Salinas / Monterey KOA

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 the Deluxe Cabins with all the amenities and comfort of a hotel room.One vehicle per cabin however we have overflow parking not far away.
**THIS KOA HAS NO TENT SITES or CAR CAMPING & NO TENTS ALLOWED IN RV SITES OR CABINS**  **WE DO NOT GIVE REFUNDS FOR EARLY DEPARTURES** NO SMOKING & NO PETS ALLOWED IN THE CABINS. 
Max pull thru: 40 ft and Max Back-in: 45 ft.            ***** WE ARE CLOSE TO THE FREEWAY, SO THERE IS FREEWAY NOISE. Our back-in spots are very nice however, our neighbors DO have a few roosters.********
Pool Open All Year and Heated!!!

We do have age restrictions on RVs and no conversions (i.e. horse trailers, modified utility trailers, etc.) allowed in park. Pet restrictions with no aggressive breeds or mixes and quantity per site, no more than 2 per site or additional fees may apply.

**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 & site number, & a map to your site inside the envelope at the Night Registration area next to the Office Front Door.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 42' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • (Open Year-Round)
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Campground Recreation

The activities listed below are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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Local Area

Attractions

We are within 18 miles of Monterey Aquarium and Canary 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 Manzinita Park off Hwy 1. Salinas National Steinbeck Center is only 9 miles south of the park. 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 winery's in the Salinas/Monterey area. Easy access to the 101 & 156 freeways at our back door.

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Winery's

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.

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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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17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

17-Mile Drive is widely recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world. The famous coastal landmark runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, from the dramatic Pacific coastline to the majestic Del Monte Forest. The awe-inspiring vistas and legendary sites can easily fill an entire day with exploration and discovery, although visitors with less time should not miss the opportunity to experience this wondrous journey as well. Marvel at some of nature's treasures found along 17-Mile Drive including The Lone Cypress – one of California's best-known landmarks – Spanish Bay, Cypress Point Lookout and Carmel Bay. You can also see the emerald fairways of The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links. Be a winner and stop at the Pebble Beach Golf course and have your picture taken on the 18th hole.

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