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32 RV Parks near Ladera Ranch, California
We did however find 32 campgrounds within 25 miles of Ladera Ranch. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Ladera Ranch in the left hand column.
Sites: 42 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 8 Reviews
Apr 2019 - $38.00
Ronald Caspers Wildlife Preserve Campground - San Juan Capistrano, California. This park features RV sites with some hook ups all the way to primitive with no hook ups. We had a site with water and electric (50 amp). The site was just big enough to fit our motor home and tow parked beside. They charge you an additional $5 a day for the tow. You get a lot of road noise from the highway that runs beside the park. For some unknown reason they have placed large pilings around all the sites. If these were not at the back of the site, you could allow the rear of your rig to hang off, giving you more room. The sites are gravel and fairly level. The dump station was plugged and overflowing when we left, so could not dump. I probably would not stay here again if in the area. - Newjade
May 2018 - $21.00
This is a very reasonable and clean park especially for this part of California. Provides for easy access to San Clemente, Laguna, and connected areas. The park staff was friendly and helpful. The sites were large and included power and water, no septic. We were in a 37 foot Class A with tow and tow dolly and had plenty of room, back in site. Over the air television is adequate but there is NO WIFI at all. Cellphone coverage was good 80 dBm or better, AT&T. We were visiting family so did not use many of the park's amenities but there is trails and sponsored activities available. This is a local county park so is frequented by locals for weekends. We were in Ortega Flats which is kind of close to the main road, Ortega highway. This road is pretty well used, especially by the local motorcyclist as it is very curvy and hilly and they love to race up and down the road. All in all would stay there again but there is one really big caution. This park is unusual as it has a pretty strict pet policy. The policy is NO PETS. Pretty unusual in my experience. They justify this by saying there is a danger of pets attracting cougars that are in the area. I guess I can understand this with dogs or animals that are allowed out of owners RV's but animals that are never allowed out it seems a bit restrictive. If you miss this in their information you could be sadly surprised. Since we had traveled all the way from Florida and prepaid we were given an exemption. We have camped all over the country including cougar country before. Never seen this strict of a rule before. - gargoyle
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
Mar 2019 - $15.00
Reserved a week here because of the great reviews, wish I hadn’t. We’ve traveled from east coast to west and this is NOT one of the best campgrounds we’ve stayed in. Not the worst, but definitely ranks lower on our list. Website does not give accurate representation of campsites, it tells you how LONG they are, but not how WIDE. We arrived to find out 35’ motorhome fit in the space that is listed as 45’ long on the website, but our compact care barely fit behind it. Our picnic table and fire ring are in an open area along with the tables and rings of our neighbors, so we seem to be group camping with strangers. Trabuco Canyon Road is only a few feet away and there is plenty of road noise. There are used charcoal briquettes still in the grill which WE will have to clean out when we use it, and a few q-tips and a couple of broken plastic Easter eggs laying around that I had to pick up before the dog did. If the camp hosts are supposed to clean the sites when a party leaves, they aren’t doing a great job. Quiet hours are 10pm - 7am, but generator hours are 8pm - 8am ... kids were outside yelling at each other at 6:30 am but we can’t turn on our generator and warm up our 48 degree RV until 8:00? Also, every campground we have been to across the country treats a motorhome with a towed vehicle as one unit. Not here, we had to pay an additional $5 per night for the car. I wonder if they charge an additional $5 for the pickup truck that tows the camper? If so, y’all will be spending $25 on a campsite with no amenities and kids yelling at 6:30 in the morning. - BobnLou
Feb 2019 - $15.00
We chose this park because it was closest to relatives, and we really weren't disappointed. It's hard to beat the rate - $15 per night for seniors, $20 for others. Our site had a water spigot. No electricity anywhere in the park, including the bathrooms, which are open to the outside air and VERY cold in the winter - but the water is hot, push-button style showers. You can run the generator from 8 am to 8 pm. Several sites are designated for RVs only, which is nice when you're big like we are. There were only six spots we would fit in, and even though they're all pull-thrus, a few of them we would have had to back out of (or into) because the opposite road was too narrow to make the turn. The spot I chose online wound up being perfect for us. Roads getting in are tight, especially at the ranger station gates and that first turn, but we managed. One thing to note - the entire park is in the Holy fire debris flow area, and could be evacuated if heavy rains are predicted. We were grateful that they were on top of this, and were evacuated after our second night. Our money was refunded, and they rescheduled us for a few extra nights on the other end, which was nice. We found another place to stay for the nine nights the campground wound up being closed, but that extended our total stay in the area by five days, which we put to good use. If it were drier we could have taken advantage of the many hiking paths in the area, but it was so wet that most of them were closed while we were there. There is a dump station, and we were able to back into it from the main road to use it on the way out - the loop configuration was just too tight and small for us to get around it. We would definitely come back here again! - Denise and Glenn
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
Apr 2019 - $40.00
Campsites are very close to the Metrolink railroad, so expect loud train noises regularly throughout day and night. The campsites are tiny, barely enough room for 2 average size tents. Also, there is only 1 water faucet shared by about 1/2 dozen sites. Restroom cleanliness is acceptable. Not awesome. The only upside to this campground is its location right on the beach. Some sites are literally sharing real estate with the sandy beach. I can see that for some campers this unique feature more than offsets the weaknesses of this campground. - splitpeas
Aug 2018 - $60.00
We stayed in what we thought was an oceanfront space, but actually had NO view of the beach or water because of the huge sand berm. Every day a tractor pushed sand higher and higher to protect the park from ocean water surging up and (eventually?) going into the park should there be a storm. The beach was right on the other side of the berm, we just had to climb up and over to get there. The pictures on the park website show a view of the water (from the "ocean front" sites), but it's not so. The train goes by several times a day and also at night, but it doesn't blow the horn or sound too loud. It's dry camping at a clean and relatively quiet park right next to the beach. We enjoyed our stay, but were just a little disappointed we couldn't see the water. - CoachCathy
Mar 2018 - $65.00
Another CA state beach campground, pretty much just like all the rest. Only providing the basics, and at a high price. Again, no dogs allowed on the beach, as instructed by a rude park ranger guy, but lots and lots of dogs were on the beach that evening, and with no enforcement at all. No sewer at site. No power at sight, so lots of generator noise. Not a whole lot to do if you don't have a tow vehicle with you, as walking distances are considerable. All-in-all, this is the only SoCal state beach campground that earns a rating over a two from us. Mostly due to the fact that they have an actual beach that you can access rather than just cliffs. Not a lot of choices for RVers in the area, so if you must... - xyz-123
May 2019 - $75.00
Nice park, great views and friendly staff plus helpful. Nice setup but no sewer hookups. Satellite service great hookups conveniently located. Space between campsites ok with lots of bushes between. #3 overlooked the ocean and lots of space to the south of our site. Parking the TV was a bit difficult but doable. Tight turn to park the rig but also doable. Would recommend this park. Lots to see and do around the area. - lgvig
Mar 2019 - $70.00
A tad expense but the views are so worth it. Bathrooms are very newish and extremely clean. However, no hot water during our stay, this the less than perfect rating. The staff is very friendly and great customer service. - PattiBill
May 2018 - $75.00
Fees: $75 a night plus a 7.99 reservation fee. Water and electricity. This campground overlooks the Pacific Ocean. All of the camp sites have a view of the water since the park sits on a bluff and the campground is terraced. It's quite a location. The rest of the park is also fascinating. There is access to the beach and wonderful tide pools full of sea life. Even though the park is above the Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) there is only a bit of traffic noise The public facilities are relatively new and well-maintained by the staff. The showers require tokens which cost 50 cents each and give 2 minutes of water. This is surprising given the high cost of a campsite. There is a historic section in the park of cabins right on the beach that are being rehabilitated and are for rent. The rents are surprisingly affordable. The historic section has been saved from the bulldozer by a non-profit that wanted to protect an area that has been an ocean playground since the early part of the twentieth century. - Walter48
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
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
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
Jun 2018 - $40.00
Great location. Sleep listening to the surf. Beach is not kept groomed, by law it must remain natural and what washes in, seaweed etc, must stay until it is washed out. Unusual to have sewer hookups this close to the water. Lots of surfers, had a large group for several days while we were there, but the park is surprisingly quite and peaceful. AMTRAK ran just up above the sites, but not really noticeable after awhile. Staff friendly and helpful. Security patrols on a regular basics. Have to meet non-military guests at the gate, but Marines are very professional, polite and helpful. - Old Salt-First Mate
Apr 2016 - $30.00
The park has suffered damage to due to storms. Surfers Paradise and the Beach spots were closed for camping. We camped on the Bluff and it was wonderful. - cakvj
Dec 2015 - $35.00
As usual we really enjoyed our stay. We camped a few feet from the Ocean/Beach. Lots of Pelicans and other sea birds. Staff friendly and very professional. Spaces adequate for our 4 slide 39 foot fiver. Restrooms clean and well maintained, but with the cooler weather this year a little cold. Sat. dish plenty of clearance. Limited WI FI, only works near the office. Trains run behind the sites and can be a little noisy, but didn't keep us awake. - HR Clark