Lower Oso Day Use Area

The Lower Oso Day Use Picnic Area is located off Paradise Road just across the first Santa Ynez River crossing ford.

Lower Oso Day Use Area includes 28 sites, each with a picnic table, pedestal grill and parking spur.  There are three flush toilet buildings for a total of eight seats.  The Santa Ynez River can be accessed from the site.

Drinking water is available. There is no electricity.

Lower Oso Day Use Area is open all year.  However, during high river flows Paradise Road is closed to motorized traffic.

Area amenities: Picnic tables, BBQs, Parking, trash, hiking trails, water play, flush toilets, drinking water.

As of November 1, 2016, the Lower Oso Day Use Picnic Area will no longer be an Adventure Pass recreation site. This day use area will be managed by the Parks Management for the Forest Service.

  • $10 per vehicle
  • or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Annual Day Use Pass for $50.


Lower Oso Picnic Area (Click for Google Maps Directions)

14 Paradise Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93105