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Water Line Project May Affect Amenities: A critical waterline replacement project is scheduled from June to November 2014 at Caspers Wilderness Park. 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.

Other potential impacts of this project include dust, noise, and area closures (including roads, trails, campsites, and day use areas). Until further notice, there is no water anywhere in the park. Please call the park office at (949) 923-2210 for further updates.


Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Nov 30 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