Be sure you're aware that no dogs are allowed here! Several campers were turned away at the gate. Only a small number of sites have electric, and that loop does not have restrooms, only a porta-potty. The restrooms are about 10-15 blocks away, in the larger, non-electric loop. Also a bit uncommon is that the electric sites do not have water hookups. Other than that, it was a pleasant park to spend a few days in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My husband and I were going to stay here based on this site said "pets OK", but if you go to the website for the campground it specifically says "pets prohibited" except horses! So beware if you travel with a pet, so we could not stay here and never did. I have passed by here several times and it looks beautiful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For a regional park in Orange County, this is an excellent place for local camping. There are some areas of the Live Oak campground I would be hesitant to drive or tow a large rig though due to the low lying branches of the live oak trees. There are so many hiking trails to choose from. There is another campground, Ortega Flats which is located within this same park which is much more acceptable to large rigs and has electrical hook-ups some with 30 and some with 50 amps for an additional $6.00 per night. It is only a very short drive to San Juan Capistrano and the coast. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My wife and I stayed there in the Ortega Flats campground. It was pretty much clean and well kept. There are miles and miles of hiking trails, but we are retired and didn't do much of that. What was best was the peace and quiet and the surrounding green hills. A wonderful place to just relax. We caught the Saturday night program by accident, and after hearing Ranger Joeseph's heart felt song about the animals, I will never leave a piece of trash on the floor again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is about a 20 minute drive to the PCH and surrounded by forest, this campground is incredibly isolated. During the week, there were just a couple of campsites occupied, but the weekend was completely full. It is a pretty decent campground with few amenities. We camped here in a Motorhome.