We stayed here one night so that we could visit friends in Santa Cruz. We weren't towing and this was the most convenient location for them to pick us up for dinner. It is basically part of the overall parking lot for the harbor with 12 spaces designated for RVs. I think it greatly overpriced for what it is. We probably would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Full hook up in a parking lot next to the marina. Listed address is for the marina, so call for directions if you want to find the place. Very little space between rigs. No Wi-Fi, no bathrooms, no shower. We stayed here one night and would probably not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I like this campground and none of the things I say will deter me from coming back, but I wish people meaning people in general would slow down when driving through an area like this. For instance we had site 1 which was right at the stop sign; the speed limit says 15, that doesn't mean go through the stop sign at 15 then gas it to whatever, this was very annoying. The park is not my first pick for the area but due to the State Park fee hikes forty dollars is very reasonable now. I don't know if I could call this park a family friendly park unless there was strict adult supervision. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I almost hate to recommend this park because we love staying here and would hate to be unable to get in! It is a simple set-up, 12 sites facing the boats moored in the harbor. The greatest asset to this park is the park host, who is always very helpful and pleasant. Everything is run very smoothly and stays here are always nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here based on the previous two reviews. I would recommend that nothing be left outside that can be carried off by opportunistic thieves. While we stayed here we had thieves go through the campground at 3 AM. They were discovered, and dropped all of their misbegotten goods. Fortunately there was no vandalism. The police are aware of the problem. We will still stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place was difficult to find. We used our GPS, and it still took us to the wrong location. Luckily there were people there that gave us directions. It is actually in the north harbor. This was our 2nd trip with our 5th wheel. The sites have sewer, power, water, but no cable which would have been nice with a 4 year old. Not easy for us to back into our site, but remember this was only our 2nd trip, and we didn't back up all the way into our site (left about 5 ft behind us) which allowed us to pull out easily since the sites are fairly close together and there is a curb/sidewalk about 30 ft in front of the truck once you are hooked up to your trailer. We actually hooked up at an angle to get out without any problems. There is no beach; you are actually at a boat harbor. The beach is within walking distance. Sites are like a parking lot, but nice. We were only here for one night, but would go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This "park" is basically 12 sites within the Santa Cruz Harbor, there are no toilets or showers and you must have a self contained rig. The sites are right next to the picturesque boat mooring area and the location is fantastic for walking to the beaches south of the boardwalk or to the boardwalk itself. $40 seems a little high in mid-Dec when there are no facilities/wifi etc, however it is a pleasant place to stay and a great location for Santa Cruz. The host was friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This small, family owned park has a great location and lots of charm. Most of the campers there are long term but they have a few nice sites available for short term/overnight. Road within the park is rough (broken up pavement and/or gravel) and it is on a steep hill. Sites 7-10 are the easiest access and back up to a creek. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were a bit disappointed on arrival to find out that the pool that was advertised as "seasonal pool" on their website, was permanently closed. Overall, we had a good stay at this campground, but things seemed more than a bit run-down. There were A LOT of permanent residents here. Thankfully, we had a site that was near the entrance. Make sure if you are driving/pulling a "big-rig", that you park and walk up the hill to the office. The manager will let you know what spot you've been assigned prior to arrival, so that you can park your camper first before going to the office. That was helpful. This was a great location to stay at to make "day trips" to places like Monterey, Gilroy, and San Francisco. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
So this will sound positive and negative, but we ended up staying for three nights so you can deduce from that what you will. So here's the deal, it's pretty with redwood trees all around and a creek running in front of the park. Our site wasn't quite level and had a leak underground but I didn't care about the mud. We had a nice little lawn and fire pit and the management was really nice. There were a few things that made the place kind of weird, like the "chapel" hidden up in the redwoods which also had a giant pentagram and 666 spray painted on a monolithic rock behind it, and there are a LOT of full-time residents here. The kind with sun-bleached lawn ornaments and tattered astroturf everywhere. It was a strange breed that lived there full time but we never had a problem. $35 was a little pricey for the place but still it was decent and worked for us and we never felt unsafe. Spiders and the like in the unheated bathrooms and coin operated timed showers but they did the trick. Solid 7. We camped here in a Motorhome.