Notices & Closures




Pfeiffer Day Use Area
Plaskett Creek Campground
Kirk Creek Campground
Sand Dollar Beach Day Use Area
Willow Creek Day Use Area
Mill Creek Day Use Area
Memorial Park Campground

Santa Lucia
Cerro Alto Campground (Short term closure
Monday, Jan. 29th – Wednesday, Jan. 31st)
Figueroa Campground
Nira Camp Ground
Davy Brown Campground
Turkey Flat OHV Day Use Area

Santa Barbara
Paradise Campground
First Crossing Day Use Area
White Rock DUA

Mt. Pinos
Ballinger Campground/OHV
Reyes Creek Campground

Lake Isabella / Kern River



Mt. Pinos
Campo Alto Campground
Mt. Pinos Campground
McGill Campground
Pine Mountain Campground
Reyes Peak Campground


Ponderosa Campground
Nacimieto Campground
Arroyo Seco Campgound
Arroyo Seco Day Use Area
Escondido Campground
China Camp Campground (30 more days for Road work)
Limekiln State Park
White Oaks Campground (30 more days for Road work)

Santa Lucia
La Panza Campground
Navajo Flat Campground/OHV

Santa Barbara
Upper Oso Campground
Lower Oso Day Use Area
Aliso Trailhead
Falls Day Use Area
Fremont Campground
Live Oak Day Use Area
Sandstone Day Use Area
Red Rock Day Use Area & Trailhead
Los Prietos Campground
Sage Hill Campground

Holiday Group Campground (opening Feb. 1st)
Middle Lion Campground (30 more days for Road work)
Pine Mountain Campground
Reyes Peak Campground
Rose Valley Campground (opening Feb. 1st)
Wheeler Gorge Campground (opening Feb. 1st)

Mt. Pinos
Chuchupate Campground

Arroyo Seco Day Use Area

Los Padres National Forest | Monterey, CA

When you need to cool off this summer, make your way to Arroyo Seco Recreation Area. Grab a spot by the Arroyo Seco River and cook up some BBQ for friends and family. The Arroyo Seco Recreation Area is nestled under oak trees, with views of the Ventana Wilderness mountains and lakes.  Your close to “The Gorge,” where the river runs through a deep canyon, offering excellent opportunities for hiking, swimming and other adventures.  A trailhead accesses the 15.5-mile Santa Lucia Trail as well as shorter multiday hikes.


• Arroyo Seco River access, hiking trails
• Picnic areas, grills, drinking water, restrooms


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter


$10.00 day use fee per vehicle
Arroyo Seco Day Use Area

Arroyo Seco Rd, Greenfield, CA 93927