Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, San Juan Capistrano, California

Set just minutes away from San Juan Capistrano, this huge plot of land was once home to Native Americans and still feels remote. Offering numerous hikes through oaks and sycamores, this county park offers a variety of activities including an interactive Nature Center, guided walking tours, ranger-led programs, amphitheater, an equestrian campground, equestrian trails, a river and playground, this is a great place to spend some time. We stayed in the Ortega Flats campground; one of two regular campgrounds. Two group camps as well as an equestrian campground are available. Although the scenery was beautiful and we were delighted to have hookups in the Ortega Flats loop, we were
disappointed with the noise from the adjacent highway, resulting in an early departure. The Live Oak Campground is set further inland from the highway and offers quieter surroundings, as well as some creek front sites, although no hookups are offered here. All sites in all camps are spacious, scenic and offer gravel pads, a picnic table and fire ring. Campground roads are gravel. Restrooms and showers are available.

Good Sites: Live Oak Camp: 1-6, 9, 16, 17, 22
Poor Sites: Ortega Flats Campground
Hookups: Electric @ Ortega Flats Campground
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes