We love Mount Madonna and have camped here often. It has a few RV sites with water and electric but the dry campsites are a little bigger and very nice. Great hiking trails. Flat looks for kids to bike on. Don't miss the deer pen and the historic house hikes. One of the best local campgrounds near San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Watsonville area. Close but very much a camping experience. Some fog can creep in so be prepared for it to get cold and wet some nights. Camp sites can be close together if in one fo the electric water sites but not too bad. Nice for families. Showers are clean.
We love camping at Sunset State Beach. We have camped and have done day trips on the beach. Dogs can be allowed on beach if you go to the right of the main entrance. No dogs to the left. Camp sites vary but the best loop is South Loop. Some with ocean views but those are hard to reserve. All sites are close to beach trails. Steps down to the beach but can drive to beach parking lot if not full to spend the day or ferry down your stuff for the day. The campground is next to typical watsonville fields. We love seeing the tons of strawberry plants when in season. Can be cold at night. Campfires allowed. Rangers do come around to enforce quiet time after 10pm but we didn't mind. Make sure to secure your food or the racoons will get into your cooler.
We have been to this camping spot a few times. It is big with a nice store. Music on the weekends on the deck. Some sites on waterside are nice. Nice beach. Can get crowded but we liked it. No issues. RV or Tent sites. Roads are steep in spots but no problems getting into site. You can boat and fish here but we didn't do either. Might be nice in the winter when nobody is around?
We go to this KOA every June or July for the last 10 years. It is a great place. Not your typical KOA as it is more like camping vs other KOA's we have stayed at. Lots of trees and shade. Some RV sites are larger than others and lots of seasonal sites. Close to lake and they have a dock. Beach is seasonal but can drive out on the mud, just don't get stuck. Rocky beach if water is low so bring your river shoes. Sites are full hook ups. Bathrooms are clean and they have made some improvements. Small pool but nice. Can get noisy on the weekends with dirt bikes etc driving around. Great for kids. Lot's to do. Very pretty area. Trinity Lake is not that busy during the week.
This has it all. Beautiful beach walking distance from campground. Bike or walking trails to wonderful beaches and places to eat. Short drive to many other areas. small but good size sites for where it is.
Moss Landing KOA Express is a small campground for fully contained RV's. Very clean but sites are small and meant to be a stop over or a place to sleep while enjoying the area. Moss Landing is a must not miss area. Lots to do. Don't miss exploring the Elkhorn Slew. Kayaking or take a guided tour by experienced guid. See Sea Otters and tons of birds. Great restaurants within walking distance.
We stay at this KOA 3-4 times a year. We especially enjoy the Halloween and other theme weekends they have. They have made tons of improvements over the last 10 years we have been going. Sites range from tent sites, RV sites, to full size cabins. They even rent out Airstream trailers. The staff is wonderful. Fun place. A little expensive but what you would expect for all the amenities offered. Beautiful pool but the kids kind of take it over. All the rest of the stuff KOA offers plus super clean bathrooms and sites.
Great campground and location. You can easily walk to the beach. Close to Capitola Village, Santa Cruz, and Kayaking at Moss Landing. There are some wonderful large campsites facing the beach but hard to reserve unless you are quick to get in when window opens up. The other sites are OK and there are a lot of them. Some are close together but walk to the beach and there is lots of room.