Notices and Closures

NOTICE: The Government Shutdown is NOT affecting reservations (current or future) or the status of the facilities listed here. 

NOTICE 01/18/2019

The Following Roads/Hwys are closed effective Jan 18-21, 2019:

  1.  Highway 33 in Ojai, Campgrounds affected are: Wheeler Gorge, Rose Valley, Middle lion, and Holiday Group Camp. Please click here to view the Caltrans website for updated Hwy 1 conditions.

  2. Paradise Road in Lower Santa Ynez is closed at First Crossing. Campgrounds affected are Upper Oso and Sage Hill.

Lake Piru

The lake is currently closed due to the storm activity and the sudden influx of water. We will update as we know more.

Pfieffer Beach

The facility access is subject to river levels at crossing just prior to the facility. During and after large rain events there is a high chance of the crossing being closed.

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 12/18/18:

  • Los Padres National Forest has advised us that they have removed fire restrictions from "Designated Campfire Use Sites", of which all managed by Parks Management and listed on this website are on that list.


Highway One Access

Please be sure to check Big Sur, CA  Highway 1  road conditions before your departure as they can vary @

If Highway 1 is experiencing a closure check alternative route access @ Nacimiento/Ferguson Road.


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