Santa Cruz/Monterey KOA campground

Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA

1186 San Andreas Rd.
Watsonville, California 95076
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Reservation Phone: (800) 562-7701
Local Phone: (831) 722-0551

This many-faceted, award-winning facility seven miles from the coast is geared to multi-generational families, offering everything from pancake breakfasts and supervised activities for kids to RV sites, tent sites and camping cabins and lodges.

Amenities include a heated swimming pool, store, recreation hall, campfire circle, excursion-train rides, miniature golf and a bounce house for kiddos.

There's even Wi-Fi and cable TV for those who need to stay connected.

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Other comments: Pets are allowed in tent sites, private RVs and in some cabins, but not in the Airstreams. Pets must be leashed; chronic barkers will be asked to leave. Please call ahead to discuss policy and fees., dog friendly, campground, monterey, santa cruz, koa, tent, RV, cabin, train, pool

Queen of Asilomar Beach - Photo Credit: Tandra Wright
Queen of Asilomar Beach - Photo Credit: Tandra Wright
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