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Water Line Project May Affect Amenities: A critical waterline replacement project at Caspers Wilderness Park is occurring from June 2014 to November 2014. During this time, the water system may be shut off and park amenities including flushing toilets, showers, and drinking water may be unavailable. Portable toilets and hand wash stations will be available. Currently, there is no water in the Old Corral day use area, Owl and Quail group area, and Starr Mesa equestrian campground. Additional water interruptions throughout the park may occur as the project progresses.

We are unable to provide water for horses in the Starr Mesa equestrian campground however, water may be available in other areas of the park.

Other potential impacts of this project include dust, noise, and area closures (including roads, trails, campsites, and day use areas). If your campsite is affected, you will be offered an alternative site choice. If you wish to change your reservation dates or cancel your reservation, please call 1-800-600-1600 or the park office at 949-923-2210. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding during this critical waterline project.


Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Oct 31 2015   Later Dates


In this, Orange Countys largest park, the wilderness setting offers a rare opportunity to experience nature in its entire splendor throughout the year. Open for both day use and camping, visitors can enjoy a number of recreational activities, including several unique interpretive programs to acquaint them with the natural splendor of the area.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Dump Station
  • Interpretive Center
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Telephone
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information

The maximum number of motorized vehicles per campsite is 2. A $5 per night fee will be assessed to the second vehicle upon check in at the park.

IMPORTANT - If your camping party has 17 or more campers, you CAN NOT reserve individual campsites. You MUST camp in a group campsite. Please call the park to reserve a group site 949-923-2210.

Starr Mesa Campground - $3.00 per night per horse fee paid upon arrival at park.

Starr Mesa Campground - Must have a horse to camp and please do not disassemble any horse corrals.

Domestic pets not allowed in Caspers Wilderness Park.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.52432, -117.55527
33°31'28"N, 117°33'19"W

Caspers Wilderness Park is located approximately 7-1/2 miles inland from the City of San Juan Capistrano in Southern Orange County. To reach the park, take the Santa Ana (5) or San Diego (405) Freeway to the Ortega Highway (74) exit at San Juan Capistrano, Ortega Highway off ramp. Turn due east, inland, along Ortega Highway and proceed 7-1/2 miles to the park entrance.

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Information:  (949) 923-2210