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Upper Oso Trailhead
Campground Overview:

Please Note:

Upper Oso Campground is closed until further notice. Please Click Here for our other campgrounds in the Santa Barbara area for accommodations.

Upper Oso Campground has 24 large campsites scattered among plentiful oak trees that provide pleasant shade; 13 of these sites have corrals and extra-long parking spurs for equestrian use. The other 12 sites are primarily used for general camping. Each site has a picnic table, a fire ring and a pedestal grill.
There are four flush toilet buildings with a total of 14 seats.

One camp site is available for concessionaire use. Water hookups are available along with a 1,000 gallon septic tank and associated leach field at the host site.
Water is provided by the centralized Forest Service system and piped to the campground. The concessionaire will be responsible for maintenance of the water system from the main distribution line and throughout the campground.
In addition to the campsites, there are 20 single vehicle spaces available for trailhead parking and extended spaces for truck-trailer parking for off-highway vehicles (OHV's). There are an additional 20 spaces for parking close to the equestrian facilities. There is a horse trough at the trailhead. Due to the proximity of Upper Oso Campground to several trailheads, the concessionaire will be required to maintain occupancy year-round, even when the River Gate is closed.

No reservations

First come, first served.

Operating Seasons:
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • $30.00 per van
  • $50.00 per bus
  • $10.00 day use fee per vehicle
Passes Accepted:
  • Parks Management Day Use Annual Pass

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