RV Camping Near Monterey

RV Camping Near Monterey
Monterey is located on California's central coast. Monterey Bay, the water the city abuts, has opportunities for guided and self-guided scuba diving, whale watching, saltwater fishing, sea kayaking and surfing. The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers visitors the chance to tour tanks filled with the marine creatures of the region. There are several RV park options in the greater Monterey area.

Marina Dunes RV Park

The Marina Dunes RV Park is 10 miles north of Monterey. The park offers a beachside location where surfing, swimming, scuba diving and beachcombing can all be enjoyed. RVs of most sizes can be handled at the park, with pull-through and back-in sites. Water, sewer, cable TV, Wi-Fi and 30 or 50 amp electric connections are at each site. Pets are welcome if leashed. If you want to take your dogs for unleashed beach walks, you can drive south to Carmel-by-the-Sea and stroll Carmel Beach. This beach allows dogs to run free and frolic in the water. Whale watching charters can be hired at Old Fishermen's Wharf in Monterey.

Marina Dunes RV Park
3330 Dunes Drive
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 384-6914


Carmel by the River RV Park

Eight miles south from downtown Monterey is the Carmel by the River RV Park. The park is situated in a quiet forest setting with a creek running through it. Large and small RVs can be accommodated. Reservations are suggested during summer and on holiday weekends. Standard hookups of 30 or 50 amp electricity, water and sewer are at each site. Bathrooms and showers are available for guest use. Hiking trails can be found at Point Lobos Nature Reserve 4 miles to the south. Sea otters, pelicans, harbor seals and cormorants are frequently spotted at Point Lobos. Road bicyclists can tour to the Carmel Valley Road, taking time to stop and sample local winery offerings.

Carmel by the River RV Park
27680 Schulte Rd
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-9329

Monterey County Fairgrounds

RV travelers to Monterey and its environs can camp at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. There are limited numbers of RV sites on the property. Sites have 30 or 50 amp electric, water and sewer connections, and there a dump station and laundry facilities are on the premises. Bathrooms and showers are available for guest use, and pets are allowed if leashed. Surfers can head to the beaches of Monterey Bay or Carmel Beach for early morning waves, and scuba divers can go on guided or self-guided dives through the sea kelp forests of the bay. Sea otters, harbor seals and California sea lions are frequently seen during dives.

Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairground Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-5863


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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