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Piedra Blanca Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Lion Canyon
  • Elevation: 3500 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Sespe
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Ojai Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.1655683517456
  • Latitude: 34.584979604826216
  • Water Sources: Water is year round from the Piedra Blanca Creek
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Activities & Features:
    • Backpacking
    • Birding
    • Camping
    • Campfire Rings
    • Day-Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Wilderness-Camping

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
07-24-2017EricoFlowing
02-12-2017Mike makiFlowing
11-06-2016James WapotichFlowing
09-26-2016Stan KruslickyDry
09-18-2016ericoFlowing
06-16-2016Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
05-03-2016Anonymous Flowing
02-21-2016Troop 26Flowing
01-12-2016Yellow MantisFlowing
01-02-2016Michael SFlowing
11-26-2015LLFlowing
09-05-2015Hike Los PadresFlowing
05-16-2015Jeremiah SwiderFlowing
05-16-2015Jeremiah SwiderFlowing
05-02-2015Christian HammonFlowing
09-22-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationTrickle
06-21-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
05-01-2014LPFAFlowing

Description:

The Piedra Blanca Camp is located on the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca Trail in the Sespe Wilderness about 2.1 miles from the Piedra Blanca trail head. This is a small trail camp with a few fire rings, a great place for a quick overnight trip. The Piedra Blanca Creek flows year round.

 

Survey Photos:


  • Los Padres Forest Association - 06-21-2014

  • Christian Hammon - 05-02-2015

  • Christian Hammon - 05-02-2015

  • Christian Hammon - 05-02-2015

  • Christian Hammon - 05-02-2015

  • Jeremiah Swider - 05-16-2015

  • Jeremiah Swider - 05-16-2015
    very small campsite with room for one tent above the normal campsite

  • Jeremiah Swider - 05-16-2015

  • Jeremiah Swider - 05-16-2015

  • Jeremiah Swider - 05-16-2015

  • Jeremiah Swider - 05-16-2015
    small campsite above the normal one

  • Jeremiah Swider - 05-16-2015

  • Troop 26 - 02-21-2016
    Running water at piedra blanca campground

  • Anonymous - 05-03-2016

  • Anonymous - 05-03-2016

  • Anonymous - 05-03-2016

  • Mike maki - 02-12-2017
    Main Camp

  • Mike maki - 02-12-2017
    Creek just above camp before Twin Forks

  • Mike maki - 02-12-2017
    Camp just below main camp

Submitted Camp Reports

Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 07-24-2017 - by Erico
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 07-24-2017
Surveyor Name:Erico
Camp Description:Monday, camp was empty, clean.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Great flow, clear.
Weather Conditions:Very warm, no air flow.
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 02-12-2017 - by Mike maki
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 02-12-2017
Surveyor Name:Mike maki
Camp Description:Group of about 6 just leaving camp. Clean.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Heavy flow from plentiful winter rains
Weather Conditions:Cool, clear, calm.
Images:

Main Camp

Creek just above camp before Twin Forks


Camp just below main camp
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 11-06-2016 - by James Wapotich
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 11-06-2016
Surveyor Name:James Wapotich
Camp Description:Good water at both Piedra Blanca and Twin Forks
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 09-26-2016 - by Stan Kruslicky
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 09-26-2016
Surveyor Name:Stan Kruslicky
Camp Description:
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:there was minimal water in a few spots, but all of it is stagnant and the river beds are dried up
Weather Conditions:100 during the day, 40 at night
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 09-18-2016 - by erico
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 09-18-2016
Surveyor Name:erico
Camp Description:Just stopped by on our way to spend the night at Twin Forks. Turned in to the campground, saw a 150 pound black bear at 11:00 AM. He saw me, started to walk away, then our dog started after him. Bear ran away fast, could hear him crunching through the brush.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Cool and clear
Weather Conditions:Hot in the sun, nice in the shade.
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 06-16-2016 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 06-16-2016
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 05-03-2016 - by Anonymous
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 05-03-2016
Surveyor Name:Anonymous
Camp Description:I did not stay at this camp, but did fill up water here.  also if you look around you can see some indian paintings on one of the rocks
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:flowing delicious clean water
Weather Conditions:
Images:




Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 02-21-2016 - by Troop 26
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 02-21-2016
Surveyor Name:Troop 26
Camp Description:Nice camp with plenty of room for our large boy scout troop. It is well maintained and has an established cook area. There is a barbecue which is rusted and lying on the ground but makes for an ideal cooking surface. The creek is just 20 feet away and has a small pool and running water. We picked up just a small amount of trash on the way out so the camp should be nice and clean. There are many trees which provide shade for the camp and rocks to sit on. There is also a lower area just 50 feet away from the main camp which can be used for tents. Also it is situated just a 45 minute walk from the rocks so you can hike over for a day trip. Overall I would definitely recommend this camp if you're planning on coming to the area.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Constant flow rate, suitable for drinking
Weather Conditions:sunny and comfortable at 75 degrees fahrenheit
Images:

Running water at piedra blanca campground
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 01-12-2016 - by Yellow Mantis
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 01-12-2016
Surveyor Name:Yellow Mantis
Camp Description:clean camp, lots of water flowing, you can hear it from the camp
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:clear clean flowing water
Weather Conditions:
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 01-02-2016 - by Michael S
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 01-02-2016
Surveyor Name:Michael S
Camp Description:Water level was not super high, but the creek was flowing up and down the canyon between Piedra Blanca Camp and Twin Forks Camp. Water at the camp was flowing and there is plenty to rely upon.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 11-26-2015 - by LL
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 11-26-2015
Surveyor Name:LL
Camp Description:Beautiful campsite, had a lovely evening listening to the flowing water and watching the (almost) full moon. 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:Clear skies, chilly nights (just above freezing?)
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 09-05-2015 - by Hike Los Padres
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 09-05-2015
Surveyor Name:Hike Los Padres
Camp Description:Moderate amounts of water, low for PB standards.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 05-16-2015 - by Jeremiah Swider
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 05-16-2015
Surveyor Name:Jeremiah Swider
Camp Description:Lots of space.  Three or four fire rings.  Some poison oak along the trail but nothing you can't deal with.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Plenty of water but at the lower campsite it was not very close.
Weather Conditions:warm
Images:


very small campsite with room for one tent above the normal campsite



Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 05-16-2015 - by Jeremiah Swider
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 05-16-2015
Surveyor Name:Jeremiah Swider
Camp Description:Lots of space with three or four fire rings.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Plenty of water but at the lower campsite it was not very close.
Weather Conditions:warm
Images:


small campsite above the normal one


Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 05-02-2015 - by Christian Hammon
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 05-02-2015
Surveyor Name:Christian Hammon
Camp Description:Camp was clean.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Images:





Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 09-22-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 09-22-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 06-21-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 06-21-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Images:

Piedra Blanca Camp Survey - 05-01-2014 - by LPFA
Link: Piedra Blanca Camp
Date: 05-01-2014
Surveyor Name:LPFA
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:

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