RV Parks near San Jose

RV Parks near San Jose
Located on the southern fringe of the San Francisco metro area, San Jose, California, offers a central location for RV campers exploring the area's outdoor attractions. A great crescent of parks and wildlife refuges surround San Jose to the south, west and east, including Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Henry W. Coe State Park. Some of the RV parks are in San Josef, and others are located nearby in the Santa Clara County.

Trailer Tel RV Park

Trailer Tel is an open RV park with few trees and little shade. The park offers 50-foot long sites with patios and full hookups (30-amp electricity only). Among its amenities are a swimming pool, coin laundry and fitness room. An extra (and unusual for an RV park) touch is the car wash, so you can get your rig cleaned up while you are staying there. The park has a limited pet-friendly policy, permitting two pets if they are under 20 lbs. each. Both dogs and cats must be kept leashed while outdoors. There is also free Wi-Fi access available in the park. The park is adjacent to U.S. 101 and I-880, and so it has convenient road access to the area's attractions.

Trailer Tel RV Park
1212 Oakland Road
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 453-3535
trailertel.net

Garden City RV Park

Garden City offers 45-foot long sites with full hookups and telephone connections. The standard electrical hookup is 30 amps, but 50-amp hookups are available at some sites. The campground has a coin laundry, shower house and Wi-Fi access. The location is just a few city blocks from Trailer Tel RV Park, and so Garden City enjoys the same convenient access to I-880 and U.S. 101.

Garden City RV Park
1309 Oakland Road # 24
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 288-9481
gardencityrvpark.com

Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

This 4,595-acre Santa Clara County park is home to the 635-acre Coyote Lake, and is located just a few miles from the much larger Henry W. Coe State Park. It is roughly 15 miles south of San Jose. The campground features 18 paved RV sites with electrical and water hookups, the largest of which is 30-feet long. Camping facilities include a dump station and a 75-site picnic area with barbecue grills and fire pits. Advance reservations are required. The lake has two docks and a boat ramp, and offers boating, water-skiing and fishing. There are also 15 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.

Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
10840 Coyote Lake Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 842-7800
sccgov.org

Mt. Madonna County Park

Also about 15 miles south of San Jose, Mt. Madonna is a county-operated 3,688-acre enclosure of redwood forest, complementing the larger conservation efforts on the part of the state of California and the federal government. The park has four separate campgrounds, one of which has 17 RV sites. These are gravel sites with electrical and water hookups, anti-bear food locker, barbecue pit and picnic table, and the largest is 30 feet long. Camping facilities include showers and a dump station. Advance reservations are required. The park also offers 14 miles of hiking trails and an archery range. The campground permits pets, but there is a two-pet limit per site, and your animals must be kept leashed while outdoors.

Mt. Madonna County Park
7850 Pole Line Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
(408) 842-2341

Sanborn County Park

The third of Santa Clara County's public RV campgrounds is found at Sanborn County Park, roughly 10 miles to the west of the San Jose city limits. The 3,688-acre park encloses a redwood and oak forest, and its RV campground consists of 15 paved sites with water and electrical hookups, the largest of which is 31-feet long. Advance reservations are required. Pets and bicycles are permitted at the RV sites, but pets must be kept leashed while outdoors. The park offers 15 miles of hiking trails, and during the summer is the home of Silicon Valley's only outdoor Shakespeare theater series.

Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-9959
parkhere.org

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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