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

Ponderosa Campground

Los Padres National Forest | Big Sur, CA

Deep in the wildlands of Big Sur lies Ponderosa Campground, with a canopy of ponderosa pine, oak, and sycamore trees to shade your site. Because you’re in Los Padres National Forest, a short drive takes you to nearby hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails, with spectacular views of redwood groves and waterfalls. Apart from summer, when it dries up, the Nacimiento River runs alongside the campground and is a great place to angle for trout or simply wade through the waters.  For more water play, the San Antonio Reservoir Recreation Area, about 30 miles away, is a fun place for boating, fishing and swimming.


• 23 campsites for tent and RV camping (no hookups)
• Picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, paved roads, drinking water, trash collection, vaults toilets
• Biking, bird watching, fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife viewing
• Creek access and waterfront sites
• A historic and cultural site

Please note: River access and swimming are seasonal


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter