Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Carbon Canyon Regional Park
4442 Carbon Canyon Road
Brea, CA 92823
(714)973-3160 or (714)973-3162

Upstream of the Carbon Canyon Dam  lies 124-acre Carbon Canyon Regional Park. Sixty acres are developed, offering large, grassy areas for picnicking, sports facilities that include backstops and lighted tennis courts, and a 4-acre lake with two piers for fishing. The undeveloped area features a trail that leads to Orange County's only grove of redwoods; 3 acres of majestic Coastal Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens).

Park Hours: Fall - Winter Hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST 
Park Hours: Spring - Summer Hours, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. PDT 
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

Parking fees: $3 per vehicle entry Monday - Friday; $5 Saturday - Sunday; Higher for some holidays and events (Fee Information)


Scenic view of Carbon Canyon Park.Naturalist-guided tours and group talks are offered throughout the year by appointment through the park office. A 1.1 mile long nature trail to the park's beautiful Redwood Grove offers a special feature for adventuresome hikers, bird watchers and other amateur naturalists. A trail guide is available at the park office for self-guided nature walks.


November 19, 2015 
Holiday Events at OC Parks

Find your perfect tree, ride a holiday train, meet Santa, take a night hike or see your favorite zoo animals get their gifts. December has plenty of festive fun to offer!

November 24, 2015 
OC Parks Fish Stocking Schedule

Fish stocking schedules for Clark, Irvine, Carbon Canyon, Yorba, Mile Square, Craig and Laguna Niguel Regional Parks.

October 5, 2015 
Park Hours Change Starting Nov. 1

The clocks fall back early Nov. 1, marking the end of daylight saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Wilderness parks close at sunset and most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter.

December 22, 2014 
OC Parks Introduces New Parking Passes

OC Parks is pleased to introduce new parking passes that will allow visitors to use a single card to park at all County regional and wilderness parks and/or beaches.

The new “smart cards” replace the entry cards and stickers that were previously used for annual parking. Unlike the previous OC Parks passes, which were fixed to a calendar year (January through December), these smart cards are valid for 12 months from issue date and can be renewed annually. Moreover, for wilderness and beach locations which previously required a sticker affixed to a visitor’s windshield, these passes can be used with any vehicle. The price for the new cards remains the same as 2014.

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