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Flores Flat Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: San Rafeal Mountain
  • Elevation: 2300 feet
  • Wilderness Area: San Rafael
  • County: Santa Barbara County
  • Ranger District: Santa Barbara Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.7588565
  • Latitude: 34.65815746
  • Water Sources: Santa Cruz Creek
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
06-25-2017Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
04-22-2017James WapotichFlowing
06-11-2016Los Padres Forest AssociationTrickle
03-03-2016Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
03-31-2015Shaddus Maximus Trickle
02-27-2015Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing

Description:

Flores Flat Camp is located in between the Santa Cruz Camp and Kellog Camp on the Santa Cruz Trail (27W09) in the San Rafael Wilderness

Survey Photos:


  • Los Padres Forest Association - 02-27-2015
    Sign at Flores Camp

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 02-27-2015
    Flores Flat Camp

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 02-27-2015
    The odd trash

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 02-27-2015
    Incoming storm, West Fork Santa Cruz Creek

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 03-03-2016
    The camp is under the large oak on the left, Mission Pine can be seen in the background

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 03-03-2016
    The campsite

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 03-03-2016
    Santa Cruz Creek was spectacular!

Submitted Camp Reports

Flores Flat Camp Survey - 06-25-2017 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Flores Flat Camp
Date: 06-25-2017
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Great article by James Wapotich flirting with some of the old homesteads and other off-trail sites to visit in the area.  Songs of the Wilderness is a great resource, check it out:

https://songsofthewilderness.com/2017/06/25/trail-quest-santa-cruz-creek-homesteads/ 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Flores Flat Camp Survey - 04-22-2017 - by James Wapotich
Link: Flores Flat Camp
Date: 04-22-2017
Surveyor Name:James Wapotich
Camp Description:Santa Cruz Creek flowing great
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Flores Flat Camp Survey - 06-11-2016 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Flores Flat Camp
Date: 06-11-2016
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:"Hiker said there was spotty water at Flores."
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:warm, overcast/cloudy.
Flores Flat Camp Survey - 03-03-2016 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Flores Flat Camp
Date: 03-03-2016
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Flores was beautiful.  Cleaned up most of the horse packer trash that had been "hidden" for the past few years.  There are still a few remains including a red Igloo cooler.  The water was crystal clear and flowing great with some of the pools being 4-5 feet deep.  Fantastic.  Besides the cooler, the camp is primitive with nothing other than a metal fire grate and a few old nails in the tree.  The oak at Flores is a little scary to sleep under but it's a beauty.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:AWESOME water, really, awesome
Weather Conditions:
Images:

The camp is under the large oak on the left, Mission Pine can be seen in the background

The campsite


Santa Cruz Creek was spectacular!
Flores Flat Camp Survey - 03-31-2015 - by Shaddus Maximus
Link: Flores Flat Camp
Date: 03-31-2015
Surveyor Name:Shaddus Maximus
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Flowing water in Santa Cruz Creek next to Flores Flat camp.
Weather Conditions:
Flores Flat Camp Survey - 02-27-2015 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Flores Flat Camp
Date: 02-27-2015
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Water was flowing great at Flores.  Very nice camp but doesn't appear to get much use, although it should.  The trail down to the creek could be improved.  There are two campsites at Flores, the main one under the large oak tree and then a very seldom used camp up-canyon about 100 yards.  There was a bunch of trash left in camp #2.  Things like a cooler, horse saddle, Birkenstocks and a duffle bag - sort of odd.  Good place to spend a night for sure.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:Sunny and cool when I arrived, rainy and cold when I left. I was there less than an hour.
Images:

Sign at Flores Camp

Flores Flat Camp


The odd trash

Incoming storm, West Fork Santa Cruz Creek

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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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