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Dick Smith Wilderness Camps

All trail campsites in the Dick Smith Wilderness, Los Padres National Forest


A total of 11 Dick Smith Wilderness Camps are currently available. ×
Bill Faris Camp South Los Padres
4200 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Bill Faris is a small camp on Alamar Creek between Alamar Saddle and Dutch Oven.  There are about 5 icecan stoves in camp.  The camp used to be pretty nice but after the Zaca Fire the huge pine tree in camp died and has since become a hazard to the camp.  Most people are now camping in the small meadow…
Blue Jay Camp South Los Padres
3550 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small camp lopcated halfway between Bluff and Poplar Camp on Indian Creek. Ray’s Notes Bob Burtness NotesAdministration: Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara District
Bluff Guard Station Los Padres
4,480 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Cabin
  Overview: Bluff Guard Station still serves as an administrative outpost for Forest crews and volunteer crews. It is located 20 miles north of Upper Oso on the Buckhorn Road and at the point where the Grapevine Trail out of the San Cruz drainage crosses the road and then becomes the Indian…
Deal Junction Camp South Los Padres
1300 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small primative trail camp located at the junction of Deal Trail and Rancho Nuevo Trail in the Dick Smith Wilderness.
Don Victor Camp South Los Padres
3400 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small and very remote trail camp located off the Loma Victor Road (7N05), the Don Victor Trail starts here. The camp was once an old homestead owned by Don Victor in the 1920's, you can find the ruins of his old cabin near by.
Dutch Oven Camp South Los Padres
3700 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Dutch Oven Camp was supposedly named after a dutch oven pot that was left at the camp and stayed there for some time.  The camp was probably created due to it being just below the junction of the 
Indian Creek Camp South Los Padres
2300 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Indian Camp is a small primative camp located on the Indian Trail (26W08)in the Dick Smith Wilderness
Madulce Camp South Los Padres
5100 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
The Malduce Camp was once an old forest service outpost or guard station, the historical structure was first constructed by a squatter in the 1880's and was used by the Forest Service from 1890 to 1929, then was rebuilt in 1930 and was used until it was burnt by an act of arson in late 1990's. The…
Pens Camp South Los Padres
3300 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
It received its name from cattle pens on the terrace of Indian Creek where Jose Moraga and Robert Ord used to pen up their stock.At one time there was 1 grate stove and a sign. Water is available from Indian Creek which flows year round.
Poplar Camp South Los Padres
3360 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small trail camp located on the Indian-Polar Trail between Blue Jay Camp and Pens Camp. The camp can be accessed either from the locked gate at Little Caliente…
Upper Rancho Nuevo Camp South Los Padres
4068 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Trail Camp
Upper Rancho Nuevo Camp is a small camp just above a narrows along the Rancho Nuevo Trail.  Water in this part of the Dick Smith Wilderness is very seasonal.  Don't expect to find good water during the Summer and early Fall months.  There is not much at the camp other than an old fire grate and some…
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