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Jackson Hole Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Santa Paula Peak
  • Elevation: 2500 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Sespe
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Ojai Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.0543636
  • Latitude: 34.46575063
  • Water Sources: Water is seasonal from the creek.
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
08-07-2016Josh IsaacFlowing


Located near Santa Paula off the Highway 150 on the Last Chance Trail (21W09) in the Sespe Wilderness. The hole is a hunting and fishing camp which was named for a former mountaineer who often used the site. The falls are up the canyon above the camp. Further up the canyon is Last Chance Camp and then the old, not well maintained trail reaches the Red Reef Trail west of Hines Peak.

Survey Photos:

  • JO - 01-18-2016
    marks turn off of main trail to Jackson Camp

  • JO - 01-18-2016
    Maybe cliff jumping into Jackson Hole?

  • JO - 01-18-2016
    Upper punchbowls in left. Moon rock near lower punchbowls in middle. Big Cone Camp in background

  • Josh Isaac - 08-07-2016

Submitted Camp Reports

Jackson Hole Camp Survey - 09-16-2017 - by Fritz
Link: Jackson Hole Camp
Date: 09-16-2017
Surveyor Name:Fritz
Camp Description:The trail from the punch bowls was heavily overgrown and nearly impassable. There were points where we were on our hands and knees crawling under brush. Lost the trail twice and had to backtrack and search for markers. Game trails look more heavily used then the actual trail. Took about 2.5 hours to hike the 1.5 miles to the falls.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:The falls were dry but there was a trickle of water in the creek and some of the pools down stream were full.
Weather Conditions:Nice 70 degrees or so with a light breeze
Jackson Hole Camp Survey - 08-07-2016 - by Josh Isaac
Link: Jackson Hole Camp
Date: 08-07-2016
Surveyor Name:Josh Isaac
Camp Description:The location of this camp was not at the coordinates on the map; as the other poster mentioned, there is a blue turn-off about 1/4 mile BEFORE the location of the camp on the map, while you are still in a forested area. 

The coordinates of the camp are: 34.4631, -119.0564

Camp has enough room for at least 3 tents; there's a fire pit and a small stream close by. Located down a steep trail off the main trail. 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Pretty Low Flow, but enough to filter
Weather Conditions:Hot during the day. Did not get very cold at night.

Jackson Hole Camp Survey - 01-18-2016 - by JO
Link: Jackson Hole Camp
Date: 01-18-2016
Surveyor Name:JO
Camp Description:Not much of a camp here.  The turn off the main Last Chance Trail is marked by a blue Fruit Grower's flag placed on a rock with a smaller rock on top to hold it in place.
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:cloudy

marks turn off of main trail to Jackson Camp

Maybe cliff jumping into Jackson Hole?

Upper punchbowls in left. Moon rock near lower punchbowls in middle. Big Cone Camp in background

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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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