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City of Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville Campgrounds and RV Parks

Campgrounds and RV Parks located close to the City of Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville

City of Santa Cruz Campgrounds and RV Parks   

Beautiful beaches or serene mountains not your thing. Do you want to camp or park your RV close to fine dining, unique shops and exciting nightlife?  The City of Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley or Watsonville just might be the ticket!

If you’re looking for a RV park that is close to the beach, boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz, you can’t get much better than upper Santa Cruz Harbor.  It’s just a short walk to Seabright Beach, restaurants and the “brewery”. You’ll probably want to bike, bus or drive downtown or the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, though!


Happy Camping!

City of Santa Cruz Campgrounds and RV Parks

Beach RV Park

2505 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA  (831) 462-2505
Full time RV Coastal Living for retirement or snow birds. Lots of activity for the retired who are very active.

 Forest of Nisene MarksNisene Marks State Park— Remote Camps

Aptos Creek Rd. & Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA  (831) 763-7062

The park has 10,000 acres of rugged semi-wilderness, rising from sea level to steep coastal mountains of more than 2,600 feet.

Santa Cruz Harbor RV Park (Upper Yacht Harbor)

135 5th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA (831) 475-3279
The R.V. park is located in the north harbor. Do not bring your rig to the harbor office. The Port District maintains a harbor patrol who are on duty 24 hrs/day.

Santa Vida RV Park & Campground

1611 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz, CA  (831) 425-1945
Santa Vida is minutes from downtown Santa Cruz, and offers RV sites in a 23 acre forest setting of beautiful redwoods, madrone, and oak.

Seacliff Center Trailer Park

234 State Park Drive, Seacliff, CA  (831) 688-3813
Seacliff Center RV Park is located near Seacliff State Beach by the historic S.S. Palo Alto cement ship that once floated offshore as an entertainment vessel for dining, dancing and fun, now permanently moored at Seacliff California State Beach.


Scotts Valley RV Parks

Santa Cruz Ranch RV Park

917 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA  (831) 438-1288
Nestled in the trees just minutes away from Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz our resort is here to serve your RV vacation needs.


Watsonville RV Parks


1186 San Andreas Road, La Selva Beach, CA (831) 722-0551

Marina Dunes RV Park

3330 Dunes Dr, Marina, CA 93933  (831) 384-6914

Pinto Lake Park

451 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA  (831) 722-8129
Quiet lakeside RV campground in Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz area. Enjoy RV park, the local attractions, the nearby wildlife or just go fishing.

Click here for more Campgrounds and RV parks located in the City of Santa CruzScotts Valley or Watsonville near Santa Cruz beaches or go back to the top of our list for the Santa Cruz Mountains.





What’s on Tap


Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Open Studios Art Tour – Weekends during Oct. 2016

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 9, 2016  10am – 4pm.

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 9, 2016

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2016

Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations—Oct. 2016


For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.



Top Santa Cruz Attractions:


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.

Santa Cruz Campgrounds

Ocean views or Redwoods? Over 27 campgrounds and RV Parks

Santa Cruz Fishing 

Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Surfing

With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.




The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.