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  • Forest road and campground current conditions and closures
    on February 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Monterey Ranger District Santa Lucia Ranger District Santa Barbara Ranger District Ojai Ranger District Mt. Pinos Ranger District […]

  • Snow Alert Mt. Pinos Ranger District
    on February 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

    There is snow on the Mt. Pinos District! %3Aul%3A %3Ali%3ALearn more about snow conditions, safety precautions, road conditions and the Adventure Pass%3A/li%3A %3Ali%3AContact the Mt. Pinos Ranger District Office in Frazier Park at %3A661%3A 245-3731 X 0, Monday - Friday for more information%3A/li%3A %3A/ul%3A […]

  • Campfire Information
    on February 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Snow and rain across Los Padres National Forest has provided sufficient moisture to reduce fire restrictions on the forest effective immediately. Under the reduced fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal barbeques will be allowed in all areas of the Forest. A California Campfire Permit is required to build a campfire outside of a designated Campfire Use Site. California Campfire Permits are available for free download from the Forest website %3Ahttp://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf%3A. A list of Campfire Use Sites is available at all Forest offices or on the Forest website. %3Aul%3A %3Ali%3ACalifornia Campfire Permit%3A/li%3A %3Ali%3ACampfire Use Site List%3A/li%3A %3A/ul%3A […]

  • Hwy 33 Alert - February 12, 2019
    on February 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Highway 33 reopened on 2/7/18. The road to Rose Valley Campground and Rose Valley Falls Trail is closed. You can park at the locked gate and walk to the Rose Valley Falls Trailhead. The road to the Middle Lion Campground is closed. The road to the Piedra Blanca Trailhead is open, but the water level is too high to cross the Sespe River. The Wheeler Gorge Campground is open. Chain control is still in effect from Pine Mountain Inn %3Amile marker 39.0%3A to Lockwood Valley Rd %3APM 48.5%3A. Roads are icy. Drive with caution! For more information, please visit the CalTrans website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/ […]

  • Current Fire Restrictions
    on February 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Snow and rain across Los Padres National Forest has provided sufficient moisture to reduce fire restrictions on the forest effective immediately. Under the reduced fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal barbeques will be allowed in all areas of the Forest. A California Campfire Permit is required to build a campfire outside of a designated Campfire Use Site. California Campfire Permits are available for free download from the Forest website %3Ahttp://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf%3A. A list of Campfire Use Sites is available at all Forest offices. %3Aul%3A %3Ali%3AAdditional fire restriction information%3A/li%3A %3Ali%3ACampfire Use Sites%3A/li%3A %3Ali%3ACalifornia Campfire Permit%3A/li%3A %3A/ul%3A […]

 

Additional Notices

NOTICE 2/15/2019

HIGHWAY 1

[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA] 
IS CLOSED FROM 2.1 MI SOUTH TO 0.5 MI SOUTH OF LUCIA (MONTEREY CO) – DUE TO AN INCOMING STORM – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE 

1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS FROM 14.6 MI NORTH OF THE SANTA CRUZ/SAN MATEO CO LINE /AT PESCADERO BEACH NORTH/ TO 2.3 MI SOUTH OF THE JCT OF SR 84 /AT LONG GULCH/ (SAN MATEO CO) 24 HRS A DAY THRU 1800 HRS ON FRIDAY 3/29/19 – DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC FROM 4.2 MI NORTH TO 4.4 MI NORTH OF MUIR BEACH (MARIN CO) 24 HRS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK THRU 2359 HRS ON 3/31/19 – DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK TO RE-OPEN AT 12 NOON TODAY AND PAUL’S SLIDE TO RE-OPEN AT 5 PM TODAY; BOTH AREAS WILL INCLUDE TRAFFIC CONTROL

HIGHWAY 33

[IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED FROM FAIRVIEW AVE /IN MEINERS OAKS/ (VENTURA CO) TO 9 MI SOUTH OF VENTURA/SANTA BARBARA CO LINE /AT LOCKWOOD VALLEY RD/ – DUE TO MUDSLIDE – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

 

State Route 1 is NOW FULLY OPEN at Point Lobos –it had been closed due to downed trees and powerlines between Pt. Lobos (PM 70.42) and Highlands Dr. (PM 69.24) in Carmel.

NOTICE 2/12/2019

Highway 1

**TRAFFIC ADVISORY**
CALTRANS ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE TODAY AT 5 PM

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that a significant storm will reach the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area this evening. The Highway 1 closure, for traveler safety, will include the areas of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide, closing today, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 5 pm until further notice. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.

The closure initiation process will begin at 3 PM with Electronic Message Signs activated and both sets of gates (Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide) closed by 5 pm today. Storm activity is currently forecast through Saturday, Feb. 16th.

Businesses along the Big Sur Coast on Hwy. 1 remain open and are accessible via Hwy’s. 101, 68, 46.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when the storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite again—we currently anticipate this to be Friday, Feb. 15th. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: Both Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will close today. An update will be provided by the afternoon of Friday, Feb 15th or sooner.

 

 

NOTICE 01/30/2019

Due to road conditions, Middle Lion Campground is closed until further notice

Bottchers Gap

Bottchers Gap is still under a temporary closure.

The Following Roads/Hwys are closed:

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

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!