Due to recent storms, Sage Hill Campground cannot be accessed. Area will re-open as soon as possible. Expected date 03/10/2019
Please feel free to make reservations for the following campgrounds that are open and accessible in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area: Fremont Campground & Paradise Campground
Nestled in the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, Sage Hill Campground is a great group camping spot with easy access to the Santa Ynez River. Spend time fishing or take in the epic scenery on one of the trails designed for both hikers and horseback riders.
One of the campsites is designed for group equestrian camping and includes 12 corrals and a hitching post.
- $125.00 per night for up to 50 people
- Equestrian site: 150.00 per night for up to 60.00 people
- Memorial to Labor Day
- Golden Age/Golden Access Pass for single family campsites only
- Parks Management Day Use Annual Pass
Each campsite accommodates up to 50 people, and the group equestrian site accommodates up to 60.
Flush toilets, drinking water and paved roads are included, in addition to an extra large parking area to accommodate horse trailers.
The closest dump station is at Cachuma Lake.
- Accessible Vault Toilets
- Drinking Water
- Equestrian Sites
- Firewood Vendor
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Horse Corrals
- Picnic Area
- Self Pay Station
- Trash Collection
Fishermen are likely to find carp, catfish, bluegill and the occasional bass that swim up from Cachuma. The Aliso Canyon Trail begins at the rear of the facility and continues to Upper Oso Campground, which is where the Santa Cruz Trail begins.
The nearby Cachuma Lake Recreation Area is perfect for boating, fishing and kayaking.
- Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
- All visitors must cross the river during rainy season to reach the campground
- Heavy rains can make river impassible; as a result, campground may be subject to short term closure; call 805-434-1996 for updates
- Be cautious of snakes in the area
- Limit 10 vehicles per site; a $10 nightly fee is charged for additional vehicles
- No swimming in Cachuma Lake; lake is designed for drinking water and body contact is not allowed
- A boating fee is charged for entrance to lake
- No live music or sound systems
- Vehicles must park on pavement
- For more information on Los Padres National Forest, click here
- 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
The campground is half an hour from the thriving beach city of Santa Barbara. The campground sits in a flat area with some sites shaded by oak trees. Sage Hill is near the river, which flows into Cachuma Lake about seven miles west. The Santa Ynez Mountains make up part of the Transverse Range along the Pacific Coast of California.
The landscape may become very dry by mid-summer.