September 6, 2020 - reviewed by James
36 Feet Trailer
I’m showing up and hope San Mateo camping won’t turn me around. The web site says 36 feet max so that is what I’m going on
July 23, 2019 - reviewed by Mr. B
Nice place. Clean bathrooms/showers. Nice people, no riffraff. The walk to the Beach is kind of far and not really kid friendly but a short drive to San Clemente beach much better for kids. No Verizon coverage. Tight spots, might be hard for bigger trailers and no sewer hookup.
November 6, 2018 - reviewed by Kathy
No Verizon Service
I don't know if other carriers reach here, but with Verizon I could text only. I could not get a strong enough signal to hotspot my computer and get any work done.
For $40 without hookups, I was surprised I had to get tokens to take a shower. I didn't see where to buy these so just used my RV shower in instead.
November 25, 2017 - reviewed by Terbear
Very nice, clean and quiet even on holiday weekend. Clean bathrooms and friendly Campground hosts.
October 24, 2017 - reviewed by Eddie
Clean And Quiet
Stayed here for a few days. The bathrooms are very well kept and the sites are clean. Makes for a great base camp for exploring Orange and San Diego counties.
Make sure to do what you need to do to prevent ants from crawling up your stabilizers. There is evidence of heavy use of powder at nearly all the sites.
June 18, 2017 - reviewed by Bill Griffin
Great place to camp. Super clean bathrooms and sowers. Showers last longer than you would think, so start with 2 tokens than add as needed- water is nice and hot. The 1.5 mile hike has a couple of steep hills, so it's good if you are in shape and like a good hike. Beach is beautiful- lots of surfing. Fishing wasn't that great - not sure of it was all the boulders or just our timing . Kids can ride bikes and goof around the camp area. Not much else for them to see or do. Carl's Jr. Can be reached by the car, or making part of that hike.
November 23, 2016 - reviewed by Paul
Hidden secret, clean and abundant bathroom with showers. Semi-private back in spaces. Closed to military facilities and down town San Clemente. Great place.
August 22, 2016 - reviewed by Mr Perris
San Mateo campground. Nice campground. Kept rather clean. Many bathrooms and showers. Just don't expect to see or hear the beach. You are about 1.5 miles inland. You also hear the guns going off from Camp Pendleton. Not too loud. Sort of muffled. Short drive to beach and your camp pass allows you to park at other camp sites on the beach.