FAQs

What is the maximum number of days I can stay?
Camping stay is limited to 14 nights, 15 days maximum per month for all OC Parks. This includes all extra vehicles and companions. Example 1: If camping stay is 14 (consecutive or nonconsecutive) nights within a calendar month, camper(s) must vacate camping parks for the remainder of that calendar month before re-registering Example 2: If camping stay falls between two calendar months (e.g.: staying from Sept. 26th to Oct. 10th) a five-day interim period is required before camper(s) can re-register and be limited to the remaining days left in the month of October, not to exceed 14 nights.
Are there showers?
Yes, the showers are located in three restrooms, which are spaced throughout the campground. Showers are also available in the Eagle Grove Day Use Area: Eagle Grove RR #2. Eagle Grove Restrooms open for use at 7a.m. and close at sunset.
What are the fees and amenities?
Camping fees are $20 per night (Senior and disabled discount available). Fee includes entry for one motorized vehicle and one legally towed non-motorized vehicle or trailer. A second motorized vehicle is allowed at $5 per night. Amenities include a waste station, community water spigots and restrooms with hot showers.There are no hook-ups. Each campsite can accommodate up to eight people and two to three tents. All sites have fire rings, elevated barbecue grills, a picnic table and gravel parking area. There are trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding and a playground suitable for ages 2 to 12. Guests may also visit our Nature Center open every weekend and weekdays by request.
Where are the Holy Jim Waterfalls?
The Holy Jim Waterfalls are located in the Cleveland National Forest. You will need to possess or obtain an USDA Forest Service Adventure Pass, to access the Forest. Directions: Take Trabuco Canyon Creek dirt road off Trabuco Canyon Road for about 5 miles; you will see the trailhead on your left handside. High clearance vehicle recommended.
Is there fishing?
Fishing is not permitted at O'Neill Park, however fishing is available at Irvine Lake and seasonally on Trabuco Creek in the Cleveland National Forest.
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are allowed in the park. They need to be kept on leashes no longer than 6 feet and be controlled by a competent person at all times. Dogs must be in a tent or enclosed vehicle at night. They are not allowed in the Arroyo Trabuco, Vedanta and Tijeras Wilderness Areas.
Do you offer interpretive programs?
Ranger-led activities are available. For further information, contact the Ranger Station.
How do I get there?
From 5 Fwy - exit at El Toro Road, head north towards mountains (Lake Forest), make right on Live Oak Canyon Road (Cooks Corner) and we are on the right hand side 3 miles up the road. From North OC - Take the 55 fwy, get off Chapman Ave, head south towards mountains and continue on Chapman it will turn into Santiago Canyon Road. Stay on Santiago Canyon Road for about 12 miles, make a left on Live Oak Canyon Road (Cooks Corner), we are on the right hand side 3 miles up the road.
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