Campgrounds in Carmel, California

Campgrounds in Carmel, California
Carmel is on California's central coast and offers scuba diving, whale-watching, bird-watching, hiking, surfing and swimming along the region's rocky beaches and shores. Point Lobos Reserve is 2 miles south of Carmel where visitors can hike and watch sea otters, harbor seals and gray whales. Scuba divers can access the coves and inlets of Point Lobos. Sea kayakers can paddle the waters from Carmel or go up the coast and paddle Monterey Harbor, 10 miles from downtown Carmel.

Carmel by the River RV Park

Carmel by the River RV Park is a half-mile from the heart of Carmel's shopping and tourist district. The campground offers sites for RVs of most sizes. Hookups include 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Pets are allowed, and visitors will find Carmel to be a pet- and dog-friendly destination. Dogs can run free at Carmel Beach, at the end of Ocean Street. The campground is within 2 miles of Point Lobos, where visitors can hike, scuba dive or take ranger-led whale-watching hikes.

Carmel by the River RV Park
27680 Schulte Road
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-9329
carmelrv.com/Carmel_RV/Welcome.html

Veteran's Memorial Park

Veteran's Memorial Park is about halfway between Carmel and Monterey and has sites for RVs and tents. RV size is limited to 21 feet. There are no hookups at Veteran's Memorial Park. Showers and bathrooms are available for guest use and pets are allowed. Guests in the campground can find sea-kayaking opportunities in Monterey Harbor and Carmel, or they can head down the coast toward Big Sur for hiking and kayaking. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is less than 10 minutes from the park for visitors wishing to learn more about the marine life of the region.

Veteran's Memorial Park
Jefferson Street
Monterey, CA
(831) 646-3865
monterey.org

Saddle Mountain RV Park and Campground

Saddle Mountain, in Carmel, can accommodate RVs to 40 feet as well as tent campers. SItes have 30-amp electric, water, sewer and cable TV. Pets are welcome. There are hot showers, bathrooms, swimming pool (May through November,) and Wi-Fi. Bicyclists will find country roads between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley for training, along with wine-tasting stops. Point Lobos and the chance to dive with harbor seals is 10 minutes away. The Monterey Aquarium is less than 20 minutes from the park.

Saddle Mountain RV Park and Campground
27625 Schulte Road
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-1617
saddlemountain.tripod.com/saddlemountaincamping

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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