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Harden Youth Area – Lake San Antonio, South Shore
This is a very popular area at Lake San Antonio, South Shore and is reserved by lottery in the summer months. Applications must be returned by November 1 of the previous year and the lottery drawing is the third Tuesday in November at 11:00 a.m.  

The area has a kitchen with a stove, oven, sink and refrigerator plus a group barbeque and picnic tables. The youth have their own cove to park their boats and jet skis in.

Please call 805-472-2311 for reservations.

Youth Overnight Area (YONA) – Toro Park
Another very popular secluded overnight area is at Toro Park which can accommodate 100 people. This area has a kitchen with electricity, hot water, a gas range and a refrigerator. Among its amenities are one large barbecue pit, 10 picnic tables, an amphitheater with fire rings and night lights and one large fishing pond. Hot and cold showers are also available. This area is ADA accessible and its small parking lot can accommodate 3 vehicles but it is too steep for buses. Please call 888-588-2267 for reservations.

Youth Overnight Area – Royal Oaks Park
This semi-isolated youth overnight area at Royal Oaks Park has one fire ring, a ground stove for bonfires and cooking, nearby restrooms, a water source, 4 picnic tables, plenty of parking and easy access to hiking trails.

Please check in from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 noon. Call two to three days in advance (484-1108) to secure a key and talk with a ranger regarding any questions you have. You will be provided with information and rules. Please call 888-588-2267 for reservations.

Youth Overnight Area – San Lorenzo Park
This semi-isolated youth overnight area has picnic tables, barbeques, a large fire ring, nearby restrooms and a campground shower building is available. Please call 831-385-5964 for reservations.

For more information, pelase see our fee schedule.


Monterey County Parks Dept.
General Correspondence
P.O. Box 5249
P.O. Box 5279
Salinas, CA 93915
831.755.4899 (Reservations)
831.755.4895 (Business)
888.588.2267 (Toll Free)

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