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30 RV Parks near San Joaquin Hills, California
We did however find 30 campgrounds within 25 miles of San Joaquin Hills. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near San Joaquin Hills in the left hand column.
Jul 2018 - $60.00
Reserved Space 47 weeks in advance. Checked in July 27, paid and they circled 47 as our spot. Got back into the RV and waited for the gate to open. Finally another employee came running out and told us to go to space 142 instead. We wen to check out that spot. Not good. No trees, no grass. 47 was completely shaded. Called the office saying that that spot will not work for us. OK, they said go to space 9. Same thing right next to the freeway. Called again and said we are on our way back for a refund. On the way we spotted an empty space 19. Called the office, they said go ahead and take that one, we will move those people. Spot was nice and wide with ample shade across from the pool. We had driven in from Lake Havasu City and wanted shade!! Setup and waited for our kids to come from various OC locations. Had a good visit even though there were quite a few ants. Went to bed at 10 and our entire inside was infested with ants including the bed. Left at 10:30pm and drove 5 hours back to Havasu Saturday night. Reservation was until Monday. We were right on top of a giant ant hill as was a previous reviewer. Had not ant spray with us because in 25 years of RVing had never run into this. Also there is NO splash pool or kids playground. Pool was refreshing. - L_P
Jul 2017 - $75.00
We stayed here for 2 nights. Site was spacious. Hookups worked fine. Grounds were clean. Restrooms could be better with a sink. Location is good. Everything seemed right until returning back from 12 hours at Disney to find our airstream infested with ants. Upon looking for the source, we found the entire gravel pad under the trailer was a massive ant nest. They came up the hookup cable and hoses, the tires, the jacks. We literally spent the next 3 days killing ants. The morning after finding this we reported it to the manager. His response was 'ya. Oh well.' I would not recommend this place after that experience, which not only ruined our time in Anaheim, but ruined the rest of our trip. Beware. - Leverace
May 2017 - $60.00
Easy access from I-91, wide paved roads, large gravel sites, site was level, good satellite reception, lots of green space giving the RV park a wide open feel, big rig friendly, Perfect - Lama79
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
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
Oct 2006 - $12.00
This park is not recommended for anyone with a trailer. The reason is the park entrance is by a NARROW, ONE LANE washboard road, and if you meet someone coming the other way, you cannot pass. If you do decide to camp here, the campground is on a hill, and the sites are not level, but are on asphalt. There is a charcoal grill and a picnic table, and water is at a central spigot. The rangers are very friendly, and the campground is quiet. - res08hao
Sep 2005 - $12.00
While Chino Hills State Park has existed for a couple of decades, or more, the new small campground was just opened in May of 2005. Maximum length for RV's is 28 feet. All spots are back in. In a few years the trees they have planted will provide nice shade. The 24 spots are all paved and pretty level, and are terraced up the side of a hill, so everyone gets a view! The restrooms and showers are brand new and immaculate! Lot's of hiking, mountain biking trails. The park is about 12,000 acres with lots of Oak trees. When you enter the park you will drive about 3 miles on a narrow dirt road until you reach the center of the park where everything is paved. Very helpful Rangers on duty and easy to find. Very quiet. This little campground is one of the best kept secrets in the area. You will feel like you are 200 miles from anywhere, when in fact you are less than 4 miles from civilization! You can hear the coyotes at night. Get's the ocean breezes from Orange County. - chockwald
Jan 2019 - $35.00
This is my very first review and this park was so terrible, I felt obligated to create an account to leave a review. When we pulled in, they make you pull over in order to get an inspection (of your power cord and sewer hose). While we were waiting, a big dog fight broke out between the dogs of 2 permanent residents. There was a lot of screaming and threatening from the 2 men, which started us off uneasy. As we were being escorted to our space, we started to notice the "tent city" that we were pulling into. The rigs are all completely run down, covered in tarps, not well taken care of. Usually, that's not an issue for us, as we've stayed in some sketchy places before, but something about this park was "off." The people who live there full-time seemed a little sketchy. Anyway, we got pulled into our spot after being directed by the host (he insisted he HAD to help us, even though we do this every week and know our rig better than he does.) Once he walked away, we kind of looked at each other and immediately started planning our escape route. Called the park we were staying at next and they were able to accommodate us early. We didn't even care that we lost our $35 non refundable deposit. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT stay here! RUN. - HaydenHall
Jan 2019 - $18.00
Checked in on New Years Day. Check in process was OK but didn't understand the "inspection" process when there are many, many dilapidated campers on site. We were escorted to a site to find grossly un-level. We were so close to the neighbor, we could pass a cup of sugar without leaving our camper. After I got settled, I saw many, many open more acceptable sites. Why was I placed in such a ratty site when other better sites were available? Was not provided with a campground map, so I was flying in the dark. Took a shower to find only two stalls and one broken. No heater and the outside temps were in the 50's and couldn't get the shower water to mix correctly, either hot or scalding hot. I guess for $17.50 (PA rate) it would do, but will not stay here again. Utilities were good, didn't use WiFi of cable. My site did provide an excellent view of the southern sky for satellite aiming. The site was sand and the internal roads were pothole filled asphalt. he atmosphere was very quiet with owls singing at night. No traffic noise and for older couples, no children in our area. The on-site store was very well stocked. - SD75mac
Jun 2018 - $18.00
The female receptionist gave excellent reservation service. Good check-in experience. Friendly Guard Shack guy, gave us good instructions on where to park at the inspection pad. Inspection consisted of another friendly man driving up in a golf cart, looked from his golf cart to see we were not leaking any fluids, and guided us to our site. He pointed out the available water, electric, sewer and TV cable connections. Place is very well kept up, clean swimming pools. I was here about 6 years ago, place was kinda messy from some (not all) of the permanent residents. But, now is very well kept up. Store has typical camping goods for visitors. We purchased cooking oil, spices, and ice cream. Only negatives I need to report, is the TV cable connection at my site were found in the dirt and I was not able to find any cable channels after doing my normal menu search. There are many over-the-air TV stations, as I pointed in the correct direction with my amplified TV antannae. The park has several WiFi locations transmitting from the bath-shower rooms located around the park, but the WiFi kept dropping in and out. It was frustrating establishing a good WiFi connection. Overall, I will come back again, to escape the nearby big metropolitan area of Los Angeles for a nice get-a-way - Joe O
Dec 2018 - $48.00
$340 week/$48 day. #71. Built in the olden days of 20' airstreams and Class C campers, this place is very cramped with todays big rigs barely squeezing in to the all back in sites. TV parking is very limited with our truck wedged in eliminating our front "yard" and barely allowing us to open our trailer door. Sites are clay dirt which is fine when dry but a sticky mess if there is rain. Obviously they know they're the only RV park in the area with a very "take it or leave it" attitude displayed by the staff. When I asked about an alternative area to park my TV, I was told there is no overflow parking at all. When I asked for a larger site, none was available and "most people with large trucks tell us about it in advance." Really? My Ford pickup is a "large truck"? What do other people here pull their 38' TT's with, a Prius? What this place has going for it is its location on the waterfront in downtown Long Beach. Central to all SoCal The park is clean and tidy, with a central landscaped grass median and palm trees. Large bathhouse is clean and laundry has 4 machines of each. Nice heated pool and hot tub. No WiFi. They have a dog run and grass area, but wouldn't really say they were pet friendly with a $1/night charge per dog (limit 2) and a list of restricted breeds. Park is adjacent to Los Angeles River bike path which also goes along the marinas and beach to the South. Many homeless camps along the path on the river and the park includes a bike theft flyer in the welcome docs. - Todd Hancock
Aug 2018 - $65.00
The swimming pool,spa,showers very nice. The workers are committed to making your stay great. My only complaint is the site sizes are very small and very tight putting the RV in. But I will recomend this place. - Methoes11
Jun 2018 - $69.00
We stayed two nights in space 50. The park is very clean and well maintained. Our site was dirt but it was raked and clean when we checked in. The slope on the site was sufficient to require me to use 6" of wood blocks on the front to get my rig level. It was deep enough to allow plenty of space for the toad in front. There is a "Dog Run", but it's too small for actually playing with your dog. You can take them off leash, but it's only a fenced yard with astro turf all over. They don't want you walking your dog on the nice grassy area in the central portion, so you have to walk them on the asphalt roadways. There is a nice park area a short walk away and the Aquarium of the Pacific is about 15 minutes walking distance. Will stay here again when we bring our grandson to visit the museums and aquarium. - Scott Baker
Jul 2018 - $40.00
Stayed in the bluffs spot 26. Space big enough for my 22ft trailer, my 4 door f150 and awning out with space for a tent too. I came here as a kid so I knew there was trains that went by at all hours. I'm a city boy so it didn't bother me. What did suck was the truck weight scales that had a guy on the loud speaker at 2am. Not the park's fault but people going there should know about it. I recommend spots 1-22. They are close to trail 1 where the surf break has a lifeguard and dogs are allowed (they are allowed on trail 6 too). Our spot had a nice fire pit with a quarter grate on it so we could cook on it if needed. They supplied a picnic bench which also had room next to it for a 4-6 person tent. The bluffs are just that, located on the top of the bluffs which means you need to take the trail down to the beach. They can be steep in some spots but not too difficult to navigate. At the top of each trail before you descend to the beach is a park bench where you can watch amazing views of sunrise/sunset. Trail one has the least amount of rocks. Trail 3 had nothing but rocks so bring water shoes. Even trail one beach would be better with water shoes. This is officially our 4th of July spot at least until our dog passes away (no fireworks were heard the entire time we were here!) Love it here. Staff is really really nice. By the way...this is a primitive site with no hook ups but the sewage dump and hose to refill grey water tanks are near by. - gbprideoc
Aug 2016 - $35.00
No view of ocean except for a few spots at 100 to 115 I think. Very dusty, the trails to the beach are steep and some very difficult. We were camping by trail 3, it was hard to go down. Pebbly beach. It was noisy of space 33 where we were. Train passes very often and there is also a truck check point on the highway (wish is next to campsite) We had a fire ring and a picnic table, people were very quiet and polite. Our neighbors left because of all the noise the night before. Not sure I would want to return here. I guess it is and ok place to spend the night on your way somewhere, but not a destination to go to. - Nilda
May 2012 - $35.00
San Onofre Bluffs Campground (south of San Clemente State Beach and San Mateo Campground). Typical state park campground. No hook ups. 3 free dump stations. $35 night (RV and tent same price). Large RV sites. Tent sites have trees and privacy between each space. About 1 block from beach. 12 nice easy walking trails to access beach (divided into 6 sections). Section 1 and 6 are dog friendly. Very friendly staff and park host. No gates that close. Generator hours are from 10 AM to 8 PM. Noise from trains and highway but easy to forget about it. Great views over the landscape to see the ocean. Visited over weekend and over half RV spaces were open. 15 minutes to shopping and fast food. Will return. - ustractorsales