Parks in South Orange County

Aliso and Wood Canyons Park         (949) 923-2200
Ranger-led family programs. Parking: $3. 28373 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Niguel.
Caspers Wilderness Park         (949) 923-2210
Camping, showers and interpretive center, plus, ranger-led family programs. Parking: $3-5. Reservations and extra fee for camping. 33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano.
Crystal Cove State Park        (949) 494-3539
Tide pools, guided hikes and nature programs. Vehicle entry fee, $15 (annual pass $185). Camping is available at Moro and three miles inland, reservations required. 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach.
Fossil Reef Park         (949) 707-2680
A preserved portion of fossil reef is 17 million years old and has 48 species of marine fossil vertebrates, including shark teeth and Desmostylus. 25555 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Hills.
Laguna Niguel Regional Park         (949) 923-2240
Horseshoe pits, pickleball courts, radio-controlled glider area, fishing lake and interpretive programs. 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel. Parking, $3-5.
O’Neill Regional Park         (949) 923-2260
Camping, horseshoe pits, interpretive center, and ranger-led family-friendly programs and walks. Camping reservations are required. Parking: $3-5. 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon.
Riley Wilderness Park         (949) 923-2265
Butterfly garden, interpretive center and guided walks. Parking: $3. 30952 Oso Pkwy., Coto De Caza.