Please be advised, Car/van camping is not allowed. Must be in a fully self-contained RV manufactured for camping. There is freeway, peacock and rooster noise. Narrow sites.


Please make sure to accurately enter your Recreational Vehicle SIZE and TYPE information when booking a stay with us. If you enter incorrect type and size, this can result in an additional $50.00 fee. In addition, the listed length of the sites are specific to your Recreational Vehicle and not a towing or towed vehicle, we have overflow parking available for those vehicles. Please call us if you have any questions.

Welcome to the Salinas/Monterey KOA.  We have the lowest prices in the area.  We are only 7 miles from the coast, making us a great base camp for exploring the Monterey Peninsula area and all the attractions.
Nobel Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck, captured the beauty of the Monterey Coast and its beach side and inland communities in his landmark books. Visitors can enjoy an easy 20-minute drive to Monterey. Visit Carmel and take the 17-mile drive at Pebble Beach or spend the day at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. This KOA is close to local wineries, where wine tasting is the jewel of Monterey County.

Stay in one of our Deluxe Cabins, with all the amenities and comfort of a hotel room. One vehicle per cabin, however, we have overflow parking not far away.

We do have age restrictions on RVs (MUST BE IN GOOD CONDITION PLEASE). No tarps allowed on RV's and no conversions (i.e. horse trailers, modified utility trailers, etc.) allowed in park. You must have a vehicle that can tow your RV onsite if that becomes necessary.  If you have any questions regarding acceptance of your RV please call, or preferably email a photo of your RV to [email protected]


Max pull thru: 40 ft and Max Back-in: 40 ft.           
*******Our back-in spots are very nice, however, our neighbors DO have a few roosters and Peacocks and they like to crow at odd times.********
Pool Open All Year and Heated!!!

Pet restrictions:  The following breeds are not allowed: Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, American Bullies, American Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Chows, Wolves, or Mixes thereof.  No more than 2 pets per site.  

**BIG RIGS, please use exit 337 (San Miguel Canyon) from Highway 101** Turn left at the first light, Prunedale North Road. This will allow you to make a right hand turn into our park (vs. a very sharp left hand turn from exit 336 or from Highway 156 entrance).

LATE CHECK-IN? Please let the front desk know if you will be arriving after hours. Upon arrival, pull all the way to the top and veer right to the STOP sign in front of the Night Registration. We will leave an envelope with your name and site number, and a map to your site, inside the envelope at the Night Registration area, next to the Office Front Door.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 40' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Dog Park
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Local Area


We are within 18 miles of Monterey Aquarium and Cannery Row. Carmel is only 25 miles with the 17 miles drive only 20 miles from us. We are right at the 101 and 156 highways, with the beach at Moss Landing only 7 miles away. Whale watching is right at the marina at Moss Landing and we have the best dog beach around. The famous "Phil's Fish Market" is also in Moss Landing (which has been on the Food Network Channel with Bobby Flay). We are within 40 minutes of the boardwalk in Santa Cruz and only 4 miles from Elkhorn Slough and Manzanita Park off Hwy 1. Salinas National Steinbeck Center is only 9 miles south of the park. Laguna Seca Raceway is only 20 miles from our park and such an easy on/off to all parking. The Garlic Festival in Gilroy is 18 miles. Don't forget the 17-mile drive out of Carmel, where you will end up at one of the best shopping areas around. Go wine tasting at the many wineries in the Salinas/Monterey area. Easy access to the 101 & 156 freeways at our back door.



Puma Road Winery

Puma Road Winery & Tasting Room and Puma Road Portola Plaza are excited to welcome you back. Both locations are open for wine tastings and purchases from Thursday through Monday. Please note: for your convenience, we will continue offering complimentary local delivery to most of Monterey County for orders of $75 or more. Delivery days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. And, for those of you outside our delivery area, we are offering amazing flat rate UPS Ground shipping prices—$25 for 6-12 bottles, $40 for 13-24 bottles, $50 for 25-36 bottles, and $60 for 37 or more bottles. Call 831-675-3548 or click here to place your order today! We hope you and your loved ones continue to remain healthy and happy. We look forward to hosting you for on-site visits. Sincerely,
The Puma Road Family - Ray Franscioni is a third-generation Monterey County farmer. His grandfather, Silvio Sr., immigrated from Switzerland in the late 1800s and settled along the Salinas River in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands, where he began farming. Originally, the family farmed feed for their dairy cows—they were Swiss, after all. Eventually though, they—like most settlers of the area—discovered the richness of the soil and began farming other crops. Over the past twenty years, Ray, his family, and dedicated staff have gained a reputation for meticulously cultivating the finest grapes and providing them to some of the industry's best-known producers. More than a decade ago, Ray and his family embarked on a mission to craft wines from their own grapes. From the Santa Lucia Highlands, Paicines and Monterey County, Ray Franscioni and family offer their limited Puma Road and Lilia releases—wines proudly and equally representative of a two-decade dedication to the science of growing, and to the craft of wine-making.

32720 River Road

Gonzales, CA 93926





Monterey County is home to Big Sur's rugged coastline, the golf courses of Pebble Beach, Steinbeck's Cannery Row, the quaint, posh village of Carmel and the rolling vineyards of the Salinas Valley. Monterey County wineries now total over 75 with 40,000 acres planted with 40 different grape varieties. The wineries here include a few large million case producers but most make fewer than 25,000 cases annually, with a handful producing fewer than 5,000. Tasting fees range from nothing (at most of the Salinas Valley wineries) to up to $15 in Carmel Valley. Most charge $5 or less. The vineyards and wineries are spread out within seven different American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Blanc dominate the vineyards in the north. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel are most common in the south. Over 40% of the county's vines are planted to Chardonnay with many of the vineyards owned by out-of-the-area wineries. Close to 70% of Monterey fruit is shipped out of the county.


Monterey Aquarium

The Monterey Aquarium is only 18 miles from the park off Highway 156 to Hwy 1 to downtown Monterey. The aquarium is one of the largest with many exhibits as follows: Giant Pacific Octopus, Hot Pink Flamingos Kelp Forest Life on the Bay Mission to the Deep Monterey Bay Habitats Outer Bay Rocky Shore Sandy Shore & Aviary Secret Lives of Sea Horses Sea Otters Splash Zone & Penguins



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