|09-07-2014||Los Padres Forest Association||Flowing|
This camp is located on the southeast side of Alder Creek under large Coast Live oak trees on a low stream terrace. The 1968 floods washed out the short side trail to the camp from the Capper Sespe River Trail 20W30 so one must walk down the bed of Alder Creek. A short distance down stream from the camp Alder Creek plunges down a steep narrows on its way to the Sespe River. It is possible to climb down to the river through the narrows if you keep at the base of the left wall.
At one time there was a fire ring. Water is available from Alder Creek down stream from the camp.
Shady Camp is located a short distance off the Alder Creek Trail above Alder Gorge in the Sespe Wilderness. Shady is set under a large oak tree and is home to a unique flat rock that acts more like a table for campers. Shady is along the Condor Trail.
Special Features: This small, serene camp is located just above the Sespe Condor Sanctuary. Firearms are prohibited.