Sandstone Day Use Area

Sandstone Day Use Area is located along the Santa Ynez River on Paradise Road, 9.5 miles from Highway 154.

Sandstone Day Use Area has paved parking for approximately 30 vehicles.  There is one trash bin located at the site and two toilets.  The Santa Ynez River can be accessed from the site.

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

Sandy beach, river access, lots of parking, oak trees, sandstone cliffs, no picnic tables, no barbecues, no water.

Area amenities: Parking, trash, toilets

As of November 1, 2016, the Live Oak Day Use Picnic Area will no longer be an Adventure Pass Recreation site. This day use site 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.


From Highway 154 turn east Paradise Road. Follow for 8.0 miles to the site.