Uvas Canyon County Park Campground

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  • Typical site in Uvas Canyon County Park.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • Campground in Uvas Canyon County Park.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • Every campsite in Uvas Canyon County Park Campground has a bear-proof containter for foods, lotions, and cosmetics.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • Typical site in Uvas Canyon County Park Campground.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • There are multiple hiking options in Uvas Canyon County Park.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • Potable water, trash, and recycling are available.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • Road through the campground.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • Upper Bench Youth Group barbecue pit.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • Amphitheater at the Upper Bench Youth Area.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • Campground host.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
  • Restrooms with showers.- Uvas Canyon County Park Campground
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Roomy campsites. Shaded.
Cons: 
None.
Region:
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$24.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
General Day Use Fee ($6.00)
Tent/Car sites: 
25
Group sites: 
1
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes

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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Just a short, 30-minute drive from South San Jose, Uvas Canyon Campground is a fantastic option for a quick camping getaway from the Silicon Valley. Although there are only 25 campsites, most of them have a decent amount of room with ground that is level enough to pitch a tent. These shady campsites come equipped with potable water, picnic tables, and barbecue pits. Note that fire restrictions sometimes prohibit the use of all but camp stoves. Both the camp host and clean restrooms with showers are centrally located for easy access. 

The Upper Bench Youth Group Area consists of five separate campsites with multiple picnic tables and barbecue pits. The trailhead to Knibbs Knob can be found in this group area as well. Uvas Canyon County Park is a great place to spend the afternoon, as there are miles of trails for exploring the waterfalls and canyons of the Santa Cruz Mountains. All campsites sites are available by reservation, which is preferred.

Adjacent to Uvas Canyon County Park is a private resort owned by the Swedish American Patriotic League called Sveadal. The only access to the park is through their property, and the park asks that you drive slowly and respect their property and privacy. 

 

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