Standard (tent/RV)
Group
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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Veterans Memorial Park
Operator
County
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Veterans Memorial Park is located in California
Latitude
36.6 N
Longitude
-121.911 W
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10 Reviews of Veterans Memorial Park
Hidden Jem in the Monterey bay!

This first come first serve campground is amazing! It’s only $35 a night with one extra vehicle costing only $9 more. RVs are limited to 25’ and smaller and They don’t have any hookups but a pump out and potable water fill station is available below the lower restrooms by the entrance. Super easy self registration with availability on most weekdays and weekends if you get here before mid afternoon. Oh and They’re are deer on the field every night. Definitely recommend staying here for up to three nights at a time.

Great spot for camping

My family and I enjoyed a day in Monterey, and we camped here the night. It was very nice! Clean bathrooms, clean warm showers! Friendly neighbors from all around the world. Even saw six deers walking around.

Great location

Right in the middle of town, we were there for a quick overnighted on a road trip. Bathrooms were clean, campsite was spacious, but lots of city noise. (Middle of town on a hill)

Not Great for RVs

There's a hefty grade to get up the hill to this campground. It's a nice spot and it has a park and hot showers. It's about a mile to walk into town and it's back down the hill you just drove up. They have a limit of 21 feet for RVs.

Quiet and central

Easy access to the town, free showers nice campsite even saw deer

Good and bad

This was my third visit to the park. It’s in a very picturesque location. Close to downtown but you feel secluded at the same time. My only real complaint is that the bathroom is very small and not very clean.

Get there early

We have camped here many times. The spaces are small but there's a great playground with a large area to run around for the kids. If you're lucky enough to get one of the 8 or so sites along the field the kids can just run and play while we cook dinner, set up camp, etc. It's near the city but far enough out you would never know it when you are there.

It can be noisy at night with cars driving in and out. And despite going on a Tuesday the campground was filled by late afternoon.

Nice surprise

Nice spot right near downtown Monterey. I live in the area, but when friends or family come into town, we usually stay here. Sites are first come, first serve, so get there early if you want to camp on a weekend in the summer. Dog friendly, and there is a big lawn area they can run on off leash, as well as a small playground for kids. There is access to a few hiking trails as well.

One thing to note is that in the dry season they do not allow campfires. If that's a deal breaker for you, call ahead of time and double check whether or not they ate allowed when you want to camp.

Overall, it's a fun, cheap alternative to the overpriced hotels in Monterey and only about a 10 minute drive from downtown.

Veterens Memorial Park

I was pleasantly surprised by this campground. Not a bad place at all to spend some time. Pretty spot to pitch your tent. Can get busy and campsites are right on top of each other. Some sites are better than others. Can get loud. Close to anything you want to do in the Monterey area.

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Perfect spot for bike travelers

I stopped here during my bike trip from San Francisco to San Diego. Veteran's Memorial Park is a very popular spot to camp out among bike travelers who make the SF to LA/SD journey. It was nice that they had a spot that was designated only for bike travelers. I got to meet a lot of other bike travelers. So that was cool! The bathroom and shower were nice and clean. The ranger walked around the park to collect the fee. But he didn't carry any change with him, so I had to ask around for smaller changes. The night time was chilly. The park was a little bit away from the downtown. I had to ask around to get there. It was quite hilly getting there too.