|08-14-2016||Los Padres Forest Association||Flowing|
|06-07-2015||Los Padres Forest Association||Stagnant|
|05-09-2015||Los Padres Forest Association||Trickle|
|09-30-2014||Los Padres Forest Association||Stagnant|
|06-15-2014||Los Padres Forest Association||Dry|
Big Pine Camp (aka Big Pine Spring Camp) is located about 1/4mile down off the Buckhorn Rd on the western flank of Big Pine Mtn in the San Rafael Wilderness. Big Pine Camp has a very reliable spring which helps fill up a large metal sub-terranean spring tank. In order to access the water you must lower a bucket into the tank and pull the water out within the bucket. That being said, there is usually enough water flowing out of the ground nearby that you don't need to use the tank water.
The camp is the only reliable water between Upper Bear and Bluff Camp and as a result sees a good amount of traffic, mostly from hunters, peak baggers or bikepackers crossing the Los Padres on the Buckhorn Road. There are great views of the upper Sisquoc River Valley. There is cell reception is nearby as well.
NOTE: There are a few hazard trees in the camp, please pick your camping spot wisely. The safest camp is located directly above the spring near some oak trees.