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Great campground

Great campground out side of town. Large spaces out spots. Books out fast and hard to get into.

Obstacle Course Campground

Weather was great and trails were awesome. Spent the afternoon exploring Hudner Ranch and Upper Ranch. We wanted to camp in Hudner Ranch. The views were better and it was more remote, but no fires. So we decided to stay at the Obstacle Course Campground. Each site had a table and fire pit. Bathroom was close and typically average dirty/cleanliness. We ended up being the only ones to camp overnight. $10 to play and camp. Not bad.

Hands down the best

90 degrees in October. Beach is not crowded! I’m in heaven

Very nice

New showers, nice drive thru spots, friendly people. Lots to do in the camp ground and around Morgan hill/ Gilroy area. This is my go to spot when working in the area.

Excellent little family camping site

Well maintained, super clean restrooms. Not much in the way of extras like a well stocked store, trails, or a fancy playground but the cleanliness and professionalism of the staff makes up for it. There is a little trail that goes down to the River where you can find a neat little beach. It’s a goofy little descent/climb to get there and out but worth it.

Nice setting

It is impossible to complain about the Redwoods. The park is beautiful. It is a fantastic place but crowded most of the time. It is relatively close to UC Santa Cruz so it’s full of drunk college kids. Don’t expect peace or solitude. It is best enjoyed in the off season during weekdays. There is a store and deli on site selling ice cream and sundries. There is plenty of lovely spots on the water and several little spots to swim or at least splash, depending on the time of year. Dogs are not welcome at the water.  There are sites on the hill that require a wagon to haul gear. They are an exhausting haul each time you leave the site but offer an incredible amount of privacy.

Amazing campsite!

Been coming here for years. Just 40ish minutes up from the town of Woodside. Camp sites are spacious and well kept! Bathrooms are easily accessible but showers are a bit of a walk maybe 5 mins from your site. The only reason it gets 4 starts is because the quality of the showers and bathrooms could be much better. Starting October 20, 2019, memorial park will CLOSE UNTIL SPRING 2021. They are updating the bathrooms and showers and roads. Roads were not bad in my opinion and the roughness added to its charm :) It’s a beautiful park under the redwoods and Kim the lady who runs the camp store is amazing. She has everything you could possibly need and if she doesn’t, pescadero is a 15 min drive towards the coast. There used to be a general store just up the road from memorial, but it’s been going through renovations and was not open yet. Hopefully it will still be a store! We will always come here every year.

So pretty

I loved this campground! So many wild animals

Great Location

great campground located right outside of town. I was pleasantly surprised in the campsites and the beach is lovely!

Love this campground

This campground is very nice. It’s a good place with large spots, flush toilets, hot coin showers, place for your dish, pet allowed and calm.

Nice campsite, but loud

This campsite is very nice as it has hot showers, cellphone service and is close to town. We needed to run to Target for a few things and it was about 15 minutes away. The downside is that it can be loud. Since it's not secluded you can hear traffic and sirens from the road. We were on site #16 and it was a good spot. Some sites seemed like they could use more privacy, but ours was nice. Also, there is a trail down to the beach that is highly enjoyable. Overall, camping here was very nice and comfortable, but I docked one star because I could hear traffic and sirens from our tent and we were closer to the beach than the road.

Lots of things to do!

Very cool place.lots of history. You won't be able to see the whole place in a day.i have still ot been able to make a reservation to camp there I not sure they allow RVs. Dogs are allowed they have picknic area's and a kite area.thete are several different entrances. My boyfriend's family owned the property yrs and yrs was The Jordan Family Ranch. we have the proposal to his Grandpa from the city and Jordan pond was named after them

Nice Campsites, Hot & Buggy

We stayed in Sites 78 & 80, which were enormous, and could’ve easily fit 20-30 people, not the 8 people the sites were limited too. Careful though, many sites, including these, were mostly exposed with very little shade. Camping Labor Day weekend, temps were in the low 90s, and there were LOTS of mosquitoes. Most people in our party came back with upwards of 20-30 bites, even with lots of bug spray, screened enclosures, and other precautions.

Campsite amenities were great, easy access to water and bathrooms. Bathrooms were spotless the whole weekend, even though it was a holiday weekend and every site was booked. Park staff came by each evening to invite us to programs at the amphitheater. A firewood truck drove by at least once a day. You can also make purchases at a little camp store (in a shipping container), plenty of ice and firewood, but we didn’t see any alcohol for sale.

Check the rules ahead of time, they are quite restrictive and very different from many other campgrounds. No hard alcohol? No hammocks? No entry after 10:00pm?

Also note, the lake isn’t really in walking distance. If you have a dog, you have to head to East Shore (~5 min drive) and the Dog Run trail to let them in the water. Be prepared for a steep scramble down to the lakeside, and very limited beach.

Beautiful and close

So amazing and super close to the city

Great campground.

Nice Campground, drive-up access with ample room to park. Space between campsites so you're not on top of each other. It was packed and there were some people making a lot of noise well into the middle of the night. Other than that it was great, some good trails for hiking that Branch off from the sites. There were also walk-in campsites. We did purchase firewood from the campground, and saw quite a few large banana slugs.

Living in the trees

Great setting, awesome trails to trek,  can get busy during the weekend. Redwoods galore and look out for the slugs please don’t step on them. If you need a place to chill this is the spot.

Unique and private campsites overlooking SF Bay!

Angel Island is a California State Park, but it's surprising how many visitors do not know of the 10 campsites scattered around the island! Regular campers probably appreciate this, though more and more people are learning of their existence. Campsites are all reservable on the reservecalifornia website and they are highly recommended due to the small number of sites available. Most visitors use the ferry from Tiburon or San Francisco to get to the island, though boaters and kayakers can make the trip on their own as well. A paved perimeter road surrounds the island and campers must hike into their sites, bringing everything they need with them. All of the sites offer differing views of the bay, with the three "Ridge" sites giving campers views that stretch from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge with the city and Alcatraz in between! Sites are pretty primitive but depending on your site choice you will have a vault toilet or modern bathroom at your disposal. Drinking faucets are available at each site as are trash cans and food lockers. Picnic tables are also present. No fires are allowed but the sites have a free standing small bbq, and charcoal fires are permitted within them. If you are looking for an exciting and unique place to pitch your tent then Angel Island is a must see!

Amazing camp sites

No matter what site you reserve, all the site are amazing! We had #108. Near the bathroom, wash room, garbage dumpsters. The only con was the windy road! I eat sour patch kids to help with getting car sick. Easy to find. The site is pet friendly. You can only walk the dogs at paved areas, no trails. Our dogs still had fun. The redwood trees were amazing! Definitely an experience you will never forget!

It'll do

If you're just looking for some place to park your RV with hookups around the Delta or pitch a tent, this is a great place. Nothing special really as far as amenities and atmosphere, but it's less expensive than some of the other places and while there are a lot of people living there in their RVs and boats, everyone pretty much stay to themselves and are relatively friendly. I recommend going here if you plan on traveling around the Delta or nearby area, not as your main hang out location.

Make a reservation

Make a reservation. If you don't have one, come super early to add your name on the waiting list. They'll let you know by 5PM if you got a spot and have a back up plan.

Beautiful, spacious campsites

1. Spacious campsites

2. Bathrooms were clean

3.  Flushing toilets 

4. Picnic table and fire pit at campsite

Would be perfect if it weren't for wild pigs

Bathrooms are extremely clean and well kept. The lake is nice (and you may spot geese or ducks), and there's plenty of room for kids to run around. There are food lockers since wild pigs come out at night. Be sure to lock all food up! They will roam through the camp ground all through the night if anyone has left any food out. They also leave lots of droppings that are pretty sizable - but surprisingly don't smell that much considering the quantity and well, what it is. 

Would really love to come again if it weren't for the wild pigs!

Excellent family campground

We have stayed here several times. It sits in the redwoods next to the San Lorenzo river in Felton Ca. Beautiful setting and great place for the kids to run around and have fun. Santa Cruz is only a 10 minute ride down Hwy 9. Mostly for RV camping bit there are several tent sights. Bathrooms are clean and showers good with lots of warm water.

The area is peaceful and relaxing.

The area is peaceful and relaxing. We had a great view of the lake. The campground is very clean a the staff is super helpful. Great trails to walk on or bike. Great for families and dog friendly.

Parking lot for RVs in North Harbor

You are probably thinking "Parking lot? Why did you give it 4 stars?" Because of the location! We stayed here for three nights in our 34 foot travel trailer. We barely fit into the back in site, and had to park our truck in visitor parking a short walk away. Other, smaller trailers had enough room for their vehicle to fit in alongside. The facility has full-hookups and they functioned fine. The harbor itself has trails but no other facilities for campers. No wifi but Verizon had good signal. The weather is perfect and we loved walking to the beach, to get coffee in Seabright, and driving into downtown and the boardwalk.  It's fairly quiet at night, but you do have to watch your stuff. The first night we stayed here we got woken up at 5:30 in the morning by a rattling noise. Open the door and someone is walking away from our trailer. A look at our bike rack revealed that our ties had been cut. I guess the would-be thief didn't notice that the bikes were locked to the rack. Either way, you have to be careful, because this is Santa Cruz and there are a lot of weird folks about. So yes, there are some downsides. But we love Santa Cruz and it was great to be in such a central location.

Community Description: Short and Long Term RV and Mobilehome Park Community

Community Description: Short and Long Term RV and Mobile Home Park Community. Located on an peaceful island in the California Delta, Santiago Island Village is set amidst an 18 hole golf course. A refreshing change from urban noise and smog, this peaceful community has several restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive and is centrally located between the cities of Oakley and Brentwood where all major shopping can be found. Spacious lots, quiet streets, rustling trees and large grassy areas all add to the ambiance and country atmosphere. 

Community Amenities: Clubhouse Pool Community Laundry Pets Welcome On-Site Management Shower Facility for RV Residents

Mobile Home Sales: Santiago Sales(888) 563-3003


Awesome spot! We only stayed a night and didn’t get to explore the trails but plan to visit again in the future

Good walking park

Good walking park for the locals. As for camping I wouldn’t recommend unless you want a lot of foot and car traffic.


This place is by far the worst park. I was there one evening and there were multiple teenagers drinking alcoholic beverages. Shortly after I left I heard gun shots in the area. Unknown what happened.

Massive Park

The campground is pretty remote and there are a good amount of sites with tree cover and shade. It’s a gigantic park with plenty of hiking trails. You can buy firewood on site but you might want to bring some. When I arrived store was closed but I found a ranger to open it and sell me some. There are signs warning of ticks in the area so be aware but I had no issues.