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

Escondido Campground

Los Padres National Forest | Monterey, CA

A family vacation with something for everyone isn’t easy to find. But pack the car and head to Escondido Campground in the Santa Lucia Mountains for an outdoor adventure for all ages. First, there’s the welcoming campground, resting in a luxurious grassy meadow, with stunning views, spectacular rock formations, and sprawling oaks. Then, choose from hiking, biking, backpacking, bird watching, and many other activities. The Arroyo Seco River runs nearby, and the Lost Valley Trail leads from the campground to the Ventana Wilderness, a popular place for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. A camping getaway in this Los Padres National Forest treasure, located near Big Sur, connects everyone in the family through an exhilarating experience with nature.


• 9 sites for tent and RV Camping (no hookups)
• Campfire rings, grills, picnic tables, restrooms
• Horse corrals, and watering station

Please Note: During winter wet weather, Monterey County implements a seasonal gate closure that closes the unpaved section of the road and prevents access to Escondido Camp Group.


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter