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McKinley Spings Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: San Rafeal Mountain
  • Elevation: 5575 feet
  • Wilderness Area: San Rafael
  • County: Santa Barbara County
  • Ranger District: Santa Lucia Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.8453169
  • Latitude: 34.7068523
  • Water Sources: spring
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
12-30-2017Shaddus Maximus Trickle
04-15-2017Terry JarrettFlowing
12-17-2016Anonymous SurveyorTrickle
12-17-2016Anonymous SurveyorTrickle
10-29-2016TinaFlowing
10-19-2016Anonymous SurveyorTrickle
04-17-2016Steve LynesFlowing
11-21-2015Paul CronshawTrickle
11-26-2014Shaddus Maximus Trickle
09-29-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
09-26-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
04-12-2014LPFAFlowing
07-9-2016JamesTrickle
07-9-2016JamesTrickle

Description:

A small trail camp located on Mission Pine Trail (28W01) in the San Rafael Wilderness

Survey Photos:


  • LPFA - 04-12-2014

  • Shaddus Maximus - 11-26-2014

  • Paul Cronshaw - 11-21-2015
    Campsite

  • Paul Cronshaw - 11-21-2015
    Toilet

  • Paul Cronshaw - 11-21-2015
    Newly painted tables

  • Steve Lynes - 04-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-17-2016

Submitted Camp Reports

McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 12-30-2017 - by Shaddus Maximus
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 12-30-2017
Surveyor Name:Shaddus Maximus
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 04-15-2017 - by Terry Jarrett
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 04-15-2017
Surveyor Name:Terry Jarrett
Camp Description:Campsite in good condition. McKinley Road generally is in good condition, with several obstacles to four wheel vehicles.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Spring tank and stock trough both full. Half liter per minute flow from the spring inlet pipe. Good quality.
Weather Conditions:Pleasant.
McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 12-17-2016 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 12-17-2016
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:The spring basin was full, the reservoir was full and clean. Faucet flowed when opened...gorgeous spot!
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:5gpm flow rate,
Weather Conditions:40 degrees, foggy
Images:







McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 12-17-2016 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 12-17-2016
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:The spring basin was full, the reservoir was full and clean. Faucet flowed when opened...gorgeous spot!
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:5gpm flow rate,
Weather Conditions:40 degrees, foggy
Images:







McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 10-29-2016 - by Tina
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 10-29-2016
Surveyor Name:Tina
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 10-19-2016 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 10-19-2016
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 04-17-2016 - by Steve Lynes
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 04-17-2016
Surveyor Name:Steve Lynes
Camp Description:The water was flowing well and I was able to very easily refill all of my water storage. It was a warm day and the cool water was very refreshing.

On a negative note, there was an abnormally large amount of flies and gnats in the area and along the trail where the pine trees grow. They were so thick as to be akin to a swirling cloud. I wonder if all of the recent rains have something to do with this phenomenon?
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Water flowing well. The runoff tank below the spring was also full and overflowing the rim.
Weather Conditions:Hot & sunny in the 80's but much cooler in the shade of the campground, which was refreshing!
Images:

McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 11-21-2015 - by Paul Cronshaw
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 11-21-2015
Surveyor Name:Paul Cronshaw
Camp Description:Campsite is in great condition.  We painted the two tables, cleaned the fire pit and dug the toilet deeper. 
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Stock tub and steel tank are full of clean water. Flow is approximately a liter per 10 mins. Possible decaying mouse so filter water.
Weather Conditions:
Images:

Campsite

Toilet


Newly painted tables
McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 11-26-2014 - by Shaddus Maximus
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 11-26-2014
Surveyor Name:Shaddus Maximus
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Big tub was full of clear, cool water. Small, steady trickle of water entering from faucet.
Weather Conditions:
Images:

McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 09-29-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 09-29-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Report from Toejam
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:As expected, McKinley Spring is full and over-flowing.
Weather Conditions:
McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 09-26-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 09-26-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Both spring boxes at McKinley are full.
Weather Conditions:
McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 04-12-2014 - by LPFA
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 04-12-2014
Surveyor Name:LPFA
Camp Description: Tables, grated stove and throne in good condition at McKinley Springs, although the single privacy wall faces the camp, thus exposing the throne to the road above it. Slow water flow into both receptacles in camp.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Cool and clear, flowing but not as strong as it should be in April.
Weather Conditions:
Images:

McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 07-9-2016 - by James
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 07-9-2016
Surveyor Name:James
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Both tubs were full
Weather Conditions:Sunny & hot
McKinley Spings Camp Survey - 07-9-2016 - by James
Link: McKinley Spings Camp
Date: 07-9-2016
Surveyor Name:James
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Both tubs were full
Weather Conditions:hot & sunny

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