San Mateo Campground

San Clemente, California
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Ownership: State Government
Posted by: papasmurf454 on July 1, 2010

Campground Description

Campground set slightly inland from the beach. Campground is setup in several loops with trees around the campsites. A trail leads down to the beach.


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Campground Activities

Beach - Hiking - Surfing - Watersports - Cycling

Campground Amenities

Showers - Flush Toilets - Firerings - Picnic Tables - Manned Entrance Station

Reservation info

Reservations can be made by accessing Sites are available for reservations for 2days up to six months in advance. Reservations for this campground can be found under San Onfre State Park.

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Reviews of San Mateo Campground

Reviewed by StewartFam. on July 15, 2011

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The campground was very clean and well kept. The bathrooms were well maintained and the showers were fantastic! Best 25cent two and half minute showers ever! The campround was convenient to all of San Clemente, shops, stores and eateries and different beaches were just a short drive away. Trestles beach is a 1.5 mile walk but since you can access the San Clemente State Beach park with your camping pass it is worth the drive (2mile). Only concern was the squirrels. There are a bunch of the furry critters so make sure you pack out what you take and DO NOT leave any food in/around your site. Also some sites have little to NO shade...others seemed to have enough. Great campground and will be back!
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Reviewed by papasmurf454 on July 1, 2010

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This is one of the better "beach campgrounds" that I have been to in southern California. The campground had all the right amenities and was generally clean. It was far enough from the ocean that there wasn't massive amounts of condensation in the morning. There was open areas for games and play and everyone was friendly. I thought that the layout of bathrooms and such could be better, all the doors are on the outside which isn't great for kids.
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San Mateo Campground 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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