General Questions

  1. Reservations:
    • Payment Policy:
      For RV and tent sites, a payment equal to half or one night of your stay (which ever is greater) is required at the time of booking for the reservation deposit. For cabins, a $200 security deposit is required at the time of booking and refundable after checkout. We gladly accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
    • Weather:
      We do not give credits or refunds due to weather.
    • No Show Policy:
      Reservations will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival. No shows will result in the full forfeiture of your deposit.
  2. Cancellations:
    • RV and Tent Sites:
      • If you cancel equal or more than 7 days before your scheduled arrival date, the reservation deposit for each site will be refunded minus a fee equal to one night stay, or you can keep the full credit on file and apply it to any new reservation within a two-year period. If you choose to keep a credit on file for future new reservation, you will need to call the office to apply the credit. Otherwise, one night fee will be deducted if you apply the credit to an existing reservation.
      • If you cancel less than 7 days before your scheduled arrival date, the deposit will be forfeited and can not be used for rescheduling.
    • Cabins:
      • If you cancel equal or more than 30 days before your scheduled arrival date, the reservation deposit for each cabin will be refunded minus a fee equal to one night stay, or you can keep the full credit on file and apply it to any new reservation within a two-year period. If you choose to keep a credit on file for future new reservation, you will need to call the office to apply the credit. Otherwise, one night fee will be deducted if you apply the credit to an existing reservation.
      • If you cancel less than 30 days before your scheduled arrival date, the deposit will be forfeited and can not be used for rescheduling.
    • Refunds:
      • Refunds on average require 5-10 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) to process. Refund receipt will be sent once it is processed.
    • Cancellation during Your Stay:
      • NO REFUNDS ON OR AFTER CHECK-IN
      • Early departure or late arrival will not be given refunds on or after checkin.
    • One-time Waiver Policy:
      • We offer a one-time waiver for deposit forfeiture resulting from cancellations within the specified deadline, accommodating various reasons such as weather, traffic, rig issue, health condition, COVID-19, family matters.
      • With the waiver, the deposit can be refunded minus a fee equal to one night stay.
      • Alternatively, with the waiver, the full deposit can be applied to any new reservation within a two-year period. If applying it towards an existing reservation, a fee equal to one night stay will still be deducted.
      • One account is eligible for a single waiver. Accounts sharing the same name, phone number, email address, or mailing address are considered the same account.
  3. Modifications (Shorten/Extend/Reschedule):
    • RV and Tent Sites:
      • If you shorten your stay equal or more than 7 days before the scheduled arrival date, there will be no charge. The full deposit will be refunded and a new deposit will be charged based on the shortened length. It is also free to reschedule, if equal or more than 7 days notice is given. Extension is always free and is charged as a new reservation.
      • If you shorten your stay less than 7 days before the scheduled arrival date, a fee equal to the shortened number of nights stay will be deducted from the deposit. If the number of nights shortened is equal or more than the number of nights paid in deposit, the reservation will be cancelled and the full deposit is forfeited. A new deposit for the shortened stay will be charged. Rescheduling less than 7 days before the scheduled arrival date will forfeit the full deposit. Extension is free and charged as a new reservation.
    • Cabins:
      • If you shorten your stay equal or more than 30 days before the scheduled arrival date, there will be no charge. The $200 deposit will remain and be applied to the shortened length. It is also free to reschedule, if equal or more than 30 days notice is given. Extension is always free and no new deposit is required.
      • If you shorten your stay less than 30 days before the scheduled arrival date, a fee equal to the number of nights stay will be deducted from the deposit. If the fee for the number of nights shortened is more than $200, the reservation will be cancelled with the full deposit forfeited. A new deposit for the shortened stay will be charged. Rescheduling less than 30 days before the scheduled arrival date will forfeit the full deposit. Extension is always free and no new deposit is required.
We reserve the right to change this policy without notice.

Our park rules are available here.

Any vehicle that has been self-converted does not contain all of the required Life Safety Equipment that you will find in a RVIA Certified motor home, 5th wheel, or travel trailer. If you would like to check if your rig is certified, the RVIA badge will be proudly displayed close to the entry door.

Your car does not contain all of the required Life Safety Equipment that you find in a RVIA Certified motor home, 5th wheel, or travel trailer, and that is why car camping is prohibited.

Your 4-legged friends are welcome in all of our RV and tent sites. But pets are not allowed in the cabins. Please also be considerate to the other guests within the park, and pick up after them. Your pet must be on a leash AT ALL TIMES!

We have two (2) bath houses.  Please see our Park Map for their locations.  We also have showers and restrooms adjacent to the swimming pool that are available to swimmers.  Use of any of these facilities to wash off sand from the San Lorenzo River is forbidden, as it will promptly clog the drain.

We have a small laundry facility with 3 stacked washer and dryers, as well as a utility sink to pre-rinse stains. There are also coin-op laundry facilities in nearby Felton and Scotts Valley that are easily accessible. Links to those locations are provided below ...
-- In Felton --
-- In Scotts Valley --

There are several places within a very short drive of the park, that provide refill or swap services. Here are the closest locations in Felton ...
-- Tank Refill --
-- Tank Swap --

Our park is the only one in the area to share a border with Henry Cowell Redwood State Park.  This provides all of our guests with instant access to Original and Second Growth forest.  The main park office is a roughly ¾ mile walk from our pool trailhead.  The popular Garden of Eden swimming hole is a roughly 15 minute walk down the tracks.

Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad is less than a 15 minute walk from our pool trailhead.  For those not wanting to walk, Roaring Camp is a short 2-mile drive from the campground.

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is 6.5 miles from the campground.

Absolutely!  We have a playground that includes a climbing wall, basketball court, clubhouse, and a heated swimming pool (open seasonally). And, of course, we have 3 trailheads that directly enter Henry Cowell Redwood State Park (see our park map).  The popular swimming hole Garden of Eden on the San Lorenzo River is a roughly 15 minute walk down the tracks.

During the summer, the office/store is open from 9:00am through 7:00pm every day.
During the winter, the office/store is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm daily
Someone is always in the park who can assist in the event of an emergency or urgent matter.

Directions are available here.
RV/Tent Site Questions

We can accommodate up to 42' travel trailers, motor homes, and 5th wheels.  But not all of our sites can accept a rig that large.  Please check our Availability page, or call our office to ensure that we have an available site that can fit your rig.

Our maximum occupancy for a single site is 6 persons.  If you have more than 6 persons, additional sites will need to be reserved.

All of our sites include a fire pit.  Fires are only allowed in the provided fire pits. Please note that CalFire does occasionally restrict or ban outdoor fires, and we always comply with their mandates. A sign will be posted in the office window if there is currently a restriction or ban. Persons failing to honor a restriction or ban on fires while staying with us, will be asked to depart immediately.

We only have one (1) pull-thru site.  Site #68 is a pull-thru site.

Check-in for RV and Tent sites is 1:00pm.  Early check-in may be available, is an additional $20.00, and based upon site availability.  Please call ahead if you need early check in.

Check-out for RV or Tent sites is 11:00am.  Late check-out may be available, is an additional $20.00, and based upon site availability.
Cabin Questions

Our cabins are camping cabins.  You will need to bring your own:
  • Bed Linens
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Toiletries (for cabins with bathrooms)
  • Kitchenwares (for cabins with kitchenette)
Please no hot plates, electric skillets, fryers, or portable gas stoves of any kind are to be used within the cabins.

Check-in for cabins is at 3:00pm.  Early check-in may be available, is an additional $50.00, and based upon cabin availability.  Please call ahead if you need early check-in.

Check out time for cabins is 11:00am.