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 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 Amenities
Picnic tables, BBQs, fire rings, some sites with electric hook-ups
Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, amphitheater
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.
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 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