Campgrounds, Family Activities

Redwood Resort RV Park & Campground Review

The Redwood Resort RV Park & Campground is a small privately owned RV park and campground located in Boulder Creek, CA. This is my real life Redwood Resort RV Park & Campground review.

A short video of our stay at the Redwood Resort RV Park & Campground.

About Redwood Resort RV Park & Campground

It’s about 25 minutes from Santa Cruz and 2.5 hours to Sacramento. The RV park is open year round and the campground is open May through September. The RV park is intended for extended stay patrons, up to 7 months. The dry sites (no hook ups, see my article about 3 types of campsites) are intended for travelers and are located in the campground.

The campground portion of the resort has both tent and RV sites. Note, RV sites are dry, but there is access to some water spigots (contact resort for locations) to fill up and there is a dump station. We didn’t use the dump station because of where it was located, we felt it would be too difficult because of the size of our trailer. Staff did say there is one full hook up RV site next to the pool.

Redwood tress at the resort.

Most sites have pedestal BBQ grills and picnic tables.  Campers have access to hot showers and bathrooms in two different locations.  The campground also has a cleaning station (washing dishes), swimming pool and ping pong table.  Certain breeds dogs are allowed, check with resort.

For more information, please visit the resort’s website, click here.

Our stay at the Redwood Resort RV Park & Campground

We stayed at the Redwood Resort RV Park & Campground for 4 days and 3 nights. They don’t take credit card, so we mailed our reservation and deposit check to them. They allowed our breed of dogs, so we brought our dogs. The staff was attentive and friendly.

Our makeshift campfire area next to open meadow surrounded by redwood trees.

The campsites don’t have hook ups, but there are water spigots in some areas of the campground. Our site was next to a water spigot, so we got to fill up when needed. We used our generators for electricity (check out my A-iPower SUA2000i Portable Inverter Generator review article).

Our portable fire pit, see link below for in depth fire pit review.

The sites are close together, but the very tall and large redwood trees gave us a sense of nature and some privacy. The tent and RV campsites are mixed together. The campsites don’t have a fire pit, but they allow you to bring your own if it meets specific requirements, call the resort for more information. And, if you need a portable fire pit, check out my Best Choice Products Folding Steel Fire Pit review.

Since there was no sewer hook up, we used both campground showers. They were clean and had plenty of hot water. Because the campground is relatively small, all of the amenities were very close to the campsites, usually a 1-3 minute walk. My wife used the cleaning station for washing the pots and pans too.

Resort & Local Area Activities

We took walks around the campground with our kids, the walks were short since the campground is small. Kids enjoyed swimming in the campground pool and playing on the ping pong table.

What we like about camping in the Santa Cruz area is that there are state parks, museums, beaches and city amenities like stores and restaurants. We actually had dinner at a Japanese restaurant in Felton, CA one night between activities and the food was actually pretty good. Felton also has a CVS pharmacy, NAPA Auto Parts, Safeway, Rite Aid, etc. My wife likes that we have access to these types of stores.

We visited state parks for walks and workshops. You do have to buy a day pass if you’re not camping at the park, but it was only $10. We went to junior ranger workshops, educational campfires and did a night star gazing walk. Kids loved it. We also visited some of the beaches and museums in Santa Cruz. Check out “kids activities” in Yelp for the most current list of activities. For ideas about cheap activities for camping, check out my article Cheap activities for family camping trips: 10 tips.

My Thoughts

The staff was very nice and the campground, bathrooms and showers were clean. The resort is easy to find and relatively close to amenities and activities. So, we would stay at the Redwood Resort RV Park & Campground again. Hopefully you found this Redwood Resort RV Park & Campground review helpful!

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