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Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1

Mount Madonna County Park

San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California

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  • Yurts at the Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1.- Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1
  • Sites include a picnic table and a firepit.- Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1
  • RV camping surrounded by redwoods.- Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1
  • Spacious and open campsites.- Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1
  • Tent only spaces in Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1.- Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1
  • Animal protection boxes for your food.- Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1
  • Potable water at each site.- Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1
  • Barbecue pit and food lockbox.- Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1
  • Flush toilets at Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1.- Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Moderate congestion. Well-maintained park.
Cons: 
Sporadic weather.
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Region:
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, CA
Managed by: 
Santa Clara County Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Mount Madonna Valley View Campground #1 is one of four campgrounds located in Mount Madonna County Park. This campground offers spacious and somewhat private sites for your RV or tent with all the basic amenities. In contrast to Valley View Campgrounds #2 and #3, Valley View #1 is the only campground in the park that offers yurts. Choose from five different yurts ranging diameter from 16 feet ($35 to $50 per night), 20 feet ($55 to $70 per night), or 24 feet ($75 to $90 per night) that can accommodate 6, 8, or 10 adults respectively. The Huckleberry Group site is available by reservation as well. Most of the tent sites are fairly level and provide food lock boxes.

Mount Madonna County Park has plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout the day. A network of trails offers hikers and equestrians a serene landscape of redwoods, madrone and live oak trees to explore. Wildlife in the park is quite abundant, making this an excellent place for nature watchers and photographers. Included in the park are a multitude of various picnic areas and shelters. An amphitheater and archery range are also available. 

Temperatures at Mount Madonna can change drastically as the coastal fog rolls in and out, so it is a good idea to bring layers of optional clothing. Note also that "tree rain" can saturate a tent when conditions get foggy. Many campers have discovered their waterlogged tents stained with red sap. The park can fill up fast during the holidays, but most of the year it is relatively empty. 

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