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17 RV Parks near Alum Rock, California
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of Alum Rock. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Alum Rock in the left hand column.
Oct 2019 - $1.00
Morgan Hill is an old Thousand Trails campground with many amenities including a large pool. The sites are well spaced and shaded in most of the park. The few fifty-amp sites are very close together with no shade. They have a lot of rules including a 5-mph speed limit which they enforce belligerently. It is very dusty, especially in the fifty-amp area. The whole experience starts badly as your new neighbors complain about the dust you create as you come in. This is especially true with the class A diesel whose engine fans raise a lot of dust. The electrical power presents many problems from low voltage to total failure - usually at about 2:30 pm. Though there are no sewer hookups there are two dump stations and they will pump your tanks for $45. I would highly recommend this park to those who have not reached their abuse quotient for the month. - The Penguin
Aug 2019 - $1.00
Nice laid out park. Seems like some updating has been done. We were in the 50 Amp section which was very dusty and little shade. The BIG issue was the low voltage problems. Normally in these situations we would utilize our Solar system, but it was to hot to run the inverter with our conditoner to long, so we ran our Generator until it cooled down durning the evening. - ERIC KRISTY ADVENTURES
May 2019 - $1.00
This small park is one of the best maintained in the Thousand Trails system. In 2018 they invested $2 Million in the park's infrastructure, and plan to spend an additional $1M in 2019. Our site was level and very spacious with a gravel drive and a large grass lawn, separated from the next site by a decorative fence. Some sites were smaller, but there were many like ours in the 30 amp area. There are a limited amount of 50 amp sites at this time. Because of ecological considerations there are only a few sites with sewer hookup. There is a honeywagon available for $25, but since it was not very difficult to move our motorhome we simply went to one of the several dump stations twice during our stay. Most campers had those little pull-behind poop wagons to carry their waste to the dump station, but that's not our thing! The pool is large and well maintained. There are scheduled activities throughout the summer for families. Some people complain that the park is too strict in enforcing their rules (eg 5mph throughout the park), but we had no problems and found the staff to be friendly and helpful throughout. - Miles and Smiles
Oct 2019 - $85.00
Don’t stay here if you have slides, require more than 10 amps of power, have a dog, or a tow car. If you do not require any of these then it’s expensive but tolerable. The picture of the sites have no bearing on reality. The sites pavement is in decay, the cable does not work, the power is about 100 volts. The park is roads are narrow and very bumpy. The people who live there are pleasant and will tolerate your tow car being parked in the street. I would not return unless it was a family emergency. - P Wiggins
Oct 2019 - $70.00
Heavily wooded park in redwood forest off Hwy 9. Back in site was tricky to get into for our 38 ft 5th wheel as it sat behind and at an angle to another site as well as the road. Once into the site it provided privacy and a view of the river below. Site was mostly level and access to electric, water, and sewer were convenient. Cable provided was adequate, and like most park wi-fis it worked well in hours of low demand. Verizon and Sprint with marginal service. Most of the other sites in the park were close together and the park was very full for the entire weekend. A small unfenced dog park was found at the end of our stay which was nice as it was not mentioned on the map or when we checked in. The park charges a $3 a day per dog fee. Fire rings are available in the office to rent . The town of Felton is approximately 5 minutes away and has all necessary services. Santa Cruz is approximately 15 minutes away. Be sure and follow the included directions into the park as Highway 9 is not suitable for big rigs. - bbmidwife
Apr 2018 - $1.00
Actually free, part of Thousand Trails, but still NOT worth the price. You got slides? Good luck. This park was built before slides and now they have marked out narrow sites with white lines that you are expected to stay between. The fire department requires some magic distance away from the 30 amp electric socket. After getting read the riot act, very nicely, I might add, when checking in, we still ended up in a fierce argument with her when she found we were too much over the line. After I threatened to check every RV in the park to make sure they were in the lines, she gave us a few inches of leeway. She has a truly lousy job. Thousand Trails should be ashamed of themselves. RV's with slides should not be allowed and at 42', our MH leaves our Jeep out in the road, but somehow that's ok. You also park opposite your neighbor. Horrible setup. We test the water. Decent tap water (210ppm) and fairly soft. Thousand Trails is two for two with us so far - two losers. Don't come here. Santa Cruz is nothing anyway. The boardwalk is seedy. - Odyssey
Apr 2012 - $45.00
This park is pretty with only a couple of trailers left, full of motorhomes and fifth wheels. They have very specific parking rules which required us to park our dually next to a bush, that scratched it. Nice but cramped laundry.30 amp electricity kept going off and on. No breaker to turn off electric so must hot connect. Sewer is not a proper fit so it leaks. No recycling available. Very expensive, not near groceries or shopping. In industrial area of town surrounded by poor neighborhoods. WiFi virtually non-existent, no cable and no antenna stations available. Sites and streets are paved with many many very high speed bumps. No discounts. - DRV
Mar 2012 - $35.00
This RV park in silicon valley is clean! This park appears to have its own cc&r's and is better for it. Pool and gazebo surrounded by green grass. Postal service is evidenced by a row of mailboxes at main office. There is an electric lawn mower to borrow to keep up your very own 10'x 5' strip of green space should you reside here for over 2 weeks. It offers spaces to one-night travelers too. This is a nice, clean, groomed trailer park where you want to live while earning a living here in San Jose. I didn't want to leave. It is nice for city camping in your travel trailer & I would go back. It is just a few miles from World Famous Henry's High Life restaurant and HP Concert Pavilion - CasaRoll
Jan 2012 - $35.00
Located in an industrial area with good access to the freeway. Park is very clean and well kept and has many long term/permanent residents. Dogs are limited to 20 lbs. The downside is that they do not take credit cards, cannot arrive after dark and must have a reservation. This park is not a resort, but a convenient place to stay for those visiting friends/relatives in the San Jose area. - nkwazi
Nov 2016 - $45.00
OK first of all if you get a RV spot in San Jose, lucky for you. This place is somewhat quite, clean, and friendly. I was barely able to fit my 35 foot rv in my spot but the staff was very helpful in assisting me. Most of the RV are permanent residents and really nice folks. The wash room and showers were really clean. You are near a recycling plant, so there is some noise and intense smells at times. But its the best deal in town for sure. - Vanslam
May 2015 - $42.00
Would never stay here again. Got the last site in what seems to be mostly fulltime campers. Odd set up and needed extension and level blocks. Didn't feel safe because of unsavory characters and the neighborhood wasn't the nicest. Showers cost. Not good value for money at all. Manager was abrupt and rude. No amenities for the high charge. Don't bother coming here unless you're desperate. - kiwitravelers
Sep 2011 - $34.00
This park would rate much higher if it weren't for the noise at night. Starting about 3 AM the recycle trucks arrived and dumped their loads. Now, if you sleep like my wife, or wear a hearing aid, I can highly recommend the park. Showers were older, but spotless, including shower curtains. The rest of the bathroom was extremely clean. The manager was kind and made sure we had good instructions when calling in for reservations. Unlike a previous poster, we did not experience a smelly environment from the recycle center. - JDRobar
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Actually we did not stay here but I went to this location to check it out and see about a reservation.
The website says "Upgraded and Reopened!
Guidelines RV must be no more than 20 years old or newer. After 30 days guest must vacate the grounds for a minimum of 24 hours before reapplying to return. Spaces rented on a first come, first served bases."
In addition, there is a telephone number, email address and a button you can click for a RESERVATION REQUEST.
I arrived at the RV Park and was I disappointed to see it. First of all, it has not been "Upgraded" as the website said in what I saw. It looks like it has been the same for many, many years. It is dusty. Next, the RV's that were there looked like most of them had been there for more than 30 days, several months or longer. I knocked on the door of the manager who is in a Foretravel that must be 30+ years or older but no answer. Went to the assistant manager, his motorhome looked as old or older, he said they do not take reservations, it is a first come basis and in the past year they may have had 10 vacancies. They don't try to make people leave after 30 days as that is to much trouble for them and the people in the rv's. They could if they wanted to. To much paperwork on their part.
So, don't count on what the website says in this case, it is not true at all. - Sherib
Jun 2011 - $18.00
Sites are for Elk's members only. No sewer hookups is a big minus. The facility has a large pool available and showers, steam room, exercise room. The park manager is very aggressive. - firedguy
May 2012 - $40.00
First, a word of caution about this campground: It is located 9 miles out on a very windy, narrow road. We were challenged by this road when pulling our 24' TT. That being said, this is a beautiful campground with spacious sites that are very private. The restroom and shower facilities are immaculate. The campground is located on rolling hills dotted with old oaks. The amazing thing about this place is you are 30 minutes from teeming San Jose and environs. We stayed here while exploring San Jose, Saratoga, Stanford Campus and Filoli Gardens. To return to our campsite after negotiating the freeways was wonderful, relaxing and invigorating. If you stay during the warm summer months, try to get a shaded site as it could get pretty hot back in this valley. We had #6 and were well pleased with this site. - Campy
Dec 2009 - $12.00
We came up to San Jose to see the Winchester House but fell in love with the county park. Lots of different types of oak trees and wild life. Right when we pulled in, we saw a wild pig 150 yards of the check-in kiosk. We were the only ones there when we went except for the camp host. Looks like the county was doing some renovations to the tent camping areas. Nice place to bring your mountain bike, there were lot's of trail to ride or hike. WARNING TO ALL RV'Rs: Do not use the directions provided by Navtec, google maps. It directs you to take Quimby Rd. DO NOT TAKE this route! Three back to back severe switch backs and a road that narrows to one lane. Use CA130 as your route, this route may be too narrow for any RVs over 35' -- We did see a 40' traveling on it once. - Woods Family
Oct 2007 - $25.00
Very nice people. This park is all gravel with very narrow sites. I actually thought it was a campground until i got here. Most of the campers here are permanently set up on a site with storage buildings. - Rweaver
Jul 2019 - $70.00
We were in back in site number 93, which was a Deluxe Site. Check in was easy then we were guided to our site, but tough back in with almost 90 degrees combined with the parking right in front of the site near the pool. They have a staff member backing you in and he finally got us in with quite a bit of maneuvering, but not lined up exactly, so we had to park across from our site. Utilities were at the back of the site. Sites were close but with shrubs and trees that provided some spacing between sites. The site was too narrow for a picnic table. Good Verizon cell reception with the campground WIFI and cable worked well. We came down to San Jose to visit friends and this RV park was the best option because it wasn't right in the city. The park was designed more for long term visitors than overnighters as we were fit into an empty space next to long termers. They had a small fenced off-leash dog area. There was also access to city hiking trails though a back gate. We experienced some road noise during the night but it was not intolerable. We were only there for two days and were overall satisfied with this very clean and well run park. - MK_Willi
Jul 2019 - $77.00
14 nights June -July, 2019 - $1072.69. It’s on a busy 4 lane highway in horrible disrepair - so very loud with drag racing every Saturday night. No security, gate or after hours support. Sewer backed up and ruined our things the office staff was horrible to deal with. We were there in the summer for 2 weeks, but received a call that from a staff member that homeschooling is not allowed and our kids need to be registered at the local school district or we would need to leave. While the sewer backup was gross and unwelcome, it is not the reason I have given a negative review as things happen that are outside of the park’s control. The way we were treated and the absence of after hours support is a real problem and completely unacceptable. - ChareseJes922
May 2019 - $80.00
This is a great place to stop on the way north or south. Trader Joe's 5 miles away, great restaurants in Morgan Hill include Ladera Grill, excellent upscale menu. Clean dog park, level sites and the people who take you to your up front, near highway space know exactly how to park you seamlessly! We needed a tweak on a sliding door in our coach and the handyman, a staff member came right away and was so nice to help me get it back on its track. No charge, but of course appreciated a nice tip. There is a RV wash service, however, book ahead, extremely busy. The park is mostly full time people, so, don't expect to walk around and socialize. The people here work and kids go to school. The sites are all clean and neat. - Joan Messenger
Feb 2012 - $45.00
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. - astreamer
Jul 2010 - $44.00
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". - bgw
Jul 2010 - $45.00
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. - mmrvs02