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December 8, 2020  2020-21 Trout Stocking Schedule

Information about limited trout supply.

Dates shown are week of stocking.

OC Parks is importing trout from Idaho. Inclement weather may delay stocking dates. All fish will be delivered as contracted.

California Fishing License required age 16+ at all parks besides Irvine Lake.

December 6, 2020  Campgrounds Temporarily Closed

On December 3, California issued a Regional Stay at Home Order to stop the surge of COVID-19 cases and prevent a strain on the health care system.

O’Neill Regional Park and Caspers Wilderness Park campground sites will be temporarily closed in accordance with the order.

Affected reservation holders will be contacted by OC Parks staff via email and provided with a refund. Reservation cancellations and refunds will be automatic. As such, visitors do not need to take any action. However, please note that due to the volume of visitors affected, the refund process may take some time.

Read about COVID-related modified operations at all OC Parks here.

December 2, 2020  2020-21 Trout Stocking Update

Fall trout stocking was delayed due to a disruption in the supply chain.

In early 2020, multiple California trout hatcheries were infected with Lactococcus garvieae, a bacterial outbreak similar to streptococcus. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CADFW) was forced to euthanize millions of trout, which will impact inland fishing for many years.

Read more about the outbreak in this CADFW FAQ.

OC Parks has been working with our lake management contractor to secure necessary permits and import Rainbow Trout from a hatchery located in Idaho. The first trout stockings are anticipated to take place the week of Dec. 7-11. The full stocking schedule will be posted as soon as it is finalized.

May 1, 2020  OC Parks COVID-19 Modified Operations

UPDATED 1/6/21: In an effort to minimize the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on park patrons, staff, and the Orange County community at large, and consistent with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor’s office, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), OC Parks are operating in the following manner.