Mt. Madonna County Park offers a range of outdoor activities for campground visitors.
Mt. Madonna County Park has more than 3,600 acres of forested terrain at the summit of Hecker Pass (Highway 152) in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwoods dominate the park. Visitors enjoy views of the Santa Clara Valley to the east and Monterey Bay to the west. The park has many great trails for hiking or horseback riding. The Mt. Madonna Stables offers trail rides. Campers enjoy summer campfire programs on Saturday nights. The Visitor Center offers exhibits about natural history, geology, and the cultural history of the area.
The park has 4 campgrounds: Valley View campgrounds 1 - 3 and Tan Oak Campground. Tan Oak Campground has 21 campsites. Valley View #1 has 44 campsites, 5 of which are yurts and 17 others are RV sites with water and electric hook-ups. Valley View #2 has 21 campsites and Valley View #3 has 25 campsites. RVs or trailers are permitted at all campsites, and tents at all but RV sites.
Three sizes of yurts are available. Each has bunk beds with mattresses, fold out futons, locking doors, and a wrap around deck. Some allow dogs.
Mt. Madonna County Park also has 5 Group Campsites.
|Location:||Off Hwy. 152 at Hecker Pass, 10 miles west of Gilroy|
|Mileage from gateway cities:||Gilroy - 11 miles
Watsonville - 9 miles
|Camping season:||open year-round|
|Number of Sites:||111|
|Max. People per Site:||8 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||2|
|Pets:||On leash, attended, maximum of 2|
|Park Headquarters:||(408) 842-2341|
|Reservations Available:||year-round, a maximum of 2 campsites may be reserved by any one person|
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||30 feet|
|Wheelchair Accessible Sites:||RV Site #116A, accessible facilities|
|Fees:||Standard sites - $30 per night
RV hook-up sites - $40
Yurts - $66 - $96
(25% discount on all sites November through February)
|Reservations:||Mt. Madonna Park Campground Reservations|
|Check-in, check-out:||3:00 PM, 1:00 PM|
|Mt. Madonna Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, food locker, fire ring|
|Campground:||restrooms with flush toilets, tap water. amphitheater|
|Nearby attractions:||Hiking trails, Visitor Center, trail rides at Mt. Madonna Stables, equestrian staging area, historic Miller House ruins, Manresa State Beach, Elkhorn Slough|
Mt. Madonna County Park has 5 group campsites:
|Mt. Madonna County Park Group Campsites|
|Campsites:||Max. People||Max. Vehicles||Fee|
|ABC Group Camp||150||25||$325|
|West Deer Pen||50||10||$175|