February 25, 2018
8:00 AMRanger Led Hike

Join OC Parks Rangers for a 1-mile nature hike in the beautiful Bell Canyon area of Caspers Wilderness Park. Hike lasts approximately one hour and is suitable for all ages.

  • Contact park office for hike updates.
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle (day use fee).
  • Meet at the Old Corral Day Use Area.
February 25, 2018
8:00 AMBird Walk - Mason Regional Park

Spot local native and winter resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this slow and easy 2-mile walk through a landscaped suburban parkland setting at Mason Regional Park. No experience necessary! For ages 12 and up (minor must be accompanied by an adult). Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars.

  • Meet at western end of Parking Lot 1.
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $5/vehicle.
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February 6, 2018  Spring 2018 Scholastic Surfing Class ScheduleCapistrano Unified School District conducts surfing classes for students at Salt Creek Beach throughout the school year. The beach remains open to the public during these times. Please see the link below for days and times the beach may be affected. ( View PDF )

News ImageFebruary 5, 2018  OC Parks Initiates Firewood Policy

OC Parks is initiating a new firewood policy designed to reduce the risk of damaging Orange County’s oak and sycamore woodlands and other trees from invasive pests.

Effective today, visitors to OC Parks’ two camping parks, Caspers Wilderness Park and O’Neill Regional Park, may no longer bring or burn outside firewood, unless it is commercially produced, heat treated and labeled “Pest Free” or “Safe to Move.” This is due to highly invasive and destructive non-native insects that could travel in firewood and decimate local tree populations.

January 8, 2018  County To Temporarily Close Portion of Santa Ana River TrailBeginning Monday, January 22, 2018, the County of Orange will temporarily close a portion of the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) from Memory Lane in Orange to Taft Avenue/Ball Road in Anaheim for an environmental remediation project. Upon completion of the project, estimated to last up to three months, the County will reopen the closed portion of the SART for recreational trail use during posted public access hours.
January 3, 2018  Upper Newport Bay Parking Lot Rehabilitation

Starting Jan. 22 through late February, OC Public Works will complete a rehabilitation of the Upper Newport Bay parking lot. The rehabilitation includes removing existing decomposed granite and replacing it with sand-colored pervious concrete, installing wheel stops, and striping parking stalls.

The parking lot will be closed at all times for the duration of the construction period, including weekends. Park users should plan to park at alternative locations. OC Public Works will install an electronic message board at the parking lot entrance two weeks prior to construction to notify park users.

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