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Twin Forks Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Lion Canyon
  • Elevation: 3620 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Sespe
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Ojai Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.1629577
  • Latitude: 34.58775258
  • Water Sources: Year round water is found just below camp in the Piedra Blanca Creek
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
06-29-2017larry frassoldatiFlowing
02-12-2017Mike MakiFlowing
01-14-2017Yellow MantisFlowing
11-06-2016James WapotichFlowing
09-17-2016Eric OFlowing
08-22-2016Ken WickershamFlowing
06-16-2016Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
01-04-2016Michael SFlowing
10-17-2015Hikes with kids and dogsFlowing
10-17-2015Hikes with kids and dogsFlowing
05-16-2015Jeremiah SwiderFlowing
02-15-2015Aaron and Tom SongerFlowing
10-29-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
09-22-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationTrickle
08-08-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
07-06-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
05-01-2014LPFAFlowing

Description:

Twin Forks is a small camp just upstream from the confluence of Piedra Blanca Creek and North Fork Piedra Blanca Creek, which heads up towards Pine Mtn Lodge Camp.  While the name would indicate that both creeks might be identical, the main fork of the Piedra Blanca is clearly a larger creek with more flow and reliable water.  

The camp is on a bench above the creek with a handful of flat spots for camping.  Water is very reliable here.  There is a bit of poison oak around camp but it is easily avoidable.  For the most part Twin Forks is used as an overflow to the much more crowded and larger Piedra Blanca Camp, which is located less than a mile downstream.  You will get a much quieter, more wilderness feel at Twin Forks.

Survey Photos:


  • LPFA - 05-01-2014

  • Mike Maki - 02-12-2017
    Creek crossing just before camp

Submitted Camp Reports

Twin Forks Camp Survey - 06-29-2017 - by larry frassoldati
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 06-29-2017
Surveyor Name:larry frassoldati
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 02-12-2017 - by Mike Maki
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 02-12-2017
Surveyor Name:Mike Maki
Camp Description:Did not make it to camp. Stopped just short of creek crossing. Plenty of water.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Heavy flow due to abundant winter rains
Weather Conditions:Cool, clear, calm
Images:

Creek crossing just before camp
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 01-14-2017 - by Yellow Mantis
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 01-14-2017
Surveyor Name:Yellow Mantis
Camp Description:clean camp...Great for a quick overnight trip.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:clear delicious flowing water
Weather Conditions:nice in the day cold and breezy at night
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 11-06-2016 - by James Wapotich
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 11-06-2016
Surveyor Name:James Wapotich
Camp Description:Good water at both Twin Forks and Piedra Blanca
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 09-17-2016 - by Eric O
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 09-17-2016
Surveyor Name:Eric O
Camp Description:Hiked in from Rose Valley, spent 1 night. Got warm in the afternoon, 2 quarts of water only got me to just under Pine Mountain Lodge for a day hike. A few mosquitoes, gnats. Very nice afternoon, warm night. Barely got cold enough to zip up the sleeping bag at 3-4 AM. Did not make a fire.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Plenty of water. Cold and clear.
Weather Conditions:Hot in the sun, nice in the shade.
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 08-22-2016 - by Ken Wickersham
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 08-22-2016
Surveyor Name:Ken Wickersham
Camp Description:Water quality looked good.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Good flow for a drought stricken area.
Weather Conditions:Hot and dry.
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 06-16-2016 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 06-16-2016
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 01-04-2016 - by Michael S
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 01-04-2016
Surveyor Name:Michael S
Camp Description:Water in creek is flowing below camp. Did not walk up to the camp but Piedra Blanca Creek has plenty of water for drinking. Knee to thigh high in some places.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 10-17-2015 - by Hikes with kids and dogs
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 10-17-2015
Surveyor Name:Hikes with kids and dogs
Camp Description:We were at Piedra Blanca camp, not Twin Forks. Lovely oak trees and very  pretty, quiet and peaceful, as wilderness should be. LOTS of annoying, small flies who ignored repellent. Trail was in good shape.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Water was clean and cool and flowing!
Weather Conditions:cloudy- low 70's
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 10-17-2015 - by Hikes with kids and dogs
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 10-17-2015
Surveyor Name:Hikes with kids and dogs
Camp Description:Forgot to mention...
We saw LOTS of hunters out there so wear bright colors and make noise.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 05-16-2015 - by Jeremiah Swider
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 05-16-2015
Surveyor Name:Jeremiah Swider
Camp Description:Lot of poison oak.  One fire ring.  Not much space for tents because there was a lot of big boulders.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:plenty of water but it was not very convenient to get to.
Weather Conditions:warm
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 02-15-2015 - by Aaron and Tom Songer
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 02-15-2015
Surveyor Name:Aaron and Tom Songer
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:clear with very good flow; some areas at 1-2 feet deep
Weather Conditions:clear at mid 70s
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 10-29-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 10-29-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 09-22-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 09-22-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 08-08-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 08-08-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Still some decent water and little trout hanging on; wish I could do more for them.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:103 degrees, hot and beautiful!
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 07-06-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 07-06-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Good swimming holes and plenty of water in both branches of the creek.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Twin Forks Camp Survey - 05-01-2014 - by LPFA
Link: Twin Forks Camp
Date: 05-01-2014
Surveyor Name:LPFA
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Flowing nicely......
Weather Conditions:
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