OC Parks Pass-2024 Annual Pass. Have you purchased your Orange County Parks annual pass for 2024?
For a mere $55 you get access to awe-inspiring county parks and wilderness areas, for $25 more you can get a combo pass for $80 and go to Salt Creek Beach all summer long.
The county’s regional parks are by far the most recommended by Fun Orange County Parks readers.
Last year, it took me 5 minutes to purchase an entry card from the ranger station at the entrance to O’Neill Regional Park.
Note: I am NOT officially attached to any parks. I am a writer mom and nature guide who independently promotes spending family time outdoors. Always check official sources for current info.
Link here for OFFICIAL OCParks.com pass information for 2024. Passes used to be in the form of decals, but now they are gate cards that last 1 year from the date of purchase.
Orange County Regional Park Locations
Here is a list of Orange County’s regional parks officially run by OC Parks.
- Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Brea
- Clark Regional Park, Buena Park
- Craig Regional Park, Fullerton
- Irvine Regional Park, Irvine
- Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Laguna Niguel
- Mason Regional Park, Irvine
- Mile Square Regional Park, Fountain Valley
- O’Neill Regional Park, Trabuco Canyon
- Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Orange
- Yorba Regional Park, Anaheim
Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Brea. Multiple playgrounds and big open spaces with lots of trees. There’s even a lake! Hike to a redwood grove from this park.
Clark Regional Park, Buena Park. I think of Clark as the “dinosaur park.” It may even be my favorite regional park. It has 3 separate playgrounds, an interpretive center, and a trail that leads to a hill with a great view of the surrounding area. It also has a lake that is stocked with trout.
Craig Regional Park, Fullerton. This one is near the Brea Mall. Hard to believe there is a lake in this urban area, but it makes it easy to get away and into nature.
More descriptions to come . . .
Orange County Wilderness Park Locations
- Aliso & Wood Canyons, Laguna Niguel
- Caspers Wilderness Park, San Juan Capistrano
- Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
- Peters Canyon Regional Park, Orange
- Riley Wilderness Park, Coto de Caza
- Limestone-Whiting Wilderness Park, Trabuco Canyon
- Aliso Beach Park got moved to the City of Laguna Beach running it is not managed by OC Parks anymore as of March 2023
- Capistrano Beach, Capistrano Beach – not very accessible anymore because of coastal erosion
- Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point
*Since 2008, I have received complimentary annual passes for 2 or 3 years in my 16 year history writing about them. However, I covered almost all of the OC Parks at my own expense and always renew my annual pass. It’s so worth the investment! Link here to full disclosure policy.