Pinto Lake City Park

City Park

write a review
175 Mello View Lane Watsonville, CA 95076 831-768-3240 Official Website

GPS: 36.9504, -121.7671

Last Price Paid: $45
Number of Sites: 35
Pad Type: grass
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 115 ft
Max Length: 45 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G/LTE
Thumb tinysquaretiger
Chino Hills, CA Tiger CX on a Chevy 2500HD 4x4 chassis
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 26

CVKSmith would stay here again

“Location, location, location!”

Reviewed Jul 02, 2017

Overall Rating

I needed a short-term home base when an inland heat wave changed my routing plans. Pinto Lake is in a good place, and plenty quiet for a good night's sleep. A gas station and a very nice supermarket are just a mile or so down the road. There are several farm stands nearby. The local library had a nice building, friendly staff, and good parking; their wi-fi was very slow. There is no wi-fi at Pinto Lake.

Pinto Lake has a very helpful and friendly staff. The baseball games ended early, and the park is closed to all but registered campers after dark. Other campers were fairly quiet, but sites are so close together that there is no auditory privacy even when neighbors talk on their phones in normal tones of voice. The resident flock of geese stayed right at the lake, where they did not clean up after themselves; this made walking by the lake quite unpleasant.

Watsonville has a system of wetlands and sloughs with walking paths. There are several museums in the area. The coast beach parks and Monterey are a short drive away.

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

Thumb hageyak tw
Anchorage, AK 27' Airstream International 2016 Chevy Tahoe
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 14
“Centrally located spot with a good local vibe.”

Reviewed Jun 06, 2016

Overall Rating

Pinto Lake was super easy, especially after playing the reservation game with California State Parks. We needed a place to post up for a couple weeks with hwy access to the Bay Area and Big Sur. This place did nicely. Little league practice in the evenings was a nice touch. Wifi is super slow, but we bring our own. Great fruit and veggie stands in the area. Bathrooms are not clean.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

Have you written a blog post
about Pinto Lake City Park?

Share it here!

  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • wifi: free
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • volleyball
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pet restrictions: $2/dog fee
  • pets


Santa cruz monterey bay koa
Santa Cruz-Monterey Bay KOA
RV Park
Watsonville, CA
Mount madonna county park
Mt. Madonna County Park
County Park
Watsonville, CA
Sunset state beach
Sunset State Beach
State Park
Watsonville, CA
Seacliff center trailer park
Seacliff Center Trailer Park
RV Park
Aptos, CA
Seacliff state beach
Seacliff State Beach
State Park
Aptos, CA
Uvas pines rv park
Uvas Pines RV Park
RV Park
Morgan Hill, CA
Morgan hill thousand trails
Morgan Hill Thousand Trails
RV Park
Morgan Hill, CA