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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
Yes
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

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.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Private Owner

Reservation phone number

1 (800) 562-9567

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Showers
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Horseback riding

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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