Campgrounds Near Gilroy, California

Campgrounds Near Gilroy, California
Gilroy, Calif., is near the San Francisco Bay Area and is nationally recognized for its annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. It is also near the beaches of Santa Cruz, a popular destination for surfing, sea-kayaking, fishing, scuba diving and swimming. Wildlife and bird-watchers can take the 90-minute drive to Ano Nuevo State Park, where elephant seals can be seen.

Gilroy Garlic USA RV Park

The Gilroy Garlic RV Park has sites with full hookups that include 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer. There is free Wi-Fi. Tents sites with primitive camping are available. Pets are welcome if leashed. Showers, private toilets, laundry and a swimming pool are on the grounds. Good Sam discounts are available. The Henry W. Coe State Park and Wilderness Area, with hiking, mountain biking and bird-watching, is within an hour's drive.

Gilroy Garlic USA RV Park
650 Holloway Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 848-8081

The Garlic Farm RV Park

The Garlic Farm RV Park has views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is centrally located for base-camping and making day trips to San Francisco, Monterey Bay, Ano Nuevo State Park or Point Lobos State Reserve. The park can accommodate RVs of all sizes. Hookups include 20-, 30- or 50-amp electric, sewer, water and cable TV. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash. There are showers, bathrooms, swimming pool and clubhouse.

The Garlic Farm RV Park
5870 B Guaranty Way
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 847-5172

Thousand Trails - Morgan Hills

The 66-acre Thousand Trails RV campground has a range of outdoor activities in the area. Uvas Creek runs through the campground for camping and wading. RV sites have 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer. Tent sites have access to fresh drinking water and cooking water. All guests can use the showers, toilets and swimming pool. Visitors looking to hike can drive an hour south to Point Lobos State Reserve. Wildlife-watchers can go to Ano Nuevo to see elephant seals. Scuba divers will find guided or unguided dives in Monterey Bay.

Thousand Trails - Morgan Hill
12895 Uvas Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 778-1143

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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