Forest Service Emergency Closure (
U.S. Forest Service has issued an emergency closure of said forests in Pacific Southwest Region:
a. Inyo National Forest, b. Sierra National Forest, c. Sequoia National Forest, d. Stanislaus National Forest, e. Los Padres National Forest, f. Angeles National Forest, g. San Bernardino National Forest, h. Cleveland National Forest
All campgrounds have been closed and evacuated, please visit to request a refund.

Parks Management Company is committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our agency and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions.

Please continue to monitor this page for status updates. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.


Lake Piru (Updated 8/15/2020)

Lake Piru will re-open on Monday, August 17, 2020. Please visit to check the latest advisories, conditions and restrictions. 

Bottchers Gap

Bottchers Gap is still under a temporary closure.

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.

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 check your route before traveling!