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Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park

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Close together camping

Our first time at Caspers. There are 2 main campgrounds plus a couple of group camp areas and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa P
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Great for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding

I ride my mountain bike here all the time. Great trails, from easy to steep. Some trails are open... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott F
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“no pets”(2 reviews)
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33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
+1 949-923-2207
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our first time at Caspers. There are 2 main campgrounds plus a couple of group camp areas and equestrian. We stayed in Ortega Flats which is the smallest of them. All sites in Ortega have water and electrical. Ortega is right next to the Hwy...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ride my mountain bike here all the time. Great trails, from easy to steep. Some trails are open only to hikers and horseback riding. If you go in the late afternoon, the animals come out. Lots of rabbits, ground squirrels and deer depending upon...More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed May 23, 2018

This is a very reasonable and clean park especially for this part of California. Provides for easy access to San Clemente, Laguna, and connected areas. The park staff was friendly and helpful. The sites were large and included power and water, no septic. We were...More

1  Thank gargoyle158
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We almost came across this place by accident. Heading up the East coast and most beaches are State owned. RV parking is expensive and most places are booked well in advance. Quick Google search brought us here. With a small senior discount we paid $21...More

Thank norman c
Reviewed January 21, 2018

i have camped here a bunch of times. really feels like out in the woods far from home. some sites are a bit small and close to each other but there are some really nice ones , ask for a list and go pick one...More

1  Thank chrissE1158HM
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

The park is beautiful and there are some fantastic spots available, however, there are no pets allowed other than horses. This was disappointing to us as we have a small dog and that's one of the reasons we want to camp. I have it a...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed December 24, 2017

This is one of my favorite hike-to-go place! Every time, the place makes me feel very good to be there and rejuvenating. Wish we have more rains here, so we can cress-cross the creek as we hike. It's so pretty when there is water in...More

1  Thank Da M
Reviewed November 24, 2017

We were camping and enjoyed the nature center. A great place to learn about animal snakes and the history of the area. We hiked and enjoyed the day clean restrooms and just nice

Thank Colby R
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Even if it's cold, you can get outdoors at Caspers Wilderness Park. There's so much: camping, hiking, walking, playground, kid activities, visitor's center, historic farm sites. Lots of acreage and many different hiking and walking trails take you and your family through riverine, desert, and...More

2  Thank Lanjohns
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a nice picnic lunch on pergola cover tables near the nature center, which was closed and so the crowds very lite. The view were great. We hiked a moderate trail and really enjoyed the openness. We saw sign of mountain...More

1  Thank L6929MOandrewj
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August 22, 2016|
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Response from JDSC319 | Reviewed this property |
Take Ortega Highway from the 5 freeway, and it's about 15 minutes. As Repub76 says, it's a nice smooth drive--and pretty. It's two lanes, but it's actually a highway, so it's nicely maintained.