Pinto Lake Park Campground

Santa Cruz County

Pinto Lake

RV Campground at Pinto Lake, CA

Pinto Lake RV Campground

Santa Cruz - Monterey Beach Attractions

Visitors to the Santa Cruz - Monterey coast find a wide variety of attractions from popular surfing destinations around Santa Cruz to the wild and scenic Big Sur coast.

  • Surfing is popular at Santa Cruz's famous Steamer Lane as well as to the south at Carmel
  • Excellent pier fishing can be enjoyed at Santa Cruz's well developed wharf as well as at the popular Seacliff Beach pier and concrete ship.
  • For wildlife and scenery, Point Lobos State Park leads the list. There are also many more wonders to be enjoyed all the way down the Big Sur coast.
  • Visit beautiful Sand Dollar Beach and Jade Cove
  • Enjoy the beauty of the waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • See the green sand and the spectacular rocks at Pfeiffer Beach

Pinto Lake Park Campground

Pinto Lake Park is owned by the City of Watsonville and operated by a concessionaire. The beautiful little park has boating, fishing, boat rentals, and sports activities available. The lake has a 5 MPH speed limit and swimming and wading are not permitted. A launch ramp and fishing pier are adjacent to the campground.

Pinto Lake Park's campground is limited to RV and trailer camping. The 28 camping spaces are on grass. They have full hook-ups. Sites are arranged in two rows, with many having at least partial views of the lake. The end sites are a stone's throw from the water and have unobstructed views.

Campground Basics
Location: 451 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 28
Vehicles per Site: 2 (one driven and one towed)
Pets: On leash, always attended, $5 each with a maximum of 2
Information: (831) 722-8129

Reservations available yes
Maximum Vehicle Length: 50 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated, but most facilities accessible
Fees: $40 per night for 2 people (children 16 and under free)
Additional people $5 per night
Children 16 and under free
Reservations: (831) 722-8129
Check-out, Check-in: Noon, 2 PM

Pinto Lake Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Full hook-ups, picnic table, BBQ
Campground: piped water, WiFi
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Website: Pinto Lake Park
Nearby Attractions: Boat launch ramp, boating, boat rentals, fishing, field sports, volleyball, close to Santa Cruz beaches, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, nearby Gizdich Ranch with pick-your-own berries and a Farm Park

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