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Potrero John Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Wheeler Springs
  • Elevation: 4400 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Ojai Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.2691414
  • Latitude: 34.60194984
  • Water Sources: Water is seasonal from the creek.
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
01-07-2018Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
03-12-2017James WapotichFlowing
01-29-2017Mike MakiFlowing
04-17-2016Hiking VikingFlowing
11-14-2015Los Padres Forest AssociationTrickle
05-25-2015Dan WhelanFlowing
07-28-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing

Description:

The camp and creek names were originally spelled "Jon" which was later anglicized to "'John". Named for Jon Power who was a man who lived in the area in the early 1900's. He used the area to pasture stock.
The camp is a little over 1 1/2 miles by trail up the canyon from Highway 33 on the Potrero John Trail (23W06).

Survey Photos:


  • Hiking Viking - 04-17-2016

  • Mike Maki - 01-29-2017
    Some snow in camp.

Submitted Camp Reports

Potrero John Camp Survey - 01-07-2018 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Potrero John Camp
Date: 01-07-2018
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Low flow, no swimming!
Weather Conditions:
Potrero John Camp Survey - 03-12-2017 - by James Wapotich
Link: Potrero John Camp
Date: 03-12-2017
Surveyor Name:James Wapotich
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Creek and falls flowing
Weather Conditions:
Potrero John Camp Survey - 01-29-2017 - by Mike Maki
Link: Potrero John Camp
Date: 01-29-2017
Surveyor Name:Mike Maki
Camp Description:Although we were not camping we stopped by the camp. A single camper had just arrived and was setting up camp. Camp looked in good shape.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Good flow due to winter rains. Some snow on the ground.
Weather Conditions:Clear, cool. 60's
Images:

Some snow in camp.
Potrero John Camp Survey - 04-17-2016 - by Hiking Viking
Link: Potrero John Camp
Date: 04-17-2016
Surveyor Name:Hiking Viking
Camp Description:Camp was in excellent shape with good fire pit and log seating. Plenty of space for multiple tents. We had four and could have easily fit 4 more.   Weather was perfect.  Cool but not cold night. Great place for a short getaway. 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details: crossings no more than an inch to inch and half deep, easy to walk through with waterproof boots.
Weather Conditions:Morning temp was in low 50s F, day warmed to mid 80s by noon. Clear with occasional breeze.
Images:

Potrero John Camp Survey - 11-14-2015 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Potrero John Camp
Date: 11-14-2015
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Sharing information from the ORD Water Report
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Potrero John Camp Survey - 05-25-2015 - by Dan Whelan
Link: Potrero John Camp
Date: 05-25-2015
Surveyor Name:Dan Whelan
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:good flow
Weather Conditions:
Potrero John Camp Survey - 07-28-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Potrero John Camp
Date: 07-28-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:No water below the camp but water at the camp and then up to the waterfall
Weather Conditions:

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Last Updated: Sunday, January 7, 2018

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