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

Mt. Pinos Campground

Los Padres National Forest | Mt. Pinos, CA

Open May–November

Are you ready to be star-struck? Mt. Pinos Campground, with its dark skies and expansive views, is one of the best places for star gazing in all of California. Sure, on a clear day, you can see the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding mountain ranges. But when darkness falls, the diamond-studded twinkling sky will take your breath away. At 7,800 feet, Mount Pinos also offers great ways to spend the day. Hike the Mount Pinos Trail, or ride your bike to the top of Mount Pinos. Located about an hour from Los Angeles and 19 miles from Frazier Park, Mount Pinos, called “Iwihinmu” by the Native American Chumash people, was regarded as the center of the world, the place where all things were balanced. After you’ve taken in Mount Pinos’s stars and surrounding beauty, you’ll feel balanced, too.


• 19 tent and RV sites (up to 22 ft., no hookups)
• Picnic tables, campfire ring/grills, vault toilets
• Hiking and mountain biking trails

Note: There is no drinking water available at the campground.


Spring, Summer, Fall