OCLB - Caspers Wilderness Park
Description: Join me for the first post COVID campout! I have two campsites that can accommodate three more vehicles and three tents.
Caspers Wilderness Park is an 8,000 acre protected wilderness preserve located at the southern edge of Orange County along the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. The park features coastal chaparral accentuated by seasonal wildflowers and groves of coastal live oak and California sycamore. Considering its proximity to OC sprawl, the park feels amazingly remote and offers a relatively quick escape to nature.
Registration: Limited to Great Outdoors members.
Start: Thu April 15, 2021 2pm
Ends: Sat April 17, 2021 12pm
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Spaces left: 3
Per park policy: No pets. No alcohol.
Thu Apr. 15th
2pm Check in
4:20pm-ish Welcome Tea
7pm Socially distanced campfire
Fri. Apr. 16th
7:30am-ish Morning coffee
8:30am-ish Day hike
4pm-ish No alcohol happy hour
7pm Socially distanced campfire
Sat. Apr. 17th
7:30am- ish Morning coffee
12pm Check out.
Amenities: Restrooms have flush toilets, coin operated showers, picnic tables, fire rings, and potable water. The city of San Juan Capistrano is 7 miles west of the park with shops and restaurants. There is a Starbucks and Gelson’s Gourmet Market located at the first shopping center west of the park.
RVs: No RVs on this campout. The campsites are tent only.
What to bring: Click here for Ten essentials, Tent, Camp chair, Sleeping bag and pad, Day pack for hiking, cooking utensils, warm/cool weather clothing, toiletries kit and quarters for showers. Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs and eating utensils.
Directions: Caspers Wilderness Park 33401 Ortega Hwy. San Juan Capistrano.
From LA, OC, or San Diego- Take Interstate 5 to San Juan Capistrano, exit at the Ortega Hwy (State Hwy 74). Drive 7.6 miles eastbound on the Ortega Hwy to Caspers Wilderness Park, entrance will be on your left. Gently drive down Caspers Park Road past Ortega Flats, San Juan Meadow, then to Live Oak Campground to your left. Follow directions to campsites.
Carpooling is discouraged unless you are members of the same household. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation.
Climate: Avg high 72, Avg low 50.
Fees: I’m happy to offer a free campout to GO members. Just pay the 2nd vehicle fee of $5/night per campsite upon check in at the entrance.
Food: In accordance with COVID guidelines, please bring your own food and drink as there will be no potluck or sharing of meals. The park has a policy of no alcohol allowed.
No Pets: Pets are not allowed due to mountain lion activity.
Special COVID Related Requirements:
These may be updated/amended by the time of the event
Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:
I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s).
I will maintain distance (min. 6') and wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.
I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.
‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.
Contact: Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation.
Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a member, click here
Health Problems/Allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete the event.