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Most Recent San Jose Camping Reviews
Jeep’s plus buddies equals a good time

Great place to hang out with your 4WD buddies and negotiate the obstacles. Group camp site is the best. You can pack a lot of people and rigs in this area.

Casa De Fun

Always stop by and get fresh fruit, but have camped on site. Great place with lots to do during the day.

Capitola Cliffside Sunsets in January!

Sweet lil spot right outside Capitola came in on a Monday night and all the premium sites were booked. Direct access to the beach. Showers kinda meh but the rest made up for it!

Reservation are difficult to obtain

But well worth the effort. Full hookups in one area and dry camping in overflow area. All camping spots are adjacent to the 'boardwalk' beach path and the beach. Yes, your rig is within 20' of the beach at all campsites. Lots of dog walking, caution-fines are very hefty for being off leash. Camphosts are always present/available/helpful.

Group camp site at Del Valle

This is not a separate campground. It is just a group site they have at the Del Valle Regional park. It cost $75/night with a deposit. You must also buy the beer and wine permit for a very affordable $25 to have alcohol at the site. I prefer this group site because it is away from the family campsites and close to the water and bathrooms. There are no showers here. The operator will tell you they won’t let you in the family campground to shower but my experience is as long as you have a parking pass the will let you in there family campground. Don’t wait in line just drive in on the right hand side.

This site has a fire ring,benches and a ranger will come up and let you know anyone without a parking pass needs to leave to not get a ticket and locked in.

This site has plenty of room and holds 50 ppl. You are given only 10 parking passes though.

Also wanted to add that this site is considered a hike in but it is extremely close to the parking lot. I would say it’s about a 100 feet walk to the site from the parking lot.

Beautiful Park

Great park with hiking, great views of Mt. Hamilton and a lake up the road a way, there’s also a mansion & rose garden on the property, shower & bathroom are clean, there are nights to gather and stargaze.The tent spaces are sizable & you can have a fire. Some seasons there are wild pigs running around everywhere.

Tent & Van Camping

Great place to stargaze, hike, & camp. Has showers & bathroom & don’t forget to check out the mansion!!

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