Monterey County Fair RV Park

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$66.00 USD per night, starting at.

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2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, CA, 93940

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center RV Park offers the convenience of RV parking in the heart of Monterey. Our park is close to restaurants and shopping; just blocks from the beach and the Monterey bike path and only a few miles from downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, Pacific Grove and Carmel. The RV Park is easily accessible off of Highway 1 and 68.

Last Updated: 07/19/2024

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Campground Rules

Occupant shall provide a valid driver’s license and vehicle license plate numbers upon check in. Also, registration and insurance should be current and up to date on all vehicles and trailer/RV units. The Camp Host reserves the right to refuse service for any reason. Drive with caution. The speed limit is 5 miles per hour throughout the Fairgrounds and is strictly enforced. Children and pets are always present. NO wood campfires are allowed on premises. No tent camping or car camping of any kind. All fees shall be paid in advance at check-in. Occupant’s stay shall not exceed twenty-eight (28) days.

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours are 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. No loud voices, music, generators, or noise permitted during this time.


Pets must be leashed or in a cage. If tethered outside, owner must also be present. Excessive barking not allowed. Pet owners are required to pick up after their pet and dispose waste in trash receptacles.

Upon Check In

During our summer schedule check in time is between 1:00 PM and 6: 00 PM, there are no check ins after 6:00 PM. Check out time is 12:00 Noon. Early check in and/or late check out is permitted at the discretion of the camp host, space permitting and there shall be a fee. To access the RV Park, vehicles may only use Gates 6. Gate 6 is open from approximately 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Once Gate 6 is closed, you must use the code to gain entrance, this is given upon check in only. To exit from the RV Park, drive up to the gate and it will open automatically. DO NOT block the gate from closing. This may cause serious damage to the gate mechanism. Foot access is only permitted through the pedestrian gate located adjacent to Gate 6. Pedestrians shall not use the automatic vehicle gate for access.

Vehicle Policy

RV park permits shall be current and prominently always displayed on each vehicle’s dashboard. Each guest is allowed one vehicle in addition to RV. This vehicle must be parked in the dirt lot (Oak Tree Ring) to the left of the bathrooms unless otherwise instructed by the Camp Host. Additional vehicles and trailers will be directed to park in an area designated by the Camp Host, overnight parking of these additional vehicles will be charged $5.00 per night. Those requiring ADA access will be accommodated by the Camp Host, located at the RV Office. Vehicles shall not block any other RV sites, roads, or gates. RV park occupancy only permits access to the RV park. All other areas of the Monterey County Fairgrounds are accessible only during scheduled events with admission, if applicable.

Items left behind

Occupants shall abide by all local, state, and federal laws regarding use of controlled substances. Any personal property remaining after check out will be stored for a period of 30 days. Thereafter, any unclaimed property will be deemed abandoned and the disposition thereof shall be within the sole discretion of the RV park management.

Failure to comply:

Occupants, RVs, and vehicles may be removed from the premises with 72-hour notice and without a judicial proceeding for: (1) Failure to pay for occupancy or (2) Failure by occupant or their guests to abide by these RV park rules (Civil Code sections 799.22, 799.25, 799.58) RVs and vehicles will be towed to the nearest storage facility at owner’s expense by California Towing, Inc. The local traffic law enforcement agency is the City of Monterey Police Department 831-646-3824.

7th District Agricultural Association and the State of California

Occupant shall indemnify and save harmless the 7th District Agricultural Association and the State of California, their officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all claims, causes of action and suits accruing or resulting from any damage, injury or loss to any person or persons, including all guests of occupant whom the occupant may be liable and occupant him/herself and from any loss, damage, cause of action, claims or suits for damages, including but not limited to loss of property caused by, arising out of or in any way connected with the exercise by occupant of the privileges herein granted.

Pets Allowed



Laundry Facilities

Big Rig Friendly

Water Hookups

Propane Refilling Station

Community Restrooms

Back-in RV Sites

RV Hookup

ADA Accessible

Sewer Hookups

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs

Trash Service


50 Amps

Picnic Table

30 Amps



Beer/Wine Tasting


Kayaking & Canoeing


Swimming Indoors

Historic Sightseeing







Scenic Drives

Scuba Diving

Stand-Up Paddleboards

Swimming Outdoors


Wildlife Viewing

Big Rig Friendly

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly



Senior Discount

Military Discount

Senior Citizen (65 or older)

2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, CA, 93940
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Overall Rating: 4.2

Gerd Schier

The staff was very nice, but quite honestly, for the price, there ought to be a picnic table available at every spot. Also, there was no indication of the nearby airport with flights taking off before 5:00 a.m. The women’s shower was always sandy, the floor of bathroom always looked dirty, hair in the sinks, and the garbage can in the bathroom was never emptied in the 3 days we were there. Unacceptable.

Kim Ashby

Always a pleasure to be here. Can’t beat the proximity to everything!

John Pimentel Jr

Camp host Ray and Lori are Great! They always make our stay very pleasant.

Mark Liechty

This is our 4th time staying at the Monterey County Fair RV Park. When we come, we usually stay for at least a month because of its location and with the service provided. The park is kept very tidy and clean and everyone is so friendly. We will be back!

Charles Southerlin

Paved Sites are not level.

Barry Hogan

We were given site 51 in a corner of a dusty gravel area with no shade or trees. Our site was 10 feet away from the animal waste pit which smelled really bad & had flies. I asked to shift sites but was told no. We left. This site is unfit for anyone to stay in.

gary stupp

Excellent host Mark is the best We are on the road and do not need so many emails from you

Irene Estrada

Great location close to the beach the park is clean very quiet and pet friendly

scott hamilton

After we set up and unloaded our car we had to park it in a lower parking lot. Very inconvenient cuz we keep stuff we need in our car. Bathrooms need to be deep cleaned. There is a pretty severe grade in the upper parking area. Our trailer almost couldn't get level. The sewer/electric/water hookups are shared by 2 sites and they were on the wrong side of our trailer - inconvenient again. Staff is very friendly!

Vickie Olmedo

The people are friendly and the place is centrally located to Monterey County. Little dusty in the gravel camping spots.

John Smith

Pros and Cons of staying at the MCF. PROS - You cant beat the location. Central to most activities in Monterey. You are within 5–10 minutes of downtown and 15 minutes of Carmel. For the most part, the grounds are clean. CONS There is a fire station close by. Airplanes are taking off and landing. There are 2 areas to camp, up above on pavement and down below on dirt. The dirt area needs to be cleaned up. Knee-high weeds where you park. It seems like the garbage cans only get emptied maybe once a week. There are no dumpsters down below. I would stay again, but only on pavement area

Tom Matthews

The stay & price were good. Quiet by the golf course but the low flying airplanes at all hours of the day & not were not so favorable. Also the huge dip at the entrance & exit gate caused trouble for our tow trailer. We have a repair now. The on site staff were super! We would probably stay again

Douglas Callier

Mixed feelings as I didn't really have high expectations after reading some of the reviews: *2 stars for the facility and staff as (1) there is only one shower for men and one for women (2) the camp host's bull terrier rushed our leashed elderly scottie as we passed by and the only response from her was "Oh, terriers" with no apology for not restraining her dog(3) absolute inflexibility about moving us to a similar more shaded spot and (4) as mentioned in the reviews, some of the sites are not at all level and the hookups are hard to use. Take leveling blocks along with power cord and sewer extensions. *3-4 stars for the location: Even with the noise from the nearby airport, there is a nice golf course right over the fence a 10 minute walk away(some stray golf balls may show up near your RV--ours took a hit) , all the action in Monterey is a long walk, bike ride or a short Lyft ride, Carmel is just down the coast, State park facilities nearby, and it's only a three hour drive from our home. *?stars for price as it was about half the price of anything else in the area, I'll leave that up to the reader of this review. Enjoy the day, and safe travels.

Richard Powell

This RV park is basically a nice park, with very beautiful surroundings that are Monterey Fair Grounds, which are combined with the RV Park. There were lots of bathrooms all over the park. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The price was good for the area. Some negatives: There is only one shower for men and only one for women, with poor dressing facilities. The RV sites were adequate, but only one electrical box for every two sites that had to be shared. If both RV's needed a 30A connector, one had to use a 50A converter on the same circuit.

Richard Powell

This RV park is basically a nice park, with very beautiful surroundings that are Monterey Fair Grounds, which are combined with the RV Park. There were lots of bathrooms all over the park. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The price was good for the area. Some negatives: There is only one shower for men and only one for women, with poor dressing facilities. The RV sites were adequate, but only one electrical box for every two sites that had to be shared. If both RV's needed a 30A connector, one had to use a 50A converter on the same circuit.

Kim Ratcliff

Nice place, nice people! Plan on booking again.

Joe Pacheco

Very clean and quiet. Our 2nd time there. We look forward to our next visit.

Sharie Fontana

Hot shower, clean restrooms, and friendly people.

Lori Benevento

Nice grounds and close proximity to any direction you're traveling. Unfortunately, the Fairgrounds leases the property as a storage yard for rock, so the trucks are coming through to drop off loads next to the RV's. Additionally, there are planes flying overhead waking you up as early as 5:15 AM, and late at night after 11PM.

Rosemary Polito

Second time there. Enjoyed it both times. Comfortable and down home.

Joyce Cleland

Great location. Nice setting.

Donald Petersen

We were very satisfied with our site and service.

michael Guerrero

we enjoyed our stay and everyone was very helpful. we will be back.

Teresa Howard

Clean park, employees are really nice. Dog park is nice, property is fun to walk around and it’s gated. However, go in knowing: there’s no WiFi, it’s a party spot, lock up your stuff and you are in the flight line. But overall we would stay again.

Samuel Jackson

Location Location Location. Biking distance to the wharf and downtown. Groceries nearby. The sites are good, no problem with utilities or infrastructure at the park. They keep trash cans everywhere and empty them often which is really nice. The sites themselves are not very private, no screening or dividers. No amenities. Many blackout dates when the fairgrounds are being used. Wifi is not great. No other options this close to Monterey