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Attention: Water Shortage:
  • No Showers Available
  • Due to current drought conditions throughout the state of California, showers will be shut off at Caspers Wilderness Park until further notice.
  • Restrooms, sinks and drinking water will still be available for as long as the well at the park will allow.
  • Please plan ahead to avoid any inconvenience. For more information on current drought conditions, visit U.S. Drought Monitor


    Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
    Max reservation window: Sun Jul 31 2016   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