Crystal Cove SP Primitive Tent Camping

State Campground
  • Dispersed
  • RV Sites
  • Tent


With almost 400 campgrounds and RV Parks across California, can help you discover the Pacific coast, towering redwoods, or the stunning landscapes of the Golden State. Research and reserve your next California campsite today! Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in. Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Be sure to visit the new Moro Campground at Crystal Cove, this coastal campground is the first built by California State Parks in over 20 years, and offers stunning coastal views, great access to the beach, miles of hiking trails and much more – all right in the middle of Orange County!  All Crystal Cove tent sites are accessible only by foot. All vehicles must be left at the park office!! All Sites are a 3 mile hike inland from the parking lot, away from the beach. No Pets Allowed. Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park. Although your site may hold 2 or more vehicles, your reservation only covers 1 vehicle (except for group or specialty sites). No drinking water available, must pack it in. No trash cans available – pack it in, pack it out. Fires restricted to backpack stoves. Park is reservable year-round. This is NOT beach camping. After you park your car in El Moro lot, you must hike inland about three miles, mostly uphill. The trail is strenuous at times and is in the opposite direction from the beach. Some people report that it takes two hours to reach the campgrounds, one way, while others report six hours. You must pack everything in, including water. A picnic table and a pit toilet are available. No dogs, alcohol, or fires.


  • Hot Showers
  • Restroom


  • Pet Friendly

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Crystal Cove SP Primitive Tent Camping


8471 PCH, LAGUNA BEACH, California, 92651