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

Sep 29, 2014
Super friendly staff, FD was very helpful!! They even took out the train when it was not scheduled to run so my boy could ride it. Park was packed but it was still quiet back in spot 56. Can't wait till we can go back :)
Sep 29, 2014
A great place to stay, large sites, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The campground is always being cleaned around the clock. We highly recommend this campground
Sep 29, 2014
I had the slip ready to leave a the gate, perhaps a drop box would work. Thank you we had a great time, very relaxing.
Sep 29, 2014
Ashley, F.D., Bob, and the others were like long lost family members. Thanks to the entire crew, this place absolutely ROCKS for children and families.
Sep 28, 2014
Very clean, and great service.
Sep 27, 2014
We loved the area, very dog friendly, had a great time with relatives. We paid $87 a night but they had 1night free and we stayed 3 days. When they have more free nights we will stay again.
Sep 27, 2014
koa Santa Cruz was excellent. The staff made effort to help us in every way. Brought firewood after hours and helped w our pop up camper needing a crank. And best of all they love all size and breed of dogs!!! They welcomed our doggie & us! Thanks!
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
We loved it there!!!! It was clean and well maintain. Everyone there was nice.
Sep 25, 2014
Very family and kid friendly. Lots of activities and in a great location near the santa cruz beaches.
Sep 25, 2014
Great site, good facilities. Only issue was my brother in law from Aptos was not allowed to drive to our camp site to pick us up for dinner. They wanted to charge him $6 per person to enter the campground. I thought very strange as we had no car. Think we got it straightened out.
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
we stayed in the airstreams. They are really cool. very well equipped. couple of issues with windows not opening, but we had a great time.
Sep 24, 2014
Awesome KOA park; Super clean! Staff is extremely friendly. Lots for the kids to do. Spaces are spacious, clean, and well leveled. All sites have a fire ring. It can get loud in the evening or early mornings if you are staying next to the playground or bouncing pillow, but its super fun for the kids.
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
Large group of father daughter campers we very loud while they gathered for there services uncontrolled by KOA staff. Neighboring camper had little knowledge of trailer septic system and evidently KOA staff did not either when I requested the camper be educated on its operation to eliminate an oder problem. I liken the stay to camping at Toontown Disneyland.
Sep 24, 2014
Very well designed and kept tent sites. Unmatched resort when the weather is sunny.
Sep 23, 2014
Largest and best equipped KOA I have visited. Great staff who maintain the suggested rules for campers. Good location away from highway and close to beach. But, it is the most expensive campground I stayed at on my coast to coast trip.
Sep 23, 2014
We were traveling with 2 dogs so wanted a spot away from other dogs. We were told since it wasn't that busy that campers would be spaced out. 5 minutes after setting up camp, the spot next to us is occupied by a camper with dogs. Wanted to stay 3 nights, but stayed only 2 nights.
Sep 22, 2014
Great location. Wonderful hosts. Beautiful facilities.
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Easy to find; LOVED the airstream. Staff was friendly, helpful & engaging. Our only negative is that it is hard to get reservations!
Sep 22, 2014
The people at this koa made our stay wonderful. Another camper pulled in our site by mistake,we arrived were given a new site, a bundle of fire wood for the mistake which was not koa's fault. The guy's helped me back into the new spot and we got started relaxing. We made some new friends. Thanks for a great weekend. Dan and Shelly.
Sep 22, 2014
We had such a wonderful time!! There were so many fun things to do with our kids, their favorite thing was the bouncing pillow & the pool. The deluxe cabin was awesome, well stocked, and really comfortable. The staff is really friendly and helpful as well. We had so much fun we booked another stay, and have already recommended the Santa Cruz KOA to many friends and family!
Sep 22, 2014
The sites were large. Park was well maintained. Didn't like that we had to pay extra lock site fee. What is the resort fee?
Sep 22, 2014
Price is too high for the product.
Sep 22, 2014
Wonderful stay. Very clean campground. friendly, Very helpful staff. The staff far exceeded our expectations. I would like to give an individual mention to FD. When we arrived we realized that we forgot the key to our hitch lock at home and we could not disconnect our trailer from our truck. He went out of his way to help us solve this problem. A special thank you for turning a bad situation good.
Sep 22, 2014
Efficiently operated but the sites are too close together. Great place for families.
Sep 22, 2014
Nice people, clean campground, great place to bring the kiddos (and friendly doggies too)!
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Great place, would stay again but very dark (lighting could be improved)
Sep 22, 2014
This was our first stay at any KOA, and it was awesome. From the time we pulled up to the front gate to the time we left and everything in between the customer service was great.
Sep 22, 2014
Cabins and park air stream campers are almost as common as RV's. Kid chaos was common when we arrived and left. The campground is more suited for younger clients. It is a well maintained facility.
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
The tent sites are WAY too close to one another. Once we moved sites to the RV sites it was better. I will never stay in the tent sites there again. Worst nights sleep I have ever had.
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
Love the warm pool and hot tub!
Sep 21, 2014
Hi! We had a wonderful time, can't wait to come back. Everyone was so friendly and I do mean everyone (Johnny on the spot I would say)We did want you to have more things open, after Labor Day weekend especially the first week after. Still all in all it was great. Kathie Lee V. Cabin 108. I came home with 1 hand towel which I will return. Thanks Again Kathie Lee V.
Sep 21, 2014
very friendly staff nice location not enough facilities very clean Thank you!
Sep 21, 2014
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Sep 20, 2014
The ONLY reason it's not a GREAT this time is because of my disappointment of not be advised in advance of the "delux" cabin not having a stove top to cook on?? But this definitely will not discourage me from being there with family for thanksgiving. Thanks sooo much for being such a fun place to go. Thanks to the managers help in getting a pan and skillet to cook with. All is good at KOA, S.C.
Sep 19, 2014
love this koa...great camp ground,great weather and great staff....wish koa had senior discounts....we would camp more....thanks for a great time.....gary & mary...
Sep 19, 2014
Wonderful campground. Would love to see some updates to the kids recreation center. The old arcade games are funky. The ping pong table equipment needs updating.
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
staff was very personable and helpful. Cabins in a row were like being in subsidy housing.

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