Sanborn County Park Campground

Santa Clara County

Sanborn Park

Sanborn Park Campground, Santa Clara County, CA

Sanborn Park Campground

Sanborn County Park Area Attractions

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings or BBQs.
  2. Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Campers should arrive before 10:00 PM.
  3. Dogs/Pets: on leash, only permitted at RV campsites, not at walk-in sites. Pets may not be left unattended or in your vehicle and must be confined at night.
  4. No tents are allowed in the RV sites.
  5. Park Gates are open from 8:00 am to sunset, but re-entry is permitted for campers.

Sanborn County Park Campground

Sanborn County Park is in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 3 miles west of the town of Saratoga. The 3,453 acres of the park stretch from Saratoga to Skyline Boulevard with 22 miles of scenic trails winding through lush forests of redwoods and oaks. Visitors enjoy the easy, shaded Lake Ranch Trail and a 1-mile nature trail. In the summer Silicon Valley Shakespeare, an outdoor Shakespearean company, presents plays at the park's 300-seat amphitheater.

Sanborn County Park has 15 RV campsites and 33, walk-in tent-camping sites. The RV campsites are in a parking lot setting. Sites have water and electric (20 and 30 amp) hook-ups. Tents are not allowed in the RV section. While the RV section of the campground is open year-round, the walk-in tent sites are closed from the 3rd Sunday of October until the 3rd Friday of March.

The walk-in sites are in a deeply shaded area near a seasonal creek. Most of the campsites are well separated from one another. Access is via a paved service road that becomes a steep uphill climb, especially for those with higher number campsites. Push carts are provided to help transport camping gear from the parking lot to the campsites.

Youth group tent camping for up to 40 people is available at the very top of the walk-in campground. The fee is $100 per night.

Campground Basics
Location: Take Hwy. 9 west from Saratoga 2 miles, then 1 mile on Sanborn Rd.
Elevation: 1,350 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: San Jose - 16 miles
Camping season: open year-round
Number of Sites: 48
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days
Pets: On leash, attended, maximum of 2
Operated by Santa Clara County Parks
Park Office: (408) 842-7800

Reservations Required: year-round, a maximum of 2 campsites may be reserved by any one person
Maximum Vehicle Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: RV #2, some accessible facilities
"If you need assistance with an ADA request, please email:"
Fees: Tent sites - $15 per night
RV sites with hook-ups - $40
(25% discount on all sites November through February)
Reservations: Sanborn Park Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Sanborn Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump Station: Yes
Park Map: Sanborn Park Map
Campground Map: Sanborn Campground Map
Nearby attractions: Seasonal youth science area, hiking trails (connections to Skyline Trail), nature trail, Lake Ranch Reservoir, fishing, group picnic areas, visitor center

Sanborn Park RV Campground, Santa Clara County, CA

Sanborn Park RV Campground

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