Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551


1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

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RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Accommodations, Airstream Trailers

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

General Campground Information

We want you, our Guests, to have the most amazing camping experience of your lives! Relax, have fun, stay safe, and enjoy camping at its best.

Minimum age

There must be a responsible person 21 years of age or older to register your site and there must be a responsible person over the age of 21 staying on the site for the entire stay.

Store Hours

Currently our store hours are Sun-Thur 8am-6pm Fri-Sat 8am-8pm

Pool Hours

Current pool and hot tub hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Flyer Correction

The flyer/calendar mailed out April, 2013 states we have a "Catch and Release Fishing Pond". There is fishing nearby, but not at the KOA. Sorry for the inconvience.

Quiet Hours

Our quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. During non-quiet times, please be respectful of your neighboring campers. Excessive drinking, noise and foul language will not be allowed. This is a family park. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

During non holidays or special events; there is a 48 hour cancellation period for RV & Tent sites. All Cabins and Air Stream trailers have a 1 week cancellation period. During holidays or special events, there is a 2 week cancellation period. There will be a $10 cancellation fee, but the balance of your deposit will be refunded. If you give less than the policy time, you will forfeit the one night deposit.

Check-in and Check-out times

For RV & Tent sites, our check in time is anytime after 2:00 PM. For all Camping Cabins, Deluxe Camping Cabins or Airstream Trailers, the check in time is anytime after 3:00 PM. Early check in fee may apply. If you arrive after our regular office hours, you will have an envelope with your reservation information at the greeting station. Just go to your site and come in before 11:00 AM to register. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

Visitor Policy

Visitors to your registered site must pay a $6.00 per person fee. Guests 4 years old and under are free, however We have a Max of 4 Visitors per site.. Please have your guests check in at the office prior to going to your site. Visiting hours end at 10:00 PM. All visitor under age 18 years must wear a wrist band.

Meet Your Hosts

Jeff Gooch

Welcome to the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA.

Jeff and Judy Gooch have spent their anniversary for the past several years at a cozy cabin overlooking a lake and the snowcapped mountains in beautiful southern Oregon. The full-service campground has RV sites, cabins, tent sites, a restaurant, general store, docks with boat rentals and more! After visiting with the general manager, they learned that he lived there year round with his wife and children.
He walked us around the grounds as he enthusiastically chatted about the changes he made and the dreams still in the process of becoming reality, said Judy. We couldnt help but feel that he had the greatest job ever!
So when the Goochs were presented the opportunity to manage a KOA campground, We couldnt wait to join them, said Jeff.
Jeffs background in accommodations started in the vacation club industry in California, the Pacific Northwest, and Maui, where he managed resorts. He was also a regional director of resort operations, overseeing 11 resorts scattered from Monterey, California to McCall, Idaho, and east to Branson, Missouri. When not working alongside Jeff on the resorts, Judy was a caregiver for the elderly and also spent many years in wildlife rehabilitation caring for injured animals and doing educational school programs.
We have always had a lot of pride in exceeding customers expectations of service, going above and beyond, said Jeff. We both want every camper to leave our campground with the knowledge that they were important.
When not on the campground, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and exploring the great outdoors. Judy has a great passion for life, enjoys meeting new people, gardening, writing, hiking, cooking and chocolate.

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