Location: Scotts Valley, California
WIFI: Yes - slow.
Comments: The location is what makes this campground
This is an ENCORE park in Scotts Valley, California nestled in near the old Seagate Corporate HQ. As an ENCORE park it has limited availability to Thousand Trails members with certain enhancements. In this case, they reserve 10 spots for Thousand Trails. There is a small section reserved for tent campers.
Scotts Valley is a small town once famous for being the home of Seagate Technologies and Borland Software. Both these businesses are now gone - Seagate to nearby Cupertino and Borland to that great computer store in sky. But the bones of those once great companies remain. The RV park is nestled in near the old Seagate Headquarters at 917 Disc Drive. Hmmm.
Scotts Valley today seems to be a bedroom community for Silicon Valley workers willing to brave the rigors of the CA-17 commute. Grocery stores (Nob Hill and Safeway) and other amenities usually found in suburban locations are near the RV park.
In the park itself, spots are very narrow and short and paved. With a 37ft Motorhome we barely fit with impinging of the white line that we were warned both verbally and in writing about. The toad just barely fit behind.
There were small sections of grass at each with a nice serviceable picnic table. There is a pool and hot tub available to all residents but due to the covid 19 restrictions, we did not avail ourselves. The park has a large laundry room and the prices are very reasonable. The park is well maintained.
Most of the residents of this RV resort are permanent. It is a sad commentary on the price of housing in the area that these permanent residents, in 2020, are paying $550.00 per week.
The close proximity of CA-17 makes for constant noise though we did not find it oppressive. We found the staff to be excellent and very accommodating.
What makes this RV resort notable is it proximity to Santa Cruz and the Monterey bay area. It is at most 10 minutes away from the beach resort town of Santa Cruz and the world famous beach boardwalk. Most of the attractions of the Santa Cruz were close due to the covid-19 outbreak.'