Backcountry Tent Camping
Deer Canyon, Upper and Lower Moro Campgrounds
All Sites are a 3 mile hike inland from the parking lot. All Crystal Cove tent sites are accessible only by foot. All vehicles must be left at the park office. No Pets Allowed. No drinking water available, must pack it in. No trash cans available; pack it in, pack it out. Fires restricted to backpack stoves. This is NOT beach camping. After you park your car in El Moro lot, you must hike inland about three miles, mostly uphill. The trail is strenuous at times and is in the opposite direction from the beach. Some people report that it takes two hours to reach the campgrounds, one way, while others report six hours. You must pack everything in, including water. A picnic table and a pit toilet are available. No dogs, alcohol, or fires.
Check in: 2 PM
Check out: 12 PM