Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Hot Tub / Sauna
  • Propane ($)
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)

Unique Amenities

  • "Beach Zone" themed area sites
  • "Summershine" Recreation Staff
  • After hours Security phone
  • Basketball
  • Campfire Theatre with Stage
  • Clubhouse/Meeting Room available
  • Fifty Camping Cabins
  • Five Airstream Trailers Rentals
  • Game Room
  • Horseshoes
  • Hot Tub (open all year)
  • KOA Big Bouncer
  • KOA Express Fun Train
  • Outdoor Movie Cinema
  • Pet Playground
  • Spectacular Large Playground
  • Themed Weekends
  • Volleyball

Campground Activities

The activities listed below are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Activitie days and times will vary, call for info.

Campfire Time Photo

Campfire Time

When the sun goes down, campfire time begins. Campfire time promises all the classics: toasting marshmallows, eating during sing-a-longs. Also, join us for interactive live entertainment at the Campfire Theatre. From talent shows to slapstick to game show re-creations, this weekly event relies on camper participation.

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Pancake Breakfast Photo

Pancake Breakfast

At our pancake breakfasts, we serve up a scrumptious stack of pancakes hot off the griddle. We round out the meal with sausage links, coffee and orange juice. Sunday morning 8 AM - 10 AM, $5.00/plate. Offered Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend.

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Outdoor Cinema Photo

Outdoor Cinema

The outdoor cinema is like a drive-in movie without the car. You can enjoy a family-oriented film under the stars. Grab your blanket and some change for the Kampstore for freshly-popped popcorn, tasty treats and drinks. Be prepared to get comfortable and enjoy the show!

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Tie-Dyed T-Shirts Photo

Tie-Dyed T-Shirts

Bring a piece of your trip home with you: make a tie-dyed t-shirt during craft hour. Your tie-dyed t-shirt will be a wearable memento from your vacation. With a demonstration and all supplies provided, this retro activity satisfies campers of all ages. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to tie-dye!

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Top Your Own Sundae Photo

Top Your Own Sundae

I scream, you scream, we all scream for sundaes! We serve up your favorite toppings such as chocolate syrup and whipped cream, and a chance to mingle with your fellow campers.

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Meet Your Hosts

PK (Pat) Kelsey

"Welcome to the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA."

Pat Kelsey (better known as PK) has worked on and off for KOA these past 4 years. PK and his wife Patt have recently sold their Jellystone Park resort in Northern Michigan after 25 years of operation.

We raised all 3 kids in the camp/resort environment and I cant imagine a better lifestyle for building character, social skills, and work ethics.

Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA is a lot like our past resort with heavy emphasis on family recreation, planned activities, Deluxe Cabins/Lodges, Cabins, camp store and much, much more.

We look forward to many years of spoiling you our guest with not only an enthusiastic, capable staff, but with gorgeous landscaped sites, well maintained facilities and uncompromising service.

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