If you were at San Onofre the past few days, you would have noticed that the water has been shut off throughout the park. No, it's not because the State of California is broke and can't pay the bill. Rather, the water main broke! While attempting repairs, it was discovered that the line was so old and brittle that it must be replaced. That entails trenching the entire length of the road. Work is to begin Monday and start at the Dogpatch end. Here is what else we at San-O Daze have learned.
Starting Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, RV's will not be allowed in the park. Sorry Shotzy, it's only a temporary thing while construction goes on. That is supposed to take about 90 days. The construction equipment and staging area will take up approximately 100 of the parking spaces now allocated. Only 200 cars will be allowed in the park at a time, then the turn-around will begin.
Since things will be a bit tight at San-O, the rangers will be policing the line in the morning. Nobody will be allowed to line-up until 5:45. Once again, RV's will be turned away as there will not be adequate space for them.
The upside to all this is a nice new water supply that should last for a very long time. Maybe they will put hot and cold water!
Our advice is to look up Murphy down at trails or maybe try Doheny until construction is completed. Can you imagine what that turn-around will be like?