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Pine Mountain Campground
Campground Overview:

Perfectly situated high above the Sespe Wilderness floor, offering incomparable views of the valley below and the Channel Islands in the distance lies Pine Mountain Campground. You will find yourself surrounded by moderate hills, tall pine trees and the sounds of silence. At an elevation of 6,650 feet, it offers cooler temperatures on hot summer days, and a chance to let everything else go as you take in all that nature has to offer.

Pine Mountain Campground has seven sites each with a picnic table, fire ring and pedestal grill. There is one single-seat vault toilet building. One campsite is located 0.3 miles further up the main road. Boulder Canyon Trail (23W03) starts at the campground and runs north to Lockwood Valley.

Layout And Site Map: Click Here To View Map
Operating Seasons:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • $20.00 per night per single family site 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
  • $10.00 day use fee per vehicle
  • $30.00-$32.00
Busiest Seasons:
  • Memorial to Labor Day
Passes Accepted:
  • Golden Age/Golden Access Pass for single family campsites only
  • Parks Management Day Use Annual Pass


Pine Mountain Campground consists of 6 campsites fashioned in a circle with a large open area in the middle. There are tables, BBQ grills or fire rings, and 1 pit toilet at this campground. This is a “dry campground” so please bring your own water.


There is one designated trail in the area Boulder Canyon (23W03). You may also want to walk around the surrounding hills to see the views and the trees. And just a mile up the road there are a couple of trails leaving Reyes Peak Campground. Chorro Grande Trail and Raspberry Spring Trail. Drive past the gate at the end of the paved road and you will end up at Reyes Peak Trailhead.

Important Information

  • Camping fee includes 1 vehicle and 1 tent, trailer or RV
  • $10 fee for each extra vehicle
  • No drinking water is available
  • No public showers in the region
  • The nearest stores and gas are 15 miles south along Hwy 33, in Ojai
  • No cell service can be found in the campground but a connection can be made at South on Hwy 33 a few miles or spotty service a mile up the mountain
  • Don’t hike alone. Tell someone where you plan to go and then stick to your plans
  • Don’t take unnecessary chances—help for emergencies is miles away
  • Make sure you have a first aid kit and other safety gear with you when hiking
  • Bring your gnat/mosquito repellent in Spring/Summer/Fall
  • 2 night minimum stay on weekends
  • 3 night minimum stay on holidays
  • Click here for more information on Los Padres National Forest
  • Pine Mountain Campground is a "Campfire Use Site." Campfires are normally permitted year around without a California Campfire Use Permit. Under some conditions, wood fires and barbecues may be prohibited in all areas of the national forest. Fires at Campground are only permitted in fire rings provided by the Forest Service.
  • 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
Campground Photos:
Pine Mountain Ridge Road, Maricopa, CA 93252, United States

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