Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

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Reserve: 800-562-9867

Info: 650-879-7302


2001 Rossi Road at Hwy 1

Pescadero, CA 94060

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Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Tent Reviews

Apr 06, 2016
Awesome location, right off hwy 1. Great grass site for tents. The only negative comment was that the quiet hours were not enforced at all. We were told that quiet hours were from 10p-9a and music was playing until midnight at some campsites and right way at 7a, music was on again. Also in the early morning, their were employees working on the garden right next to the site. They were wry loud.
Apr 04, 2016
Lighthouse tent campground is much colder and windier than rest of resort. Campfires aren't allowed at those sites. And we had really bad allergies being near the horse stables. We used to love camping at the Eucalyptus 32 group site which is now for RVs only, but now there just aren't great tent camping options.
Apr 04, 2016
Very well maintained, and GREAT customer service
Mar 30, 2016
We can't compare this to other KOAs as we have never stayed in any others as a family. We miss camping in the Meadows, but understand the value of putting more tent cabins in that space. Given That we are now stuck with Lighthouse, which is still a good place to camp. A few comments: my wife & other campers worried about safety of sleeping under trees. Also shower fixture broken in men's bath.
Mar 29, 2016
Mar 28, 2016
I love Costanoa... have stayed at the campground and the cabins/tents. Clean restrooms!!! However I do wish there were fire pits in the camp areas.. we stayed in The Lighthouse area and would be great if there was a communal fire pit.
Mar 26, 2016
nicely maintained wonderful staff,great experience!
Mar 26, 2016
Great place to stay! Nice accommodating staff and well maintained area. We all loved it.
Feb 23, 2016
best experience ever. Love koa.
Feb 16, 2016
Feb 15, 2016
The grouds were clean and the facilities were wonderful. We will be back!!
Feb 15, 2016
Feb 15, 2016
Everyone in registration are very welcoming and friendly. The premises is well kept. It will make you wanna stay there forever. It felt like home.
Feb 01, 2016
Hosts of the KOA extremely friendly and considerate. Helped our group avoid heavy rain during our tent-site visit. Beautiful facilities. Would come again every time I am in the Bay Area.


Thanks for your very kind review. We do our best to accommodate.
Jan 25, 2016
It's ok, but overpriced for what it is. Trying to be an exclusive eco lodge when it's not.
Jan 02, 2016
Dec 04, 2015
Great location and friendly hosts.Clean and wellrun.
Dec 01, 2015
The tent campsite was beautiful. The saunas are amazing. Especially during late November. All of the trails are awe inspiring. This little place is one of my favorite places to go on the planet.
Nov 30, 2015
Tenting sites were a very small cordoned off area tightly packed. No fires allowed:(, cold! 100 feet away fires allowed for RV's who had heat and all the amenities, so seemed to make no sense to us. Really impacted our camping experience as a result, for the negative.
Nov 30, 2015
Very few amenities for 45 dollars. Wet area; very few flat spots; no fire rings. We could afford to stay in Cypress cabins, and we have, but thought tenting would be fun because we biked in- self support. All other KOA are better for amenities than this one. Felt like a second class citizen- so to speak.
Nov 02, 2015
Nov 02, 2015
felt out of place cater more to the rv then tent camper
Nov 02, 2015
Good place kinda felt out of place, clearly cater more to the RV versus the tent camper
Oct 30, 2015
Clean and well maintained facility and sites.
Oct 24, 2015
I'd never been to Costanoa and was super-happy to discover it. We'll be back!
Oct 19, 2015
The most upmarket campsite I have ever stayed in.
Oct 17, 2015
Pros: Clean facilities, Cons: Expensive, no privacy on tent sites
Oct 05, 2015
Great camp ground. very clean, staff is very helpful. Will be back again next year.
Sep 28, 2015
Our group had a wonderful time. Linda and her crew were terrific. Thank you!


You were the most organized and respectful group EVER!!!!
Sep 24, 2015
Fantastic trails, ocean access, staff keeps showers and restrooms spotless, nice sauna. for a mainstream camp place, one of the nicest I've stayed. Hot water in the middle restroom but the one by tent camping had no hot water in shower for some reason. Also easy access to the grounds restaurant and store. great family place with activities nearby.
Sep 24, 2015
It was very well maintained and felt very safe. We did see skunks and raccoons at night. Crossing highway 1 to get to the beach is not ideal (not sure if there is an underpass somewhere). The bathrooms were very clean. We enjoyed making s'mores at the fireplace at the comfort station. We were in our own tent. The tent next to us was a little close by. There were lots of campers/RVs.
Sep 21, 2015
Clean location and friendly competent staff we will be back next year for the third year in a row . For our family reunion we had tent sites tent cabins camp cabins and an RV spot all were great
Sep 18, 2015
Sep 18, 2015
Expensive and very loud (a Group close to my tent had a party till 3.30am!
Sep 16, 2015
Ugly site. Mysterious $5 charge added. Flashlights in our faces at night from hosts. Strobe like light going all night with neighbor.


The State of California charges a $5.00 Conservation fee here at this park, that we have NO control over. It is used for coastal improvements.
Sep 14, 2015
The bathrooms are clean, and the site is lovely. The inability to have a campfire at your tent is a bummer, but does mean that it's not very noisy.
Sep 13, 2015
Grounds were nice, bathrooms were clean. Disappointed there were no fire pits in tent camping area. Cascade restaurant too fancy to eat at in camp clothing, too expensive. Pine Tent BBQ also too expensive. $12 for a hamburger? $5 for corn on the cob? Ridiculous, especially when compared to Petaluma KOA. Kid loved horse rides, though also overpriced.
Sep 13, 2015
Group site extremely loud til 2 am, otherwise terrific
Sep 10, 2015
Arrived late, around 10 pm. Had no idea where our tent site was. Never saw an employee the entire night. Left in the morning, appeared to be a very nice campgroung
Sep 10, 2015
We needed loundry, it was open 24 hours which was great. However we needed to buy detergent in general store that was supposed to be open until 9 pm. We arrived 7.50 pm and it was already closed! I also hate hidden fees and this camp charged as 5 dollars more-some conservation fee but no other camp in CA (including another KOA) charged us this! I would never come back again.
Sep 08, 2015
Bathrooms got a little messy. A lot of kids running wild around the camp ground unsupervised. But very nice.
Sep 08, 2015
Great place, clean very peaceful
Sep 08, 2015
Great stay except for the 3 skunks that came into our camp at night.
Sep 07, 2015
Had a lovely stay here. The boys want to go back very soon!
Aug 30, 2015
Thank you to the staff who escorted us to our campsite at 11:30PM.
Aug 28, 2015
We stayed at the tent campground. The facilities were great clean and convenient. We loved hearing the waves crashing as we fell asleep. The people who worked in the registration office were friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back!
Aug 24, 2015
No privacy at all. No trees. Just camping in 1 big grassy field with everybody else. Could hear guy in tent next to you snoring. Bathroom was dirty. Had wear flip flops in shower as floor in shower was filthy. Garbage overflowing in bathroom by sink. And very expensive for what??? Much prefer camping in a state park where you have your own site, very private, and lots of trees. This was really bad
Aug 22, 2015
We enjoyed being so near a beautiful beach and the site was peaceful and very well maintained. It was a little inconvenient to not be able to park next to the tent and the showers could have been hotter but these are only little niggles and we very much enjoyed our stay.
Aug 21, 2015
This was our first time at Costanoa. The cleanliness of the property, friendliness of staff and the views surrounding the campground were the things I enjoyed most. We will definitely be back! We did not love the tent village area, would definitely rent a tent cabin next time for more privacy.
Aug 21, 2015
The campground is not very hospitable to tent campers. We were enclosed in a fenced pen with entry ways blocked by electrical boxes and trash bins. The grass pad was muddy and wet. There were numerous skunks and raccoons. Bathroom facilities were also not as well maintained as prior to KOA management.

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