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

Cerro Alto Campground

Los Padres National Forest | Santa Lucia, CA

Want to camp in a serene spot that’s not only close to the ocean but within easy reach of shops, day spas, restaurants, and wine tastings? Head to Cerro Alto Campground. This paradise for hikers and mountain bikers lies less than 10 miles from Morro Bay’s sandy beaches, great for surfing, sailing, fishing, and scuba diving. Play a round of golf on the town’s 18-hole championship course, or go sea kayaking through nearby Dinosaur Caves. Stick around the shady campground area beneath oaks, pines, and sycamores, or head out for miles of mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking, including the 4-mile Cerro Alto Trail, that rises from the campground to Cerro Alto peak. The stupendous views of the Central California coast are worth the effort. Reward yourself with a wine tasting in Paso Robles, 20 minutes from your campsite, or relax in a day spa in nearby Avila or Grover beaches. Check out the charming towns of San Luis Obispo, Cayucos, Harmony, and Cambria, all within 35 miles of Cerro Alto. Then head home for a solid night’s sleep in the heart of nature.


• 22 sites for tent and RV camping
• Campfire rings, grills, restrooms, drinking water
• Creek access (seasonal), hiking and horseback riding trails


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter