete divider on the road in front, and if you exit going the wrong way it is difficult to get turned around. Very nice people working there. Will stay again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely park. The pool, hot tub, and great room area are well maintained. The office staff is very helpful and friendly. The sights are a bit close together, but everyone adapts. The permanent guests as well as any weekenders make you feel welcome. We recently finished a 4 month workamping job there, and would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park. No crime. Clean restrooms and showers. Nice, but small, dog walk. Staff was very friendly. Hot tub and pool were clean and usually in operating order. Wi-Fi, although there were 4 towers, was relatively slow. Satellite worked great. Level, concrete pads, but they cram a lot of people into a small area. We definitely will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall, we enjoyed this site very much. Very clean and for the most part, the staff was very friendly. We felt very safe and would definitely stay there again. I didn't give it a 10 for a couple of reasons. First, we were there for 2 months for work. They do not allow service-type of vehicle at the site, which was needed. Secondly, we had a second vehicle that was not in use every day. Extra vehicles are required to move every 24 hours, even it means that it is to the next space over. Otherwise, it is considered storage, which they do not allow. Other than that, this place is wonderful. The store, surprisingly, had a nice variety of items for sale, and was kept well stocked. The events they held were very nice and enjoyable. Overall, we definitely would stay here again and we would definitely recommend it to anyone considering staying here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice park with large sites and lots of grass. The staff was not very accommodating and that is why I gave this park an 8 instead of a 10. We will come back as our children live nearby, but there are much friendlier parks in which to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
5 star but still by railroad tracks. Very good Wi-Fi and the staff was very friendly. Tricky to get to as there is a wall right down the middle of the road and you have to go miles to circumvent it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of the best in the west. Greeted on arrival, and very friendly office staff, and they provide a backup man, very personable. Grounds are clean and nice, they pick up your trash when you set it out, and they recycle everything. Nice wine tasting event (free) on arrival, with hors d'oeuvre in the excellent clubhouse. Nice pool (not heated in winter) and hot tub. Wi-Fi is a professional system, sometimes very fast, but iffy - maybe had someone hogs the bandwidth. Very quiet and very full, even in January. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here while attending a trade show in San Jose for five nights. Excellent facility with great showers and terrific, caring staff. Roomy, flat and could not have been better and convenient to San Jose. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Let me start with the Positives: All hook-ups worked. Cosmetically nice. Outside Staff very friendly. Negatives: Sites very narrow - all back in. Manager rude and high strung. Railroad - noise. No Bistro as stated on Website. Every Expensive Additional notes: You must exit on Cochrane and turn Right to get to the Park. If you take the Bailey Exit you will need to make a U-Turn (not in a 43 foot RV towing!) Unfortunately you have very little choices in the Bay Area for RV Parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, we were trying to get something close to our son in Sunnyvale but all the closer parks were full. Even though we had to drive about 35 minutes to his home, it was not bad. DO follow their directions for getting in and out of the park. There is a WALL that will not let you turn left into the park if you come on Monterey Rd from the north, and you cannot make the U-turn at the light. THIS PARK RECYCLES!!! We will be back here if we come in our MH next time to see our son and his wife. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only reason this resort is not a 9 or 10 is you must blind side back into every site. Escort does help, however it was poorly laid out. Every staff person we met was friendly and helpful. All was great except backing in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It's been a couple of year since we stayed here. Seems to be a lot more long term folks, but the place has been very well kept! Very nice check in & club house. Trash is picked up daily at your site. Salt pool was warm. WiFi rocked. They let us have our rig washed at our site by a vendor they have used. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here 3 months as workamper. Probably the nicest park in the San Jose area. All sites are concrete and all roads are paved. Deluxe sites are a little tight for today's larger rigs. Premium sites are a great size if your staying a few weeks. Staff are all workampers and are all nice & friendly. Park is VERY pet friendly! And, it's convenient to golf courses ( Coyote Creek, shuttle service available, and Cinnabar Hills), also to hiking and biking trails. After 3 months, only complaints I heard of at this park, was the size of the premium spaces. Although tight, you could still get your toad in and have some patio area. Wine Tasting every Friday, and poker every Tuesday night. Wi-Fi, cable TV, cell phones, and satellite all worked fine. Looking forward to returning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice clubhouse with a little store you can buy some basic supplies in. The closest grocery store is about 8 miles away so that helps if you come in with low supplies. The staff is very nice. The pool and hot tub are very clean and well cared for. The showers and bathroom are spotless and the laundry room is very large with ample washers and dryers. The resort is on a "one way" divided highway which is a pain. You have to go backwards to go forwards. We have stayed here before and have always enjoyed it. This time there appears to be quite a few "full timers." There is too much stuff stacked outside on some of these units which is very unappealing to me. There is a fantastic walking, biking trail right behind the resort. You can go out the back gate to access it. It goes through a beautiful marsh land area and it goes for miles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have submitted a review before that stated we would not return. We decided to give it one more try because it is the closest CG to our daughters. I guess this time we will not be back. It has been well documented about the loud train which runs all night. It has also been mentioned about the very small sites. It will fit your rig but you usually cannot park your vehicle on the site too. I suppose you can park it on the site but you then cannot open the doors to get out. The sites are also at a funny angle to the road which makes it a tough back in. The main reason we will not be back is as follows. They now, if you want to stay a month make you fill out an application which generates a background check. You have to ask what could possibly be the problem if you prepay for the month and put down an electric deposit. The electric rates are almost .20 per kwh, when the residential rate in the area is .12. In some states that is illegal but I don't know about Calif. I would not subject myself to a background check but did ask why this was necessary. I was told " Don't you want to know who your neighbor is" Not really. I guess you could escape from prison and come in and stay a week but then there is no background. Or you could escape from prison and become a work camper and steal everybody's info. In this day to give out personal info is crazy. There is also a waiting list to stay long term. This means the town must have zoned against what they thought would become a trailer park. We have stayed there since it opened when visiting our daughter, and never run into this problem. There are people who have stayed here for more than a year. This alone should make this just another high priced trailer park. I did leave my name and number with the manager, to talk to the owner, but that has not happened. That could be the manager's fault but if the owner is at fault that is not a good business model. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is very clean with a nice swimming pool, hot tub. The exercise room is a bit small but clean and has free weights, two treadmills and an eliptical. The spaces are very close together but fully paved. Nice dog run and open grass area to play frisbee. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We have stayed here twice and are planning another trip in 2012. I would definitely recommend this RV park to anyone planning a trip to the south bay area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park before but never again. We will start with the manger who was mentioned in previous reviews. Rude would be an understatement. Then the sites, which are all back-ins at the wrong angle to the road. The regular sites are way too tight. When you park your vehicle on your site you have to be careful not to hit the RV in the site next door. As for the train noise, I thought it was coming through the RV, but they blow the horn so you know they are coming. They will fill up your propane but don't leave a receipt so when you go to pay they will over charge you. Tried to charge us for more than the tank could hold. The exercise room has equipment that has been broken or in need of repair for at least a year. CATV is below basic. For the price you pay I would expect more channels. If you are going to stay for an extended period get ready to give out info you might not want to. Any one giving this place more than a 5 considering all the problems listed needs to get out more. We have traveled the country and these people must be really living in Disney Land We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is hard to rate this park. It is 4 years old but poorly designed. The spaces are very short and not very wide. I could not park my car on my space. I have a 40 foot motor coach. From the north I had to go 4 extra miles south on 101 to Cochrane Road because a left turn on Monterey Road is not possible. And a U-turn is not possible at any intersection. There is a train track nearby with an occasional loud train. But the park seemed almost full with lots of big rigs and 5th wheels. I will probably not stay here again - especially at $55 per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is not in a good area. You must drive by a lot of junk yards, abandoned buildings and train tracks to get here. The park is clean. The spaces are VERY SMALL and ALL BACKINS. Someone did show us to our site and assisted with backing in. If you want a larger space you may upgrade for more money. Picnic tables are $5.00 a day extra. Cable is limited to a few channels. The Wifi works great. A private patio available for extra $25.00 per use. We were going to stay for 3 days but will be on our way after 1 night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Coyote Valley Resort is one of the top 100 RV resorts in the nation, and they deliver to earn this recognition. The park is super clean, with a great pool and clubhouse. The spaces and park are well maintained, and they provide daily garbage and recycling pickup. Note that I believe all of the spaces are back in, and because this is an upscale park I believe they require equipment that is no older than 10 years. Coyote Valley is close to San Jose, and with a bit of a drive you can go to San Francisco or the East Bay area without having to cross the Bay bridges, saving you tolls. Many of freeways converge in the South San Jose area near the resort. This is one of our favorite RV parks, and we'll continue staying here anytime we're in the Bay area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wanting to get away for the week and not travel far, was first and foremost on our minds, with gas prices. We decided on this park because they said they were conveniently located in the valley, very misleading! There is NOTHING by this park except for US-101 and Monterey highway. Very noisy! You cannot even get into the park unless you go down the road a couple miles and make a U-turn. In a 42ft motorhome? NOT! There was friction in the office the minute we got here, no one appeared to be happy. The manager is condescending and quite rude to her employees, she has no business managing this park. The spaces are cramped, the grass is not grass, it's crab grass, weeds and has holes all over and the pet park stinks. We were very disappointed and will not return. My best advice is to replace the grass, and the manager, then put in a turn lane to access the park. It could be a nice park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here three weeks. Great location to visit Yosemite, San Francisco, Monterey and Carmel. We had reserved a super premium lot but upon checking in, we learned those lots were located along a four lane road and a working railroad track. The train ran at least three to four times a night, with whistle blasting. We moved to a back site with view of the hills. These lots are very tight, and you can see into the next coach. I reported that both treadmills in fitness center would speed up without warning, but I was told I was the only one who had reported that. I did run into two other people staying here who said it had happened to them. I'm sure they just need to be recalibrated, but I wasn't taken seriously. Office staff was very friendly, and they offer breakfast on the weekend. Nice little grocery store. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. The grounds and landscaping are nicely laid out and well cared for. The pool and other amenities are in good repair, clean and nice quality. They are very enthusiastic about customer service here. I think the rate is a little high but I expect that's because they're so close to San Francisco and other area attractions. I will explore other RV places around to see how they compare price wise but would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were looking for a resort in th San Jose area and were not disappointment. The location worked out great for visiting Monterey and San Francisco. I have read some of the other reviews which talked about how this was not a family friendly park, but experienced just the opposite. While there were some guests that clearly did not like having children at the park the staff and the majority of the guests were very family friendly. The only reason I did not rate this park higher is the nightly train noise. There is a railroad across the highway from the park and the trains pass through regularly. I did not hear them but my wife did. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed here several times over the last year and the staff has always been excellent, even though there have been several changes in management. Within the last month the owner's wife has decided to manage the park: BIG MISTAKE! This person has no people skills and has no idea how to speak to her customers as her comments are rude. The staff has quit and the customers are heading for the exits. It is too bad, as this is the nicest park in the Bay area. My recommendation: stay at another Park, as this person will ruin your stay with her rude disposition. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Truly an upscale resort in a serene location yet very convenient to San Francisco, Carmel, etc. We met a great mix of vacationing folks, visiting grandparents, golfers, bay area event attendees, people seeking Stanford Hospital medical procedures, and traveling nurses and high tech executives. Definitely the best in the Bay Area and with discounts (check the web site) it becomes a great deal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good power, water and sewer. Wide paved streets and fairly wide concrete sites. We were at a premium site which is wider than the regular sites. Rather noisy with Monterey Highway and the commuter trains right across the highway. Lots of hiking and bicycle trails right behind the park along Coyote creek. A park of this class should provide picnic tables. Two dollars a day extra if you want a table. Nice clubhouse and nice staff. This is one of the best RV parks in the South Bay area and we would go back. I would rate it a nine or ten but the Motor Coach Country Club in Indio is a ten and no other park is that nice. We stayed here for a month in January of 2011. You won't be disappointed. Our rate was based on a rate of 950 for a month. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is newer and beautiful. We have stayed here more than once. The entire park and area is super clean. They have a nice fenced area for dogs to run and take care of business, and they even provide bags for clean up! We have never found anything bad about this park. Now if we could just get room service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, clean park with close proximity to downtown San Jose! Pool and spa are open all year; internet works well. Lots of younger residents in the area for an extended time on business, but all are very nice and their rigs are kept up. Will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park while visiting our daughter. This is by far the best park in the area. We stayed 2 months and found the amenities and staff to be excellent. I did find the standard sites to be a little tight but we were never there. There is some train noise but the trains were there first. Best place to stay is in the back of the cg, it will reduce the train noise. Will definitely stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We chose this park because of its location close to San Francisco and Monterrey. We'll return in the future because it is clean, roomy and easy to access. Sites are large and easy to back into. Amenities in park were great - especially the cafe. You must access the park coming from the south and leave heading north but access to and from 101 is easy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean, quiet and well manicured park. Curbside trash and recycle pick up a plus. All employees extremely friendly. Must try breakfast at their cafe - it is delicious. Nice dog area with plenty of room. Price reflects a discount coupon we used. Will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Coyote Valley RV is clean, well-groomed. The desk was very friendly; appreciated the escort and assistance in parking. Wi-Fi was excellent. Roads and pads were asphalt and concrete. Dog park was clean gravel. Did I mention the 9:23pm train passing by? We camped here in a Motorhome.
We only spent one night here. It was a beautiful park--clean, wide streets, level sites, and friendly staff. The price included $2/night for the dog--and even with the charge, the dog area was only gravel. But, no ridiculous rule about dogs only allowed to wet in the dog run. The cafe was only open on weekends. The Wi-Fi worked well. We would definitely stay here again. Good location if you want to explore Santa Clara county wine country. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New park which is very clean and new. Loved the fact it was clean, organized, and had a very nice staff. Downfalls included limited hot water during showers, and the fact that the trees are new, so "natural" shade is not available. We stayed here with our two kids and the fact we were close to San Jose and Santa Cruz was a plus. Would stay again if we wanted to be in area for a few days. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here with a group of 26 rigs and had a great time. The park is very well maintained and the staff is very helpful. The sites are adequate size for larger rigs, but you have to work at getting your fifth wheel in the right spot for the slides, since the sites seem to be at a strange angle. All sites are back-in. The trains run close to the park, but the noise was minimal. WiFi worked well as did the cable TV. You also get limited channel over-the-air HD reception from San Jose. The facilities are great: clubhouse, pool, store and gym. Very pet friendly with a nice dog park area. Rate shown was for the Rally. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here number of times over the years and have noticed gradual deterioration of grounds, lawns, plants, etc., and more lax enforcement of rules, especially with dogs barking at night. Staff is excellent, and it continues to be one of the few quality parks in all of the SF Bay Area, but it's not what it once was. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My husband and I loved this park and can't wait to return. The grounds were beautiful and clean and the bathrooms and showers were the best we've seen. Best of all was the staff. We felt so welcomed. Coffee is served all day in the office and there is always someone interesting to share travel stories with. The manager, is wonderful!!!! The pool and hot tub are sparkling clean. We were close to San Francisco and Montery/Carmel. Like I said, can't wait to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for a month. It is only a couple of years old so the amenities are very nice. Setting is very nice and the staff is friendly and nice. I did not give it a 10 for a couple reasons. First, I feel the regular sites are too small for the price. After getting the 5th wheel in we had to squeeze our truck into the space. You could not open the passenger door and had to be careful not to hit the slide of the next door RV with the driver door. Second, there is train noise. It is right across the street and runs any time. Third, they do have cable TV, but it is only 21 channels with no ESPN but does have the cartoon network. Finally if you stay a longer time the electric rate is very high. Almost 19 cents per kwh. Best place in town so we would probably stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is extremely clean and safe feeling. We camped just one night but a few people in just the short time we were here. The dog are is very neat and clean. The staff was very friendly and was there to pick up your trash if you chose to leave it out for pick up. We will definitely stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
So accommodating: this park is pet friendly and clean with friendly staff, and a great location. The train is close by but it was not bothersome. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
If you are visiting Silly Valley, this is definitely the greatest destination. Proximity to San Jose is probably one of the cleanest and best RV Resorts around. Staff is fantastic. I had my motorhome there for over a year and was glad to be there. Very convenient location for access to Silicon Valley and Morgan Hill shopping and restaurants. I strongly recommend this spot for your travels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice staff: friendly and helpful. Park was clean and quiet. The train does pass by and you can hear the whistle but not too distracting. The pool and spa were clean and a good temperature. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay at this park. The staff and management are second to none. The pool, jacuzzi, bathrooms and showers are pristine. The only negatives are the rail road train noise and the back in only sites. Although there are only back in sites, the management and staff make sure there is always help available to negotiate the spaces. The whole park is neat and clean. We enjoyed the people that use the park. We will always have this park on the top of our list and will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are large sites, and some landscaping. It is a quiet location. Staff was pleasant but not overly friendly. The pool and whirlpool are clean. The pool is small. The fitness center is a joke--a few old machines, free weights only up to 20-lbs, and a treadmill designed for home use. There is a $20 deposit for keys. It is overpriced for amenities offered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, clean park if you are traveling down Highway 101. However, there are no pull-through sites and there are a lot of permanent residents. The sites are so close together that we could not open one of our slides fully. If you have a big rig, you should request a premium site, but they are close to the highway. The staff is friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, clean park if you are traveling down Highway 101. However, there are no pull-through sites and there are a lot of permanent residents. The sites are so close together that we could not open one of our slides fully. If you have a big rig, you should request a premium site, but they are close to the highway. The staff is friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 3 months working in Palo Alto. This is a very nice RV park. Very clean and well kept. It is close to a walking and biking trail. The staff was great. There is alot to offer here. Nice pool and spa. Great laundry facilities. Close to golfing. Would absolutely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nightly rate reflects group rate. This place is immaculate. Conveniently located to the south bay between 101 and the train tracks, it isn't the quietest campground around, but it definitely works. Bathroom and showers are immaculate, clubhouse and pool are very nice. Staff is very personable and attentive. What would make it a 10? A lower price. At $55 a night, this place is pretty pricey. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is truly spotless and the pool and spa were quite nice. The only negative is that if you are parked near the highway (Monterrey) then you get quite a bit of traffic and train noise. They also had more grass and larger spaces than many parks. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the closet RV park to San Jose. It is new and very nice. The staff is pleasant and kind. The train that is near was not a big deal, our motorhome is pretty well insulated so it never bothered us. This park has a nice pool and jacuzzi. Be careful to really look at your charges, they have a charge of a $2.00 per day if you have more than one dog and they also charge $2.00 per day for parking your toad in any of the available parking spots. That can really add up if you stay a month or two and we think that is a little high. Overall, nice park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park! The sites are nicely situated, the concrete pads are nice and level, the hookups easy to use. The staff here is very friendly, they even lead you to your site and help with placement. The pool was heated and nice, the hottub was also very nice. we were here because of the vicinity to the south Bay area, and would definitely come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice Park. The staff is wonderful and helpful. I would give it a 10 if it wasn't for the trains at all hours. It really didn't bother us, but I can see that it bothered others. It is a great location to Downtown Morgan Hill that has great restaurants. We will definitely stay here again. I do think it is a bit expensive considering the train traffic. I do think it is strange that the most expensive sites are the closest to the train tracks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very new park, but very nice and will be nicer when the trees get bigger. We were escorted to our site and the staff was exceptionally friendly. The site was the largest we have seen with large grass areas in between. The streets were very wide and great for large motor homes. The facility was very clean and the park had a nice view of the surrounding hills. I would give this park a 10, except for one negative item. The train was very noisy and went through in the middle of the night. There was some highway noise, but the train was loud. We would go back to this park though, it was exceptionally nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Unfortunately, we were not impressed with this RV park. Although everything was brand new, the staff was extremely rude. The park was far removed from any modern conveniences, nor was it close to any attractions. It was very difficult to access the park going north as there was a road divider. Pool was much smaller than it looked on the web site. This place might be good if you happen to be traveling on the frontage road (old highway) at night and need a place to hang your head as you are too exhausted to go one milre further. Other than that, drive on by. You won't miss a thing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are absolutely NO PULL THROUGH SITES. They have crammed each site about 2.5 ft. apart. The majority of the park sits east to west, so awnings don't do much to shade your space in the evening. The pool and hot tub is very clean, as is the laundry and restrooms. Staff is very accommodating. The store closes at 5pm. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful brand new RV park. Wonderfully thought out RV lot placements, nice grass in between each row. Gorgeous club house and pool. No table or BBQ at sites, so bring your own. Train track right next to park, but it didn't bother us to hear trains occasionally (late at night too). Managers were incredible - friendly, accommodating, eager to make our stay the best it could be. We only live 30 minutes away from this place, but will be coming back for short getaways often! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place. New dog run is very nice. This is not a golf resort as advertised, although there is a golf course nearby. Very friendly and helpful staff. The park is new, so there is no shade as the trees that were planted are very small. We would gladly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice. Super friendly and helpful staff. Brand new pool and hot tub. No mature trees. The facilities were top notch; they must have spent a fortune building this place. Which probably explains the cost. Never seen anything quite like it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This will be a nice park when the landscaping starts to grow. They have just opened and are still finishing up everything. Nice managers. I think the price is high for what you get. The location is not close to any stores, etc., but is a perfect location for day trips to San Francisco and Monterey and a number of closer places to visit, like local wineries. There are 10-15 golf courses within 10 miles. There is a real need for a nice RV park in this area. Hopefully, they will not fill it up with fulltimers working in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here while visiting Los Altos, CA. The sites were all level; although in our opinion, they were a bit narrow and cramped together. But we are still new to the RV lifestyle. There seemed to be quite a few long term residents, but that wasn't a problem at all. Other than some debris waiting to be hauled off, there is no sign of any on-going construction. We would stay here again but will probably try other parks when we come back to the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
The construction mentioned in the last review is finished, so no longer an issue. We have stayed here at least once per yr for the last 10 yrs to visit family in San Jose. Yes, there are many park models and long term residents. However, I have never found that to be an issue or cause a problem. Not a place to go and sit, but provides a good base location for the San Jose area. The only other relatively close option has difficult access (from one direction only due to divided road), as well as narrow closely spaced backins for $10/night more. Have always found the facilities at Maple Leaf clean, but have never used the pool. We will stay here the next time we are visiting in San Jose. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed 6 days for business in area. Renovating the park, lots of dust from large equipement tearing down bushes and pulling up grass, moving dirt for leveling. Railroad runs directly behind park and hwy 101 1 block behind the railroad. Monterey Hwy runs in front of the park. Plus hwy overramp less than 1 block to the north of the park being constructed. Lots of road and construction noise during the week. Mostly long term renters. Over watering what grass is left and leaves muddy grass that never dried out even in 98 degree days. Lots of construction workers & families living in park. Police came with K9 unit one night. People do not observe 5 mille limit and cut through empty sites when possible. Our awning was 8" from touching on one side and the slides are against electrical and water on the other. Would not come back. No security, people coming all hours of the night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a clean park with some commuter train noise that never bothered me. Sites are narrow, level, closely-spaced concrete pads, in good condition, with no shade. Roads are adequately-wide asphalt, in good condition. Staff are friendly. Verizon data service works well. The rate is with AAA discount and tax. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is mostly full time farm workers. The park is quiet as if not working the residents are inside their homes. Good convenient stop for an overnighter but not a destination. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here once before in 2004. The park has been maintained and many of the trees are grown and provide shade if available. Nice pool. Wi-Fi worked well. Staff friendly and accommodating. Some permanent residents with mostly newer units. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a very nice park. The WiFi is excellent. There are not too many TV stations, but okay. It features level, paved spaces. The store in the office has a lot to offer - even wine which was nice watching the sun go down. The rate was with Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice clean and quiet park, sites are 55 feet long and are all cement. The roads are all paved, grass is well kept. The pool is not heated, we did not use them as they are a fair distance from our coach and it is cool outside. There is a camp store here and plenty of shopping nearby, we stayed two nights and would stay here again if "Traveling through." I would not want to spend my vacation here only because there is not much room outdoors. The very small space you do have, is very well kept with lawn. We have a 43 foot motorhome. Our car has to be parked along side of the RV, which makes it very, very close as the sites are very small, we had to remove picnic table in order to make room for the car. We have to open and close the heavy RV door each time we go out to the car, not enough room to get by when it was open. The park seems to be filled with long term workers and people or workers living in very large trailers. (I guess provided by the park.) There are no beat up trailers, and the place is neat. People do not have the trailer trash junk all around like some older parks do. These folks seem to be long term campers here for work with homes else where. They have been polite and quiet to us, no complaints. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here in our fifth wheel and were quite pleased with the cleanliness of the park. Quiet with beautiful views of open lands surrounding the park yet 1/2 mile away from many stores for shopping. Staff was very nice and helpful and we even got escorted to our site. WiFi was the best we have experienced. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very large park, mostly residents, many in park models or travel trailers. Minimal parking at sites, therefore, residents vehicles over-flowed into the streets, and the roads were tight. This made it difficult to maneuver a 40 foot RV. We've seen worse, but it wasn't as easy as you would think. They have a picnic table at the site, and the wireless worked most of the time. It's free and unlocked. Pool looked nice but we didn't use it, nor did we use any of the facilities there. The lower rating is because of noise. I can't say whether it was only one person that was very noisy, or many of them when they went to work in the morning. However, my daughter was woken up about four times due to noise outside. This is a kid who sleeps very well in a truck stop, if that tells you anything. We didn't feel like it was worth the price paid, but there are very few options in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very clean and very quiet. Most sites are occupied by full-timers. With that said, the pictures on the website are very misleading. The beautiful picture of the creek that runs through the property was in reality a dried up bed of ugly weeds. The pool and spa were fairly nice however, we were told when we arrived that the pool was heated and it was actually freezing cold. If you need a clean quiet place to stop on the way to somewhere else or for a home base for Monterey/Santa Cruz, this is pretty good place. If you are looking for a camping experience, keep driving to the Thousand Trails Preserve just about three miles up Watsonville road. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Maple Leaf is a large clean park that is well set up. It has easy access to shopping, restaurants and 101 fwy, but not noisy. There are two issues, the internet was extremely slow, basic not usable. And, there are many permanent spots with farm workers. This would not be an issue for me, but our first night we watched the police take our neighbor away in handcuffs. There were 3 police cars, too much drama for me. The wife does not want to go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park, clean, lots of permanent residents but they were away from overnight rigs and clean (not the usual dumps!). Handy for Garlic Festival--about 10 miles away! We camped here in a Motorhome.
My kids and I stayed here on a Saturday night because we had a soccer tournament at the sports complex. The driveways and sites were clean. Seemed like a lot of locals at this park but if you just want a spot to spend the night I'd recommend this place. Won't be returning here just to visit though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
This RV park appears to have a large percentage of long-term tenants and a lot of kids. Very friendly staff and very clean facilities. Railroad tracks are very close to RV park: less than 100 yards from the property. During our stay there was only one late night train. If you don't mind the possibility of being awakened by an occasional train, this park is quite nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Seems like a lot of park models rented to locals. It's good for an overnight stay since it's near Hwy 101 but the park lacks character. Check in was easy, if impersonal, and all services worked as advertised but we will probably stay elsewhere next time we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice and clean. However, more like a MOBILE HOME PARK. Most sites filled with park owned, park model campers. Rented out to locals. Was told by residents that I needed to move my vehicle. Moved it. Management put a note on it for me to move it back. Drunk residents in pool were very disgusting in their conversations. Pool and jacuzzi were in bad shape. Needs desperate resurfacing. Hurts your feet. Train runs close behind park. Not too loud. Dog park sits directly next to train tracks. Small dogs can get out through holes in fence and on to tracks. We chose not to use it for our Yorkies. Just cleaned up after them at our site. Much safer. Overall, if you are just passing through and need a quick nights sleep would be fine. Wouldn't stay longer. Again, VERY CLEAN. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are really enjoying this park. Our rate reflects the monthly rate for a corner site and includes electric. Incredible bargain for this area. About 2/3 of the sites are full time residents which seem to be retirees and working people. All sites are kept neat and clean. Everyone has been friendly and seems to take pride in their community. There are plenty of sites for overnighters and short stays. Note: If you don't want to unhook, ask for a long pull-through site. Some are just too short for a 40' towing. The park has a great little convenience store and shopping nearby includes everything from Camping World to 143 stores at the Gilroy Outlets. We come to the area at least once a year to visit family and will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a couple days while we had business in San Jose. There are many full-time residents, yet the park is well maintained and clean, with some grass between sites. There is free Wi-FI, and the signal is very good. They do have a swimming pool & jacuzzi as well. The staff seems nice. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The park is clean but there is no shade. They have picnic tables which are nice but no shade to sit under! They do not allow any dogs over 50 lbs. The people are nice. This is a nice place to visit! Stores are nearby too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a month in Oct 2007 in a 40' rig with four slides. Our nightly price reflects the monthly rate. Instant phone hookup is available, but at a charge of $1 per day plus, of course, any long distance fees. We had to leave a $50 deposit to stay for a month and they DID NOT accept a credit card! There was also a $10 key deposit for the bath house. We also had to pay $50 extra for a pull-through space. We chose the pull-through because we would not have fit in the back-in spaces available. The pull-through was way too close to the surrounding sites, however, we were fortunate that no one was parked beside us during our stay. The pull-through spaces are long enough to accommodate a 40' or larger rig (55'). HOWEVER, there is no room for your tow vehicle. We were told that our tow vehicle would be towed at midnight (sneaky), if we parked it in the empty space next to us. GIVE ME A BREAK! The park is extremely clean and well maintained. The negatives are the too-short spaces that are too close together, and that the fact that the owners seem to "nickle & dime" the campers as well as being a bit ridiculous on some of the rules. But, I guess the rules keep things nice. One MAJOR complaint I have is that we used the club house and we told our guests to park outside of the park where there is ample parking. There was one exception: an elderly friend who has many health problems and cannot walk even a small distance. The owner/staff would not let them drive into the park so that they could be close to the club house. That is downright shameful! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is mostly long term folks, but there are a couple of rows that are kept open for those who are there for a few nights. The sites with long terms are neat and nicely kept for the most part. They do have some pull throughs. They are a little short and depending on the size of the rig, it may be hard to park a tow vehicle as well. There are some parking spaces for tows nearby. A couple of sites are long enough for 40' but they cannot make the turn to get into the site. We had a good, free WiFi connection. The office staff we dealt with was friendly. There is a well stocked store. There is a charge for pets and there is not a good place to walk them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here a month. There are many park models in the park. 3 more came in the month we were here. Streets are narrow, and sights are short. Almost no space to park your tow vehicle. They require a refundable deposit for a 30 day stay, and charge extra for a pet they do nothing for. The park is quiet at night, even with the trains as previously stated. Good for an overnight stay, or if you are working in the area. Nothing fancy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Second time we have stayed here. There are half as many full timers as there was in 2005. The roads and RV sites are narrow. Pretty quiet at night, even with the train going by. Good spot to stay for the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are very close together and fairly short. There are mostly full timers with park model trailers, but they keep them up well. Good Wify hookups, just about an average park in a farming community with asphalt sites and lots of green grass. We would stay again, if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the cleanest parks I've seen. No trash, all grass mowed and cleaned.
Managers exceptional. When calling on the phone for directions, they were very patient, and explained directions clearly. Far enough off highway so as to not be bothered by vehicles on highway 101. Only down side was the railroad nearby. No bells or whistles, just a friendly reminder that there were tracks out there somewhere. Spaces are a little tight but fit big rigs okay. Every site has it's own concrete pad and freshly mown grass with a picnic table. Hookups were set at a good position, and at the right elevation for sewer lines to drain. Restrooms and showers were some of the cleanest and well kept I've ever seen. All in all a very nice park surrounded with lots of things to do and see. We'll be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I did not stay here! I called in the morning to make a reservation for a one night stay and was told to come on in, no problem. Upon arrival I was told they do not accept overnight, but would make an exception. I paid for one night, but after seeing the site which had garbage bags and a parked car blocking the entrance, I got a refund and moved down the road. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were very pleased with this campground. The manager and his team are just awesome. We can not wait to come back again. Has wide sites, a pool, and a stocked store. Lots of camping fun. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Our one-night stay here was a mixed experience. The staff who run the park and who assisted us in the office (2 men, 2 women) were some of the nicest, most courteous people we ever have met. Friendly, outgoing, helpful. They graciously answered our questions, and I saw one of them going over a map with another guest to provide helpful directions. The park itself, however, is below average. It is not really a place for vacationers, most of the park is set up for permanent (or at least very long-term) tenants. In fact, the parkway lakes web site (not the KOA site) specifically states that they are looking for long-term residents and the park reflects this emphasis. A few of the long-term have nice sites, but many are occupied by older, run-down RV's. Some of these residents have installed storage bins and/or storage lockers in their sites, which creates an unkempt appearance. Some of the sites have two or even three cars parked in and around the RV, and the sites really do not have space for this. There are overflow parking sites around the office/pool area, and these were mostly full of residents cars, as well. As a result, much of the park has an over-crowded feel to it. I should emphasize that the park is not dirty, the office, pool, and laundry areas were neat and tidy and the grounds were clean. Our site was adjacent to some older units that looked as if they had been there a long time. The site was old asphalt, with a straggly strip of grass on one side. Cable was available, but I was not able to use it because the connection required a coax cable with a female end. I have a coax cable with two male ends - one for my RV and the other for the park connection, this has been the standard hookup in every other park I ever have stayed in. I was not able to access the Wi-Fi in my site or in the office area. One of the staff graciously tried to help me get connected, but we were unsuccessful. He would have been happy to help me further, but I did not have the time, we had to hit the road. Plus, I knew the problem was not with my laptop since I connected successfully at every other campground and several hot-spot locations during our trip. The bottom line, I would rate the staff as a "10" and the park as a "2". We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have mixed feelings giving this Park a "5" rating, because at the very end new management came in and solved all of our issues and complaints, and it appears major improvements are on the way. Overall, this Park is safe and comfortable, and convenient to the town of Morgan Hill and San Jose. We will stay here again given the improvements that we saw during our stay. On February 12, 2010 there was a major improvement in management when an investor-manager couple arrived to take over. This change of management happened during our 4th and final week at this RV park. Until the change in management, it was safe to assume that the complaints posted here on RV Park Reviews regarding this KOA were mostly accurate. My wife and I had similar complaints, and were initially overcharged on electric use, had no cable TV, and were subjected to aggressive and onerous demands for credit information that far exceeded the legal norm for our one-month stay. However, it is important to note that the customer service situation has changed dramatically. An experienced management couple with a financial stake in the operation has taken over day-to-day management effective February 12, 2010. On their first day we brought our concerns to them and they moved swiftly to correct the situation. We received immediate refunds, a profuse apology, and they followed up to make sure that our situation had been remedied to our satisfaction. We're giving this place a "5" rating because of the previous experience that we had, combined with the corrective actions of the new management. It was what it was. However, given the speed at which the new management is implementing fair and even policies and improvements to the park, and had we experienced the Parkway Lakes operation under their management, we would change the rating to an "8." Please note that we are not connected to the management or KOA or the Parkway Lakes operation in any way other than as a customer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I rated this park low because of the cost. These guys need to get their rates down where it's cost effective to travel by RV. Just because it's near San Jose is no reason the give someone a higher price. Also, there are quite a few full time residents and some look a little shady. Lock your RV if you leave it. Where else would someone stay in this area? Coyote, where the price is even higher. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My first experience with the campground was not a happy one. This is a gated campground and the gates are closed at all times so one must enter a code to enter. I arrived at 9:40 on a Saturday morning. This campground does not open until 10:00 on Saturday. I entered after hours code and was told that "We don't open until 10:00 AM". I Had to wait 20 minutes after backing up RV because there is no turn around at the entrance. Once we were allowed to check-in to the park, there was just signing of the receipt. No map, no written rules, the only rule was that our dog "Must" be walked outside of the park. Fortunately, there is a wonderful nature preserve behind the park. The campground seems to be for full timers. It rained most of the time we were there so didn't meet any neighbors. The park is rundown especially for a KOA. All hookups worked as expected but had to use an extension for the waste hose. The location is on a one way divided road with no easy turn around. To get to the park from the north one must drive 1.5 miles further and then make a right to turn around, to make a left turn going the opposite way. (not the fault of the RV Park just bad planning with the county roads.) They are all back-in sites, no tables, pool not kept up, and trash dumpsters are only in one area. The park was close to where we needed to be but we probably will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After traveling around the western states, i pulled into this park with a gated entrance. Beautiful gate, i checked in with the nicest management. They went out of there way to help us find fun stuff to do around the area. The spaces were BIG for our fifth wheel and the TREES were grate. No other park in the area that we visited to check out has these BEAUTIFUL trees. Nice Pool area, i felt safe and was treated very well. It is secured people just can not drive in anytime. It was close to everything we wanted. Clean, neat, and made lots of new friends. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RV PARK. I noticed this park will become a KOA which is FANTASTIC. We are KOA members!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The "no refunds" sign in the office should have been my first clue! They gave us no "rules" or maps on checking in, then later were rude about where we were walking our dog (we ALWAYS pick up). We went here based on the 9's and 10's previous reviewers rated, I don't know where they stayed but this park is NOT a 9 or 10 in our book. It could use a LOT of TLC. There are nice trees but that is about the only good thing we have to say about it. We did not use the restroom/showers as we had full hook ups. There is not much of a channel line-up on the cable. There are no tables in the sites. Sure it is a gated park but if you try to enter after office hours (9-5) you wait a while for someone to answer and buzz you in (if they do at all). Guess our rates were higher than others posted because it was Thanksgiving week (we arrived on Tues and left on Sat). If at all possible we recommend you go about 2 miles further up Monterey Road and stay at a newer, more friendly park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the second time I stayed, and it was great! It was even better than the first time. Now it is a gated community with friendly staff. There is lots of room in the space and trees, trees, trees, wonderful! This park is pet friendly and family friendly which is nice. I recommend long or short term stay here. It is great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite the only single negative review: we found the nicest people around this park. It was great. Staff was friendly new management was awesome. Bath houses and showers were maintained a minimum of 3-4 times daily maybe more (spotless and clean). Pool was nice and clean. We stayed for 15 days and added another 4 days. We left after reserving a site for long term stay at the end of the summer. Lots of things for the kids to do near the park. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice quiet clean and enjoyable stay. Close to everything. 5 stars all the way. Safe and secure with a gated entrance! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 1 / 10 ]
The worst camping experience of my life! Rude owners, run down park, disgusting pool, most unfriendly place we've ever been and we have camped in 100's of places! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second stay at this park and it has vastly improved although it was very nice before. There are beautiful large trees, has a pool for my kids, a well stocked mini-mart and clubhouse with games and a pool table. They have movie rentals, a friendly staff, internet, and the spaces are quite generous compared to other parks in the area. Price is unbeatable for what you get and we have checked around thoroughly! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is excellent! I have stayed there before last year. This year I noticed they have really cleaned up the park, newer RV's and 5th wheels, nice mini mart to shop, and nice clubhouse to play pool, games, read and etc. The wi-fi is great.This park happens to be the only Long Term park around and many people here seem to extend there stay! The park now has a nice gated entrance which keeps the unknown traffic down to a minimum. Also, the park has amenities, pool, club house, large spaces, Trees, and walking trails. The park is pet and family friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 1 / 10 ]
We stayed there for 3 weeks, were suppose to go monthly. After a week couldn't wait to get out of there. Management very controlling. No sewer. Which we were told would be up and running by the time we got there, but wasn't, Security gates that Management ran. Got locked out 2 times because management didn't answer phones. Restrooms were locked, nobody could use them. Cable only worked in a few spots. Trash Bins way up front. Mail got lost a lot. Had Internet, but Management controlled it, cut us off by the end of second week. Lots of extra charges, mail, laundry keys, and passes per vehicle for 40.00 each. This park appears to use (Bait & Switch Tactics) Do not stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is my second time visiting this park. I stayed here 2 years ago and there have been many improvements. All the "ratty" old motorhomes are GONE!! It's much, much nicer everywhere in the park! I stayed 8 weeks and except for the Park Manager (a controlling and sometimes rude lady!) I didn't have any issues or problems at all. I enjoyed my visits all over the Bay area - this place very reasonably priced yet very centrally located to all the vacation activities I wanted! This park is probably 1/2 long-term residents and all of them I met/saw were friendly, quiet and willing to help answer questions about fun touristy things to do in the area. I will come here again next time I vacation in the San Francisco area :-) We camped here in a Motorhome.
My family (2 adults and 3 children) have stayed here several times. The park is very well maintained and has a lot of shade. The staff is very helpful and even helped us out when our heating unit wasn't working right. The security gates were added since our last trip which is very nice. The park gets better every time we stay. I will definitely be back late spring or early summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We arrived late and they have a security gate. The box outside gave us a number to call and someone answered right away. They came out and let us in and escorted us to a site. The staff is very helpful. In the morning I went to the office and staff was very helpful in getting us taken care of. My husband was having some problems with our electric and they came to help us out and solved our problem. The park has changed since the last visit. There are new security gates, the sites are cleaned up and the whole park looks so much cleaner and the RV's are a lot newer. New management has come in and they have cleaned up a lot since we were here. I am looking to going back in the spring to see all the changes that have been done. I would recommend it for overnight or even staying for a couple of weeks. It has a lot of trees for shade and a lot of areas for the dogs with the park next door. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 2 / 10 ]
This campground has potential but is currently very run down. It is an older park with mature trees and an everyother day "honeywagon" to pump out your tanks. I've stayed here for the past three summers while working in nearby San Jose. The park is mostly fulltimers with old, run down RVs and the management has let this park deteriorate to the extent that I didn't feel safe and I will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First time at this park. Some back-ins, some pull throughs. Some fairly level, some would require quite a few boards/blocks. At least 75 sites have been converted to 50 amp with extra $5 nightly charge. Quite a few oak trees for shade. Restrooms are old and in need of updating, but clean and everything worked. Grass areas were green and kept mowed. We followed GPS rather than the written directions to get here and went down some not-RV friendly streets/roads. Biggest downside in our opinion is only five washers & six dryers for whole park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$5 extra for 50A. Free Wifi in lodges. Very poor over the air TV. Good Verizon phone. 4G Verizon data. Large dirt spaces. Flat. Pool not heated, so closed in winter. Good voltage in 30A. Lots of messy long term RVs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park, like so many Thousand Trails, needs updating. The setting is very nice with many trees, and the sites are pretty level. Just most everything is outdated. The pool has a very nice size; just get ready for a refreshing dip, since it is cold. The staff was all new (about 2 months) and had no clue. Not one could check us in without taking us at least 30-40 min. Retail customers were let into the park for free since it was easier then checking them in. We arrived in the dark, ask the staff where they had openings, and he pointed us into the tight section of the park. Next day we saw all the open large pull-through sites. Sewer would be very nice, but let's just get the park updated in bathhouses and lodges. Internet was pretty good at the lodges and on 24/7. Washer/dryers where the cheapest we have seen yet, $1 washer, $0.75 dryer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is really tired and in dire need of updates. When things break, they don't get fixed; instead, an "out of order" sign gets hung, and that's where it stays. One section of the campground is being updated with new electrical boxes, but no visible work has been done for 6 months, and the section is still closed. The sites get muddy when it rains; they don't have sewers. What they do have is way too many long-term residents, which adds to the not-very-appealing look of the place. We are Thousand Trails members and generally stay for just one night at the beginning and end of our trips. This park works okay for that purpose, but we wonder why some of our annual dues aren't being used to improve this park. It's way overdue. We certainly wouldn't pay to stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for TTN Members. Non members pay about $35. No air TV. Free Wi-Fi in the clubhouses. Good Verizon phone and data. Pool is unheated so not open in the winter. Store is closed in the winter. This is a nice park, but not worth the rack rate if anyone considers paying the $35. As with most TTN parks, the facility is very dated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed here for a week as my first Thousand Trails experience. This campground is quite old and showing its age. The bathrooms, while clean and functional, show need of a complete do over. The spots are generally level but a few in the G row need a little work to level. A great many of the ones in the G area are closed because of electrical problems. When I asked about plans to fix that they said they were working on it (however, they have said that for years to previous reviewers). Since it was winter the facilities weren't open but the pool area looks nice as do the lodges. There are many activities; horseshoes, shuffleboard, volleyball etc. available. As it is heavily treed in most parts (not G) getting satellite with a dish attached to your vehicle can be hard. I will be coming back as my hobby is Geo-caching and there are a plethora of them here. Nightly rate of $1 was entered because the website doesn't allow a 0. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Had a great shade spot #221 and was able to get satellite TV from my site with a little effort.I really liked this place had a great big pool and free coffee for members at the adult lodge. Lots to do for both kids and adults. Kind of rustic in setting which I like and there was a small creek running through the park.This is my 3rd time out in the thousand trials membership style camping and one thing I must say is the people I have run into are very friendly. Everyone waves and seems glad to see you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are some nicely spaced sites here, and some that are close together. We had a spacious site in the trees. All sites are water and electric only. Management leaves something to be desired, information on bulletin boards was months old. We would stay here again, but would try to come in spring or fall when there are less kids. Weekends get very busy with families out of the San Jose/San Francisco area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Two issues here to begin with. Power stanchions and sewer. The lack of sewer to all but the long term sites is okay with convenient dump stations in the campground, but power is not so good. One section is without power so only water hookup is available. The section we used I checked the power to the first stanchion and found an open connection and had to move to another which checked OK. The 30 amp power hooked up to was steady 122V. The water hookup was at the distant rear of the site, two hose lengths away. The pool is open, the store is not and looks to be a long way from being ready anytime soon. Restrooms and showers are dated but kept clean. Free Wi-Fi is inconsistent and often very slow, available at both lodges. The campground has a sewer pumper available by appointment three times a week for a fee. This is a pleasant place to stay, quiet and peaceful, good access to Gilroy or Morgan Hill for supplies and entertainment. We would return if and when we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This membership park was in a nice setting under oak trees next to a large hill in the countryside. However, unless you were tent camping, the power available was horrible. The first night we managed to get a site with a bad pedestal and went the night without power. We moved and then the power when from OK to BAD as more people arrived. We couldn't use our microwave as the power was consistently around 108 to 109 volts (without using any major appliances). Of course, having no sewer didn't help the experience. This park is great if you just want to rough it, but is miserable for big rigs. They need a major upgrade to get me back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've taken my family camping here a few times, but my Dad took me here with the family a lot while growing up. I remember riding my bike around fast at night and visiting the lodge to see what was up. Now when we visit the lodge it's to see what good reading materials there are. We enjoy walking around the park and viewing the creek. The sites have water, electric, and ease of access. We usually leave the campground to get some food in Gilroy at In-N-Out, or in Morgan Hill because it's closer. While we're out we check out some of the best shopping in the world for campers. There's a Walmart, Camping world, RV dealerships, and outlets to name a few. Anyway we enjoy this place and the amenities around the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park facilities, except for the interiors of the bath houses, all appear to be in reasonable condition, unlike some of the CA Thousand Trails we've been to. The staff members can be friendly one day and ignore you the next. The large pool is the main draw, and there is a lot of day usage and public camping. The biggest negative is the dust, which billows over the sites when a rig passes, even at 5 mph. Also the entry road is rocky and dusty. Full hook-ups would be nice. The best part is the location. Gilroy and Morgan Hill have just about anything you're looking for, and the coast is reasonably close. We would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is part of a national chain that I am a member of and live in the 1000 Trails parks full time. Members use this park for "out week(s)" from the better near by 1000 Trails park in Paicines, because we are limited to 2 or 3 weeks at a time, so we must use this one as an alternate. The maintenance is very poor, many of the listed sites are not usable, the power goes off on a regular basis and the water supply is not dependable either. The member use rules like 5mph speed limit, noise from nearby sites and "quiet hours" rules are NOT enforced. It is a poor park. If park maintenance and customer (member) service was top of the mind and a part of the management goal here, huge improvements could easily be made! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, Typical Thousand Trails Resort. The sites are long, wide and flat. The WIFI is only available at the lodge. We didn't wake up with the crows or the chickens, but with the gobble of the wild turkeys that wandered around the park in the morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park continues to be well maintained. Still need to have "out of service" electrical pedestals in Section G repaired. Will return to this Thousand Trails Preserve when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent Labor Day here. The park was full and there was a lot of activity. A very friendly crowd with many activities for all ages. The Olympic-sized pool was wonderful. The park was well maintained, but seemed to be a bit short on staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No cable TV, fair WiFi at lodge. But, sites were level and treed, pool was absolutely huge, staff was very friendly. This is one of the nicer Thousand Trails campgrounds we have stayed in and was very comfortable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Thousand Trails membership. This is one of the better TT sites we stayed on. Good size pull throughs. Good swimming pool. Gravel roads are a little dusty but no different to lots of other California sites. Lots of local wineries for tasting. Close to outlets at Gilroy. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoy this park which is in a beautiful area of California. There are numerous wineries in the area, enough to keep you in your cups with "tastings." Verizon cell phone and air card service is good and many sites are satellite friendly. The pool is excellent, but unfortunately, there were not many activities available at this time. The family and adult lodges are available but the store is only available on a limited basis. The downside would be the entry road is only a 1/4 mile but really rough and in need of repaving. We would have rated it higher if there were sewers at the sites or at least a reasonable honey wagon charge. But in spite of these shortcomings we always stay here when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed the park and found sites that should fit any ones requirements. Some in the trees allowing plenty of shade, some out in the open for good satellite reception. I wish they would spend some time with the grader and level the sites a bit, but we were able to make do. The pool was clean and always seems to have many visitors. Most people followed the 5 mph rule, others didn't causing the gravel streets to make a lot of dust. We used this area as a starting point to see many of the sites in the area. We will return if ever in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If this campground had sewer hook-ups it would be a perfect place to spend a couple of weeks. There is a "honey-wagon" going around, but it is a little on the expensive side. On the other hand are the rest rooms in good shape so if you use them you are OK. The Morgan Hill area is soooo pretty and well worth an extensive drive. Gilroy (20 minutes drive away) has enough shopping/outlets to make your credit card melt. Pool was closed for the season while we were there. Don't think it should have been since we had 4 days of 80 degrees. Pool should be closed according to the weather - not according to a date. We hope to be back some day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park, but most of our favorite sites had bags over the electric posts. We asked ,and it is unknown, if they will be able to get them fixed. Not only is the electric outdated but according to PG&E the park is at the end of a supply grid and can not supply more electric to the park. Most of the restrooms were clean but very worn. We will come back but not for any extended stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is still a very nice park with a wonderful pool. The staff though has slide down a lot. While most are very nice, one older guy at the gate seems cold and almost rude. Both him and the park manager(white cowboy hat) seem to be on a power trip. But, we just try to ignore there attitudes, and have a good time anyway because it is nice TT campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice Olympic size pool but cold! We had a nice end site. Store not open much! We did not use the bath houses they closed in some of the sections for remodeling as some of these Thousand Trails pks could sure use remodeling jobs. We now wonder if it is worth the membership since staying at allot of them! This park was close to a town to be able to buy groceries and whatnot. We stayed one week here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful campground, a lot of trees. The campground was quiet and clean. There were many things to do for the kids. Dump stations and honey truck available, no sewer at the sites. We used the free weekend offer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice Thousand Trails park. The staff is excellent!! The sites are nice and many of them give you some elbow room between you & the next RV. Nice pool. Some sites have shade trees. Only a small section of the park seemed to be in WI-FI range. The main thing wrong with this park is no sewer hook ups. If they would install full hook ups I'd give it a 9, or 10. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a Thousand Trails/NACO park. Some of the best, nicest amenities I've seen so far
in the Thousand Trails system. Beautiful, very large pool. Nice store & laundry room. Lack of sewer hookups keeps this park from being a 10. About 20 miles
or so from the Pacific Coast Highway. Lost of wineries in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a bit out in the country with some winding roads getting to the park. The positive side of that is that is very quiet and wonderfully dark. There are only a few RV spaces for over-nighters, so it is definitely advisable to make reservations. As noted, there are a lot of long term residents but that is not a problem; they were all quiet and respectful. There are a few sites that will get satellite. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well. The park has a very nice feel with a large green space and sites well-spaced. The manager was very efficient in getting us registered and accommodating our satellite needs. The utilities are all good, but spacing is a bit strange with sewer hookups located quite a ways away. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a bad campground but there is nothing to do that I could find except in San Jose more than 20 miles north. There you will find the Winchester Mystery House, a bizarre house built by the heiress to the Winchester Rifle Company. Do not count on getting any television channels because you are between two small mountains. Cell service seems to be okay though. Most of the people here are permanent, but they do seem to have close relationships. It gives the place a kind of homey feeling which is not bad. By the way, the showers are clean because you have to pay to use them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Real nice park. Our shady site was waiting for us with a welcome pack & pen. Big pull threw site. Good power, very nice shady/grass area in the middle. A number of liveaboards, but very well kept. Very quiet park, a few miles off the hi way but a lot better then the parks closer. We will overnight it here again sometime. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a wonderful surprise! The sites are big, level, and well spaced. A central area is grassy and park-like. The owner is helpful and very friendly. One morning, we saw a group of wild turkeys roaming through the park. There is no clubhouse or activity center, which is the only negative we found. As others have said, the seasonal sites are very neat, clean, and well kept up. We would definitely come back here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Host was extremely kind and opened up the office after hours (9:30) so we could camp here. He made sure we were hooked up correctly, and even drove by 2 times to make sure we didn't need anything. The park was very clean and friendly. We had a wonderful experience! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Most of the folks at this park are permanent residents. Nice people. Uvas Park is a very quiet campground. If you want to "get away from it all" then this is for you. If you are a TV or internet 'junkie' then bring it with you as there is no TV service and a regular antenna will not work here. They have Wi-Fi but it is satellite based and very slow. We stayed a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I really liked this RV park! I at first was hesitant about it because it is far (3 miles or so) from the freeway or grocery stores. We passed a Thousand Trails RV park which looked just awful, we were worried it was Uvas, fortunately it was not. Uvas is a small park with many permanent residents all who were friendly and quiet. The roads are paved and our back-in site was probably the widest I've ever experienced. Wi-Fi was free,we have a satellite dish that picked up a strong signal easily. The location is beautiful near mountains, trees, it is quiet. We stayed five days and the staff was very helpful to us and checked up on us to make sure we were comfortable. We had an emergency come up and had to leave a day early, they immediately refunded us the day without us even bringing it up. We will stay here again when visiting the San Jose area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a very spacious site away from the main park area. We really liked this park, had a flock of wild turkeys living on the hill above us..Would definitely return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lived here in a fifth wheel for 9 months. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Best place to stay for area. Very affordable, spaces were large, and pet friendly. Would definitely stay there again and would recommend this park for a over nighter or long term stay. Thanks again to all the staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Do yourself, your family and friends a favor and pass this place by and and head up to Mount Madonna county park. For half the price you get a full hook up site amongst the Redwoods, and all kinds of hiking and biking trails, and some of the trails have spectacular views of the ocean. All this and more, and its only 15 minutes off of highway 101. Uvas Pines is in a gully, and is more of a "Mobile Home park" because most of it's occupants live there. Mount Madonna is in the top ten on my friends and families list of places to go RVing. We felt that Uvas Pines website was misrepresenting with 12 point deer on the front page that was not taken on that property, and stating how close they are to all the tourist sites which was misleading. If you are looking for a place to live in your RV, this place may work for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This park is very clean and well-kept. And it is in a beautiful setting with lots of trees. Sites are large so you are not parked up against your neighbor. Dog friendly. Nice nature trail along a stream makes for a nice walk. Managers were very helpful even putting our name on our reserved site and bringing us our change. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty park. The office hours are kind of "hippy-dippy," as in we're here now, but not now. However the park is lovely. We came in when the office was empty, but they were on the ball, and left documentation so we knew which site was ours, and how to get to it. Only problem was our sewer hookup ended up under our right rear wheel. Still enjoyed our night here! Found a workamper in the morning and emptied our tanks. We'd come back here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Greetings, We spent 4 evenings here and enjoy every minute of it. The majority of the sites were long term but the folks were very friendly and happily answered questions about the area/dining/points of interest. Pets are really welcome in this park, plenty of area for pet/nature walks. We saw wild turkeys, deer, and rabbits in the park. Restroom/laundry are dated but very clean and well cared for. Grounds were well care for, trash drop of area very clean and organized. Office hours are limited but park manager (Bonnie) and her assistant (Lynn) continually travel around the parks stopping to check on things and talk with folks (nice touch). Children are welcome but there is little to do for the younger ones and no local transportation for teens who may want to go to town. Spaces are very large with easy access. Satellite and Verizon reception were excellent. We will return for longer stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
HUGE sites with no extra costs for more then 1 vehicle. There are lot of permanent or near permanent residents at this park and for the most part they have the prime locations. Otherwise it's very quiet and peaceful and everyone was very friendly. If you've stayed in other parks south of San Jose before you know that many are just parking lots trying to squeeze every dollar out of every square foot. This park is different and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
They have power problems. Voltage drops all the time. An Autoformer will help and I highly suggest you use one in that park along with a surge protector. Office is only open for two hours a day. We camped here in a Motorhome.