O'Neill Regional Park

Partial Trail Closures

April through November 2015 - Santa Margarita Water District is scheduled to begin a project along the Tijeras Creek Trail adjacent to Canada Vista Park. The trail will be closed frequently, please expect delays or that access will be prohibited.


ALERT: The O'Neill Park Campfire Program will be cancelled on July 4th, 2015.

 

O'Neill Regional Park
30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
(949)923-2260 or (949)923-2256
oneillpark@ocparks.com

Day Use: Open year round 7 a.m. to sunset.
Trails: Closed for three days following rain.
Camping: Year round, check-out at 12 p.m., check-in at 2 p.m., camping registration is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

O'Neill Regional Park's 4,500 acres are situated in beautiful Trabuco and Live Oak Canyons. The park is heavily wooded with coast live oak and sycamore trees. The hillsides surrounding the park are filled with cactus, wild buckwheat, sagebrush and chaparral of scrub oak, buckthorn and mountain mahogany. Trabuco and Hickey Creeks also meander through the park, flowing in winter and early spring, dry in summer and fall.

If you would like to make a camping reservation, go to our online reservations system, or call the reservations line at (800) 600-1600.

Activities

Child on a swing at the playgroundThe park serves both as an overnight camping and day use/picnic facility.

Picnic areas vary in size and are available on a first come, first served basis or by reservation. Barbeques and picnic tables are available throughout the park. Call the park for more information.

More than 23 miles of scenic trails can be explored by foot, bicycle or horseback. Other day use activities include horseshoe pits, two large community turf areas and a children’s playground.

The Arroyo campground offers 79 campsites varying in size to accommodate RVs or tent camping for up to eight people per site. Reservations for individual sites can be made online, by phone or in person. The park offers eight large group campsites for parties of 17 or more and five equestrian campsites, each equipped with horse corrals, barbeques and fire pits. Reservations for groups of 17 or more can be made by calling the park office at (949) 923-2260.

News

February 9, 2015 
Invasive Pest Found in Orange County

Gold Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB), an invasive beetle that has killed thousands of oak trees in San Diego and Riverside counties in a short span of time, has now been detected in Orange County. The GSOB was discovered in approximately 60 trees on County park land in northern Orange County. Since GSOB is transported in oak firewood, it is critical that Californians keep firewood local and not move it out of the area.


July 2, 2015 
No Fireworks Permitted at OC Parks

News ImageMany people enjoy celebrating July 4 at OC Parks, and with the holiday falling on a Saturday this year, even more people may visit. Planning your visit ahead of time and knowing the rules can help make for a more enjoyable holiday.

Most importantly, fireworks are not permitted at County parks on July 4 or any other day.

Expect increased crowds at parks, particularly regional parks. Parking lots may fill early, and once they do no additional vehicles will be permitted in the park. All shelters will be available only on a first-come, first-served basis and one person must be present at all times to hold the shelter. No reservations are accepted for July 4.


March 4, 2015 
Extended Park Hours Begin March 8

The clocks sprung forward early March 8, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule.

Starting March 8, the spring-summer hours for regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. That includes Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Irvine and Laguna Niguel regional parks open at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.


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