Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort


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.


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.


Premium spots

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! 

site 30
site 27




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