Overnight parking / trailer Dana point

FishCommander

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Thinking about trailering up to Dana point on Saturday and going to Catalina until Monday. I know Dana point can be difficult to get a parking / trailer spot. How do I guarantee getting a spot ? Is there another option of a place to pay to store a trailer and truck ? Can I guarantee a spot if I get up there around 4 am ?

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flytie

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Thinking about trailering up to Dana point on Saturday and going to Catalina until Monday. I know Dana point can be difficult to get a parking / trailer spot. How do I guarantee getting a spot ? Is there another option of a place to pay to store a trailer and truck ? Can I guarantee a spot if I get up there around 4 am ?

Thank you
Dana Point has a lot more parking now (still not enough) so parking isn't as much of an issue as it was before when you couldn't launch there. However, they have a no overnight rule. You may want to go the extra 20 minutes up the 73 and launch out of Newport.
 
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acorn

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I called the Embarcadero marina yesterday and they said you can park overnight in the main lot. The kiosk will only sell you a 1 day parking ticket so you need to go into the marina office to purchase additional days and they are open 8-5. So leaving at 4am would be tricky.
 
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John Stidman

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I go there all the time. Never an issue. Only thing last time i went.. u can only get 1 day permits. Couldnt get multiple day pass. But I called and they said dont worry. Even if you get warning they won't tow. Just call and pay over phone the difference. Cause I like staying in the boat at the islands multiple days.
 
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    Call or go into the office and tell them when you are departing and returning. They let me park in the lot by the office and they lock it at night. I did a two night stay on the island.
     
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    miaf

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    Yeah, like people have said, just call the marina and work it with them. Are you planning on staying in Avalon? If so, I'd be more concerned about getting a mooring than parking your trailer. :)
     
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    FishCommander

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    Yeah, like people have said, just call the marina and work it with them. Are you planning on staying in Avalon? If so, I'd be more concerned about getting a mooring than parking your trailer. :)
    boat in camp site. We just pop a tent on the beach and use an inflatable paddleboard to transfer stuff from the boat to shore. Nothing like waking up on the beach swimming to the boat and going fishing.


    tried calling Dana launch ramp but nobody answers.
     
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    vipertom1970

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    Buy the ticket at the gate then bring the ticket into the office to pay for extra days if needed. If I recall, they will issue a different ticket with additional days on it.
     
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    i have done it many times. yes you need to pay at the embarcadero office. i think you may be able to call and pay over the phone, my last trip (week before independence day) they said if i extended my trip to just call them. parking lot is much better, however i will say check your rig before you go home. my last trip someone tried to steal a trailer tire (i'm guessing) as i was missing 3 lug nuts and didn't find out til on the ortega highway.....that was fun!
     
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    miaf

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    Yeah, theft is on the rise in the harbor. Careful leaving your rig there multiple days. A boat was just stolen out of that parking lot.
     
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