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Rise above the rat -race in this Hikers Haven, Reyes Peak Campground, aka ‘Almost Heaven’. At an elevation of
7,000 feet above the Sespe Wilderness, situated along the southwest side of a ridge you will experience spectacular views of the Cuyama Badlands on one side of the ridge and the Pacific Ocean from the other side. On
clear days you can even see some of the Channel Islands!
Reyes Peak Campground has six sites each with a picnic table, fire ring and pedestal grill. These campsites are located along the main road for a span of 0.4 miles. There is one single-seat vault toilet building adjacent to the campsites.
The area is popular for day use including rock climbing (bouldering) on nearby rounded rock formations. Two trails start at the campground: Raspberry Spring Trail which runs north for about a half mile and Chorro Grande Trail (23W05) which runs south for approximately 5 miles and ends at Highway 33.
- $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
- Memorial to Labor Day
- Golden Age/Golden Access Pass for single family campsites only
- Parks Management Day Use Annual Pass
Reyes Peak consists of 6 Campsites situated along the southwest side of the ridge. Each campsite contains a table, BBQ grill, and a fire ring. There is 1 pit toilet located near the first few campsites. No water is available at Reyes Peak. Make sure you bring plenty of water for your stay.
There are a couple of trails leaving Reyes Peak. Chorro Grande Trail is located at the gate just past the last campsite. Raspberry Spring Trail will lead you north on a short one-half mile walk through the pines. It starts at
the parking area on the western edge of the campground. The Reyes Peak Trail ((23W04) is moderately difficult. It leads eastward into the Sespe Wilderness for 5.8 miles to the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail (22W03). Remember, no mountain bikes are allowed in the wilderness.
- 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
- The nearest stores and gas are 15 miles south along Hwy 33, in Ojai
- Spotty cell service can be found in 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 Reyes Peak 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 firewood.ca.gov