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Santa Cruz RV Parks

Santa Cruz, California RV Parks

Conquering nature in a Santa Cruz RV Park doesn't get much better…

Unlike public campgrounds that tend to be a little more rustic, privately owned Santa Cruz RV Parks generally have more creature comforts and are situated closer to populated areas. 

To scroll down or click to review Santa Cruz RV Parks, Santa Cruz Mountain RV ParksScotts Valley RV Parks and Watsonville RV Parks. Click here for public campgrounds. To focus on another vacation location, please select it from our Destination Explorer and search away!

Santa Cruz RV Parks

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.

Santa Cruz Rustic Resorts - CostanoaCostanoa Tents, Cabins and Lodge  

2001 Rossi Road – Pescadero, CA 

Connected to four State Parks – 30,000 acres of hiking trails – and a vibrant wildlife reserve – Costanoa offers the unique opportunity to experience outdoor living in comfortable stylish surroundings.  Accommodations include canvas cabins – Douglas Fir Cabins – and a forty-room Lodge. Special features include on-site spa services – horseback riding – mountain bike rentals – children's activities – and a general store and cafe.

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.

Santa Cruz Mountain RV Parks

Cotillion Gardens RV Park

300 Old Big Trees Road, Felton, CA  (831) 335-7669The RV Park is located near Santa Cruz, California, nestled in the giant redwoods and San Lorenzo River. They offer a year round destination for those looking to explore the bay area and redwood forests.  

Redwood Resort — RV Park and Campground

150 East Grove, Boulder Creek, CA  (831) 338-3413
The Redwood Resort of Boulder Creek California is a small privately owned RV park and campground nestled amongst the majestic redwood trees. The RV park is open year round and the campground is open May through September.  

Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort

4980 Highway 9, Felton, CA  (831) 335-8312
Situated on the beautiful San Lorenzo River and backed by Henry Cowell State Park our clean, newly renovated RV Park and campground offer guests a year round, family oriented, place to relax or a base camp for your outdoor adventure.

Smithwoods RV Park

4770 Hwy 9, Felton, CA  (831) 335-4321

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.

Want more nature? Please visit our campground page to explorer State Parks that are close to Santa Cruz.


What's on Tap
This Winter


Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 

UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, 1156 High St. Santa Cruz (831) 457-9693

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off – Sat., Feb. 20, 2016

Santa Cruz  (831) 423-5590

Kayak Surf Festival – March 18-20, 2016

This is the largest kayak surfing competition.

Cowells Classic – March 19-20, 2016

This is a friendly surfing competition.

SCPF Paddleboard Race – March 19, 2016

Whale Watching – Dec. through May  

Elephant Seal Watching – December is breeding season. Año Nuevo State Reserve has a large colony of northern elephant seals that assemble there each winter.    

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


Top Fall Attractions:


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.  

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.