Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground

Orange County


Caspers Wilderness Park


Caspers Wilderness Park campground, Orange County, CA

Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground

Orange County
Attractions and Activities

Orange County is known for its many great recreation areas and attractions. Those camped at Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground are only a short distance from many of these popular destinations.


Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in provided fire enclosures.
  2. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  3. Pets are not allowed in the park.
  4. Only two tents are permitted per site.
  5. Alcohol is not permitted in the park.

Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground

Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground is within an 8,000-acre preserve operated by Orange County Parks in the western Santa Ana Mountains. Caspers Wilderness Park is 8 miles east of San Juan Capistrano off Highway 74. Visitors to the park enjoy fertile valleys shaded by groves of oak and sycamore along with the whisper of gently flowing streams. Around the park visitors find nature trails, mountain bike and horseback riding trails, and an old windmill. On Sundays there are regular ranger-led hikes.

Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground includes the main camping site, Live Oak Grove Campground with 42 campsites for RVs, trailers and tents. Nearby is Ortega Flats Campground with an additional 13 campsites that include electric hook-ups. The park also features several Group Camping Areas and its popular Starr Mesa Equestrian Campground. Parties of 17 or more must use a group site.

Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground Basics
Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground Location: 33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano
Elevation: 450 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: San Juan Capistrano - 8 miles
Los Angeles - 70 miles
San Diego - 75 miles
Number of Campsites: 55 standard campsites
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicles
Fee includes motorized vehicle and one towed non-motorized vehicle
$5 per night for a second motorized vehicle
Pets: No pets are permitted.
Orange County Parks: (949) 923-2210

Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground Reservations
Reservations: reservations available online, at least 2 days in advance of arrival
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days within any 30-day period
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: no limit
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: Some sites and facilities are accessible
Favorite Live Oak campsites: #1, 4, 9, 12
Fees: Standard campsite: $20 per night
Electric hook-up campsite: $26
Discount for seniors 60+ and disabled
Reservations: Orange County Parks Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, BBQs, fire rings, some sites with electric hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes, free!
Dump station: Yes
Attractions near Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Campground: Take advantage of numerous trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Children have fun at the playground. Participate in campfire programs and ranger-led hikes. Enjoy beautiful arrays of spring and summer wildflowers. Visit the nature center.


General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Group Campsites at
Caspers Wilderness Park Campground

Caspers Wilderness Park offers two group tent camping areas: San Juan Meadow Group Area with 4 sites and Owl/Quail Group Campground. Each site at San Juan Meadow can accommodate up to 50-60 people and 20-24 vehicles. Owl Group Site can hold 50 people and 20 vehicles. Maximum vehicle length for all sites is 20 feet.
Fees: San Juan Meadows sites: A-$360, B-$240, C or D-$300
  Own and Quail-$300
Organized youth groups are half price.
Reservations: (949) 923-2210

Starr Mesa Equestrian Campground, Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA

Starr Mesa Equestrian Campgrsound
Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park

Starr Mesa Equestrian Campground

Starr Mesa Equestrian Campground has 21 campsites for campers with horses. Half are available for reservation, the others are first-come, first-served. Facilities are similar to standard campsites. Starr Mesa does have pull-through parking for vehicles up to 70 feet and a corral for each campsite.
Fees: $20 per night (discounts for seniors and disabled persons)
Horses - $3 per night
Reservations: Orange County Parks Campground Reservations

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