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Pine Springs Campground South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Car Campground - No Reservations, first-come, first-serve walk-in campground
  • Topo Map Link: Lockwood Valley
    San Guillermo Mountain
  • Elevation: 5900 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Mt. Pinos Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.132677
  • Latitude: 34.69152507
  • Water Sources: Seasonal spring located outside camp on the south side
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Car Campground - No Reservations, Walk In

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
01-14-2018Craig R. CareyTrickle


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.

Survey Photos:

  • Craig R. Carey - 01-14-2018

  • Craig R. Carey - 01-14-2018

  • Craig R. Carey - 01-14-2018

  • Craig R. Carey - 01-14-2018

  • Craig R. Carey - 01-14-2018

Submitted Camp Reports

Pine Springs Campground Survey - 01-14-2018 - by Craig R. Carey
Link: Pine Springs Campground
Date: 01-14-2018
Surveyor Name:Craig R. Carey
Camp Description:The intrepid mountain men of Troop 111 (Ventura) backpacked the closed road into Pine Springs this past weekend for a quick overnighter. Exited via Piano Box Loop for some additional mileage. Camp is in fine shape, empty but for our crew. Some water in the lower marsh, and 20–25 gallons in the trough just below camp entrance; froze over at night. Latrines sporting nice new KEEP OUT signs. 
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Marsh just below spring very low; rain water in trough.
Weather Conditions:Cold and clear

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Last Updated: Monday, July 20, 2015

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