Rose Valley Campground

The Campground is at an elevation of 3,450 feet is surrounded by chaparral-covered mountains with pockets of Bigcone Douglas-Fir.  There are nine campsites in Rose Valley Campground. They are located in a single loop. Tables, BBQ grills, and/or fire rings are provided in each campsite. There is one vault toilet in the campground and another across from the lake. Water is not available at this campground. You must bring your own water.

Points of Interest  Rose Valley Falls. This trail begins at the southwest area of the  campground. Follow it for a short 1/2 mile and be at the base of the falls. The cliffs at the falls are arkosic sandstone and crumble easily. Please do not climb around on steep sections or get close to the edge. Please park outside of the Rose Valley Campground.

At this time, the Rose Valley lakes are not currently being stocked. For more information about fishing regulations, go to California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Call (562) 594-7268 or check their website athttp://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Hatcheries/FishPlanting/Evaluation.asp  for fish stocking information.

Close by is the Piedra Blanca Trailhead which is at the end of the  Rose Valley Road past the Ojai Valley Gun Club operating under a Special Use Permit with the Los Padres National Forest and the Middle Lion Campground.   The trailhead is the gateway for the Sespe River Trail (22W04) and the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail (22W03).

Vegetation Cottonwood trees provide shade for some of the campsites. You may notice a few small pine trees in the center of the campground. Other plants to see include toyon, chamise, and sage. Toyon is especially beautiful in the fall and winter with its bright red berries. If you like wildflowers, Rose Valley offers wild rose and poppies in the spring.

**As of November 1, 2016, the Rose Valley Campground will no longer be an Adventure Pass campground. This site will be managed by the Parks Management for the Forest Service.

  • $20/night for camping,
  • $10 per vehicle.
  • Day use fee (within the campground) is $10 per vehicle or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Pass for $50 (day use only).

Directions:

To get there follow Highway 33 north from Ojai 14.7 miles to mile marker 25.84.  Turn right at the Rose Valley Road (6N31) turnoff and follow the paved road for 3.1 miles. Turn right again at the Rose Valley Campground sign (across from the lower lake) and follow this road 0.6 miles into Rose Valley Campground. Watch out for rough sections of road.

 

Rose Valley Campground (click for Google Maps Directions)

Rose Valley Lake Rd

Ojai, CA 93023