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Alert: I-5 Ortega Highway Off Ramp – ORTEGA BRIDGE VEHICLE LIMITS Starting Saturday, June 1, 2013, crews will reduce lanes on the Ortega Highway bridge over the I-5 freeway to two lanes in either direction in preparation for upcoming demolition activities on the south half of the bridge. This configuration will last for approximately one year as crews work to demolish and reconstruct the south half of the bridge. *During this configuration, trucks, trailers and motor homes more than 25-feet long will be unable to exit the I-5 southbound off-ramp and maneuver a left turn to eastbound Ortega Highway and will have to utilize alternate routes. Recommended route is to exit east on Crown Valley Parkway, south on Antonio Parkway, and east on Ortega Highway to the park entrance. Please call (949) 923-2210 for more information. OC Parks apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause in visiting Caspers Wilderness Park.
Water Line Project May Affect Amenities : A critical water line replacement project at Caspers Wilderness Park is scheduled to begin in June 2014 and last until November 2014. During this time, amenities including flushing toilets, showers, and drinking water may be unavailable. Portable toilets and wash stations will be available throughout the park. For more information, please contact the park office at (949) 923-2210.

CASPERS WILDERNESS PARK, CA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Apr 30 2015   Later Dates

Description

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.

Ortega Flats Campground - $6.00 electrical per night fee to be paid upon arrival at park.

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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CASPERS WILDERNESS PARK
33401 ORTEGA HIGHWAY
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO CA 92675

Phone Number:

Information: (949) 923-2210