Paradise Campground

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Campground Overview:

Paradise Campground is a beautiful place to enjoy California's westernmost national forest. It provides access to a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. Mountain lakes and rivers in the area offer campers plentiful fishing, boating and swimming opportunities.

Overview
Operating Seasons:
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Fees:
  • $30.00 per single family site per night for up to 6 people and 1 vehicle
  • $10.00 extra person (up to 8) per night and $10.00 extra vehicle charge (up to 2) per night
  • $55.00 for double site per night for up to 12 people and 2 vehicles
Busiest Seasons:
  • Memorial to Labor Day
Passes Accepted:
  • Golden Age/Golden Access Pass for single family campsites only
  • Parks Management Day Use Annual Pass

Facilities

The campground offers just over a dozen sites for single and double-family tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with a table, campfire ring with grill and a pedestal grill. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Utility hookups are not provided. Parking spurs are paved and can accommodate most RVs. Firewood can be purchased from the campground host. The nearest fee dump station is about 11 miles away at Cachuma Lake County Park off State Route 154.

Ammenities:
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection

Recreation

The Santa Ynez River is popular for a variety of water-related recreation and can be accessed at White Rock Day-Use Area, less than half a mile from the campground.

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, a no-body-contact reservoir, is about 10 miles northwest of the campground. It offers boating, fishing and kayaking. Anglers will find an abundance of annually stocked trout. Carp and bass are also common catches.

Visitors enjoy a variety of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. The Aliso National Recreation Trail is a popular, 2.5-mile loop that begins near 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 connecting trails are available within 10 miles of the campground.

Important Information

  • Fire restrictions (on all campfires and charcoal fires) may be imposed at any time, due to hot, dry weather conditions; check www.campone.com for current fire restrictions.
  • All single campsite reservations are good for 6 people and 1 vehicle.
  • Maximum number of people per single site is 8 ($10.00 additional charge per person per night after 6 people.)
  • Maximum number of vehicles per single site is 2 ($10.00 additional charge for 2nd vehicle per night).
  • All Double campsite reservations are good for 12 people and 2 vehicles.
  • Maximum number of people per double site is 16 ($10.00 additional charge person per night after 12 people).
  • Maximum Number of vehicles per double site is 4 ($10.00 additional charge per vehicle per night after 2 vehicles).
  • Extra Vehicle and person fees will be charged at the facility.
  • 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
Campground Photos:

Nearby Features

The city of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean are about 18 miles from the campground. The developed campground is located in the Santa Ynez Mountains at an elevation of about 1,000 feet. The Santa Ynez River can be accessed through a tunnel beneath adjacent Paradise Road.

The campground is nestled in an oak tree woodland that provides ample shade in most sites. Lush greenery blankets the campground and an open, level playing field allows for games and exploration.

Address:
5050 Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, United States