Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551

Info: 831-722-0551


1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

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RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am


Check-in: 4:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

General Campground Information

Minimum age

There must be a responsible person 21 years of age or older to register your site and there must be a responsible person over the age of 21 staying on the site for the entire stay.

Store Hours

Currently our store hours are Sunday thru Thursday 8am to 7pm Friday and Saturday 8am to 9pm

Pool Hours

Our heated pool and hot tub are open year round from 9am-9pm

Fire Rules

For a complete list of fire safety rules, please click on the link:

Pet Policy

Deluxe cabins that are pet friendly require a $25 per stay per pet fee. Rustic cabins that are pet friendly have a $10 per stay per pet fee. We do not charge a pet fee on RV and tent sites. Please remember to clean up after your pet, have them on a leash, and stay with them at all times.

Cabin and Site Occupancy Policy

Occupancy rate for Airstreams, Deluxe Cabins, Rustic Cabins, RV and Tent sites is based on 2 people, additional fees will apply for each guest over 4 years of age. Maximum occupancy is either 4 or 6 people depending on the type of  accommodation.

Cancellation Policy

During non holidays or special events; there is a 48 hour cancellation period for RV & Tent sites. All Cabins and Air Stream trailers have a 1 week cancellation period. During holidays or special events, there is a 2 week cancellation period. There will be a $10 cancellation fee, but the balance of your deposit will be refunded. If you give less than the policy time, you will forfeit the one night deposit.

Check-in and Check-out times

For RV & Tent sites, our check in time is anytime after 2:00 PM. For all Camping Cabins, Deluxe Camping Cabins or Airstream Trailers, the check in time is anytime after 4:00 PM. Early check in fee may apply. If you arrive after our regular office hours, you will have an envelope with your reservation information at the greeting station. Just go to your site and come in before 11:00 AM to register. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

Quiet Hours

Our quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. During non-quiet times, please be respectful of your neighboring campers. Excessive drinking, noise and foul language will not be allowed. This is a family park. Thank you.

Visitor Policy

Visitors to your registered site must pay a $7.00 per person fee. Guests 4 years old and under are free, however We have a Max of 4 Visitors per site.. Please have your guests check in at the office prior to going to your site. Visiting hours end at 10:00 PM.

Meet Your Hosts

Jeff Gooch

Welcome to the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA.

Jeff and Judy Gooch have spent their anniversary for the past several years at a cozy cabin overlooking a lake and the snowcapped mountains in beautiful southern Oregon. The full-service campground has RV sites, cabins, tent sites, a restaurant, general store, docks with boat rentals and more! After visiting with the general manager, they learned that he lived there year round with his wife and children.
“He walked us around the grounds as he enthusiastically chatted about the changes he made and the dreams still in the process of becoming reality,” said Judy. “We couldn't help but feel that he had the greatest job ever!”
So when the Goochs were presented the opportunity to manage a KOA campground, “We couldn't wait to join them,” said Jeff.
Jeff's background in accommodations started in the vacation club industry in California, the Pacific Northwest, and Maui, where he managed resorts. He was also a regional director of resort operations, overseeing 11 resorts scattered from Monterey, California to McCall, Idaho, and east to Branson, Missouri. When not working alongside Jeff on the resorts, Judy was a caregiver for the elderly and also spent many years in wildlife rehabilitation caring for injured animals and doing educational school programs.
“We have always had a lot of pride in exceeding customer's expectations of service, going above and beyond,” said Jeff. “We both want every camper to leave our campground with the knowledge that they were important.”
When not on the campground, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and exploring the great outdoors. Judy has a great passion for life, enjoys meeting new people, gardening, writing, hiking, cooking and chocolate.

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