Camping on the Coast
This list includes state, federal, city, county and private campgrounds on the central coast. All telephone numbers are in the 831 area code unless otherwise noted.
Please note that while dogs are allowed at some of the following campgrounds, dogs are not permitted in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.
To make reservations for California State Parks or call - (800) 444-7275.
(831) 464-6329 or (831) 464-6330
Developed RV and tent campsites, 4 miles south of Santa Cruz on Highway 1. Reservations a must, especially during the summer!
RV sites only. Full hook-ups. 5 miles south of Santa Cruz . Take State Park Drive off Highway 1.
(831) 724-3750 or (831) 761-1795
64 walk-in tents-only campsites. 12 miles south of Santa Cruz. From From Highway 1 take San Andreas Road, turn right at Sand Dollar Road, veer left to campground.
Privately Owned. RV sites to 40 feet. Full hook-ups; tent sites. 50 cabins sites with electricity, bring your own linens. Located 13 miles south of Santa Cruz on San Andreas Road.
91 campsites, showers. 16 miles south of Santa Cruz off Highway 1. Exit Highway 1 on San Andreas and follow signs. Reservations a must!
Clean, full hookups for all sized RV's. TV cable to each site, telephone service available at each site. The Moss Landing KOA is located just off Highway 1, at the corner of Moss Landing and Sandholdt Road.
Privately owned. 35 sites, hookups, laundry. West of Highway 1 between Monterey and Santa Cruz. Take Reservation Road in Marina, turn right on Dunes Drive.
Seven miles east on Highway 68. RV and tent sites, hook-ups and showers. Some seasonal limits.
40 primitive campsites. RVs to 21 feet. No hook-ups. Take Highway 68 West from Highway 1. Turn right onto Skyline Forest Drive. At stop sign turn left onto Skyline Drive. Follow Skyline Drive into the park.
Privately owned. Tent and trailer sites, hook-ups, and showers. Pets permitted. Take Carmel Valley Road four miles to Shulte Road, turn right. Follow to the end of the road. (Closed during the winter.)
Privately owned. Hook-ups and showers. Next to Saddle Mountain.
24 primitive walk-in campsites. 1/3 mile from the parking area. 21 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
Privately owned. 24 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1. 65 sites (38 hook-ups). Hot showers, general store, burger bar, gasoline.
Privately owned. 26 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1. 60 sites (38 hook-ups). Tent cabins, hot showers, store.
Privately owned. 45 sites (some with hook-ups). Hot showers, laundry. Motorhomes to any size. Highway 1, 22 miles south of Carmel.
All year camping. 204 capsites. Showers, laundry, no hook-ups. Reservations a must during the summer! 26 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
(Scheduled to reopen in Fall 2014)
Privately owned. 80 campsites. No vehicles over 22 feet. Showers, no hook-ups. Dogs allowed for additional fee. 30 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
53 miles south of Carmel, 39 miles north of San Simeon on Highway 1. 2 miles south of Lucia. 43 tent and trailer sites, 15' trailer max. and 21' motorhome max., showers, grocery.
(831) 385-5434 or (805) 434-1996
35 miles north of San Simeon on Highway 1. 33 trailer and tent sites. RV limit of 30 feet. No hook-ups.
30 miles north of San Simeon on Highway 1. 44 tent and RV sites. No hook-ups.
(For active/retired military and DoD civilians only)
Corner of Fairgrounds Road and Garden Road in Monterey. 38 RV sites.