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Miller Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Bald Mountain
  • Elevation: 1608 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Santa Barbara County
  • Ranger District: Santa Lucia Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.887979
  • Latitude: 34.82991163
  • Water Sources: The camp is just above the seasonal Sisquoc River
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
10-04-2017Anonymous SurveyorDry
04-01-2016Katie MendenhallFlowing
05-07-2015James WapotichTrickle


Miller Camp, aka Miller Canyon Base, is located along the Sisquoc River Trail in the San Rafael Wilderness.  The camp is off the north side of the trail set in a clump of oaks and sycamore trees.  There is an old corral at camp along with some old human remnants from when a road ran up to this camp.  The camp doesn't see a whole lot of visitors, this part of the forest is pretty remote and not frequently visited.  The camp is along the somewhat popular Lower Sisquoc Loop, which starts from the NIRA trailhead.

Survey Photos:

  • Katie Mendenhall - 04-01-2016

Submitted Camp Reports

Miller Camp Survey - 10-04-2017 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Miller Camp
Date: 10-04-2017
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:Campsite is pretty exposed, lots of sun.  It looks like a tree fell on the fence of the horse corral.  No good water for at least a mile or more downstream of Miller, we did not make it all the way to Mormon Camp though.  Abel Camp upstream was better: more shade and flowing water. 10/4/2017.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:one stagnant pool dried to mud in the afternoon
Weather Conditions:
Miller Camp Survey - 04-01-2016 - by Katie Mendenhall
Link: Miller Camp
Date: 04-01-2016
Surveyor Name:Katie Mendenhall
Camp Description:Camp is very overgrown with tall grass. Beautiful spot with fantastic oak trees, old table & fire pit (same condition as previous survey).
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Sisquoc River had lots of water.
Weather Conditions:

Miller Camp Survey - 05-07-2015 - by James Wapotich
Link: Miller Camp
Date: 05-07-2015
Surveyor Name:James Wapotich
Camp Description:The camp is shaded, and has an improvised bend/low table made out of what's left of the picnic table. There is also a nearby corral. 
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:There currently is water at Miller. Similar to Water Canyon the water slow moving passing across long flats, but there is good water where it is moving more quickly
Weather Conditions:

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Last Updated: Monday, January 4, 2016

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