Surfers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts gather to protect California's 5 th most visited State Park from a proposed toll road


In an effort to raise awareness about the harmful impacts of the proposed 241 toll road extension, Surfrider Foundation activists will be camping at San Onofre State Park, June 22-24.


On Saturday June 23, activists are inviting the general public to attend an all-day event that includes: complimentary lunch, an outdoor lecture series about the history of San Onofre State Park and the efforts being done to protect it; a guided biological hike (from San Mateo campground to Trestles Beach); a surf session; and a beach cleanup. 


"We are inviting the public to join us on Saturday to experience the recreational opportunities within the Park," says Stefanie Sekich, the Save Trestles Campaign Coordinator for Surfrider Foundation.  "This is also an opportunity to educate people about the harmful impacts of the toll road, and the importance of protecting the Park." 


The all-day event will begin at 11:30am in the San Mateo Campgrounds and will end at Trestles Beach around 5pm. Guests attending the event will be picked up Saturday morning at the Trestles parking lot and bused into the campgrounds. Buses will run from 10:45am to 11:45.  Event sponsors include Ocean Minded, Nalu's Island Grill, Cliff Bar, and others.


The proposed toll road extension is a six lane highway that will cut through the middle of San Onofre State Park.  The controversial project has received criticism from environmentalists, Native Americans and decision makers because it would impact water quality, gobble up coastal open space, and set a dangerous precedent for the State Park system. To learn more about the issue go to: and






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