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Ventura County Car Campgrounds


A total of 24 Ventura County Car Campgrounds are currently available. ×
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Chuchupate Campground South Los Padres
6200 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
The Chumash name for California rock parsnip or celery weed (Lamatium Caliifornicum) in the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family. This yellow flowered plant, with an edible thickened tap root provided a source of food during the winter season. The site was originally a local picnic…
Chula Vista Campground South Los Padres
8200 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Located at the end of the Mt. Pinos Highway. This campground is not exactly a car camp, you can park close but you have to walk your gear over to the camping area. The campground has many sites and tables, this area can have snow on the ground until May, depending on the year. Be aware, many people…
Cottonwood Campground South Los Padres
4600 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Near Frazier Park via the Lockwood - Ozena Road (9N03) and Lockwood Creek Road (8N12). Four wheel drive camp.
Dome Springs Campground South Los Padres
4800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Directions: Travel on Lockwood-Ozena Road approximately seven miles east of State Highway 33. Travel north for three miles on dirt access Forest Road 8N40.
Dutchman Campground South Los Padres
6800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Dutchman Campground is a small car camp near Frazier park, the camp is shaded by Jeffery Pines. Dutchman Campground is located on a the Alamo Loop road (FS 7N01) which is a dirt road, and is recommend to have a high clearance vehicle. Directions: Alamo Loop road (FS7N01), approximately…
Gold Hill Campground South Los Padres
4200 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
In 1889, John L. Henderson made a claim just west of his property here. In 1895 The Antelope Valley Water Company filed for a right of way for a water canal which was never built and the right of way was withdrawn in 1910. From 1910 until 1921, the Sespe Light and Power Company filed, but again…
Halfmoon Campground South Los Padres
4700 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Jeffery Pine shaded camp near creek. Dirt road to camp normally accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicle.
Hard Luck Campground South Los Padres
2800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Near Pryamid Lake but this camp is CLOSED Indefinitely.  Directions: Exit I-5 at Smoky Bear Road, south on the East Valley Road
Holiday Campground South Los Padres
2200 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Car Campground
The Holiday Group Campground is located off Highway 33, north of Ojai at the bottom of a heavily shaded Live Oak canyon. It is located one mile north of Wheeler Gorge campground. The campground is open year round. There is a stream nearby. The campground has 1 group…
Kings Campground South Los Padres
4250 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
A small rustic car campground located outside of Hungry Valley, No water is available here, but each camp has a fire ring and table. From the Hungry Valley SVRA take Gold Hill Road (FS 18N01) approximately 5 miles, turn left on Kings Campground Road. Campground is approximately 1 mile east.
Middle Lion Campground South Los Padres
3200 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Car Campground
Middle Lion Campground is a car-camp located at the end of the Rose Valley Rd off of Hwy 33.  The camp has a handful of sites, each with a fire ring, table and nearby bathroom.  Middle Lion is set along Lion Canyon Creek, which has year round water.  It is also at the trailhead for the Lion Canyon…
Mt Pinos Campground South Los Padres
7800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Numerous rare and some endangered species are confined to a small area at the top of Mt. Pinos. The area was set aside to protect these unusual plants. Pinis Flexilis Limber Pine grows in a small area at the top of the mountain. Among the pines Kennedy's buckwheat, a low growing gray mat forming species…
Pine Mountain Campground South Los Padres
6740 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Pine Mountain Campground is a very nice campground shaded by tall pines. The campsite is located 41/2 miles east of Highway 33 on Pine Mountain Road 6N06 and a 1/2 mile west of Reyes Peak Campground. No Flush toilets or water sources are available at this remote car campground. Across…
Pine Springs Campground South Los Padres
5900 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Car campground off of Grade Valley Road.  Vegetation is pine trees and high country sage.  A dozen or so campsites within the campground.  Grade Valley Rd closes during the winter months, which makes this camp accessible only by bike, horse or hiking.  There are a few trails that lead out of camp.
Rancho Nuevo Campground South Los Padres
3500 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Car Campground
This campground is closed permanentlly. Contact the Mt. Pinos Ranger District Office for information at (661) 245-3731 Located off the Highway 33 near the Highway 166 junction at the end of Forest Service Road 7N04A. The camp receives a great deal of vandalism so it is impossible to know what…
Reyes Creek Campground South Los Padres
3960 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
The car campground is located on Reyes Creek a short distance up the creek from the site of the old ranch adobe known as Rancho Encino. The drive-in campground has 29 sites with tables and stoves, bulletin board and pit toilets and water from the creek. Reyes Creek is stocked with trout in the spring…
Reyes Peak Campground South Los Padres
6800 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Car Campground
This peak is located on the summit of the Pine Mountain Ridge. The peak is composed of numerous layers of Matilija sandstone of Eocene Age.When the U. S. Geological Survey mapped the area in the early 1900's they named the peak for the Reyes family who established a ranch on the Upper Cuyama…
Rose Valley Campground South Los Padres
3,404 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Car Campground
Rose Valley Camp has about a dozen camp sites located around an oval shaped roundabout on the north side of Rose Valley in the Ojai backcountry.  The camp is very popular with locals and will be full most…
Sunset Campground South Los Padres
4350 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Located at the confluence of Lockwood and Piru Creeks, Sunset Camp is an OHV car campground in the Mt Pinos region of the Los Padres National Forest.  Sunset is also at the junction of the Miller Jeepway and Piru OHV Trail just across from Lockwood Flat. The camp is located next to a small…
Thorn Meadows Campground South Los Padres
5000 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Thorn Meadows is an old Forest Service guard station.  The station remains but is in pretty bad shape and riddled with bullet holes and bear scratches.  Visit it while you can because it most likely won't be there too long.  The camp is accessible via Grade Valley Rd and is an easy drive for all high…
Tinta Campground South Los Padres
3656 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Tinta is car-camp located at the trailhead of the Tinta OHV trail.  The camp has a few sites with some rundown tables and an old toilet.  The road to the camp can be difficult and may require 4WD to access.  There are rumors that the Forest Service will be closing Tinta Camp.  Stay tuned..... The…
Toad Springs Campground South Los Padres
5550 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Toad Springs is a developed campground near Pine Mountain Club in the Mt. Pinos Ranger District.  The camp is easily accessed and near the Quatal Canyon OHV routes. The camp is located on Quatal Canyon Road southwest 1/2 mile from Sierra Noroeste Road. There are a number of exotic trees planted at…
Valle Vista Campground South Los Padres
4800 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Valle Vista is a car-camp campground located just off the Cerro Noroeste Rd.  The camp offers great views north into the San Joaquin Valley.  The camp is first come - first served but is rarely full.  There is no water at camp.
Wheeler Gorge Campground South Los Padres
1919 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Car Campground
Wheeler Gorge is a great car-campground located about 15 minutes up Highway 33 from Ojai.  Due to it's close proximity to civilization, it receives a lot of visitors and can be 100% occupied on busy holiday weekends.  The camp has all the amenities that you would expect of a car camp, including designated…
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