Just Reopened
Areas of the Santa Barbara District in the Los Padres National Forest have reopened following the Thomas Fire.
(update 1/2/18)
  • Fremont Campground
  • Paradise Campground
  • Los Prietos Campground
  • All Day Use Areas, except First Crossing
Highway 1 is NOW OPEN from the NORTH

Effecting Kirk Creek, Plaskett Creek, and Limekiln State Park CAMPGROUNDS. Also Willow Creek, Sanddollar, Mill Creek and Pfieffer Beach DAY USE AREAS.

Highway 1 is NOW OPEN from the North.  Vehicles can access these campgrounds from the North using Highway 1.  A closure is still in place on Highway from the south and accessible by vehicle from Nacimiento/Ferguson Road.
Please use a map to check your route before traveling.


Ojai, PARTS of Santa Barbara, and Mt. Pinos Ranger Districts are CLOSED

Due to the Thomas Fire Forest Order issued by the U.S. Forest Service. All campgrounds in the Ojai and Mt. Pinos District will be closed for the winter due to Thomas Fire until further notice. In the Santa Barbara District, Upper Oso Campground will be closed for the winter due to the Thomas Fire until further notice. Sage Hill Campground and First Crossing Day Use Area are also closed at this time for USFS fire personnel staged there. Things may change and if so we will update here. Affected Facilities managed by Parks Management Company: Please check back for updates. (update:1/2/18)  

Ojai District Santa Barbara District Mt. Pinos District
Wheeler Gorge CG
Holiday Gr CG
Middle Lion CG
Pine Mountain CG
Reyes Peak CG
Rose Valley CG
Upper Oso CG
Sage Hill CG
Upper Oso TH
First Crossing DUA
Ballinger Canyon CG/OHV DUA
Reyes Creek CG
McGill CG & Gr CG
Mt. Pinos CG
Campo Alto CG & Gr CG
Chuchupate CG


La Panza Campground is CLOSED

Update 11/13/17: Due to new toilets at La Panza Campground. Excavation work will begin 11/14 for La Panza Campground. They will take approximately 3 weeks for the decommissioning and installation of the toilet buildings. The cement work will take another week once they are installed. So we are looking at approximately 4 weeks total.  The campground is closed until the construction is completed. Once we get a firm date for completion,  we will update here.


Mt. Pinos Campground is CLOSED

for repairs through the rest of the 2017 season (updated 11/17/17)

Botchers Gap

UPDATE 12/06/17: Botchers Gap is still under a temporary closure. We will update and post updates here.