30 RV Parks near Trabuco Canyon, California
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
Apr 2013 - $20.00
This campground is a nice little find in the hustle and bustle of the O.C. We had reserved a 40' spot (#10), but when we were supposed to move into it we thought it looked small and measured - 31'. A park ranger and the rest of the crew got it all taken care of and put us in #7 and #8, and life is good. We spent 2 nights in #27 which fit our 41' rig and Jeep Wrangler. There are several HUGE pull-throughs, occupied by small travel trailers while we were here. Trabuco Canyon road has traffic during the day, but we didn't notice any noise at all at night. Well paved roads, and lots of trails for walking. We saw plenty of horses, deer, rabbits, squirrels, some acorn woodpeckers, and other animals - a plus since we're in civilization here. Good voice and data signal on Sprint, Verizon, and TMobile, and full speed 4G on our Verizon aircard. The downsides: You will hear generators from some of the other RVs, and people here have no concept of campsite etiquette and will walk right through your campsite without a second thought. - Roaming Together
Jan 2016 - $25.00
Toilets and showers reserved for events. RV's are expected to use their own toilets and showers.
Entry road is dirt with lots of potholes but no problem if one goes slow.
As mentioned reservations must be made at least a week in advance and only online. This was not a problem for us. - itsmee222
Jul 2014 - $25.00
This was our worst camping experience in two years. Frankly, I am surprised that there are so many positive reviews. My wife and I found this campground to be very dismal. The RV parking on the upper level is dirty and has almost no aesthetic appeal. It's like a big dirt parking lot dug out of the side of the hill. There are no views to speak of, just a big wall of dirt out back and construction out front. The picnic tables for each site appear to have never been cleaned and are covered with stains and debris. There was no Wi-Fi or phone service in the RV area so you had to walk down the hill to the community center for any services of that sort and even there it was spotty. We were scheduled to stay one week but left after 3 nights - as soon as we could locate an alternative park. I certainly would not recommend this location to any RVers. It is a difficult drive in though a poorly maintained road and the park itself is dreary at best. - Sheridan
Mar 2014 - $25.00
Now this is not your usual RV park. But by far the cheapest place offering full hookup sites in Orange County. A Christian event center runs this park which is located on their premise quite a bit outside of any town in the area. It is meant for longer stays, but travelers (and you don't need to be a religious person) are welcome. You have to go through the somewhat unusual reservation process though. Online only through their website and at least one week in advance. It took me a couple of follow up calls to confirm our reservation. Driving there you can use your GPS with the adress stated on the website. The last mile to the gate of the event center is a very bumpy country road. We wondered why the six speed bumps on the way were needed. The gate code was provided with the reservation confirmation. Checking in at the office was a bit different then with other parks. Little room to park the rig. Photo ID and insurance papers needed to be shown and photocopied. Once that was set and the credit card slided we could drive the last half mile up to the RV sites. Very bumpy indeed. Mostly gravel, some enormous potholes and a few low branches skirting the roof. You have to drive to the upper level of the park and I would recommend to take the left way when the road forks at the lower level. There are more sites on the lower level but these are not for public use. The sites are all back in and in #35 we had just about enough room to maneuver with our 34' RV (51' combined length). The sites with lower numbers provide more room and longer rigs would not have problems there. The sites are gravel, provide full hookups in OK shape, even cable. We needed no leveling equipment. The WiFi was OK, not the fastest, but good enough for emails and web browsing. Our Verizon worked on the lower level but not up on our site. Very friendly and considerate neighbors. The place is very safe and very quiet, especially at night. Be prepared for some christian events on and around the lower level from Friday night to Sunday afternoon including early morning music and singing, prayers and more music and singing throughout the day. No noise after 10 pm. Overall, this is an off the beaten path option to park your RV. I would not recommend going there if it is for less than at least three days. The reservation and check in hassle along with the long and bumpy drive in and out is not worth it if it is only for a night. We stayed for six nights, enjoying the remoteness, safety and quietness. We also enjoyed the low rate and did not mind the somewhat long drives to the L.A. and Orange County attractions. We will come back. - TheSchweitzers
Nov 2016 - $19.00
This park is a permanent resident trailer park in every bad connotation that the word "trailer park" congers up in your mind. Lots of trailers with lots of stuff piled outside around them. Lots of unruly people arguing loudly. Supposedly there was even a shootout here a few years ago according to one resident. It's like being packed in a sardine can! Yes, you're very "friendly" with your neighbors whether you want to be or not! They advertise wifi, but no, it doesn't work. Was going to stay longer but left the next day. Walmart is a lot nicer and safer as well. - dewbon1
Aug 2016 - $18.00
Very nice park. Clean pool and grounds. Generous site, some with shade. Wifi worked fine. We were close to bathroom number 7. Showers either need mould removed or new paint. Many bathrooms throughout the park. Wifi works off each bathroom number. Our site was not level and was in full afternoon sun when other sites were available in shade. Lots of permanents. Very nice owners/mangers. Need to show proof of registration, insurance and ID and they check your RV before entering for any leaks. - Liane63
Dec 2014 - $31.00
This park has residents packed in like cord wood with extremely little room between each unit. Most units were permanent residents with related items scattered throughout their minuscule piece of land. Our space had no place to park our truck and ended up with having to go find a security guard to deal with the angry permanent resident next door the very first night. The lot was so narrow there was insufficient room to extend our awning without banging into the awning of the unit next to us. We stayed here because it was close to where family live but we will NEVER stay here again. - TeamNewMexico
33401 Ortega Hwy San Juan Capistrano, California 92675 (map) | (949) 923-2210
Sites: 42 | Latest Rate: $26.00 | 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
Apr 2017 - $48.00
Sites are extremely small and tight together. Some are very hard for larger rv rigs. Leash requirements are not enforced which is difficult for us who have pets on leash. People run or walk through others camps. Most likely will not come back here. - SullivanD
Nov 2016 - $38.00
The service was excellent. The site we were originally assigned was very tight so we asked for a different site, they were very accommodating and gave us a very nice larger site.
This is a nice place to stay overnight but there is nothing to do unless you have a boat or water toys. Traffic from the highway was a bit loud. We rode our bicycles around but nothing really appealing to see. would not recommend this park for off season family fun camping unless you want to go shopping at Costco or the outlet mall. - chaparral
Sep 2016 - $37.00
This is a rather strange place. I am not familiar with the area but ended up here when the places closest to San Diego that I was interested in were all booked. It is a very reasonably priced. It is virtually empty, except the for the full timers. On the holiday weekend the place filled completely.
The sites are not level. It seems that cable is available for an extra cost. The internet is just horrible. For many days it was not even available. They had to wait for the provider to show up after the weekend. The download rate is 1.61 mps. Upload is .46. Just awful. And I was just feet from the office.
After the holiday weekend it took several days for the garbage to be all collected as it was too much for the dumpsters. Instead of having extra pickups, they just keep filling the dumpster on regular pickups.
Overall I can't really recommend this place. But if you need a place to stay I would not dissuade you from coming. I felt safe and it is convenient to Costco, Walmart and other stores. - SonoraBob
Apr 2016 - $25.00
I found this RV Park pleasant to visit for several weeks. It's somewhat dated, but in decent repair. It could use some tender loving care though. If it were updated I would have given it an 8 or 9. It appears the park is 90% filled with full time residents who are pleasant, quiet during the day and evenings. Sites are mostly average for RV parks, but my Ram 2500 parked on the site with my 32 foot fifth wheel would have been a little tight. There was additional parking very close by though and I chose to use it. RV Park borders the lake. The staff was very pleasant. - RetiredVagabond
Apr 2016 - $35.00
I stayed here for 3 nights in early April. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Mostly month to month renters, but the park was clean and orderly. Pretty quiet too. Ample grass and shade. I might consider staying a month or two next winter. - Jeff J
Mar 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here for a couple weeks. If it was not for a job opportunity up north we would have stayed all summer. It is a older park with full hooks and mostly full timers. They actually allow tent camping on the beach and had several nightly rv spots. Everyone we met during our stay was friendly. Out spot was huge, we could have had a 45 in here and 2 cars. Some of the spots are smaller. The power was clean and consistent. Gina, the owner operator is very kind . She works hard to keep the park clean and quite. Our spot had a great view of the lake, which is low, like all CA lakes . It would be perfect for a Kayak, small sailboat , inflatable , row boat etc. There's also a traffic signal at the park entrance making it easy to get in and out, Riverside drive does get a bit backed up at times. Shopping and the best fish taco's ever are 2 blocks away. - Steve C.
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Stayed 3 weeks after selling our home of 23 years nearby. Place is very clean and well maintained. A mix of RVs, park models, motel rooms, cabins and even a mobile home or three. Many persons seemed to be there as residents including the motel guests. All good though as far as rowdiness (none). Park overlooks Lake Elsinore. We are considering spending a month or more next winter. - Cochise
Jan 2015 - $29.00
Rate was for one full week. Website showed a rate of $180 per week when reservation was made, but when we arrived, we were told that the rate had been raised to $200/week and no adjustment would or could be made. All spaces were gravel and level, tv service worked well (although it was clear that problems were often experienced with the cable system based upon comments from the staff), and the newly upgraded wifi was only adequate, often slow and would operate sporadically. Many full time, old rigs on site, but no problems were experienced. Pool was clean, although not heated, so too cold to use. Staff was very friendly and helpful, and allowed us to stay in a "group area", which was relatively vacant. Not sure that we would stay here again, though there is not much to pick from in the area. - Rick & Pam
Aug 2013 - $25.00
This is by far one of the very best RV parks we have ever stayed in. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The sites are level and large. We were given the choice of where we wanted to park. There were lots of empty spaces to choose from. There was some permanent RVer's but they all were very friendly and helpful. We have no problems. The pool is awesome, clean and well cared for. The laundry is a nice size and very reasonable $1.25 to wash or dry. There was a freak wind storm while we were here and it tore out awning, so we had to leave early for repairs and while we could not get a refund for the 3 days we had paid for we were told if we came back we could stay free for those 3 days. We think that is a great deal! We will be back and hopefully get to stay longer. Loved this place. - kam
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
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
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Been coming here for over 30 yrs. One of our favorite beach campgrounds
However, we are unhappy that they have shut off the power in bathrooms. You cannot run a shaver or hair dryer. They have also let the grass and many bushes die.
In addition, although the campground was at least one-third empty and showed available sites on-line, they posted the campground Full. Even though there were empty sites for the 3 nites we were staying, they would not let us switch sites. They also refuse to let you check in before 2PM, even if your site is empty. They make you wait in the parking lot. Seems like a lot of rules imposed for sole convince of the management.
The rangers in charge of this campground sometimes forget they are hosting people on vacation. A little flexibility, like all other State campgrounds we've been to is needed. The power in the bathrooms should be turned on. What right do they have to turn off the power? I don't remember the nightly fee being lowered due to the reduced services! The State needs to replace the management here! - Lar-dawg
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 2016 - $77.00
Amazing views! Staying here was an amazing experience; I highly recommend it. The sites have plenty of room between them and every one has a good view of the ocean. The RV sites are a little further away from the water so don't think you're going to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. You'll occasionally hear it. But, you're also not right next to PCH which could be loud.
No sewer and no cable at the sites. We were able to get some over-the-air TV stations. It took a little while to find the network channels--turns out we were getting San Diego stations. We had some guests visit us. Parking is $15.
We loved it here. Looking forward to going again if I can get the reservations. - Arash
Jan 2016 - $77.00
One of my all-time-favorite parks! Sites are tiered so nearly everyone has a full ocean view (though you have to take a tunnel under the freeway to get to the beach). Level, easy in-and-out. Price includes the (prorated) Reserve America fee. It's steep for water and electric only, but you're getting a million-dollar view (we saw whales and dolphins from our window!). Didn't really notice freeway noise - guess it's drowned out by the surf. Good Verizon and AT&T signals, decent OTA TV (especially if you speak Spanish). Great (but hilly) walking, hiking, biking trails. - TheRollingJones