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Upper Reyes Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Reyes Peak
  • Elevation: 4624 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Sespe
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Mt. Pinos Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.2883066
  • Latitude: 34.65642819
  • Water Sources: Year round water in nearby Reyes Creek
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
06-25-2017Craig R. CareyFlowing
05-27-2017Paul M.Flowing
05-13-2017LoveNoteFlowing
04-22-2017Craig R. CareyFlowing
09-09-2016M SubbotinDry
06-25-2016EricoFlowing
04-13-2016Doug ThomasFlowing
12-06-2015Kinji LeslieFlowing
11-13-2015Rick KaylorFlowing
11-13-2015Chris NovakFlowing
10-11-2015Ranger RikFlowing
05-15-2015Jeremiah SwiderTrickle
03-20-2015Mark SFlowing
02-13-2015Aaron and Tom SongerFlowing
11-10-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
10-11-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
07-01-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
05-01-2014LPFAFlowing
04-11-2014LPFAFlowing

Description:

Upper Reyes Camp is located a few miles up from Reyes Creek Trailhead along the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail.  There are two sites at Upper Reyes, one on each side of the creek.  The western camp is located under some beautiful mature cedar trees.  The east camp has oak trees shading the campsite.  

Survey Photos:


  • Los Padres Forest Association - 10-11-2014
    Photo Rik

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 10-11-2014
    Photo Rik

  • Aaron and Tom Songer - 02-13-2015
    Upper Reyes Campgound

  • Aaron and Tom Songer - 02-13-2015
    Upper Reyes Campground

  • Aaron and Tom Songer - 02-13-2015
    Reyes Creek

  • Aaron and Tom Songer - 02-13-2015
    Beartrap Campground downstream

  • Aaron and Tom Songer - 02-13-2015
    Beartrap Creek at main campground

  • Aaron and Tom Songer - 02-13-2015
    Beartrap Creek at lower campground

  • Ranger Rik - 10-11-2015
    Photo Ranger Rik

  • Ranger Rik - 10-11-2015
    Photo Ranger Rik

  • Craig R. Carey - 04-22-2017

  • Craig R. Carey - 06-25-2017

Submitted Camp Reports

Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 06-25-2017 - by Craig R. Carey
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 06-25-2017
Surveyor Name:Craig R. Carey
Camp Description:As part of of their 8-day trek across the Sespe Wilderness, Troop 111 (Ventura) spent their a lunch break at Upper Reyes on Sunday 6/25/2017. 97F and no breeze, but camp is in good shape and still plenty of water.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Lower than last month, but still plenty
Weather Conditions:
Images:

Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 05-27-2017 - by Paul M.
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 05-27-2017
Surveyor Name:Paul M.
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 05-13-2017 - by LoveNote
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 05-13-2017
Surveyor Name:LoveNote
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 04-22-2017 - by Craig R. Carey
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 04-22-2017
Surveyor Name:Craig R. Carey
Camp Description:The intrepid mountain men of Troop 111 (Ventura) camped at Upper Reyes the night of 4/22. Great weather, if a bit warm. Bugs were better than expected. 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Cold and deep!
Weather Conditions:Warm and breezy.
Images:

Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 09-09-2016 - by M Subbotin
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 09-09-2016
Surveyor Name:M Subbotin
Camp Description:No fires or stoves allowed, Trail closed past the campground due to Pine Fire
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 06-25-2016 - by Erico
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 06-25-2016
Surveyor Name:Erico
Camp Description:Stopped on my way to Beartrap. Hot in Camp Schideck / Reyes Creek. Nice and cool under the trees at Upper Reyes. Nobody else on the trail. No trash, no mess.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Cold, clear, flowing well.
Weather Conditions:Clean and warm.
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 04-13-2016 - by Doug Thomas
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 04-13-2016
Surveyor Name:Doug Thomas
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 12-06-2015 - by Kinji Leslie
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 12-06-2015
Surveyor Name:Kinji Leslie
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 11-13-2015 - by Rick Kaylor
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 11-13-2015
Surveyor Name:Rick Kaylor
Camp Description:This is a small overused camp.  It appeared to have two sites.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:The water was flowing but it is a bit hard to get to from the camp.
Weather Conditions:In the mid 70 degrees mid-day. Down to 34 degrees at night.
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 11-13-2015 - by Chris Novak
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 11-13-2015
Surveyor Name:Chris Novak
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 10-11-2015 - by Ranger Rik
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 10-11-2015
Surveyor Name:Ranger Rik
Camp Description:Good water flowing at Upper Reyes Camp
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Images:

Photo Ranger Rik

Photo Ranger Rik
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 05-15-2015 - by Jeremiah Swider
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 05-15-2015
Surveyor Name:Jeremiah Swider
Camp Description:Hard to find trail in the night.  Otherwise well maintained with one fire ring and plenty of space.
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Small amount of water
Weather Conditions:Night
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 03-20-2015 - by Mark S
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 03-20-2015
Surveyor Name:Mark S
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:good flow
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 02-13-2015 - by Aaron and Tom Songer
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 02-13-2015
Surveyor Name:Aaron and Tom Songer
Camp Description:
There is no link to provide information for Beartrap Campground, so I have added it here.

Upper Reyes Campground
Campsite was in great condition. It looked like someone had come in and chopped down a few new trees which was odd. There is one stove and fire ring that is surrounded by many large stands of cedars (see photos).

Beartrap Campground
We camped here our first night. The main campsite upstream looked good and had quite a few fire rings and some good tent flats. We decided to set up downstream where it was more secluded and shaded by more trees. Downstream, there were two sites, both in great condition (see photos). 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Both creeks flowing with clear water and steady flow
Weather Conditions:Upper Reyes- mid 70s; Beartrap- mid 60s(day), high 30s(night)
Images:

Upper Reyes Campgound

Upper Reyes Campground


Reyes Creek

Beartrap Campground downstream


Beartrap Creek at main campground
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 11-10-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 11-10-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 10-11-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 10-11-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:More than was seen a month ago, but still meager.
Weather Conditions:
Images:

Photo Rik

Photo Rik
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 07-01-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 07-01-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Good flowing water
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 05-01-2014 - by LPFA
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 05-01-2014
Surveyor Name:LPFA
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Low but flowing.
Weather Conditions:
Upper Reyes Camp Survey - 04-11-2014 - by LPFA
Link: Upper Reyes Camp
Date: 04-11-2014
Surveyor Name:LPFA
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:

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