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Five Best Places for Family Camping in Orange County

Orange County Camping

Camping can be one of the best ways to reconnect with your family. Roasting marshmallows over a fire and telling campfire stories will create lifelong memories for your children. Families don’t have to travel far to have an ultimate camping experience with Orange County being home to some of the most beautiful campgrounds in the state. Campsites are already booking up for the summer months so now is the best time to start planning your trip to go camping in Orange County.




The Newport Dunes
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 729-3863

Not good at pitching a tent? Your family can still get the same camping experience while “glamping” at one of the Newport Dunes cabins. Bring your swimsuit because your kids are going to want to take a dip in the water or build a sand castle on the beach. There are bike rentals, snack shack, paddle boarding and an on-site restaurant..Back Bay Bistro. The cabins are popular so make your reservations far in advance.



Crystal Cove Moro Campground
8471 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(800) 444-7275

The Crystal Cove Moro Campground offers families panoramic ocean views from their campsites along with easy beach access. Campsites start at $55 per night, and they are RV and handicap accessibility. Roast marshmallows while enjoying the cool ocean breezes at this popular Orange County campsite. The campground has showers, bathrooms and picnic tables at each campsite.



O’Neil Regional Park
30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

Families looking to connect with nature will fall in love with the O’Neil Regional Park campground. It is located in the heart of Trabuco Canyon featuring 23 miles of hiking trails. The campsite includes hot showers, toilets, barbecue and picnic table. Pricing is very affordable starting at $20 a night.



Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Your family can camp just steps away from the beach at this exclusive OC campsite. There is a picnic facility, volleyball courts, showers, and restrooms. Bring your sand toys and swimming gear for the ultimate beach camping experience. Pricing starts at $35 per night.



Crystal Cove Beach Cottages
35 Crystal Cove
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

For families looking for a “glamping” experience then the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages is the perfect destination. The historical beach cottages are available for families to rent, but they are in high demand during the peak season. There is the Shake Shack and Beachcomber restaurant within walking distance, and all of the cottages are within steps of the beautiful Crystal Cove State Beach. We recommend trying to make reservations at least six months in advance.

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  1. O’Neil Regional Park is really worth visiting, been there twice and definitely going again.

  2. Also Casper’s Wilderness Park is great too in San Juan Capistrano .. We just took three 5year olds there and had a blast. Great trials, awesome playground, and a great Nature center with amazing views! (Nature center is only open at the weekends)

  3. Where is this orange country located at? Looks like a good place.

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