Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551

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4.5 out of 5
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RV Reviews

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 26, 2014
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 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
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 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
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
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
very friendly staff nice location not enough facilities very clean Thank you!
Sep 21, 2014
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 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
We have spent the last three weeks traveling the coast. We started in Arlington,Wa (60 miles North of Seattle and yours is the best campground of all!!! Congrats!!
Sep 18, 2014
Very enjoyable,and a great staff.We will be back again. John and Georgia Dixon Sacramento,CA
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
Had a very enjoyable stay. No issues - facilities were good. Just wish it was a little easier to get from there to either Monterey or Santa Cruz without having to take the RV.
Sep 17, 2014
check in ok park clean and organized ONE staff member Dodi WAS VERY RUDE,RAW,INSULTING,VULGAR AND I COULD GO ON other that this B C NICE PARK.
Sep 16, 2014
This was our third time coming to this site, we recommend it to everyone we know. Staff is wonderful, always clean, and the kids love it.
Sep 16, 2014
Great staff and a great campground, very kid friendly!!!!
Sep 16, 2014
Facility was clean and well maintained. The staff was VERY friendly and we look forward to returning in the near future!
Sep 16, 2014
Had a great time. Thank you.
Sep 16, 2014
Great friendly staff, lots of activities and freebies this weekend, had a wonderful time.
Sep 16, 2014
We love this KOA! This trip particularly was wonderful! Have to say that FDR was super helpful, friendly, and awesome. He made my wife back up the trailer for the first time in one try!!she was so happy to do it.
Sep 16, 2014
Love your campground. I wish you did the "stay one night get the second night free" much more often, once a month or every two months. We would come every time. My kids love the activities.
Sep 16, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
I was very impressed with the customer service at this KOA. They go out of their way to make everyone's stay enjoyable. It is a family friendly environment with a long list of fun things to do.
Sep 16, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
This KOA is very clean, well kept, and staff is always available. Awesome place for kids!
Sep 16, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Great staff and wonderful place for kids.
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