Trabuco Creek

Location and Directions:

30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
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     Trabuco Creek is located off I-5 in Orange County. From Interstate 5 exit El Toro Road and go north 7 miles. Veer right on Live Oak Canyon Road, then left on Trabuco Canyon Road past O'Neill Park.


General Info:

    Be sure to have a Wilderness Permit displayed in your windshield if you plan to park your car here. Daily permits are available for $5 at the ranger office. O'Neill Regional Park (949)923-2260 or (949)923-2256
O'Neill Park Website


Other lakes in the area:
Laguna Niguel Lake

Fishing Info:

    Rainbow trout are stocked here during the spring months by the DFG. The stockings usually take place approx. 2.5 miles above O'Neill Park. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.



Comments and Tips:

    The wilderness passes are not sold at the park; you can get one at the general store up the street before the creek.


     Make sure to bring an SUV or truck with some good clearance. The road is a mess of large rocks and branches that will scratch up your vehicle. After the first stream crossing about 1 mile in you should start fishing and work your way up. Stop when you get to the fire house, DFG stops planting at that point. Above there the stream becomes untraceable. Also no fish. Hope this helps some one.
Taylor Bennett


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