Salinas / Monterey KOA

8710 Prunedale North Road

Prunedale, CA 93907

Reserve: 800-541-0085

Info: 831-663-2886

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RV Reviews

Apr 09, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
We enjoyed our stay. Very helpful and friendly staff. This KOA is close to Monterey coast area. Only request is to improve WiFi service.
Mar 29, 2014
hard to get in and out of park.hard to park.pipe loose and rusty in men's shower.too many steep hills and curves to maneuver safely.highway noise.will not return
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Very enjoyable stay
Mar 24, 2014
Old campground. Sites are very small. People are great. Near all attractions.
Mar 20, 2014
The manager was very pleasant, interesting in his life experiences and accommodating. As for the park, it's time for the owners to put some money into it. It's looking tired and in need of some TLC as far as the grounds go. A little landscaping would be nice. It's just not very inviting. Too much pavement for us when it easily could have some planter boxes, some grass to soften its cold appearance
Mar 14, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay. We were centrally located to the places we wanted to visit which was great. Staff was very friendly.
Mar 14, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
Very clean and friendly. A bit noisy but we knew it
Feb 27, 2014
Manager was very nice. (Larry)
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Small, nIce & clean older campground. Camp hosts were very helpful and courteous. Great pull thru spots. Lots of road noise, but tolerable, location is just off Highway 101.
Feb 18, 2014
We like the setting of the campground, and the location vis a vis Salinas and Monterey. Park staff/owners were very helpful and congenial.
Feb 18, 2014
This is a nice stop over park. Not much to do. Needs a better playground for kids of all ages. The owners were very nice and even delivered fresh baked chocolate chip cookies our first night. It is kept clean but would like to see more flowers etc and pool to use all season. A spa would have been great if the pool isn't in use for the winter months.
Feb 18, 2014
Clean facility, friendly staff. Playground could use some updating. Would like see better fencing to feel more secure. Felt too open to the road below. An off leash dog run would be nice too.
Feb 17, 2014
Campground was a little too urban for me meaning concrete sites, no trees or grass and close to freeway (noise). Sites were level. Great experience though. The staff was very friendly and helpful and great chocolate chip cookies. I will stay there again.
Feb 15, 2014
The staff is good but the park is near a busy road so it is a bit noisy and the access is strange. We liked the proximity to Monterey and other coastal areas.
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
Very convenient location for Monterey visit. We enjoyed the surprise warm cookies delivered by management. The park was clean, utilities were well located and functioned well.
Jan 25, 2014
Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They provided us with a lot of information about the area. They also made excellent suggestions for places to eat!


It was our pleasure to have you in our park. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you again soon.
Jan 20, 2014
It was nice, the weather was nice. Convenient to Monterey and Gilroy stores.
Jan 15, 2014
Nice to stop half way on our trip, but the noise from the highway was loud.
Jan 11, 2014
the only reason we would not recommend this koa is to keep it a secret to ourselves. we will come again excellant staging for the area. great people clean all around and thank you david and rana


We appreciate your kind remarks. It was our pleasure to meet you and be your host. Hope to see you again soon, safe travels.
Jan 10, 2014
Convenient location, friendly staff. Just felt a little scared. Not sure how safe that area is. Could there be some security measures, like gated entry or security guard? Otherwise, it was nice.
Jan 07, 2014
It was OK except for the Wi-Fi which was non-existent 2 of our 5 day stay. It's hard to get on. The cleaning lady was cleaning at hours other than posted.


We apologize for the wi-fi, our provider had equipment issues. Our housekeeper did do her cleaning earlier than normal so she could take her sick child to the doctor. We're sorry if this was an inconvenience for you.
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 23, 2013
Pulled in at 8 pm on a Saturday night before Christmas. Was shocked to see a friendly face there to greet us. It is a perfect spot for those traveling up the 101.
Dec 21, 2013
Great staff to deal with. Sites are a tad short for big rigs but clean, paved & level.
Dec 15, 2013
Convenient , clean, safe. Stayed one night just passing through along Hwy 101
Dec 12, 2013
Très accueillants Mais internet est très important pour nous et nous avons été deux jours sans pouvoir se connecter sur 7. Les heures d'ouverture du bureau sont courtes en basse saison 9h à 17h.
Dec 02, 2013
We found this KOA very austere and stern about the rules and we did not feel particularly welcome for a family. The sites were like a parking lot and the bathrooms needed updating. We ended up deciding to stay in a hotel.
Dec 02, 2013
People were wonderful! The location is noisy (too close to main highway) and hard to get in and out of with the rig.
Dec 01, 2013
Our hosts were very accomedating even having a Thanksgiving dinner for the tenants. The pet area was interesting but no room to really run our 2 year old Boston Terrier. We would go back though.
Nov 30, 2013
The Prunedale/Salinas KOA was great fun! The staff there couldn't be nicer, they were very friendly and helpful. We had a great time and will be back.
Nov 27, 2013
Excellent employees at this park. The only negative is the tight turns required to maneuver into position.
Nov 26, 2013
Nice spot, clean and neat, great service from "Larry". Will be back next time we are in Monterey.
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
It was very nice and clean. The spots were spacious.
Nov 20, 2013
Too close to the freeway, made for too much noise.
Nov 19, 2013
The spaces (pads) are a bit close to each other. Except for that; it's a great place --- very cute, quaint and friendly. We'll be back!
Nov 14, 2013
Staff was very helpful and friendly. Campground was very clean and well maintained.
Nov 11, 2013
Very enjoyable, great staff. would like to recommend one change to parking large RV's pulling. Example: after unhooking, turn right at 1st road, back down past designated spot then drive into it. This would take away from having to make an overly tight left turn.
Nov 03, 2013
friendly hosts and good location for travelers
Oct 31, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
The staff at the Salinas KOA deserves to be awarded the KOA staff of the Year! This campground is conveniently located to Monterey and Carmel, always very clean and reasonably priced. We would stay here again.


Your kind comments are greatly appreciated. It was our pleasure to be your host. Getting to meet people like you makes our job worth while. Safe travels.
Oct 28, 2013
The entrance into this KOA is very narrow and it was virtually impossible to make a left turn into the entrance with my 40 foot coach & tow car; I had the road blocked for several minitues as I manuvered to finally sqeeze in without straching the side of the coach. Conclusing; this campground is not friendly to large motorhomes.


Sorry you had problems entering our park. We know our left turn is difficult for larger RV's, which is why we have on our web site, "Big Rigs call for directions". We thank you for staying with us and wish you safe travels.
Oct 27, 2013
Great place to headquarter. Beautiful campground friendly staff. It was fun to participate in the Saturday Halloween activity. Loved it.
Oct 26, 2013
Nice staff. Well cared for campground. Good location
Oct 25, 2013
Good location for the things we wanted to do in the area. Very friendly and helpful staff. Only minor complaint is tight spots with rigs with slide outs and a tow car.

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