Notices & Closures


Upper Oso Campground is Closed until further notice.



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

Upper Oso Campground

Los Padres National Forest | Santa Barbara, CA

Searching for a summer adventure for the whole family? Head to the mountains for swimming, hiking and biking, along with trout fishing and horseback riding, if you bring along the horse. There’s even off-roading (OHV) on a 10-mile loop through surrounding forest. It’s all yours to explore when you set up camp in the Upper Oso Campground, in Los Padres National Forest. Set out on great trails that begin in and around the campground.  Paddle away in your kayak or float in a boat at nearby Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. When it’s time for ice cream, Santa Barbara is a 25-mile drive.


• Single-family, walk-in, and equestrian sites
• Tent and RV camping (no hookups)
• Picnic tables, grills, drinking Water
• Horse corrals, horse watering station, off-road vehicle trails
• Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails
• Firewood is available for sale at the Camp Host site

Please Note: Rising river levels can prompt campground closures in the winter


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter