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San Onofre / San Mateo camp site info:
San Onofre State Beach is a rare 3,000-acre scenic coastal-canyon park with high environmental values and recreation use. The park includes three distinct areas: San Onofre Bluffs, San Onofre Surf Beach, and San Mateo Campground.
San Onofre Bluffs offers camping and day-use parking along Old Highway 101 adjacent to the sandstone bluffs. The beach below is popular with swimmers and surfers with six rugged dirt access trails cut into the bluff above. All campsites include a fire pit and picnic table. The campground offers cold outdoor showers and chemical toilets. No hookups are available however there is a dump-station.
San Onofre Surf Beach offers a world renowned and historical surf break. The beach is strictly available for day-use with no camping. Chemical toilets and a limited number of fire pits are available. ALCOHOL IS NO LONGER PERMITTED.
San Onofre - San Mateo Campground lies a short distance inland from the 3.5-miles of sandy beaches within San Onofre State Beach. A 1.5-mile Nature Trail connects the campground to Trestles Beach, a world class surfing site. San Mateo Creek flows just east of the campground outward towards the ocean creating key riparian and wetland habitats which host some rare and even endangered species. All campsites include a fire pit and picnic table. Hookup sites are available with electricity and water. Other amenities include a dump-station, hot indoor showers, and flush toilets. Camping is available year-round.
Located between San Onofre SB and San Onofre Surf Beach is San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) provides nearly 20-percent of the power to more than 15-million people in Southern California.
SurfLine provides an internet source of beach weather and surf reports, including live streaming video feeds.
California State Park Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.
Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
San Mateo Campground:
Sites 1-100: Reservations area available YEAR ROUND.
Sites 101-157: 2014 Reservations are available April 1 - September 30; November 21 - November 29
(Thanksgiving); December 19, 2014 - January 3, 2015 (Christmas); closed when not on reservations.
San Mateo Group Camp: 2014 Reservations are available April 1 - September 30; November 21 -
November 29 (Thanksgiving); December 19, 2014 - January 3, 2015 (Christmas); closed when not on
At the San Mateo Campground the Hook Up sites have electricity and water only, NO Sewer.
San Mateo Campground is site specific for reservations, site is selected when making your reservation
San Mateo Camping Area is located at the southern outskirts of San Clemente. Take Interstate 5, turn off at the
Cristianitos exit, go inland 1 mile and San Mateo Camping Area is on the right side of the road.
SAN ONOFRE SB
830 Cristianitos Road SAN CLEMENTE CA 92672
San Onofre State Beach - Rules & Regulations
California State Parks has rules and regulations to protect park areas for the enjoyment of future generations as well as for the
convenience and safety of the park visitors. To ensure your visit is a pleasant one, please observe the following:
NATURAL SCENERY, PLANTS AND ANIMAL LIFE are the principal attractions of most state parks. They are integral parts of the ecosystem and natural community. As such they are protected by Federal, State and Park laws. Disturbance or destruction of these resources is strictly forbidden.
LOADED FIREARMS AND HUNTING are not allowed in units of the State Parks System. Possession of loaded firearms or air rifles is prohibited. Exceptions are for hunting in recreation areas that have been designated by the State Park and Recreation Commission.
DEAD AND DOWN WOOD is part of the natural condition. Decayed vegetation forms humus and assists the growth of trees and other plants. For this reason the gathering of down wood is prohibited. Fuel is sold in the parks for your convenience. (When considered a hazard, down wood is removed by park personnel.)
FIRES are permitted only in facilities provided for this
purpose. This is necessary to prevent
disastrous fires. Portable stoves may be used in designated areas. It is the responsibility of every
visitor to use extreme caution with any burning materials, including tobacco. All fireworks are prohibited
ANIMALS, including cats, can not be turned loose in park units. All animals, other than grazing animals, under immediate physical control. Dogs must be on a tended leash no more than 6 feet or confined in an vehicle, tent or pen. Unless posted to the contrary, dogs, other than those that assist the permanently d prohibited on trails, beaches, and wherever posted. Visitors with vicious, dangerous, noisy, or disturbing be ejected from park units.
NOISE - ENGINE DRIVEN ELECTRIC GENERATORS which can disturb others, may be operated only betwee 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Loud disturbing noise is prohibited at all times, and is disturbing those asleep 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
ALL VEHICLE TRAVEL must be confined to designated roads or areas. The speed for all vehicles is 15 mil camp, picnic, utility or headquarters areas and areas of general assemblage. Parking is permitted only in areas. Blocking parking spaces is prohibited.
CAMPSITE USE must be paid for in advance. To hold a campsite, it must be reserved or occupied. To pre encroachment on others the limits of each campsite may be regulated by the District Superintendent. Ch is 12:00 NOON. In order to provide for the greatest number of visitors possible the CAMPING LIMIT in any campground is 30 days per calendar year.
REFUSE, including garbage, cigarettes, paper boxes, bottles, ashes and other rubbish, shall be placed on designated receptacles. Your pleasure and pride in your parks will be enhanced when they are kept clea
PLEASE clean up after yourself so that others may enjoy the beauty of these parks.
The Sabbath Day
We believe that the seventh day of the week is the Sabbath of the Lord our God. On this day we are commanded to rest from our labors and worship God, following the teachings and example of Jesus, the apostles and the New Testament Church (Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:8-11; 31:13-17; Leviticus 23:3; Isaiah 58:13;
Hebrews 4:4-10; Mark 1:21; 2:27-28; 6:2; Acts 13:42-44; 17:2; 18:4; Luke 4:31).
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