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Costanoa KOA

San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California

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  • Costanoa KOA.- Costanoa KOA
  • Tent camping area.- Costanoa KOA
  • Garden that provides fresh vegetables for the restaurant.- Costanoa KOA
  • Wide, well-paved interior roads for the RV section.- Costanoa KOA
  • Distant views of the ocean from the campground.- Costanoa KOA
  • There is a small general store on-site.- Costanoa KOA
  • Large, well-landscaped sites.- Costanoa KOA
  • Large grassy areas provide a place to play or relax.- Costanoa KOA
  • Paved sites in the RV area keep things clean.- Costanoa KOA
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Pros: 
The only developed campground in the area. Many seasonal outdoor activities. Adjacent to Año Nuevo State Park.
Cons: 
Fairly expensive. Little privacy in the tent camping area.
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Region:
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, CA
Managed by: 
Private Owner
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay the raw California coast is spectacular and dotted with state parks and beaches. What is lacking, however, are any developed state park campgrounds. The ONLY option for those looking for RV hook-ups or a more developed tenting area with activities and other amenities is the Costanoa KOA campground right across the highway from Año Nuevo State Park. Jointly managed with the Costanoa Lodge, this campground, while pricey, offers more of a complete experience than just a simple campground.

There are full-hookup RV sites, many of which also have wooden tent platforms. There are two tent camping areas, propane service, a horse stable, mountain bike rentals, an organic farm, a general store, a restaurant at the lodge, and even a day spa! Each restroom area has a fireplace and lounging area. The campground offers ranger-led hikes, kayak trips, horseback rides and other programs. Hiking trails in the campground lead to nearby Butano State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and Año Nuevo State Park. The surrounding countryside offers berries and vegetables for sale, and even a brewery. The must-see elephant seals are a shore drive away, but anything other than basic services will take at least 30 minutes to reach.

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