Campgrounds and RV Parks

Campgrounds and RV Parks


Benbow KOA

Casa de Fruta

Costanoa (Santa Cruz KOA)

Half Moon Bay State Beach

Indian Flat

MacKerricher State Park

Mad River Rapids RV Park

Manresa State Beach

Moss Landing KOA

New Brighton State Beach

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Pillar Point RV Park

Pinnacles National Park Campground

Seacliff State Beach

Sunset State Beach

Uvas Pines RV Park

Westport Beach RV Park

Westport-Union Landing State Beach

Yosemite, Crane Flat Campground

Yosemite, Diamond O Campground

Yosemite, Hodgdon Meadow Campground

Yosemite, Lower Pines Campground

Yosemite, North Pines Campground

Yosemite, Upper Pines Campground


Benbow KOA

7000 Benbow Drive

Garberville, CA 95542

707-923-2777

www.benbowrv.com, or koa.com/campgrounds/benbow

Directions Take Highway 101 to the Benbow exit, which is about two miles south of Garberville.
Fees
Number of Spaces
Reservations 800-562-7518
WiFi Limited
Cell Phone Reception
Check In Time 1:00 pm
Cheeck Out Time 12:00 pm
Generator Hours
Documents Brochure, rates

Campground Facilities Camp Site Facilities
Dump Station Fire Pit
Restrooms Picnic Table
Showers Electricity 30 and 50 amp
Water Sewer
Garbage Water
Recycling Cable
Other Grocery, laundry, pool, 9-hole golf course, pickle ball cabins Paved
Level

Casa de Fruta

Casa de Fruta

10021 Pacheco Pass Highway

Hollister, CA 95023

408-842-9316

www.casadefruta.com

Casa de Fruta is a large rest area on Highway 152 with a fruit stand, store, restaurant, gas station, Inn, and RV park. The RV park and spaces are paved and level, but the asphalt is old and bumpy.

Directions Casa de Fruta is on Highway 152 east of Hollister.
Fees $55-$65 (Good Sam)
Number of Spaces 300 spaces: about half for long term residents, the rest for short term stays.
Reservations 408-842-9316
WiFi Network name: "Casa de Fruta wifi"; no password
Cell Phone Reception Good
Check In Time 1:00 pm
Check Out Time 1:00 pm
Generator Hours Not allowed
Documents Brochure, rates

Campground Facilities Camp Site Facilities
Dump Station By exit from campground Fire Pit Some
Restrooms Picnic Table
Showers Electricity
Water Sewer
Garbage Water
Recycling Cable
Other Pool, laundry, restaurant, inn, gas station with diesel, food mart, fruit stand, playground. Paved
Level

Costanoa (Santa Cruz KOA)

2001 Rossi Road

Pescadero, CA 94060

877-262-7848

www.costanoa.com

Costanoa is the KOA campground north of Santa Cruz.

Half Moon Bay State Beach

Half Moon Bay State Beach

95 Kelly Ave

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

650-726-8820

www.parks.ca.gov

Half Moon Bay State Beach is right on the beach with miles of sandy beach and bike trails that go all the way to the yacht harbor. Although, you cannot see the ocean from the campsites because of the sand dunes. The park and spaces are paved and level. There is a farm just outside the park on Kelly Avenue that sells fresh produce, and there is a New Leaf market about one mile away at the shopping area on Highway 92.

Directions Take Highway 92 to Half Moon Bay. When you get to the signal at Highway 1, turn left. Go to next signal, Kelly Ave., and turn right. The park is at the end of the street (about 1/2 mile).
Fees $65 for premium spaces closest to ocean with 50 amp electricity, $50 for spaces further back with 50 amp electricity, and $35 for spaces without electricity and furthest from ocean. $2 discount for seniors
Premium spaces $65: 16, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32
Regular spaces $50: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9-12, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39, 40, 42, 45-50
Regular space without electricity $35: 2, 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 43
Handicapped spaces: 15, 28, 34, 44
Number of Spaces 46 spaces for motorhomes up to 40 feet in length.
Reservations Online at Reserve California. There is an $8 fee for making a reservation. One night limit without reservation. Reservations are only accepted 48 hours or more in advance.
WiFi Network name: "ParksWiFi", no password.
Cell Phone Reception Good
Check In Time 2:00 pm
Cheeck Out Time 12:00 pm
Generator Hours 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Documents Brochure, rates, campground map

Campground Facilities Camp Site Facilities
Dump Station $10 Fire Pit
Restrooms Picnic Table
Showers Electricity Some spaces have 50 amp.
Water Sewer
Garbage Water
Recycling Cable
Other Paved
Level

Indian Flat

Indian Flat

9988 Highway 140

El Portal, CA 95318

209-379-2339

www.indianflatrvpark.com

Indian Flat is a small, private RV park 12 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park. Many spaces are under shade trees; others get full sun at least part of the day (which can be very hot in the summer). The spaces are very close together.

  • Directions: Take Highway 140 east from Merced. Continue east through Mariposa. The campground is 22 miles from Mariposa and about 10 miles before the entrance to Yosemite near the town of El Portale. It will be on your right just past the Cedar Lodge.
  • Fees: $42 from April to October, and $37 from November to March
  • Number of Spaces: 25 spaces for motorhomes of various sizes.
  • Facilities: Water, electricity, cable TV, picnic table and BBQ in all spaces. A few spaces have sewer. There is a dump station that costs $5 to use. You are allowed to use the swimming pool at Cedar Lodge next door.
  • WiFi: There is public WiFi at Cedar Lodge next door, but I could not get it to work. No cell phone coverage (but there is in Yosemite Valley)
  • Campground map

MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher State Park

24100 MacKerricher Park Road

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

707-937-5804

www.parks.ca.gov

MacKerricher State Park is a very scenic area with lake, beach, and ocean.

  • Directions: Three miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1
  • Fees: $35
  • Number of Spaces: 140 sites, but sections of the campground are closed in the winter.
  • Facilities: Picnic tables, fire rings, and food lockers at each site. Restrooms with flush toilets, coin operated showers, water, WiFi, and dump station.
  • Reservations: Accepted from April to September; otherwise, first come first serve. Make reservations online at Reserve California. There is an $8 fee for making a reservation. One night limit without reservation. Reservations are only accepted 48 hours or more in advance.
  • Brochure, campground map

Mad River Rapids RV Park

Mad River Rapids RV Park

3501 Janes Road

Arcata, CA 95521

707-822-7275

www.madriverrv.com

Mad River Rapids RV Park is nice, well maintained RV park with convenient freeway access.

Directions At the north end of Arcata on highway 101, take the Giuntoli Lane/Janes Road exit and go west for two blocks. The RV park will be on your left just past the Ramada Motel.
Fees $64 (Good Sam discount)
Number of Spaces 92 paved and level sites. Most spaces are pull through.
Reservations 800-822-7776
WiFi Yes
Cell Phone Reception Good
Check In Time 12:00
Cheeck Out Time
Generator Hours
Documents Campground map

Campground Facilities Camp Site Facilities
Dump Station Fire Pit
Restrooms Picnic Table
Showers Electricity 30 and 50 amp
Water Sewer
Garbage Water
Recycling Cable
Other Mini-mart, laundry Paved
Level

Manresa State Beach

831-724-3750

www.parks.ca.gov

  • Number of Spaces: Tent camping only; no RVs.
  • Directions: From Highway 1, south of Aptos, San Andreas Road heads southwest and continues for several miles to Manresa, the first beach access upon reaching the coast.
  • Reservations: Online at Reserve California. There is an $8 fee for making a reservation. One night limit without reservation. Reservations are only accepted 48 hours or more in advance.
  • Brochure, campground map

Moss Landing KOA

Moss Landing KOA

7905 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

800-562-3390

Moss Landing KOA

New Brighton State Beach

Park Avenue off Hwy. 1

Capitola, CA 95010

831-464-6329

www.parks.ca.gov

  • Directions: New Brighton State Beach is in the town of Capitola, just south of Santa Cruz. Take the New Brighton/Park Avenue exit off Highway 1.
  • Reservations: Online at Reserve California. There is an $8 fee for making a reservation. One night limit without reservation. Reservations are only accepted 48 hours or more in advance.
  • Brochure, campground map

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1

Big Sur, CA 93920

831-667-2315

www.parks.ca.gov

  • Directions: Drive south from Carmel for 26 miles on Highway 1. The park is on the east side of Highway 1.
  • Reservations: Online at Reserve California. There is an $8 fee for making a reservation. One night limit without reservation. Reservations are only accepted 48 hours or more in advance.
  • Brochure, campground map
  • Pillar Point RV Park

    4000 Cabrillo Highway

    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    650-712-9277

    newradio.com/pillarpointrvpark

    • Directions: About ¼ mile south of the harbor entrance on highway 1.
    • Fees: $67-84
    • Number of Spaces: xxx spaces for motorhomes up to xx feet in length.
    • Reservations: None. First come, first serve
    • Highlights: Right on the ocean; beautiful view; walking distance to harbor and restaurants.

    Pinnacles National Park Campground

    Pinnacles

    2400 HWY 146

    Paicines, CA 95043

    831-200-1722

    www.VisitPinnacles.com

    Pinnacles is ...

    Directions
    Fees $41, $59
    Number of Spaces 134
    Reservations recreation.gov
    WiFi Near the store
    Cell Phone Reception Near the store
    Check In Time 1:00
    Cheeck Out Time 11:00
    Generator Hours None
    Documents

    Campground Facilities Camp Site Facilities
    Dump Station Fire Pit
    Restrooms Picnic Table
    Showers At the pool Electricity 30 amp at RV sites
    Water Sewer
    Garbage Water  
    Recycling Cable
    Other Store, 9:30-5:00 everyday Paved
    Level

    Seacliff State Beach

    201 State Park Drive

    Aptos, CA 95003

    831-685-6500

    www.parks.ca.gov

    • Directions: Take the State Park Drive exit from Highway 1. Proceed west through the neighborhood of Aptos to the entrance.
    • Reservations: Online at Reserve California. There is an $8 fee for making a reservation. One night limit without reservation. Reservations are only accepted 48 hours or more in advance.
    • Brochure, campground map

    Sunset State Beach

    Sunset State Beach

    201 Sunset Beach Road

    Watsonville, CA 95076

    831-763-7063

    www.parks.ca.gov

    Sunset State Beach is on a hill overlooking the beach below. You cannot see the beach from the campsites, but it is a short walk to the edge of the hill overlooking the beach and a half mile or so to the beach itself. There is a parking lot at the beach for daytime use.

    The Campground is divided into three areas: the South Camp (1-37), which is the southern most loop or furthest from the entrance, then the Pine Hollow Camp (38-61), and Dumes Camp (62-90), which is the northern most loop. The Dumes Camp and Pine Hollow Camp are closed during the off season.

    All the spaces in the Dunes Camp have a paved area for parking. Most are fairly level. 68, 69, 71, and 86 are almost flat. 66 and 67 not very very level. 80 is for handicapped only.

    The spaces in Pine Hollow Camp are dirt and mostly uneven, but nothing too severe.

    Similarly, most spaces in South Camp are not very level, but 9 and 10 may be too unlevel for a motorhome to park comfortably. Spaces 25 and 25 have a slight view of the ocean.

    • Directions: The beach is 16 miles south of Santa Cruz. From Hwy 1 take the San Andreas Road exit. Proceed south to Sunset Beach Rd; go west to beach entrance.
    • Number of Spaces: 90 spaces for motorhomes up to 31 feet in length.
    • Fees: $35 for allspaces.
    • Facilities: Rest rooms with flush toilets and pay showers (quarters only). Camping fee allows you to use the dump station at New Brighton State Beach. There are no hookups. All spaces have picnic tables and fire rings.
    • Reservations: Online at Reserve California. There is an $8 fee for making a reservation. One night limit without reservation. Reservations are only accepted 48 hours or more in advance.
    • Brochure, campground map

    Uvas Pines RV Park

    13210 Uvas Road

    Morgan Hill, CA

    408-779-3417

    www.uvaspines.com

    • Directions:
    • Fees: $50
    • Number of Spaces: xxx spaces for motorhomes up to xx feet in length.
    • Facilities: Water, electricity, and sewer in all spaces. Dump station and propane available.
    • WiFi: Yes

    Westport Beach RV Park

    Westport Beach RV Park

    37700 North Hwy 1

    Westport, CA 95521

    707-964-2964

    www.CasparBeachRVPark.com/Westport.html

    • Directions: 16 miles north of Fort Bragg and 1 mile north of Westport on the west side of Highway 1.
    • Fees: $44 without hookups, $58 with hookups, $65 with hookups, premium site (creek side or ocean front)
    • Number of Spaces: 75
    • Facilities: Picnic tables and fire rings at each site. Hookups at some site. Restrooms with flush toilets, coin operated showers and laundry, water, WiFi, store and recreation facilities.
    • Reservations: Online or call 707-964-2964.
    • Campground map, rates

    Westport-Union Landing State Beach

    MacKerricher State Beach

    707-937-5804

    www.parks.ca.gov

    Westport-Union Landing State Beach is a primitive campground, but it is on a bluff right next to the ocean. This is a long thin park that stretches for a couple miles along Highway 1. There are 3 entrances. From south to north they are Abalone, the main entrance, and the Howard Creek entrance. The Abalone section is closed in the winter.

    • Directions: 19 miles north of Fort Bragg and 2 miles north of Westport on the west side of Highway 1.
    • Fees: $25
    • Number of Spaces: 85
    • Facilities: Picnic tables and fire rings at each site. Drinking water and pit toilets are available.
    • Reservations: Not accepted.

    Yosemite, Hodgdon Meadow Campground

    Yosemite, Hodgdon Meadow Campground

    PO Box 577

    Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

    209-372-0200

    www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

    The Hodgdon Meadow campground near Yosemite Valley is open all year.

    • Directions: The Hodgdon Meadow Campground is just past the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station to Yosemite National Park. From the Big Oak Flat entrance station, go south ½ mile on Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Road). Turn left (east) on Tuolumne Grove Road. In 2500 feet, the campground will be on your right. Yosemite Valley is 25 miles further south. Take Highway 120 south, but go straight at Crane Flat, which is where Highway 120 turns left to cross the Tioga pass.
    • Fees: $26 plus park entrance fee. Seniors with Interagency Senior Pass get free entry into the park and half price on the campground fee.
    • Number of Spaces: 31 spaces for motorhomes. Size restrictions vary by campsite.
    • Facilities: No hookups; There are bathrooms with flush toilets (not especially clean because of high usage). No fresh water except in the bathrooms.
    • Condition: Within the campground, both the roads and campsites are dirt. Campsites are generally not level.
    • Elevation: 4875 feet
    • WiFi: None
    • Cell Reception: None
    • Reservations: Required in the peak season. To make a reservation call 877-444-6777 or go online at www.recreation.gov.
    • Campground map

    Yosemite, Lower Pines Campground

    Yosemite, Lower Pines Campground

    9024 Southside Drive

    Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

    209-372-8502

    www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

    The Lower Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley is open from April to October. There are two adjacent campgrounds, North Pines and Upper Pines. Upper Pines is open all year.

    • Directions: The Lower Pines Campground is at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley. There are three roads that lead to Yosemite Valley. Highway 120 from Manteca is the northern most approach. Highway 140 leads to Yosemite Valley from Merced and Mariposa. Highway 41 from Fresno is the southern most approach. It enters the park at Wawona and continues north to Yosemite Valley.
    • Fees: $26 plus park entrance fee. Seniors with Interagency Senior Pass get free entry into the park and half price on the campground fee.
    • Number of Spaces: ??? spaces for motorhomes. Size restrictions vary by campsite. Sites are level; most are paved but some are not.
    • Facilities: No hookups; There is fresh water and bathrooms with flush toilets. There is a dump station just outside the entrance to the North Pines Campground. There is cell phone coverage in Yosemite Valley.
    • WiFi:There is free WiFi at Degnan's deli in Yosemite Village. The access code is "welcome1".
    • Elevation: 4000 feet
    • Reservations: Required. To make a reservation call 877-444-6777 or go online at www.recreation.gov.
    • Campground map

    Yosemite, North Pines Campground

    Yosemite, North Pines Campground

    9024 Southside Drive

    Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

    209-372-8502

    www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

    The North Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley is open from April to October. There are two adjacent campgrounds, Lower Pines and Upper Pines. Upper Pines is open all year.

    • Directions: The North Pines Campground is at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley. There are three roads that lead to Yosemite Valley. Highway 120 from Manteca is the northern most approach. Highway 140 leads to Yosemite Valley from Merced and Mariposa. Highway 41 from Fresno is the southern most approach. It enters the park at Wawona and continues north to Yosemite Valley.
    • Fees: $26 plus park entrance fee. Seniors with Interagency Senior Pass get free entry into the park and half price on the campground fee.
    • Number of Spaces: ??? spaces for motorhomes. Size restrictions vary by campsite. Sites are level; some are paved but most are not.
    • Facilities: No hookups; There is fresh water and bathrooms with flush toilets. There is a dump station just outside the entrance to the North Pines Campground. There is cell phone coverage in Yosemite Valley.
    • WiFi:There is free WiFi at Degnan's deli in Yosemite Village. The access code is "welcome1".
    • Elevation: 4000 feet
    • Reservations: Required. To make a reservation call 877-444-6777 or go online at www.recreation.gov.
    • Campground map

    Yosemite, Upper Pines Campground

    Yosemite, Upper Pines Campground

    9024 Southside Drive

    Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

    209-372-8502

    www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

    The Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley is open all year. There are two adjacent campgrounds, Lower Pines and North Pines, that are only open from April through October. For Yosemite road conditions call 209-372-0200, #1, #1.

    Directions The Upper Pines Campground is at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley. There are three roads that lead to Yosemite Valley. Highway 120 from Manteca is the northern most approach. Highway 140 leads to Yosemite Valley from Merced and Mariposa. Highway 41 from Fresno is the southern most approach. It enters the park at Wawona and continues north to Yosemite Valley.
    Fees $26 plus park entrance fee. Seniors with Interagency Senior Pass get free entry into the park and half price on the campground fee.
    Number of Spaces 230 spaces for motorhomes. Size restrictions vary by campsite.
    Reservations Necessary in the peak season and recommended in the off season. To make a reservation call 877-444-6777 or go online at www.recreation.gov.
    WiFi There is free WiFi at Degnan's deli in Yosemite Village. The access code is "welcome1".
    Cell Phone Reception In various places in the park, but not everywhere.
    Check In Time
    Cheeck Out Time 12:00 pm
    Generator Hours 7:00 am to 9:00 am, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Elevation 4000 feet
    Documents Campground map

    Campground Facilities Camp Site Facilities
    Dump Station Outside the entrance to Upper Pines campground. Fire Pit
    Restrooms Flush toilets Picnic Table
    Showers Electricity
    Water Sewer
    Garbage Water
    Recycling Cable
    Other Pay phone, shuttle bus, campground host in sites 50 and 52. Paved Some
    Level Mostly