Description

San Mateo Campground is only a short distance inland from San Onofre’s sandy beaches. Since the San Mateo Creek flows past the campground in the east, the campground itself is situated in a wetland-like habitat. There are 157 campsites at this campground, each with access to fire pits, picnic tables, restrooms and hot showers. The campsites have an 8 person maximum occupancy Continue reading...
San Mateo Campground is only a short distance inland from San Onofre’s sandy beaches. Since the San Mateo Creek flows past the campground in the east, the campground itself is situated in a wetland-like habitat. There are 157 campsites at this campground, each with access to fire pits, picnic tables, restrooms and hot showers. The campsites have an 8 person maximum occupancy but truly can’t be beat in terms of great beach access. We aren’t the only ones who think that, however, so make sure if you’re booking here to book early – especially for summer months.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
309
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
River, stream or creek
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Rheanne
Rheanne
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 9th, 2015

The showers run on tokens, you can use the machine to exchange single dollar bills for tokens only. Machine does not accept higher denominations!

Hipcamper Rick Kelli
Rick Kelli
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 19th, 2017

Love this camp site. You can stay in camp or go city style. Sometimes you can watch the activities at the marine base. There is a great dog beach near by , just south of Old Man's surf spot. Also a great place for a last minute trip, lots of grocery shopping spots in town.

Hipcamper john
john
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2017

1 mile from beach.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2017

Awesome campsite with a nature trail hike-able to the beach. Yelling distance to camp neighbors, but still private among the bushes & trees. Close proximity to LA and SD, making this a super beneficial weekend get-a-way.

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Hipcamper Belinda Bj
Belinda Bj
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 12th, 2017

I decided t solo camp here and it was a great pick. The camp sites are private and spacious. I reserved a spot but it was taken when I arrived. That was fine because I drove round and round the perfect spot. It was nice to have a hot shower every night. I walked the trails to the beach and watched the surfers then headed back to camp and enjoyed a camp fire. I am looking forward to my next solo camping trip.

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Hipcamper Christine
Christine
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2018

Had a great experience camping here with friends overall. It was a bit louder than other places we've been, but the tent sites were fairly private, and the walkable shoreline access was a huge plus! Would camp here again.

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October 2nd, 2018
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September 25th, 2018
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September 13th, 2018
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July 6th, 2018
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June 26th, 2018
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June 21st, 2018
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May 30th, 2018
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April 28th, 2018
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April 26th, 2018
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April 20th, 2018
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April 19th, 2018
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April 15th, 2018
Hipcamper Ashley
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April 11th, 2018
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April 5th, 2018
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April 4th, 2018
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February 15th, 2018
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January 17th, 2018
Hipcamper Matt
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December 7th, 2017
Hipcamper cristina
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November 24th, 2017
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October 12th, 2017
Hipcamper Molly
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September 19th, 2017
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August 7th, 2017
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July 30th, 2017
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June 4th, 2017
Hipcamper Michael
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May 31st, 2017
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May 23rd, 2017
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May 21st, 2017
Hipcamper Susan
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May 9th, 2017
Hipcamper Rick Kelli
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April 19th, 2017
Hipcamper Kristi
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March 28th, 2017
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March 23rd, 2017
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February 23rd, 2017
Hipcamper Tina
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January 31st, 2017
Park
San Onofre State Beach
State
California
Phone Number
(949) 492-4872
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
33.406° N, 117.584° W
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