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South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type:
  • Topo Map Link: None
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • Longitude: -119.77346420288086
  • Latitude: 34.759912924230704
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Activities & Features:

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
06-10-2017Paul CronshawFlowing
05-23-2017Ryan CheneyFlowing
01-01-2017Shaddus Maximus Flowing
11-15-2016Los Padres Forest AssociationDry
05-12-2016Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
04-06-2016Tom PlymaleFlowing
03-31-2016Katie MendenhallFlowing
01-01-2016Shaddus Maximus Flowing
10-04-2015Los Padres Forest AssociationDry
06-01-2015Hike Los PadresFlowing
04-10-2015Tom PlymaleFlowing
03-29-2015Paul CronshawFlowing
12-20-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
11-25-2014Paul "The Beeman" CronshawDry
03-22-2014Paul CronshawFlowing
03-11-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing

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Description:

There is a small forest service cabin located at South Fork, This is the Southern Los Padres South Fork Campground. Another South Fork Exists in the Northern Los Padres

Survey Photos:


  • Paul Cronshaw - 03-22-2014

  • Paul Cronshaw - 03-22-2014

  • Paul Cronshaw - 03-22-2014

  • Paul "The Beeman" Cronshaw - 11-25-2014
    Toilet

  • Paul "The Beeman" Cronshaw - 11-25-2014
    View of SouthFork camp after crossing SouthFork River. Sign the Register

  • Paul "The Beeman" Cronshaw - 11-25-2014
    The front gate

  • Paul "The Beeman" Cronshaw - 11-25-2014
    SouthFork Station Cabin

  • Tom Plymale - 04-10-2015

Submitted Camp Reports

South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 06-10-2017 - by Paul Cronshaw
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 06-10-2017
Surveyor Name:Paul Cronshaw
Camp Description:Day hiked from the Narrows to do some minor cabin repairs and deliver supplies. Photographed register entries. Reviewed the cabin procedures with a hiker who was going to stay in cabin.  
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Sisquoc and South Fork Rivers have good flow of water for this time of year.
Weather Conditions:Sunny with day time temp 86 degrees.
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 05-23-2017 - by Ryan Cheney
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 05-23-2017
Surveyor Name:Ryan Cheney
Camp Description:Lots of good camping spots. Siscouq River was flowing really well. Took a dip on a 100 degree day.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Strong flow in the siscouq. Some deep pools.
Weather Conditions:100 degrees and sunny ins the shade.
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 01-01-2017 - by Shaddus Maximus
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 01-01-2017
Surveyor Name:Shaddus Maximus
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Good flow of water in the South Fork and (less) flowing in the Sisquoc.
Weather Conditions:
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 11-15-2016 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 11-15-2016
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:DRY.  No water at South Fork or Lonnie Davis.  Nearest water was 30-40mins up the Sisquoc from South Fork.

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Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:
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South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 05-12-2016 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 05-12-2016
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Report from FROG the Condor Trail thru-hiker
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 04-06-2016 - by Tom Plymale
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 04-06-2016
Surveyor Name:Tom Plymale
Camp Description:Me and my crew did clean up and do hazard reduction on the site by the river. Is ready to camp in. We also did the hazard reduction around  the Guard Station in preparation for summer. Will upload some photos soon.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Good flow, was a little murky due to heavy sedimentation after last summer's thunderstorms, South Fork Sisquoc is flowing clean
Weather Conditions:Days: 80-90 Night: 40's. Normal diurnal winds, sometimes gusty especially late afternoon.
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 03-31-2016 - by Katie Mendenhall
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 03-31-2016
Surveyor Name:Katie Mendenhall
Camp Description:Cabin is in great shape. 

ATTN: The shutter closest to the front door on the bunk-side of the cabin can easily come loose when pushed on it. Since a bear has figured out how to get inside the cabin, be sure to secure that shutter with extra care- it needs a new screw or something to hold the latch.

Throne (toilet) is located down the trail towards Skunk Camp; it's behind a bush BEFORE the last wire gate. It's easy to miss.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Sisquoc River water was cloudy, but a great flow. South Fork Sisquoc had lots of clear water.
Weather Conditions:
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 01-01-2016 - by Shaddus Maximus
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 01-01-2016
Surveyor Name:Shaddus Maximus
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:There is a low flow of turbid water in the Sisquoc next to the station. South Fork is also flowing and is clear.
Weather Conditions:
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 10-04-2015 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 10-04-2015
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:No water at South Fork.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 06-01-2015 - by Hike Los Padres
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 06-01-2015
Surveyor Name:Hike Los Padres
Camp Description:Not too impressive, but there was water.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 04-10-2015 - by Tom Plymale
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 04-10-2015
Surveyor Name:Tom Plymale
Camp Description:Came in for 5 days to staff the station. Made 2 visitor contacts. Did not see any sign of a bear the whole time. Had light rain all day on the 7th, didn't notice any roof leaks. Swept and mopped the station, tidied up the firewood pile. Cleared some willows on the crossing of Sisquoc coming from SWater trail.  Picked up a lot of microtrash around the grounds. Thanks to the VWR' s for all the work on the station.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Decent flow Sisquoc, SFork good flow
Weather Conditions:Daytime: 60-70, lows 30's. <.20 in rain on 4/7
Images:

South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 03-29-2015 - by Paul Cronshaw
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 03-29-2015
Surveyor Name:Paul Cronshaw
Camp Description:The major campsite #1 by the river was in great condition. The second campsite has not been used so I cleaned the weeds and reformatted the rock fire ring for fire safety.  The cabin campsite was raked and in good condition.  The cabin was left in good order, except the cover on the North side has a broken hinge and cannot be lifted.  
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Good flow rate in both the Sisquoc and South Fork Rivers. South Fork River has the best water for filtering.
Weather Conditions:Sunny, Temp mid 70s
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 12-20-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 12-20-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 11-25-2014 - by Paul "The Beeman" Cronshaw
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 11-25-2014
Surveyor Name:Paul "The Beeman" Cronshaw
Camp Description:SouthFork Station is 15 miles from Nira Trailhead. Strong hikers can make the trip in one day but best to take two days to hike in. The restored cabin is open to the public, but reserved for Administrative use. Request to keep it clean and organized. There is a hiker box inside the cabin to leave excess food for future backpackers. There are three campsites with rock fire rings and Kalamath stoves. Two are by the Sisquoc River, and one is by the cabin. There are two tables. One fire shovel is shared between the campsites. The best water source for cooking and filtering is sourced from the SouthFork River crossing. There is a toilet a short distance up the trail from the front gate. Two gated fenced horse corals are available for stock.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:Sisquoc River is cry at lower campsite and cabin. SouthFork has flow above crossing
Weather Conditions:Sunny , High in 70s and low at 37.
Images:

Toilet

View of SouthFork camp after crossing SouthFork River. Sign the Register


The front gate

SouthFork Station Cabin
South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 03-22-2014 - by Paul Cronshaw
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 03-22-2014
Surveyor Name:Paul Cronshaw
Camp Description:Pat and I stayed the night in the cabin on a Nira 5 trail loop backpacking trip.Everything was in great condition. Rik and Ron had spruced the place up, gathered a stack of firewood and raked the area the day before.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Water is flowing well in both the Sisquoc River and SouthFork Creek
Weather Conditions:Sunny, High in mid 70s and low at 42
Images:




South Fork Camp - Sisquoc Survey - 03-11-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: South Fork Camp - Sisquoc
Date: 03-11-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Low for this time of year, but good water.
Weather Conditions:

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Last Updated: Friday, July 31, 2015

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