On the 20th of August we returned to camp at San Mateo. This campground is one of my personal favorites for a couple reasons. During the spring the campground is surrounded by beautiful yellow flowers. But what I enjoy the most is that our campspot is right across from the Camp Pendleton Marine Base. This means that we get to watch some of their training, see some cool vehicles and even get a glimpse of the aircraft during their practice sessions.
The San Mateo campground is next to Camp Pendleton Marine base in San Clemente, California, and is part of San Onofre State Beach. It’s an attractive campground with lots of room between sites. There is a scenic 1.5 mile nature trail that connects the campground to Trestles Beach. A creek, San Mateo Creek, is just east of the campground and goes all the way to the ocean. It has created a wetland habitat for lots of critters, some of which are rare and/or endangered.