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LOCAL FUN!

Click any of these links:
– Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
– Monterey Bay Aquarium
– Big Sur
– The World Famous Mystery Spot
– Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
– Carmel By The Sea
– Napa Valley
– Seymour Marine Discovery Center
– Santa Cruz Pacific Garden Mall

The interactive map to the left will get directions from your location to ours.  Click on the word “Directions” on the map to enter your address and get turn by turn driving instructions.

Come stay with us while you are passing through the seacoast area or if you’re looking for an extended stay in our area!


We are centrally located in the heart of  the Monterey Bay Coast, in Watsonville CA , just off several main highways.  You will find us nestled between rolling hills and the Pacific Ocean! Come enjoy catch and release fishing in our 10,000 year old lake   Depending on the time of year, you will find ducks, geese,cranes and other small wildlife around the lake and park!

We are about 3 miles inland from the ocean and Highway One.

If you’re using GPS, type our exact address in (451 Green Valley Rd). Otherwise the GPS will send you beyond our park to Pinto Lake COUNTY Park, which does not have a campground.

We are on Green Valley Rd, exactly one half mile beyond the intersection at Holohan. (Look for an Arco gas station under construction at the Holohan intersection.)

There is a left turn-out lane into the park, just before you go up a little hill. DON’T go up the hill, because it’s very hard to turn around in the little residential area you’ll be in if you pass us.

BASIC DIRECTIONS

  • Traveling North on HWY 1 from Monterey: Take Green Valley Road exit and follow for 3 Miles.

  • Traveling South on HWY 1 from Santa Cruz: Take HWY 152 Watsonville/Gilroy exit, Then IMMEDIATELY left onto Green Valley Rd. and travel 2.6 Miles inland.

  • From Interstate 5: Come over Pacheco Pass (highway 152) to Freeway 101 in Gilroy. Go South on 101, and connect with HWY 129 into Watsonville.

  • From Freeway 101: Take HWY 129 west. Do NOT take highway 152. It is 2-lane, steep and winding, with hairpin turns.

  • From San Jose over Hwy 17: Take the Watsonville exit to HWY 1 South. Drive approx. 30 min. Take the HWY 152 Watsonville/Gilroy exit. Turn left onto Green Valley Rd. and travel 2.6 Miles inland.

  • From HWY 129: Take Lakewood to College. College becomes Holohan. Right on Green Valley Rd. ½ mile. Park is on the left.

 

OTHER THINGS TO DO

Historic Monterey–Cannery Row & Fisherman’s Wharf

Once the heart of Monterey’s canning industry, Cannery Row is now a bustling shopping area. There are more than 150 stores located along the six-block stretch of Cannery Row between Reeside and David Avenue. Fisherman’s Wharf is lined with seafood restaurants, fish markets, art galleries, specialty shops, candy stores, a theater and fishing, diving, sight-seeing and whale-watching charter and tour companies.

Elkhorn Slough & Elkhorn Slough Safari

Eklhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of California’s largest wetlands, a meandering waterway located on the Monterey Bay near the town of Moss Landing. Most people visit the area to go birding, hiking, kayaking, shopping, or fishing.

Elkhorn Slough Safari is an exciting way to visit this natural, calm water habitat and will provide excellent opportunities to view and photograph wildlife close at hand. These two hour boat cruises include an in-depth look at various aspects of slough ecology, fascinating history, and birding in the company of a naturalist guide. The 27-foot pontoon boat, the Safari, departs from Moss Landing Harbor just a few minutes south of Pinto Lake on Highway One.

Gilroy Premium Outlet Shopping

Gilroy Premium Outlets You will find just the right gift at one of the fantastic outlet stores. From premium designers such as Liz Claiborne, Coach, Brooks Brothers to home décor and Gourmet kitchen necessities, it’s all here at the Premium Outlet Mall.

17 Mile Drive Scenic Tour

Experience this magnificent 17-mile drive as it hugs the dramatic Pacific coastline and delves into the lush Del Monte Forest.

Ocean Speedway in Watsonville

For some fun and exciting family entertainment, you can’t beat a trip to the speedway! This quarter-mile semi-banked clay oval track is home to a variety of races, including American Stock, Super Stock and Destruction Derby. Races are held March – October, call 831-476-9466 for schedules. Admission is charged. The Speedway is located at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, off State Route 152.

Gizdich Ranch

It’s always “kid season” at Gizdich Ranch. This fourth generation family ranch has “Pik-Yor-Sef” berries and apples, a Farm Park , antique and gift shop and picnic areas. Enjoy the fresh country air as you take a walking tour. Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Admission. The Ranch is located in Watsonville, just down the road from Pinto Lake.