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Dripping Springs - Los Padres National Forest

34.57472, -118.92278

Details

  • TopoMap: Devils Heart Peak
  • Wilderness Area: Sespe
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Ojai Ranger District
  • Longitude: -118.92278
  • Latitude: 34.57472
  • Recent Water Reports:

    Date Surveyor Water Report
    11-10-2017Anonymous SurveyorTrickle
    11-10-2017Anonymous SurveyorTrickle
    05-12-2017Erin cTrickle
    07-03-2016"Oh Three"Stagnant
    06-24-2016Anonymous SurveyorStagnant
    04-03-2016BartolucciFlowing
    03-24-2016Fredrick W HeiserFlowing
Photo: M. Jones - 06/09/2014
Photo: M. Jones - 06/09/2014
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Description:

Dripping Spring is located down the Alder Creek Trail between Cow Springs Camp and Alder Creek Camp.  It is a reliable water source literally on the side of the trail.

Survey Photos:


  • Anonymous Surveyor - 06-24-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 06-24-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 06-24-2016

  • "Oh Three" - 07-03-2016

  • Erin c - 05-12-2017

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 11-10-2017

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 11-10-2017

Weather Forecasts for Dripping Springs


Submitted Reports

Dripping Springs Survey - 11-10-2017 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Dripping Springs
Date: 11-10-2017
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Dripping from moss covered rock. Bees are in the area drinking from the drips
Weather Conditions:
Images:

Dripping Springs Survey - 11-10-2017 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Dripping Springs
Date: 11-10-2017
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Images:

Dripping Springs Survey - 05-12-2017 - by Erin c
Link: Dripping Springs
Date: 05-12-2017
Surveyor Name:Erin c
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:A strong trickle, but lots of poison oak!
Weather Conditions:
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Dripping Springs Survey - 07-03-2016 - by "Oh Three"
Link: Dripping Springs
Date: 07-03-2016
Surveyor Name:"Oh Three"
Camp Description:If you scrape all the scuz out of this stagnant pool, wait 30 minutes, put extra coffee filters over your pre-filter, and really know what you're doing with your pump, you *might* not clog your water filter. 

Or you could ignore Cow Springs, stay thirsty, and walk the 3 miles back to your car at Dough Flats. 

Going west, the next water past Cow Springs is below Shady Camp. It's clear and free flowing.
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:90 degrees
Images:

Dripping Springs Survey - 06-24-2016 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Dripping Springs
Date: 06-24-2016
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:Very Low / Murky
Weather Conditions:95F+
Images:




Dripping Springs Survey - 04-03-2016 - by Bartolucci
Link: Dripping Springs
Date: 04-03-2016
Surveyor Name:Bartolucci
Camp Description:Flowing but not substantial. Most parts stagnant allowing mosquitoes to breed extensively/ 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:minimal flow
Weather Conditions:clear sky 72 degrees Fahrenheit
Dripping Springs Survey - 03-24-2016 - by Fredrick W Heiser
Link: Dripping Springs
Date: 03-24-2016
Surveyor Name:Fredrick W Heiser
Camp Description:There is a very active honeybee colony in a cavity in the rock on the north side of the trail, a little bit downstream of where the water comes out.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:

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Comments (3)

    Very little "dripping" occurring at Dripping Springs right now but plenty of water for filtering in the pools below it.
    Currently, the spring itself is not easy to access; there is a lot of poison oak right in front of the water.  Be careful!
    As a teenager I visited this spring many times on my way to, or returning from the Sespe Creek. No matter how hot it got in the summer we could always get a cool drink of water and fill our canteens for the remainder of the hike. I have not been there in over 30 years but have the trail memorized due to all the times we went there!

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Last Updated: Thursday, March 26, 2015



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