29 RV Parks near Laguna Beach, California
Dec 2017 - $75.00
This is an expensive State Park ($75/night). The location is very convenient to Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. The grounds are very clean and the RV sites are 30/50 amp W/E. I'm surprised and disappointed to not have sewer given this is such a new park. If it had sewer, it would be 5 stars. The walking trails are great for the dogs. The area itself is also very new and clean with tons of shopping, restaurants and great beach activities. Heisler Park was a stand out. The park wifi was plenty good for basic surfing. I didn't try to stream as I feel that's not cool to do on shared internet. Verizon, ATT and T mobile hotspots were all strong w/out a booster. ATT - 20 d/l, Verizon 100+ d/l!!! and T mobile was over 20 d/l. OTA was in and out. Major channels would come in for a while and then go out again. The facilities were in great shape and clean. They have individual shower rooms and individual bathrooms. Showers take tokens I believe that you have to purchase. The sites are tiered so they all get ocean views and they are very large sites. No fires are allowed. The 3 pm check in time is strictly enforced. The rangers were friendly and available if needed. - mjessie
Nov 2017 - $75.00
This Beautiful campground has panoramic views of both ocean and hills from every site. It is located across Coast Highway - not on the beach side, but the sites are large and semi private; they are tiered and offset making each one feel private, the natural vegetation provides barriers and each space has plenty of room to set up chairs, fire ring etc.. great for outside living. The roads are clear and unobstructed and are all one way loops. 35' 38'are fine, but require some patience on the turns. Our site was very level. Plenty of parking for your tow vehicle. There are dozens, of walking, hiking and biking trails down to the beach or up into the hills. From our site we could clearly see Catalina Island and north to Long Beach. The sunsets are amazing and the night sky was beautiful. Full Hook ups but no sewer (there are three dumps stations at the exit). There is a a lower parking area for trails and beach paved and steep. This is a pricey state park, the beauty and tranquility certainly do help to offset that fee, but it is considerably higher priced than most. - Nan Griff
Jan 2017 - $38.00
Crystal Cove is one of the best CA state parks we have come across. It is a newer campground, the facilities are in good working condition and the staff is extremely friendly. There are three loops, one with hookups and two without. If you are able to get a site in the Dolphin loop on the edge grab it, they have the best ocean view sites! Despite being on the PCH traffic noise isn't too obtrusive. Sites are quite large, fairly level and clean. Restrooms are clean, we saw the rangers clean the restrooms every single morning. Water was hot and facilities were fairly new. The staff was very friendly and this park has free WIFI. It was slow at times but overall it worked for 95% of what we needed. The park is 5 minutes from downtown Laguna Beach, and less than a mile from a plaza with stores including a Trader Joes and Starbucks. There is also several walking and mountain biking trails you can access from your camper as well as a path to the beach. The very best part about Crystal Cove is between January and March or April (?) the are offering 30% off on non-hookup sites for Sun - Thurs which including tax makes the sites less than $40 per night - which is the same as other CA state parks in the area that are not nearly as nice and don't have WIFI. They do have a 7 night max stay but after going to a different state park we decided to return for another 5 night stay. One downside - no firepits, they said fires were not allowed but we did observe some people who brought their own. - LindseyR
Oct 2017 - $35.00
Stayed 5 nites. Spacious sites with small shrubs between. Well kept, clean and right on the beach. Lots of families with kids. They are very strict on out by Noon, NOT in before 2PM, and generator rules are strictly adhered to, allowed 10AM to 8PM. Bring your own firewood. The stuff the host was selling was pieces of soft pine, more like lumber cuts. Would stay again and great if you want to be right on the beach or within a few feet of walking to the sand. - Nevada Nick
Jan 2017 - $60.00
Sites are very close together, but if you reserve far enough in advance to get beachfront, you won't mind. There's shrubbery and small trees to add a tiny bit of privacy, unlike Bolsa Chica State Beach a few miles north that is just an asphalt parking lot. Also unlike Bolsa Chica, Doheny beachfront sites are truly right on the beach. Walk your folding chairs a few feet atop the sand berm, and you've got a million dollar sunset view. Sites have tables and fire rings, and are asphalt. There are no hookups, but I still think $60 is a good value because of the location. The beach is beautiful and Dana Point has so much to offer. Whale watching and fishing charters are available at the nearby marina. Loads of restaurants nearby, too. We will definitely return. - Libre RV
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We were across the street from a beach camp site but we sat higher than the tent at that site so we had a great ocean view. - Marcia1958
Dec 2017 - $125.00
Worst managed property ever. Rented a spot for New Years weekend. Then decided to go for Christmas and leave our trailer there for the week. Called and asked specifically if I went the week before I could stay in the same spot since it was a lot of work to set up. They said no problem. Got there set up stayed for Christmas weekend then I had to return to work and left my wife and son. Thursday comes and there harassing my wife about moving. She calls me. I tell her don't worry they said we could stay in the same spot. Friday comes and she says there still harassing her. I call the office. After speaking to several people I get the manager. He tells me that if I am not moved by noon he will tow us. This is 10:30 in the morning and I am 4 hour drive away. I could not believe it. I had to pay someone who worked for them to move it to the worst spot they could find next to the bathroom and so small you could not park a car or have a picnic table. These people are the worst. - dq7777
Dec 2017 - $50.00
First of all, this review is from the perspective of a full time class A motorhomer. As to this park, you could certainly find much better but you probably can't pay more. It might be close to the beach but getting there is not at all easy. This place is a traffic nightmare. The beach at the resort is actually on a back bay and is probably manufactured. If you can see this so-called beach from your site, you are paying big time. Sites are very small. Parking is a big problem. The hookups are ancient and quite inconvenient. The reservation system employed by the front office defies logic. Staff attitude, at best, is quite indifferent. We have been here 30 days. My advice: unless you have a really compelling reason to stay here, keep going. - sebraun
Aug 2017 - $90.00
There is nothing special here outside of the location. it's very conveniently located, next to great restaurants, shopping and bike/hiking trails. The sites are very tight and they continue to take away parking and build more sites, finding a spot for your cars is almost impossible. In addition, the sites aren't very level and require a lot of work to safely level the spot. Not only is the nightly rate high, they charge you for all of the extra's, including the water park. My suggestion is find another park, drive 10 minutes to where you need to be and save your money. - SilverB
Nov 2017 - $40.00
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS CAMPGROUND WILL BE CLOSED FROM NOVEMBER 28, 2017 TO JANUARY 11, 2018. - Bud H
Nov 2017 - $40.00
RV, full hook ups in OC? WHAT? I've lived here all my life (59 years) and just NOW heard of this! Am spending the year on the road in my RV, and came home to see family. Where to go? OC Fairgrounds? WHAT?
Security is wonderful. Found my spot, and a Christmas shopping show? WHAT? Entertainment, too? Great experience. $25 dry camping, $40 with hook ups. Safe, clean, close to everything.
No, it is not a park. No frills. But great dog walks (put them on a leash folks... is that too much to expect? And for Godsake, pick up your mess) and just hangin out. - User3597
Mar 2016 - $35.00
Fee is cash only. No reservations. Use Gate 5 on Arlington. Check in at the Safety and Security office. Must have your ID and proof of insurance for all vehicles & rigs entering the grounds. Must pay each morning, before 10am for each days stay. Very helpful, pleasant people in the office. Be sure and check their website for upcoming events since you will not be able to camp there unless involved with the event. Asphalt, open sites. Very good value for the area and convenient to many attractions. the park is very quiet since it is not located too close to freeways. - Rick & Karen
Jul 2017 - $20.00
This is a nice campground. Staff at the main gate were friendly and helpful. Very few campers during the week, however this place is always full on the weekends. The vast majority of campers here are tents, popups, etc. The site we had barely fit our 30' trailer, and there was no shot whatsoever of keeping the truck in the spot as well. This place was very busy during the weekend, and really an RV felt out of place to me, in the sea of tents. Fresh water was available near the site, and the dump station was well placed. We had a major ant problem as our stay concluded, and fought ants in the trailer for many days afterwards. Take measures to (hopefully) prevent ants when staying here! I did like the setting of this park, and would return. It was great to "get out of the city" and find this park. Very peaceful place. - KeystoneTT
May 2016 - $20.00
Great place, great sites, no electric, but water hookups. Lots of trees and wildlife in a beautiful setting. - coyotetraveler
May 2013 - $15.00
Rate reflects senior (60+) discount. Nice assortment of sites, some very large pull through. Threaded water spigots on most but not all sites. Many sites have trees and shade. I picked one which is partially shaded and kept solar panels in the sun. Clean basic restrooms with showers. Good Verizon signal. Was not crowded mid week, but full on weekends. Some traffic noise from nearby road, but quiet at night. Natural setting, very pretty. Summer days can get into the 90s. - tpild
Sites: 42 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 6 Reviews
Jun 2011 - $26.00
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. - Searching4America
Sep 2010 - $10.00
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. - joycejack
Aug 2010 - $15.00
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. - User1132
Sep 2017 - $89.00
The park is AKA Waterfront RV Park and located just east of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The beach in Huntington is large and lovely. This park is south of town and if you cross PCH you are at the beach. That's the good part. ALL of the exhaust fumes and noise end up in your camp spot. Not to mention the beach fires smoke. The sites are asphalt with a concrete pad. no table. Cable was bad but there are plenty of OTA stations. Pool Area and Game Room looked nice, we did not use them. Two very small dog areas that are in desperate need of attention. Gross. Wifi was poor to fair in our spot (139). I would not stay there again, the price was too much for the noise and stink. - beach89bum
May 2017 - $70.00
The best location!!! The park has been upgraded since we were here last. They have gotten rid of a lot of the undesirable full time residents (bums). The place has been repaved and it's a lot cleaner than before. The clubhouse (ping pong & pool table), hot tub and pool are immaculate. I noticed that they clean the pool and hot tub every single morning. - Thomas Reilly
Apr 2017 - $71.00
You stay at Huntington-By-the -Sea for location and full hook-ups. The people who run the place are really nice, no complaints there. The facilities are fine. We didn't use restrooms or showers so I can't speak to those. There is a huge factory or power plant of some kind across the street which makes it super easy to find. And Huntington Beach is also right across the street, which makes this location fantastic. From this location it's a really easy drive to Newport Beach, Ocean Dog Beach, and any number of other beaches and nearby towns. The RV Park itself is a flat asphalt lot with hookups. There are several long-term residents but sites are maintained and clean. The winds can get pretty high at times so be careful putting things outside, they could blow away! We would stay here again, everything was clean, quiet enough during quiet hours, and very safe. - chasmyn
Oct 2016 - $60.00
We were looking for somewhere to stay for a week in Orange County, CA. Our friends stay here long term over the winter months. It is only a long term stay park. No short term stays. Pay by the month or by the season. Our friends pay monthly all year to hold their site for the winter months. I left the park a message on their website and received a text message that they were booked up and have a waiting list. - Matty48
Nov 2017 - $65.00
This is one of the few RV campgrounds that is very close to the beach. The campground is very spacious and is divided between an area with hook ups and an area for dry camping/tents. The sites are generally level and nicely spaced apart. There is a very nice nature trail down to the beach (caution: it's a little steep). From there there is a very pleasant walk you can take north to the San Clemente Pier. Downtown San Clemente is a short drive for restaurants and shopping. Just south, there is a well known surfing beach at San Onofre. While we were camping, there was an army of park workers sprucing up the park - installing new picnic tables, trimming trees, etc. The ambiance is very laid back and dog friendly. This is one of our favorite places to get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. - scaddle
Jun 2017 - $65.00
Great location for beach stay. Restrooms were clean and sites well maintained. Beware of steep walk down either path to beach, only complaint. - timmyg47
Jan 2017 - $40.00
We booked a week at San Clemente State Beach after reading mostly good reviews online and were disappointed with our stay. We stayed in the dry camping area $40 per night plus the reservation fee ($8). The sites are a decent size but grass is sparse, the firepits are so tall that you can't really enjoy the warmth of the fire unless you're standing up. The restrooms are very outdated, coin-operated like most CA state parks but the water was cold and took an entire coin (2 mins & 50 cents) just to get the water lukewarm. No dish station just a very small handwash sink near the bathrooms. Also our site 155 which was DIRECTLY across from the restrooms. When we asked the rangers if we could switch sites they said because we were there for a week they did not have a site available. "well you picked the site online", however when you choose a site online it doesn't reflect actually how close you are to the bathrooms. Whatever. Lastly there were several less than desirable neighbors. We were handed a note that said there had been thefts in the parks so lockup your generators and bikes. I did not feel particularly safe despite the rangers presence. One night the man living in his tent directly next to us (about 10 feet from our camper) was up all night sporadically yelling and cursing keeping me and my husband awake. All in all we felt that for $40 per night we it was not worth our stay. If you are just passing through and need a place to stay for the night it may be okay. Despite the downfalls of this park it was easy to get to and very close to I-5 and downtown San Clemente as well as the beach. - LindseyR
Oct 2016 - $60.00
This is a California State Park. Take I-5, exit 72, "Cristianitos Rd", east about 1 mile. Watch for unmarked, turn-in lane to park (veer right at the yellow "crash barrel"). If you wait for the CG sign, you'll miss the turn. Cristianitos Road is recently paved asphalt, lined with "bots dots", in excellent condition. Credit cards accepted or use ReserveAmerica.com. Tent camping, no cabins, no yurts. Park roads are wide enough, asphalt, in good condition. Serious parking obstacles - wooden posts line roads and site pads (see pictures). I'm good at backing a 40' fiver but this was very challenging. All sites are back-in. Gentle turns, no overhead obstacles. FHU-20/30. Sites are level, asphalt, no landscaping (desert dirt), with water and electric at rear of site. No sewer - use dump station. No patio, has picnic tables. Low scrub bushes and trees, okay for satellite views. Fires in fire rings permitted. Firewood sales at $7.00 bundle. Good water pressure and taste. No office, no store. Clean and modern restrooms, buy tokens to pay for showers (grade "A"). No propane sales, laundry, or playground. No cable TV or Wi-Fi. Verizon coverage at "1-bar"; Jetpack coverage at "1-bar". Occasional traffic noise from the interstate. Bug Report: black ants (I sprayed my landing pads), large gnats (nuisance), small flies. No recycle bins. - StephenK
Jun 2016 - $35.00
We stayed in the non-hookup sites. It is a quick bike ride to the beach with a few hills, but to have access to Tressels is great!
Less cost per night than San Clemente, but if you don't tow a car, be prepared to pay $15/night for a car as there is no overflow parking or street parking along the road (only near the highway).
The scenery and view are nice here too. Overall it was a nice place to stay if you can't get near the beach for camping (we prefer San Clemente if we can get it though).
The bathrooms were messy though as there are no garbage cans in the bathrooms and no soap in some and no sink in others.
The campground had a little bit of trash around, although we did see staff picking up, stuff can hide pretty well and a few campers don't care about what they leave behind.
Overall we'd come back again if we can figure out the parking.
We stayed in a motorhome with friends in a tent. - Adams Family
Oct 2015 - $25.00
We stayed at a non-hook-up site, near facilities. Staff was nice and mostly helpful. The showers cost (fifty cents for 2 minutes) and no hand-soap in the restrooms, so bring your own. Short drive to the beaches, and your fee got you free parking at any of the other state parks/beaches. - ems_gpa