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Apr
20
2014

Easter Brunches in Monterey County

Apr. 20
Looking for a way to celebrate Easter weekend in Monterey County? Overwhelmed with…more
Apr
27
2014

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr. 27
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world -…more
May
2
2014

Steinbeck Festival

May. 2-May. 4
This annual festival consists of several days of films, speakers, panels, theater,…more
May
2
2014

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

May. 2-May. 4
This entirely new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports…more
May
2
2014

Wildflower Triathlon

May. 2-May. 4
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test…more
May
3
2014

Winemakers' Celebration

May. 3
Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) will…more
May
9
2014

Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival

May. 9
The annual festival was envisioned as a fun and entertaining way to raise…more
May
14
2014

Amgen Tour of CA Stopover

May. 14
The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California,…more
May
15
2014

Carmel Art Festival

May. 15-May. 18
Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the Carmel Art Festival.…more
May
15
2014

Salinas Valley Fair

May. 15-May. 18
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival,…more
May
16
2014

Cooking for Solutions

May. 16-May. 18
The culinary event of the year, Cooking for Solutions features great chefs, gourmet…more
May
16
2014

Ferrari Racing Days

May. 16-May. 18
Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of…more
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Veterans Memorial Park

Quiet Veterans Memorial Park, one mile uphill from Old Monterey and the Fisherman's Wharf area, is a popular camping destination for many who visit Monterey. It is adjacent to the 81-acre Huckleberry Hill Nature Preserve, one of Monterey's hidden hiking treasures and a great family hiking destination. Both are abutted by the Presidio of Monterey.

Camping

Veterans Memorial Park has 40 total campsites. 30 campsites are suitable for trailers. Every site is equipped with a table and a firepit. Veterans Memorial Park also has showers and restrooms. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See the City of Monterey's website for detailed camping regulations and a list of current campground fees.

Picnic Areas

Veterans Memorial Park is a popular area for picnics and overnight youth groups of up to 100. Both the three day-use picnic areas and the overnight youth group areas may be reserved in advance. See the city of Monterey's website for a list of picnic and youth group fees. Call 831-646-3865 to reserve.

Hiking

Veterans Memorial Park is adjacent to Huckleberry Hill Nature Preserve and is the best way to access that preserve's hiking trails. To get to the Huckleberry Hill Nature Preserve, take the Veterans Park Trail that abuts the western edge of the campground to the Presidio View Trail.

Wildlife is frequently spotted in Huckleberry Hill Nature Preserve, as the aptly named Wild Boar Trail and Opossum Road show. The Wild Boar Trail provides excellent views of Pacific Grove and the coastline, while the Presidio View Trail rises roughly 700 feet and gives sweeping views of the city of Monterey. See the City of Monterey website for an online and downloadable trail map.

A trail from the south end of Veterans Memorial Park leads south to the small but charming Quarry Park. Refer to this interactive Google trail map for details.

Other Activities

Veterans Memorial Park offers a basketball court, play equipment and a lawn area suitable for Frisbee, softball and other sports activities.

Map and Directions

To reach Veterans Memorial Park from Highway One, take Highway 68 west to Skyline Forest Drive. Turn right on Skyline Forest Drive. Turn left on Skyline Drive. Follow to Veterans Memorial Park.

 


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