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Mt. Pinos Ranger District Car Campgrounds

Car Campgrounds in the Mt. Pinos Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest


A total of 26 Mt. Pinos Car Campgrounds are currently available. ×
Aliso Campground South Los Padres
2800 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Aliso Car Campground is located near New Cuyama on the paved Aliso Park Road. The camp has 2 pit toilets, picnic tables and water is available.…
Ballinger Campground South Los Padres
3000 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Ballinger campround is located at the end of Ballinger Canyon Road of Highway 33 and is a popular OHV campground, this area has numerous OHV trails. The camp has picnic tables, vault toilets and no water availble. Restrictions: Spark arrestors and Off-highway…
Caballo Campground South Los Padres
5850 ft. • Kern County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Pinon Pine covered Caballo Campground is located about a half mile north of Noroeste Road along Quatal Canyon Road (9N27).  9N27 is an unimproved road which can be difficult for some vehicles.  Caballo is Spanish for horse and…
Campo Alto Campground South Los Padres
8250 ft. • Kern County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Campo Alto is a car campground located at the top of Cerro Noroeste in the Mt. Pinos region of the Los Padres National Forest.  Located at 8.250ft, the campground is shaded by a thick blanket of Jeffrey pine and offers great views of the Los Padres and surrounding areas. Campo Alto supports…
Cherry Creek Campground South Los Padres
5200 ft. • Kern County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Located above Cuddy Valley near Frazier Park in the Mt. Pinos Area, this is a car camp located at the end of Chery Creek Road (20W20) which should only be used by four wheel drive capable vehicles.
Chuchupate Campground South Los Padres
6200 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
The Chumash name for California rock parsnip or celery weed (Lamatium Caliifornicum) in the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family. This yellow flowered plant, with an edible thickened tap root provided a source of food during the winter season. The site was originally a local picnic…
Chula Vista Campground South Los Padres
8200 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Located at the end of the Mt. Pinos Highway. This campground is not exactly a car camp, you can park close but you have to walk your gear over to the camping area. The campground has many sites and tables, this area can have snow on the ground until May, depending on the year. Be aware, many people…
Cottonwood Campground South Los Padres
4600 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Near Frazier Park via the Lockwood - Ozena Road (9N03) and Lockwood Creek Road (8N12). Four wheel drive camp.
Dome Springs Campground South Los Padres
4800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Directions: Travel on Lockwood-Ozena Road approximately seven miles east of State Highway 33. Travel north for three miles on dirt access Forest Road 8N40.
Dutchman Campground South Los Padres
6800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Dutchman Campground is a small car camp near Frazier park, the camp is shaded by Jeffery Pines. Dutchman Campground is located on a the Alamo Loop road (FS 7N01) which is a dirt road, and is recommend to have a high clearance vehicle. Directions: Alamo Loop road (FS7N01), approximately…
Gold Hill Campground South Los Padres
4200 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
In 1889, John L. Henderson made a claim just west of his property here. In 1895 The Antelope Valley Water Company filed for a right of way for a water canal which was never built and the right of way was withdrawn in 1910. From 1910 until 1921, the Sespe Light and Power Company filed, but again…
Halfmoon Campground South Los Padres
4700 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Jeffery Pine shaded camp near creek. Dirt road to camp normally accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicle.
Hard Luck Campground South Los Padres
2800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Near Pryamid Lake but this camp is CLOSED Indefinitely.  Directions: Exit I-5 at Smoky Bear Road, south on the East Valley Road
Kings Campground South Los Padres
4250 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
A small rustic car campground located outside of Hungry Valley, No water is available here, but each camp has a fire ring and table. From the Hungry Valley SVRA take Gold Hill Road (FS 18N01) approximately 5 miles, turn left on Kings Campground Road. Campground is approximately 1 mile east.
Marian Campground South Los Padres
6600 ft. • Kern County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
A small camp with Big Views, this camp is located on Brush Mountain in Southern California's Kern County, a little north of Ventura County. It's located a few miles west northwest of San Emigdio Mountain. The mountain is in the Los Padres National Forest.
Mc Gill Campground South Los Padres
7500 ft. • Kern County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Car campground nearly atop Mt Pinos in the Southern Los Padres National Forest.  This camp is famous for star gazing, escaping the heat in the summer and snow play in the winter.
Mt Pinos Campground South Los Padres
7800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Numerous rare and some endangered species are confined to a small area at the top of Mt. Pinos. The area was set aside to protect these unusual plants. Pinis Flexilis Limber Pine grows in a small area at the top of the mountain. Among the pines Kennedy's buckwheat, a low growing gray mat forming species…
Pine Mountain Campground South Los Padres
6740 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Pine Mountain Campground is a very nice campground shaded by tall pines. The campsite is located 41/2 miles east of Highway 33 on Pine Mountain Road 6N06 and a 1/2 mile west of Reyes Peak Campground. No Flush toilets or water sources are available at this remote car campground. Across…
Pine Springs Campground South Los Padres
5900 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Car campground off of Grade Valley Road.  Vegetation is pine trees and high country sage.  A dozen or so campsites within the campground.  Grade Valley Rd closes during the winter months, which makes this camp accessible only by bike, horse or hiking.  There are a few trails that lead out of camp.
Pleito Creek Campground South Los Padres
5200 ft. • Kern County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Camp located north of Cuddy Valley along Pleito Creek.  Pleito Creek Camp is surrounded by some large peaks including Antimony and Escapula.  It appears to be accessed via an OHV road.  More information is needed.
Reyes Creek Campground South Los Padres
3960 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
The car campground is located on Reyes Creek a short distance up the creek from the site of the old ranch adobe known as Rancho Encino. The drive-in campground has 29 sites with tables and stoves, bulletin board and pit toilets and water from the creek. Reyes Creek is stocked with trout in the spring…
Sunset Campground South Los Padres
4350 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Located at the confluence of Lockwood and Piru Creeks, Sunset Camp is an OHV car campground in the Mt Pinos region of the Los Padres National Forest.  Sunset is also at the junction of the Miller Jeepway and Piru OHV Trail just across from Lockwood Flat. The camp is located next to a small…
Thorn Meadows Campground South Los Padres
5000 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Thorn Meadows is an old Forest Service guard station.  The station remains but is in pretty bad shape and riddled with bullet holes and bear scratches.  Visit it while you can because it most likely won't be there too long.  The camp is accessible via Grade Valley Rd and is an easy drive for all high…
Tinta Campground South Los Padres
3656 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Tinta is car-camp located at the trailhead of the Tinta OHV trail.  The camp has a few sites with some rundown tables and an old toilet.  The road to the camp can be difficult and may require 4WD to access.  There are rumors that the Forest Service will be closing Tinta Camp.  Stay tuned..... The…
Toad Springs Campground South Los Padres
5550 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Toad Springs is a developed campground near Pine Mountain Club in the Mt. Pinos Ranger District.  The camp is easily accessed and near the Quatal Canyon OHV routes. The camp is located on Quatal Canyon Road southwest 1/2 mile from Sierra Noroeste Road. There are a number of exotic trees planted at…
Valle Vista Campground South Los Padres
4800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Valle Vista is a car-camp campground located just off the Cerro Noroeste Rd.  The camp offers great views north into the San Joaquin Valley.  The camp is first come - first served but is rarely full.  There is no water at camp.
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