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

China Camp Campground

Los Padres National Forest | Monterey, CA

You couldn’t find a sweeter spot to pitch a tent than China Camp Campground in Los Padres National Forest. Ample space between campsites gives you peace and quiet, beneath a canopy of fragrant pine trees. Follow the Pine Ridge trailhead from the campground, on foot or mountain bike, and head into 23 miles of pure wilderness, with inspiring views of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Backpackers love this trail during the cool winter and spring months. Birds and beasts roam the area’s rolling, lush hills so birdwatchers, bring binoculars and watch for red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures. At nearby Tassajara Hot Springs, a private Buddhist retreat in Carmel Valley, soak up tranquility while relaxing in natural mineral hot springs, then return to your campsite nurtured by nature. Sleep never felt so good.


• 10 spacious sites for tents and RVs under 20 ft.
• Campfire rings, grills, picnic tables, restrooms
• Hiking trails


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter