Welcome To Hike Los Padres!
User Log In or Sign Up
Use Marker Cluster
Markers: Use Marker Groups
Time used: ms
Routes
    Trails
    OHV Trails
    Forest Roads
    Streams
Wildfire Layers
    Wolf 2002
    Piru 2003
    Day 2006
    Zaca 2007
    Gap 2008
    La Brea 2009
Forest Layers
    Forest Boundary
    Wilderness Areas
    Ranger Districts
    Counties
    Topographic Outlines
    Trailheads
    OHV Trailheads
Helpful Hints
    ↣ Right click the map for location data. ↣ Click a stream for Water Stats.

Meadow Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Little Pine Mountain
  • Elevation: 2040 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Santa Barbara County
  • Ranger District: Santa Barbara Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.66887
  • Latitude: 34.58455
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Activities & Features:
    • Backpacking
    • Birding
    • Camping
    • Campfire Rings
    • Creek
    • Day-Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Mountain Biking
    • Tables
    • Wilderness-Camping

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
05-30-2016James WapotichStagnant
03-30-2016Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
12-29-2015James WapotichStagnant
08-09-2015Chris FerrierDry
05-31-2015Los Padres Forest AssociationDry
02-13-2015Shaddus Maximus Flowing
09-26-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationStagnant
06-28-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationDry
05-25-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationDry

Description:

Meadow Camp is located on the Indian Creek Trail (26W08) just up past the junction of the Buckhorn Trail.  The camp is just outside the Dick Smith Wilderness with the camp being on the south side of the meadow and the Dick Smith starting on the north side of the meadow.  Meadow Camp is a relatively new camp and it's very obvious how it got its name - it's a large meadow of grass and star thistle nestled next to the creek.  The camp is small with one table, one fire ring and really one camping space.  The creek is seasonal down at Meadow Camp.  The trail up Indian Creek can be hard to follow from Meadow Camp.  The trail starts on the far side of the meadow and literally goes directly into a wall of chaparral.  Look for the metal sign which indicates where the trail starts.


Survey Photos:


  • Shaddus Maximus - 02-13-2015

Submitted Camp Reports

Meadow Camp Survey - 05-30-2016 - by James Wapotich
Link: Meadow Camp
Date: 05-30-2016
Surveyor Name:James Wapotich
Camp Description:No water in the creek at camp, standing pools that could be filtered downstream. 
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Meadow Camp Survey - 03-30-2016 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Meadow Camp
Date: 03-30-2016
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Water is flowing, everything is green, flowers are great.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Meadow Camp Survey - 12-29-2015 - by James Wapotich
Link: Meadow Camp
Date: 12-29-2015
Surveyor Name:James Wapotich
Camp Description:Standing pools only, made fresh with rainwater. 
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Meadow Camp Survey - 08-09-2015 - by Chris Ferrier
Link: Meadow Camp
Date: 08-09-2015
Surveyor Name:Chris Ferrier
Camp Description:No water anywhere near Meadow Camp.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Meadow Camp Survey - 05-31-2015 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Meadow Camp
Date: 05-31-2015
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Camp looked clean, table in fair enough shape (for being as old as it is) but no water.  Nearest water was at Lower Buckhorn Camp.  There was no confirmation where the water started upstream along Indian Creek.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:high 80's, sunny and hot!
Meadow Camp Survey - 02-13-2015 - by Shaddus Maximus
Link: Meadow Camp
Date: 02-13-2015
Surveyor Name:Shaddus Maximus
Camp Description:Bomber campsite right next to the massive potrero, a.k.a., meadow. 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Good flow in Indian creek just below Meadow Camp
Weather Conditions:
Images:

Meadow Camp Survey - 09-26-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Meadow Camp
Date: 09-26-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:Stagnant pools but there was water if you really wanted it
Weather Conditions:
Meadow Camp Survey - 06-28-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Meadow Camp
Date: 06-28-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Meadow Camp Survey - 05-25-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Meadow Camp
Date: 05-25-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Table is intact, the trail is pretty good other than some of the usual bushwhacking.  

We rode our bikes up to Meadow Camp and then continued upstream by foot.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:No water between the trailhead and Meadow Camp
Weather Conditions:Hot, sunny, in the low 90's

Leave A Camp Report

Survey / Report Form



Questions or Comments








Last Updated: Monday, August 17, 2015

Join Our Mailing List
×
Get updates on conditions, surveys and more...

Weather Forecasts

L.P.N.F. Contacts »

  • Forest Headquarters
    Phone: (805) 968-6640
  • Mt. Pinos District
    Phone: (661) 245-3731
  • Ojai Ranger District
    Phone: (805) 646-4348
  • Santa Barbara District
    Phone: (805) 967-3481
  • Santa Lucia District
    Phone: (805) 925-9538
  • Monterey District
    Phone: (831) 385-5434
2015 © Hike Los Padres - Do not copy content, maps, data, images and Hiking and Backpacking Trails || Website developed By John Ziegler and Powered by Santa Barbara Web & Graphic Design