Day Use Areas Open Now (No Camping & No Fires):

Limekiln State Park (Beach Access Only) , Pheiffer Beach, Willow Creek DUA, Mill Creek DUA, Ballinger OHV,  Turkey Flat OHV,  Cerro Alto Trailhead, Nira TrailheadFirst Crossing DUA, Upper Oso Trailhead, Falls DUA, Live Oak DUA, Sandstone DUA, Red Rock DUA, Lower Oso DUA , White Rock DUA

Forest Service Emergency Closures

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

California Regional Stay-at-home Order

All campgrounds have been closed and evacuated, please visit Recreation.Gov 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. We are closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions.

 USDA Forest Service Regional Order
As of 1/8/2020 all campgrounds are CLOSED for overnight stays through January 29th, 2021.   Day use areas remain open and are encouraged to be visited with members of your own household for exercise, and enjoyment. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates. Thank you for your patience and your attention to this important matter.



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!!

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