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29 RV Parks near Los Gatos, California
We did however find 29 campgrounds within 25 miles of Los Gatos. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Los Gatos in the left hand column.
Jun 2016 - $52.00
This RV spot, and I hesitate to call it a "park" because there is not much there to define a RV park. It is basically a lined off set of parking spots with a power pedestal and a picnic table. There was enough room for our 37' motor home, and we were able to pull the Jeep all the way to the back of the site so we could put chairs in the front for a view of the boats and the marina. There is a real love/hate relationship when talking about this stop. The parts to love are backing into your site and and having a view of Santa Cruz harbor and marina out of the front window. The sites are full hook up and the water pressure is strong. The sites are all pavement so dirt or sand is not an issue. The cell signal is strong and the Verizon air card worked well. There is no public WiFi offered. The hate part of the relationship is that the RV spaces are bordered by a road directly in front of the sites. Our rig was inches from the white line that represented the edge of the traffic lane that runs in front. While exiting the rig if a car was going by, it would be mere feet from you. There is a 10 mph speed limit on the road, which is universally ignored by just about everyone. Vehicles usually sped by at 20 to 30 mph, oblivious that pedestrians were walking by. Another oddity was the lack of any restroom and shower facilities available. While there are two shower toilet rooms along the marina walkway, signs are posted that they are for the use of the marina slip renters only. One of the buildings had a sign that is was open to the public between the hours of 8 AM to 6 PM, but the doors were never unlocked. The doors required a key or a pass code to enter. The RV camp host was also kinda flaky. He was in the site next to us, but he was rarely there, and when he was he was never available.We paid $52 a night for the park, with no discounts or break for staying for a week. All in all it was not a bad park, but there was not much to make it memorable either. - SargeW
Feb 2016 - $52.00
Little has changed since the prior reviews. This is still a section of parking lot at the northern end of the yacht harbor with full hook ups and little else. It is quiet at night, but while we were here they were running a dredge right in front of the RV area for several hours a day--like having a loud generator running. The eucalyptus trees above us drop hard nuts on our RV occasionally that sound like gunshots. There are not many options in Santa Cruz and this park is in a great location and has a rather pretty view of the boats in the harbor and the surrounding hills, but for the price, this "camping spot" leaves a lot to be desired. As others have said, the sites are narrow (about 20 feet wide) but easy to back a trailer into and enough room to sit outside. Maximum RV length is 42 feet. In spite of the drawbacks, this park has been nearly full for our whole stay. We will be happy to move to New Brighton State Park in a few days. - MrSunshine
Nov 2013 - $50.00
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. - June W.
Nov 2018 - $54.00
Somewhat expensive, although the site was level and spacious with good hookups. This place has killer speed bumps that can't be avoided; so, bad that all the clothes came off the closet rod in back of the motor home. The feature that made it good for us was proximity to the location of a special event we were attending. Otherwise, we would think twice about staying here again. - MSTraveler
Oct 2016 - $40.00
It is difficult to be objective about this park. While the place is technically clean and there are plenty of trees, there are a few negatives. First, this park scores a new high on the number of enforced rules. For example, the dumpster had a combination lock on it. Second, every blade of grass is off limits to pets as indicated by the numerous signs. Pets are expected to do their business on the asphalt. Just not a relaxing place. - Charisma1965
May 2016 - $49.00
Very quiet and well kept with mature planting between large sites. Very helpful staff. Only slight negatives are WIFI is a bit hit and miss, and there are no fire pits, and only a couple of sites with BBQs. Overall very good. Best to book in advance as mainly a residential site with limited overnight sites available. - PCP
Mar 2018 - $52.00
We were not optimistic after reading reviews about this place. However, we were pleasantly surprised. It is very neat and clean. Bathrooms and laundry were old but tidy. $1.50 for wash and same for dry. It is jam packed and we may have gotten the only site left. Many permanent trailers that have been brought in by the owners and many long termers from the looks of things. The sites are very close together but are concrete with fake grass in between. The staff was helpful and friendly and it was very quiet when we were here. We had the windows closed and did not hear any road noise. Cell service was good, which seems to be an issue with other parks that are not close to the road here. - ALbums
May 2017 - $60.00
This is a park packed with full time residents, mostly field crop laborers. Jam packed! Spaces are on top of each other with no room to move! Neighbors came out to watch us squeeze in. Truck won't even fit into space. Had to ask neighbors to move a vehicle. Bathrooms and showers are clean and require a key, $10 deposit at front desk to get one. They close @ 6:30 PM. Will never be back. - dtdilts
Dec 2016 - $55.00
Three week stay in the park. Mostly long-term residents. This is very middle of the road - do not expect a 'wonderful site', but it is absolutely adequate for a stay in the area for a few weeks. No problems at all, helpful staff. Residents keep to themselves but are polite. I would happily recommend this as a safe, clean, affordable spot in the Morgan Hill area. - Aphazia
Oct 2016 - $60.00
Park is nice and clean. Have stayed here several times over the last few years. The only problem this last time were the skunks. At night while we were around the fire pit, lots of them would come out. So many that the kids didn't want to walk to the restrooms. I have never seen it this bad before. - Wendy 67
Sep 2016 - $105.00
Nice campsite with a lot of facilities. Showers and restrooms are clean but not the newest ones. Sites are big enough and offers a lot of free space around the vehicle. We were very surprised about the enormous price. It costs too much compared to the service (no BBQ at the site, no swimming pool). - WorldTravelers
Sep 2016 - $100.00
Beautiful location and setting. Park is very well maintained. Stayed in a pull through premium site which was very narrow and close to the neighboring site. No cell phone reception which would be less of an issue if the Wi-Fi in the park was working, which it wasn't. All of the equipment is there but no signal. Park staff advised us the signal is "sketchy" but my suspicion is it was turned off in the RV area for the off season. At check in we were given a full page of rules to follow. Most are common sense but each rule is followed with a dollar amount for the fine that would be levied for violations up to $350, REALLY!! Park is not dog friendly as dogs are limited to a defined area, ($350 fine for violation). In fairness I didn't see anyone being harassed over a violation but then most RV folks are decent people who just want to enjoy themselves and not annoy others. I would hope management rethinks the monetary fine matter and just makes sure the advertised services are functional. - ChuckD
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is a county park so I was surprised as to the cleanliness of the place and the condition of the sites. Think of this as a camp ground with RV spaces. By that I mean RV parks normally have some lawn and paved roadways (at least the ones we go to). The roadways are paved but everything else is dirt, so if you have kids they will get dirty.
Stayed in Valley View 1. Valley View #2 has little shade. All except for 3 or 4 sites are very shady. The ones in the center area are totally shaded. There is a dump station at this park.
Lots of hiking trails and mountain bike trails to hike or ride. - Tom Sch
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Nice park in the trees - halfway between Watsonville (very cool coastal area) and Gilroy (very warm inland area). Excellent tree cover and while this makes for comfortable days and nights, you may get some marine layer (so heavy this morning it was like rain) and you'll get little to no cell reception. Other than that, it's convenient (except for the road work on 152 that can get very congested) to so much and a pretty good deal for what you get. Tip: If you want to burn some firewood at your fire ring - bring your own since they sell it there but for $13 for a small box. - Darwindog
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We really enjoyed this little park. The sites are all covered in trees so you have lots of privacy. No fire pit in our site but we did have a big brick grill. Definitely a steep road to get to the park but we saw some big rigs while we were there so it's doable. Good location if you like hiking or wine tasting. - MadAdventures
Oct 2017 - $90.00
This park is old and doesn't look good on approach. It's not cheap either. But it's the only one anywhere near Menlo Park including going north or south on 101. The back area is really well maintained with very good hook ups, power pole is in good condition. But what really made our stay exceptional is the manager and her husband!
The first night we lost 12V power. It's amazing how dependent a coach is without it. We had 110 power. We called the office on Saturday morning to ask about a mobile repair. There's only one. They tried to get out but were just too busy and could come only on Monday. This manager gentleman, who has considerable RV service knowledge, came to us and diagnosed our problem. He spent at least two hours testing and another hour making a temporary fix. We would have been there a least 2-3 more days, stressed not knowing where the problem was. But he took his personal time to figure out the likely cause, allowing us to reach our destination and get repairs completed while not being in transit. THANK YOU! - Bobcat1
Sep 2017 - $95.00
We have "kids" at Stanford and so have stayed here a handful of times. This trip, we are in the expensive, pull-through way back.......on the salt flat bay. It's quiet with a pretty nice view for being in the city. Bathrooms in the expensive seats are newer, high end and spotless. No complaints with sites. They've cleaned up the main resident's section that you drive through to access the rear for overnighters. Staff has turned over, and I miss the adorable older woman I used to interact with in the office. New staff not so sharp. Can't reserve on-line, rarely get through on phone, and took TWO days to return my call. The Wi-Fi is terrible. You get a coupon and, after going through a drill to "register," you might slowly get connected,.......but I never actually got service. I called the vendor's 800 # and, after a 10 min. wait, got some guy who didn't care and blamed it on the fact that the park's bandwidth is insufficient for the number of users (It was mid-day!!!!). Verizon Mi-Fi has rescued me, but I really feel abused to pay $95, and have no internet. If you don't need a pull-through you can probably save ~$15 a night, but you might want to try to get a key for the bathrooms in the back which are a big redeeming factor. - Diesel24J
Dec 2016 - $73.00
Alright folks, if you are coming here in an R.V. for a short stay you can't beat it. It has no picnic table, no fires, no club house, and some views; it is an urban R.V. park. You probably aren't planning on spending a lot of time in your rv. You've come here for some specific reason and not to go Glamping.
With that mindset this place is excellent. The sites level up very easily. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry rooms were spotless and are cleaned daily. The showers were fully heated and had plenty of hot water. All the folks I met were extremely friendly and helpful. The staff was on the ball and very pleasant.
As previously mentioned the short term sites are on the bay side of the park and ours had a great view of the bay and the surrounding mountains.
We did not try the park wifi but my Verizion Mifi worked great. Getting in and out of the sites was a dream and there was plenty of room for coach and the the toad. The utilities provided clean 50 amp power, and simple sewer hook up. ( if you find it draining your tank a bit slow loosen the cap on top of the island). There's cable hook up but we spent so little time in the coach we didn't hook up to it. We paid a bit less than $73 for a 7 day stay. The daily rate is $85. The front part of the park is for long term residents and the sites are clean and not cluttered with all the units I observed in very good condition.
We will stay here next time we come to the Bay area. - pumper9x9
Dec 2018 - $100.00
Didn't realize the site included a separate dog pen which is awesome for those who have dogs, we don't do would have preferred to use the space. Unfortunately our VERY close neighbors didn't have a dog pen so we heard their dog bark, whine and scratching on the windows for over 9 hours! The staff was amazing though! - KFreitas
Dec 2018 - $80.00
We spent 4 days here from Friday to Monday. I had originally requested a spot at the back in expectation of peace and quiet. When we hooked up power our surge protector showed problems with the ground and would not allow power to the trailer. I returned to the office and they gave me a new spot over the office. This spot was the 7th in a line of 9 sites, all vacant. After setting up we saw another party arrive 2 spaces away, shortly after that another party arrived to the site between us. We soon found out that these 2 rvs were a group. So here we are next to the group of 10 or so people occupying the 2 sites next to us with 6 vacant sites on the other side and another 8 or 10 vacant sites across the street. I have no complaints about the people next to us, they were not unreasonably noisy or up at late hours, it just seems that with all those vacant sites there was no good reason to put us all together. I think the neighbors would have preferred having some space as well. Overall, it's not a bad park but they really need to look into how they assign spaces when they have so many available.
AT&T cell coverage is decent if you are toward the front of the site. Towards the back it goes away completely. - bdo
Dec 2018 - $90.00
Nice campground for children. Medium sized sites. WiFi good (but the campground was nearly empty). But we were there in late December, and none of the bathroom/shower buildings have ANY heat, making them almost useless. Luckily, our daughter lives close to this campground, so we could shower at her house. - Gozierdt
Apr 2017 - $40.00
Park concessionaire died 2017 April. The city is temporarily closing the RV sites. - wjzcbn
Oct 2016 - $35.00
We found this to be a very clean and quiet RV park to stay at. The bathrooms are very dated, but functional and as clean as you could get them considering their age. This is a community park, so obviously, there is no money for the facilities. There was an extra fee for our two dogs and we had no problem with that. The issue we had was that you have to sign a release for the county, that says if they find that you have left your dogs unattended in the RV and you have left the park, that you allow the local Animal control to enter your RV, by force if need be, to remove your unattended animal from your RV and take the dog to the pound. Fortunately, it was fall, so we were able to take our dogs with us whenever we left the rig, in the summer this would have been a problem. - luvdoggiez
Jul 2016 - $40.00
The location is nice and the staff are friendly and helpful; however, when a park states that they have wifi, it should be decent wifi. There was a bait and switch to the wifi; if you want "high speed" the charge is $1.95 an HOUR! The "slow speed" (their words) was miserably slow. And don't go with out texts because that's how you sign in, receiving a text of your sign in number. I had just gotten a phone with texts right before leaving to go there.
The manager told me when we were leaving, that she was going to talk with their internet guy about getting more bandwidth, so it may be better soon.
At night the gates are locked, so security was good. We were given a key, after a $5 deposit, so could get in the couple of nights we were out after 9 pm, when the gates are closed and locked.
Would have been nice to have a children's playground, for when our granddaughter came to visit, but we were told it had been taken out some time before and not replaced. - grandma w
Apr 2018 - $35.00
Just a short walk down the hill to the beach. Our two dogs were able to use the private beach located directly across from the entry station. Didn't even know this existed, but the helpful attendant noted the beach north of Sunset is private and not subject to no-dog rules. From the park map, you cant' tell some sites, like ours, have 2 parking spaces right next to each other. Great for friends, not so much for strangers. Luckily we have good neighbors for the week, but just beware. The South Campground seemed best for trailers. The other two CG's were filled up with tents... and noise. To each his own, I guess. I would go back to Sunset SB. - FredjB
Mar 2015 - $35.00
This is a very pastoral park, with a beautiful beach. The sunsets are spectacular. The sites have some space and foliage. You can have a campfire here. There are strawberry fields just adjacent to the campground. We rarely saw a park ranger, and the sites were not raked or cleaned between uses. We would return to this park. - Vic and Marsha
Mar 2013 - $35.00
We stayed in site #25, which the camp host called "The Crown Jewel" of the park It was big, clean, and a short trail to an ocean overlook, with a drop dead view. The beach was quite a hike downhill. There are no amenities, other than the concrete pad and a fire pit. We were surprised at this, and landed there without water, because the CA Parks website said "developed". Now we know this does not mean hookups. Sunsets are amazing here, as the name would imply. The drive in is awesome, through farmlands and beautiful valleys. It is off the beaten path. Generators are against the rules after 8pm, as a ranger was quick to enforce. Nice place! - Dan Hannah