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Campground Overview:

Quality time with family and friends starts here! Hammock spots, dipping holes, and a trout-stocked stream make Reyes Creek Campground an ideal hideaway for your restless and weary soul. Located in the Sespe wilderness alongside Reyes Creek, a short distance from the historic site of the old ranch adobe known as Rancho Encino, you will find renewal and replenishment, Reyes Creek-style.

Reyes Creek Campground is located in Ventura County at the southern terminus of the Reyes Creek Road (7N11), approximately five miles east of Highway 33 in the Ozena Valley area. The campground sits at about 3,900 feet. It is located adjacent to the small community of Camp Scheideck. Reyes Creek flows year-round through the campground and is periodically stocked with fish. Surrounding vegetation consists of willow and other riparian vegetation along Reyes Creek and oak trees, pinyon pine, scrub oak, smaller brush and shrub species away from the riparian areas.

The campground consists of 26 family units, each with a picnic table and stove or fire ring. The interior campground road and parking spurs are paved. One double vault, accessible SST-type toilet is located near the entrance to the campground and the group camping area, and two double-riser concrete block vault toilet structures in the main portion of the campground south of the creek crossing.

A group camping area is located near the entrance to the campground. New concrete facilities were installed in the group area in the fall 2009. They include one fire pit, one large double barbeque, one serving table, and four picnic tables.

Water is not available, but remnants of the old water system remain. There are five trash bins dispersed throughout the campground. An accessible fishing pier platform is located on the creek just north of the crossing. Facilities include an accessible parking area and pathway.

The trailhead for the Gene Marshal-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail (23W02) accessing the Sespe Wilderness is located adjacent to the campground but is not a part of this offering.

Operating Seasons:
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • $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


Reyes Creek Campground has 24 generously spaced campsites, ideal for tenting, pickup truck campers, small RV's or small van conversion campers. RV's over 22' are not recommended. This is a "dry" campground with six vault toilets. The road through the campground is narrow in places so RV’s be aware of obstructions and
difficult angles into the campsites.


Trail Hiking, fishing, swimming, Group camping, mountain biking. hunting, horseback riding, nature viewing, and recreational mining are favored activities. Day trips to higher elevation snow play in the winter is also enjoyed.

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
  • Fireworks are not permitted
  • You should plan to be completely self-sustainable for the duration of your trip
  • There is no potable water onsite
  • There is no dump station
  • The nearest stores and gas are east on Lockwood Valley Rd to Frazier Park
  • Spotty cell service, if any, can be found up the hill from the campground
  • 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
  • This 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
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Nearby Features

Located south of Ozena Valley, this campground provides access to the Sespe Wilderness via the Reyes Creek Trail linking to the Piedra Blanc National Recreation Trail. This site is the trailhead for Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Area ideal for Hiking or Mountain Biking.

Pine Mountain Ridge Rd, Maricopa, CA 93252, United States

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