Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Carbon Canyon Regional Park
4442 Carbon Canyon Road
Brea, CA 92823
(714)973-3160 or (714)973-3162
carboncanyon@ocparks.com

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; 10 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

Programs

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.

News

October 30, 2014 
Fall and Winter Night Hikes Offered

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OC Parks will be offering a series of night hikes at four different parks starting in November.

These starlit hikes will take place at Irvine, Carbon Canyon, Santiago Oaks and Peters Canyon regional parks. All will offer a rare opportunity to visit the parks after dark and look for nocturnal animals.


October 7, 2014 
Lake Construction Complete

Lake construction is now complete and cleanup of the surrounding area is currently underway. Damaged grass will be replaced with new sod as the lake is being refilled. The refilling of the lake should take approximately one week. Once the lake has been refilled, the water will need to sit for a month for the brand new lake to reach a balance in the environment. Upon this balance being completed, OC Parks will introduce fish habitats into the lake and an aeration system will be installed to ensure proper oxygenation of the water for an optimum fish environment.



July 15, 2014 
Carbon Canyon Regional Park Lake Restoration

On July 14, 2014, preparation began to restore Carbon Canyon Regional Park’s 4-acre lake to its original condition. Currently, the lake has diminished water quality and reduced capacity preventing it from being stocked with fish to provide recreational fishing opportunities by park visitors.

The excavation of the lake involves manually draining the lake of its water to allow heavy equipment to remove the soil. A 6-foot temporary fence will be placed around the perimeter of the lake to secure the project and to ensure the public’s safety.


October 27, 2014 
Park Hours Change Starting Nov. 2

The clocks fall back early Nov. 2, 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.


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