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Monterey County Parks Dept.
1441 Schilling Place, 2nd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
831.755.4899 (Reservations)
831.755.4895 (Business) 
888.588.2267 (Toll Free)
831.757.9516 (Fax)

Laguna Seca:
831-242-8200 (Reservations)

Lake Nacimiento:

Lake San Antonio:


Youth Camping

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Youth Overnight Area                                                       Maximum Capacity: 200 people

The Youth Overnight Area (YONA) is a perfect outdoor location for youth groups to experience overnight camping; available by reservation only. The camp area rests on an attractive oak-shaded knoll surrounded by hiking trails. Groups larger than one hundred (100) people are required to bring in additional portable restrooms and handwashing stations.

Parking space is limited to six (6) cars at YONA. Buses are not allowed to access the YONA parking lot due to the steep access road and limited parking area. All buses and additional cars must park at the bottom of the hill and campers must walk up the Cougar Ridge Trail to reach YONA. Inflatables are allowed by permit only, with the use of a whisper generator. Alcohol is not permitted.

CHECK-IN: Between 2:00-4:00 p.m. CHECK-OUT: 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Applicant will be charged an additional day for early check-ins prior to 2:00 p.m. or late check-out after 12:00 noon.

The site rental includes:

  • Wooden picnic tables
  • BBQ pit
  • Small pond with pier (no swimming)
  • Volleyball court
  • Decomposed granite tent pads
  • Amphitheater with fire ring
  • Full kitchen
  • Showers
  • Electrical outlets
  • Water
  • Restrooms

The Park entrance fee is not included in the rental price and is charged when entering the park.


Click Below to Make a Reservation or Buy an Annual Pass:

Monterey County Parks 
Toro Park, Jacks Peak Park, San Lorenzo Park, Royal Oaks Park

Lake Nacimiento

Lake San Antonio