Notices and Closures

NOTICE (11/18/18):

The Sycamore Canyon Road Improvement Project has been completed! Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area is OPEN and normal operations have resumed. Thank you for your patience through this road improvement project.


NOTICE 8/13/18:

  • Los Padres National Forest has advised us that they have moved to Extreme Fire Danger. Be prepared as the following changes have taken effect and will remain in effect until the order is lifted.
  • Wood and charcoal fires prohibited on National Forest lands including Campfire Use Sites
  • Gas stoves and lanterns are allowed only in Campfire Use Sites (TIP:  Portable propane Fire Rings are the best alternative for campfire experience.)
  • Smoking prohibited in all areas except in vehicles, building and Campfire Use Sites



Highway One Access

Highway 1 is NOW OPEN from the North and South. Enjoy the ride.


Additional Campsites to become Reservable

To better serve campers and their families, additional Los Padres campsites managed under concession by Parks Management Company (PMC) will become available for the public to reserve through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) beginning May 1, 2018.

 The Los Padres National Forest offers a total of 869 campsites for our visitors to enjoy and now 548 of those are reservable, allowing campers a better “plan ahead” option. As always, if a campsite is not reserved, it will still be available on a ‘First Come First Served’ basis. These two options are part of our continuing commitment to better serve the public and optimize the visitor experience throughout the Los Padres National Forest. Happy Camping!!

Please use a map to check your route before traveling.



Bottchers Gap

Bottchers Gap is still under a temporary closure. We will update and post updates here.

Updated 10/13/2018