Address: 33401 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 923-2210
After looking at some suggestions where to go, I picked a park in Orange County, called Ronald Caspers Wilderness Park.
The park has a day-use area and 4 campgrounds: Ortega Flats (13 RV only sites), Live Oak Campground (tents and campers), Star Mesa Equestrian Campground, and Owl/Quail Group Campground. I reserved an electric site in the Ortega Flats Campground. I heard cars passing by all day and night. There were only port-a-potties by this campground but you could walk farther in the park for more decent toilets and showers.
Not too many campers but it’s understandable since it was the middle of December.
The campsite was nice, shady with benches, a picnic table plus a fire pit. I had electric hookup but no water because of the drought.
The rangers are friendly and patrol regularly which makes you feel safer.
There is a cute playground for kids, a nature center where you can enjoy viewing through the telescope overlooking almost all of the 8,000 acres of the Caspers WP. If you like hiking or mountain biking this is a great park for you!
The nearest shops are about 10-15 drive away.
Camping: Year round 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Check-in time 2 p.m. and check-out time 12 p.m.
Day Use – 7 a.m. to sunset all year.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., (Mon. – Fri.)