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White Rock - Day Use Area
Campground Overview:

The facility consistes of many oak trees. The Santa Ynez River can be accessed from the site. The Santa Ynez River is the longest stretch of free-flowing river in southern California, and the recreation area provides a good place to enjoy the river. The Lower Santa Ynez River Area provides a unique oak-lined river ecosystem with surrounding vegetation made up of oak woodland/mixed chaparral that sits at approximately 2,000 feet elevation.


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
Busiest Seasons:
  • Memorial to Labor Day
Passes Accepted:
  • Parks Management Day Use Annual Pass

There are 27 picnic sites. Flush toilets, barbecues, tables, garbage bins, accessible. Barbecues or fires only permitted in the day use area; not permitted along the river.Watch out for poison oak.

  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection

As of November 1, 2016, the White Rock Day Use Picnic Area will no longer be an Adventure Pass recreation site. This day use area will be managed by the Parks Management for the Forest Service.

170 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9735, United States

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