Located just outside Santa Cruz in Felton, the park is on the San Lorenzo river and feels pretty "cute and small" with about 90 RV sites (and a section off to the side with a dozen or so tent sites ) tucked under 200' tall redwoods. I'm getting into the habit (for ourselves as well as our future guests) of taking pictures and jotting down the premium sites so that will be listed below. Once you pull in there is a small office to the right for checking in, and has a small store in front with some camping and RV supplies and maybe some very basic food items, I don't remember. The groundskeeper and check-in clerk was a husband/wife team working and staying there for the season and were both very friendly and helpful.
There are BIG stumps throughout the park, some of which kids can crawl under and into, they are very cool. The trees are amazing.
The middle of the park has a "play area" for the kids with tetherball and some similar games. Kids were biking around all over the place (we were there on a weekend). Decent amount of dumpsters and trash bins around the park. I think the majority of the sites have electricity and water hookups, and most have sewer hookups too. Since both the spots we had didn't have sewer, they just said feel free to dump at any of the pull-through sites that were unoccupied, which we did. The Club House was a building right on the edge of the river, and had some sort of community room with a pool table, electric heat stove, books, etc. The other side had all the eating tables for their breakfasts, and while we were there a Good Sam club of some sort was having a dinner for their group there. Outside decking had 2 and 4 people tables, it was nice. They also had a couple large propane grills set up above the club house for anyone to use, just remember that there is both a gas on/off valve, and a timer on the gas line. So if your grill isn't lighting, you probably weren't looking for the timer to turn on.
I think we paid about $65 with our Good Sam club discount for either spot. Their website says $65, and $85 for River View. Perhaps we got a break the second night since they had switched our spots out from underneath us the first night and we ended up in overflow.
And now for the gold! We think sites 100 and 101 which were the two removed from the other areas a bit since they were originally for "overflow" were nice, but I'm guessing once Hwy 9 opens back up the increased road noise would annoy some. Here is the park map We were lucky to find a sign in a box outside the office that can only mean that sites 22, 26, 27, 31, and 32 are very sought-after. That's not exactly my list though but close. Both 31 and 32 are large pull-in sites for RV's, so while 31 would be premium since it's right above the river, chances are there is a larger RV in 31 so your view from 32 would be of, uh, a large RV in 31. We LOVED 30 since it's on the river, and are next to a permanent tent setup they rent out so no large RV there. I would add site 25 to the list. Even though it's not "river view" (you'd have to walk over a few feet) you are surrounded by trees so you would feel fairly secluded from your neighbors. Site 22 is very premium, but be aware the walkway to the river is right next to your site so expect a lot of foot traffic and families cruising through there, not so much privacy! So.... here are the premium sites for us teardroppers (left to right looking at the river):
These next sites aren't river front but feel a little more secluded with the large trees surround your site a bit so these would be fine especially if some friends happen to be your neighbors in their teardrops :) Quick commercial break: Hey, maybe they need to rent a teardrop from Sierra Teardrops so they can join you in style? And now back to your normal programming...
I love their license plates, btw. Smart people.