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 Reviews

Apr 18, 2014
Loved all the activities for young children. Doggy park was an extra bonus for our four legged companion.
Apr 18, 2014
We appreciated how clean you keep the grounds; that you keep it safe for our kids; and when we were missing items from our cabin, you were there to fix it very quickly. The kids want to come back as soon as possible!
Apr 18, 2014
Our stay at your Kampground was one of the best camping vacation we have had with our kids. They would not stop talking about all the stuff they did there on the way home. You guys do a great job. The place looks great and is very clean. Thank you for have us. We will be back. Keep up the good work.
Apr 18, 2014
Best Spring Break we have had in a long time. The staff was great and very helpful. Very relaxing stay and it was a very nice location. We will be back.
Apr 18, 2014
Clean, friendly, and lots of things for the kids to do.
Apr 18, 2014
All of the staff was very helpful and friendly.Staff person "FD" was very helpful especially when I was trying to back in my fiver,he is the best.You have a wonderful resort and will be back again.Thanks John & Georgia Dixon
Apr 18, 2014
Endless fun for kids! even hard to drag them to the beach only 3 miles away! ketu ltr mc
Apr 18, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
We Had A Great Time. Great Friendly Staff. Kids Had A Awesome Time. Can't Wait To Come Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 17, 2014
Thanks for another great stay!
Apr 17, 2014
Great family campground
Apr 17, 2014
We loved our stay. The kids had a blast with all the activities and friends they met. Will we definitely be back.
Apr 17, 2014
everything was perfect. it was exactly what we expected. The staff was amazing
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Staff is helpful and friendly. Grounds are well maintained. Most importantly my kids can't get enough of this place! They love the jumpy pillow and pool. Mom also loves the spa!
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
We tent camped here as the State Park camping was closed. Enjoyed the convenience of the bathhouse and laundry mat. The grounds were kept up nice, and liked the wood chip surface. Nice atmosphere with the "train" shuttle bus. Wish there was a ping pong table.
Apr 17, 2014
Staff was quick to act when needed. (Spring break rowdiness-- pot smoking near our site and glass beer bottles poolside) Both instances were speedily resolved. Sites are what you'd expect at a koa. Close together but clean and well kept. Bonus is they pick up trash from your campsite several times a day. Staff were kind, courteous and helpful. Wifi is useless so you'll need a Starbucks run.
Apr 17, 2014
so much fun!!!!!!!!
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
Very helpful and friendly staff. Excellant facilites and centrally located.
Apr 15, 2014
Our group had another great stay. Saw some wonderful improvements to the KOA and the staff continues to be outstanding.
Apr 15, 2014
It was wonderful as usual. From the moment we arrived we were helped by FD, he help guide us back into our site. There was some noisy campers in the cabins across the way, but it was taken care of when we spoke to the owner. We love this KOA and will be back.
Apr 15, 2014
we have a GREAT time every time we stay there! staff is so friendly and our kids are entertained and on cloud 9 the entire time! THANKS!
Apr 15, 2014
There were so many wonderful activities and all the facilities were well-maintained. What put our stay over the top was the helpful and friendly staff! They delivered wood to our site and offered to bring more, every time we saw a yellow shirt we were greeted with a smile and a hello.
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
We recommend KOA @ Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay to ALL of our friends. We come every 2 months just to relax and listen to the ocean at night. Thank you, Herman & Marihelen Afonso
Apr 14, 2014
Your campground was a perfect meeting place for us as grandparents and our family with grandchildren out of state.
Apr 14, 2014
really nice people and gave us an up grade a a++++++
Apr 14, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
Overall the staff and accommodations were great. The grounds were well maintained, but we had a gas grill with our site that did not get hot enough to cook on.
Apr 14, 2014
It was great except we expected to tent cam, and he tent camping was not very good. We ended up getting a cabin and had a great time.
Apr 13, 2014
Awesome site! Staff was so helpful when our tow vehicle had a dead battery. Would definitely return.
Apr 13, 2014
The night we traveled, it had been raining and was pretty cold out and we were thinking we should of brought some kind of heater. When we arrived at the cabin KOA had already put a heater in there to prewarm the place up. When I saw that, I was really surprised and really made our night.
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
When camping with kids this is by far the best campground! The pool is warm and clean....the playground is huge..the jumpy pillow (kid term) is a great way for kids to let out energy...and the bikes, climbing wall, and putt-putt golf are just a few more things for kids to do. Being located between Santa Cruz and Monterey is perfect!
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
The park is beautiful and we always enjoy staying here. However, this time we were not alerted before reserving that there would be a PG&E shut off. There was no warning that this would affect water also. Therefore, about 11-12 hours of one day was without electricity or water. If knowing, we could have filled the water tank ahead of time. Fred
Apr 12, 2014
The electricity was out when we arrived at 5:00. It was supposed to be back on by then. It came back on at 9:00. We were able to hang out at my daughters campsite for a while and use their facilities. The staff (especially Desiree and Ashley) were so kind, helpful, and apologetic. They gave us 20% off that days price. We stayed in a deluxe cabin. Beautiful campground, extremely clean.
Apr 12, 2014
Très belle place et bien propro Merci
Apr 12, 2014
Nobody explained anything about how the camp ground worked. We had no idea where the trash was supposed to be placed for pick up the power was supposed to be out from 10 am to 5 pm. Which was not told to us when we made our last minute reservation. The power was actually out from 10 am to 9:30 pm. Nobody came to say the power would be out longer then expected. For this reason we checked out earl
Apr 10, 2014
Worth the drive to this KOA. There's a lot of things to do here with renting bikes, huge bouncer (my 10-year loved this!), playground, pool, jacuzzi, mini-golf, volleyball court and ping pong. We had an RV but this place would be great via the cabins, too!
Apr 10, 2014
The location is great here, and this is the best budget friendly way to visit the area. However, compared to other KOAs I was a little dissapointed with the lack of space per site and no fire rings at the basic cabin sites. The fun is all in the campfire! We had to go to an empty tent site to roast our marshmellows. Despite that the cabin was clean and the staff was nice and helpful.
Apr 10, 2014
Very friendly staff. Lots of activities. My dogs love the dog park and I like the raised dog shower saving my back.
Apr 10, 2014
Staff super friendly. Grounds clean and full of fun for the entire family. The beach is just a short walk down the road.
Apr 09, 2014
I wasnt sure if this type of vacation was for my husband and myself,but we were invited for grandkid's party and were pleasantly surprised. Very clean, and fairly comfortable beds and pillows. We would do it again.
Apr 09, 2014
My husband, myself and our three young children spent two nights here with family and friends. We stayed in a deluxe cabin and it was MORE than comfortable. Fancy camping is what we called it. We bbq'd and rode bikes, went on the jumping pillow, mini golf, and pool. It was a great weekend. Very quiet at night for restful sleep!>
Apr 09, 2014
Plenty of room between the sites. Lots of activities for the kids and the staff was very friendly and helpfully.it was kept very clean too.
Apr 09, 2014
We camped here with our 4 year old son and loved it. This is one of the nicer campgrounds we have stayed at. There are many kid friendly activities to keep them busy. Everything else was clean and the staff and visitors were very friendly. We will definitely be returning back to this KOA.
Apr 09, 2014
We only stayed one night in a rustic cabin but it was amazing! Lots of kids in the park - it's VERY family friendly. Free smores and campfire in the evening and a heated pool and hot tub. I couldn't have asked for a better stay. :)

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