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Alcove Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Hurricane Deck
  • Elevation: 3750 feet
  • Wilderness Area: San Rafael
  • County: Santa Barbara County
  • Ranger District: Santa Lucia Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.856162
  • Latitude: 34.744751
  • Water Sources: Mazana Creek - Water can be usually found at this point of the creek
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Activities & Features:
    • Backpacking
    • Birding
    • Camping
    • Creek
    • Day-Hiking
    • River
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Wilderness-Camping

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
04-05-2017M SchlessTrickle
01-01-2017Shaddus MaximusTrickle


Located at the bottom of a cliff and surrounded by oak trees, a great for pitching a tent. The camp has nice spot right under the cliff with soft sand that is totally sheltered from the rain.

Submitted Camp Reports

Alcove Camp Survey - 05-16-2017 - by wehumananimals
Link: Alcove Camp
Date: 05-16-2017
Surveyor Name:wehumananimals
Camp Description:
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:Some standing pools at the top of alcove falls across the main trail from camp. Good enough for drinking for now.
Weather Conditions:
Alcove Camp Survey - 04-05-2017 - by M Schless
Link: Alcove Camp
Date: 04-05-2017
Surveyor Name:M Schless
Camp Description:Small trickle above campsite heading up to the amphitheater. Stream at the top of the falls had a slow but steady flow.
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Alcove Camp Survey - 01-01-2017 - by Shaddus Maximus
Link: Alcove Camp
Date: 01-01-2017
Surveyor Name:Shaddus Maximus
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:

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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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