Freemont Campground

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Overview

Fremont Campground is a family-friendly facility located just off California’s western coast. It provides access to a variety of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, as well as some off-road vehicle trails, in a scenic area.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area of the Santa Barbara Ranger District. It is situated in a forest of mostly oak trees in hilly terrain at an elevation of about 1,000 feet. The campground is full of lush greenery and is shady.

Recreation:

The Santa Ynez River is popular for a variety of water-related recreation. It can be accessed at nearby White Rock Day Use Area. Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, a no-body-contact reservoir, is also nearby. It offers boating, kayaking and fishing opportunities.

Visitors enjoy access to a variety of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. The Aliso National Recreation Trail is a popular, 2.5-mile loop available close to the campground. Also nearby is the 18-mile Santa Cruz Trail, which provides access to a variety of other trails in the area. The Camuesa OHV Route and its connectors are within 10 miles.

Facilities:

The campground offers more than a dozen sites for tent or RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Large accessible sites are also available.

Each site is equipped with a table, campfire ring with grill and a pedestal grill. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Nearby Attractions:

The large city of Santa Barbara is located about 18 miles from the campground. The coast is not far beyond that.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Self-Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Boating
  • Cafe
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Fire restrictions (on all campfires and charcoal fires) may be imposed at any time, due to hot, dry weather conditions; for current fire conditions or weather closures, contact the campground manager by calling (805) 967-8766
  • Additional fees will be collected for extra vehicles at the campground
  • Poison oak may be present in the area
  • Click here for more information on the Los Padres National Forest
  • Don’t Move Firewood: Protect California’s forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.54306, -119.82028
34°32’35″N, 119°49’13″W

From Santa Barbara, take Highway 154 approximately 9 miles to Paradise Road. Turn right and follow the road to the campground.