Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Santa Cruz North/Costanoa KOA is an eco-adventure resort designed to encourage guests to explore the stunning beauty of the protected California coastline.

Santa Cruz North/Costanoa KOA is an eco-adventure resort designed to encourage guests to explore the stunning beauty of the protected California coastline. This KOA creates many opportunities to retreat from the chaos of everyday life through hiking, mountain biking, music, art exhibits, kayaking, spa treatments and other activities. The campground strives to develop programs and methods to reinforce its uncompromising commitment to the environment. At this campground, the most visible landmark is Pigeon Point Lighthouse, just three miles north. This distinctive lighthouse has watched over the sheer cliffs and rocky shore since 1872. Its white tower has weathered shipwrecks, rumrunners, a fire, earthquakes, modern technology and even politics.

We offer an array of activities from guided naturalist hikes, horseback riding, and kayaking to art exhibits, mountain biking, and Spa treatments. The Cascade Bar & Grille serves California coastal cuisine, including local California wines and seafood. Costanoa is committed to reducing the impact of our operation on the environment in which we live and work. We are constantly developing new programs and methods to reinforce our commitment to the environment and to social responsibility.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 50' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)
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Local Area

Big Basin State Park

Established in 1902, Big Basin is California's oldest state park. If you want to get lost, Big Basin is the place. With more than 80 miles of trails, Big Basin boasts over 19,000 acres of semi-wilderness, including a rare, virgin redwood forest. Hike into the park directly from one of Costanoa's trails or drive to either of the nearby entrances.

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Butano State Park

For a tranquil change of pace from the crashing waves and coastal winds, take a short jaunt inland from Costanoa to the lush solitude of Butano State Park. The park is close enough to ride your bike and is filled with twenty miles of trails throughout the snug canyons of Redwoods.

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Año Nuevo State Reserve

This state reserve hosts the largest and most important elephant seal rookery in North America. From December to March, during mating season, you must have a reservation for docent-guided tours. These guided walks take about two and a half hours and cover three miles. During the off-season, grab a permit from the entrance station and take a self-guided tour through the rookery.

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Next to the Pacific Ocean itself, Costanoa's most visible landmark is Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Three miles north of Costanoa, this rather distinctive and flashy lighthouse has watched over the sheer cliffs and rocky shore since 1872. Its white tower has weathered shipwrecks, rumrunners, a fire, earthquakes, modern technology and even politics. It now stands as the second tallest lighthouse in the West and one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country.

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