Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Parking fees: $3 per vehicle entry Monday - Friday; $5 Saturday - Sunday; Higher for some holidays and events (Fee Information)
Craig Regional Park, completed in 1974, is characterized by rolling hills, a large variety of mature trees, open space, a small lake, three year-round creeks and a rose garden. This unique landscape contributes to an overall sense of serenity and beauty. Walkways, picnic tables and park benches are scattered throughout the park's 124 acres providing abundant shade.
A variety of recreational opportunities exist at Craig Regional Park, both open and shaded turf grass and picnic areas are available. Bicycle and hiking/walking trails are also offered for visitor enjoyment.
A three-acre lake is visited by many annual migratory waterfowl. Fishing for catfish and bluegill is allowed with a California Fish and Game License. Launching of model radio-controlled sailboats is also permitted.
The park is also a wildlife sanctuary and is very popular as a bird watching destination.
Six picnic shelters and two group areas provide shade with tables and barbecues. In addition there are picnic tables and barbeques scattered throughout the facility.
The park offers a variety of recreational activities including three softball fields, one baseball field, jogging trails,and a sports complex with basketball, volleyball, and racquetball/handball courts and horseshoe pits. No fields for soccer are available.
Three tot lots are also available for children.
Shelters and Group Areas can be reserved on weekends and holidays.
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.
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.
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.
The clocks fall back early Sunday, Nov. 1, marking the end of daylight-saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter, and wilderness parks close at sunset. Make sure to check our COVID-19 information page for modified operations at some parks.
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