Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Starr Mesa Equestrian Campground is one of several camping areas with Caspers Wilderness Park, and as the name implies, this one is restricted to those overnighting with horses.

The camping area is spread out, with corrals spaced apart well amongst 23 sites, most with a good amount of shade. There are also picnic tables and fire pits amongst most of the sites. The road through is maintained gravel, so trailers should have no issue driving through the camp site.

There are a couple trails that are open to equestrians and walkers that connect to the campground, offering access to the park's trail, as well as the extended network of backcountry trails that lie outside park boundaries.

Starr Mesa is possibly the most scenic campground within the park. Activities inside the area are restricted to equestrian campers only - the area is closed for day use activities by other park visitors.

Campers are also invited to attend some of the nighttime activities that the park puts on throughout the year. Information on these are posted at the info board the the campground's entrance or near the bathroom building beside Live Oak Grove Campground.

As of 2022, a damaged well system has cut off all water to the park. All visitors and campers are responsible for supplying their own water. Current conditions can be found here.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Rarely full

Parking Pass

Camping fee

Price per night (basic site)

20.00 $ (16.79 €)


Trail access. Restricted to equestrians only.


No water.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Managed by

Orange County Parks


Vault toilet
Picnic tables



Total number of sites


Lodging type

Rental home

Maximum trailer length

25.00 ft (7.62 m)



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