Reviews for San Onofre State Beach - San Mateo Campground

| Nice campground.

By user-5506118... on 2017-10-23.

Spacious campsites. Nice quiet setting. Real prize. Hookups include water and electric. But the reserve America reservation system stinks. Every ranger agreed. Avoid all state parks for this reason. Truly sad that this Canadian firm cannot have more user friendly system. If any state uses this company avoid them.

| Really Bad

By user-5791760... on 2017-10-23. Stayed 2016-05-29 to 2016-06-01

Having camped all over the Western US this overpriced, loud, glorified parking lot may be the worst place I've stayed. Don't think you're close to the beach! The long and steep walk is nearly perilous in places. Spaces are tight together and if not the train noise then surely the loudspeakers from the Truck Weigh Station will ruin your day. I cannot recommend - especially at $45 a night!

| Oct 21-24, 2016

By user-6426802... on 2017-10-23.

First had difficulty getting reservations for 3 days. So I put in for 1 day and a 2 day reservation. Had to move the first day. Disappointed to see the orginal spot I had stayed vacant as well as many others. Very, very bad cellular service. No 4G. Also had friends visit and they well not allowed to drive in and picnic with us. They had to pick us up and we're given 15 minutes to come and go. No sewer and no 50 amps. Also the showers are not free .50 cents for 2 minutes. Not very hot water.

| Decent home base.

By user-5908279... on 2017-10-23.

Not exactly a scenic spot, but not a bad home base. The ranger working the kiosk was very attractive and nice... Bring ant repellent and spray around the rig. Weekday was okay, but quickly loaded with partiers on weekend. View of Marine training site and jets was cool...

| loved this place

By user-4593215... on 2018-05-17. Stayed 2018-03-09 to 2018-03-11

I read the reviews and I don't get it, this place is nice. The spots were good size and pretty private. Little to no cell service. just over a mile and a half to the beach though I don't recommend the hike. The tent camping area was kind of loud but they quieted down around 10:30 or 11. You can here machine gun fire from the Marine base but they stop at night. Overall, this was a perfect place to slow down, relax, sit by the campfire and BBQ. I will definitely be back

| Overpriced and Mediocre

By user-5653042... on 2018-05-17.

Crazy prices for small sites and coin operated showers.