San Onofre Bluffs Campground
San Clemente, CA 92672 • (949) 492-4872
San Onofre Bluffs is located off Interstate 5; take exit #71 and continue southbound for three miles on Old Pacific Coast Highway (Latitude = 33.37794, Longitude = -117.56815). San Onofre Bluffs campground and day-use areas feature 3.5 miles of undeveloped beach front. There are seven quarter-mile-long trails leading to the beach from the bluff top. The beach and campground are very popular with surfers, swimmers, anglers, hikers, bicyclists and birders. There is abundant wildlife to admire, such as whales, dolphins, sea lions and several species of seabirds. The park is open yearround for day use, but is closed for camping from October 1 through May 15.
San Onofre State Beach
PARK FEES are due and payable upon entry into the park. Use the self-registration system if the entrance station is closed. The campsite fee covers one vehicle. Additional fees apply for extra vehicles. OCCUPANCY: Each campsite may have up to eight persons (including children). Three vehicles maximum are allowed for RV sites and two vehicles maximum for tent sites. Tents must be set up between the asphalt and the first berm. Tents are not allowed on the bluffs or the fire roads. Articles are not to be tied or hung from trees or brush. VEHICLE PARKING: Vehicles may be parked only in your assigned campsite. They must remain on the pavement and must not extend into the roadway beyond the campsite number or limit line. Do not park vehicles with day-use permits in numbered campsites. FACILITIES: There are sanitation stations at Trail 1 and Trail 3 North. Free cold-water outdoor showers are available at all restrooms. CHECK-OUT TIME: Please vacate your site by noon. Check-in is 2 p.m. SPEED LIMIT: The maximum speed limit is 15 mph. When pedestrians, bicyclists and children are present, even 15 mph might be too fast. Use good judgment. Do not drink and drive. QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do not disturb other campers, regardless of the time of day or night. Generators may be operated only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. PETS/DOGS must be under control at all times and on a leash no longer than six feet. They are only permitted on the beach at Trails 1 and 6. Owners must remove noisy and/or vicious dogs from the campground upon complaint. Pets must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night and must not be left unattended.
ALCOHOL is allowed only within the campsite in which you are registered; no alcohol is allowed in day-use areas or on trails. You must be 21 years of age to consume or possess alcohol. FIRES AND FIREWOOD: Please be cautious when building fires. Fires are allowed only in established fire rings or camp stoves, and are not permitted on the beach. Do not build fires outside the fire rings or leave campfires unattended. Wooden pallets are illegal to burn. Do not gather firewood in the park––the nutrients must be allowed to recycle back into the ecosystem. BICYCLES: Children under 18 must wear a helmet (skateboards, roller skates and scooters included). MOTORIZED SCOOTERS/GOLF CARTS must be street legal and with a license plate to be operated within the park. The driver must be at least 16 years of age and possess a valid driver license. NOISE: Radios and other sound-producing devices must not be audible beyond your immediate campsite, regardless of the time of day or night. GAMES or activities that are disruptive to the other campers or the environment are strictly prohibited. Fireworks, airsoft, pellet or BB guns are strictly prohibited. JUVENILES: Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or must provide a written permission letter, signed by a parent or guardian. Juveniles must be able to show a valid picture I.D. (such as driver’s license or school I.D.). If juveniles do not possess the necessary information, they will not be allowed to camp at San Onofre. If the age of the person is being questioned, the on-duty ranger will be called. THEFT WARNING: Keep your vehicles locked and your valuables out of sight. Do not leave property out at night; report suspicious activity to a ranger or camp host.
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CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 (TTY 800-274-7275). To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov. ALTERNATE FORMAT: This publication is available in alternate formats by contacting (800) 777-0369, 711, TTY relay service.
San Onofre Blu s
at San Onofre State Beach
Your Site # ________
Unpaved Road Paved Road Trail to Beach Dogs Allowed on Leash First Aid Group Campsite Parking Restroom RV Campsite Tent Campsite 1–23 Site Numbers Sanitation Station
South Day Use Area
#16 164–175 #15 146–163 #14 125–145 #13
Old Highway 101
#9 #8 #7
Map is not to scale. Campground is 3 1/2 miles long.