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White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Hurricane Deck
  • Elevation: 3183 feet
  • Wilderness Area: San Rafael
  • County: Santa Barbara County
  • Ranger District: Santa Lucia Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.8058815
  • Latitude: 34.75815851
  • Water Sources: Seasonal creek flows right next to the camp.
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Activities & Features:
    • Backpacking
    • Camping
    • Campfire Rings
    • Creek
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Wilderness-Camping

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
05-16-2017wehumananimalsTrickle
01-01-2017Shaddus Maximus Trickle
05-07-2016Anonymous SurveyorFlowing
03-31-2016Sonia ConnorsFlowing
03-15-2016CJFlowing
01-01-2016Shaddus Maximus Trickle
11-10-2015Los Padres Forest AssociationStagnant
04-23-2015M. JonesFlowing
04-11-2015Hike Los PadresFlowing
12-22-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing
11-25-2014Paul "The Beeman" CronshawDry
04-28-2014LPFAFlowing
03-27-2014M. JonesFlowing

Description:

White Ledge Camp is located at the eastern junction of the Hurricane Deck Trail and the Manzana Trail.  The camp is located along a spectacular band of white rock that drops steeply down towards the South Fork of the Sisquoc River - hence the name White Ledge.  The trail through here is sometimes called the White Ledge Trail but technically it is the Manzana Trail.  The camp is most commonly used by hikers on their way to South Fork or as part of longer loop trips such as the Lower Sisquoc Loop or the strong hikers attempting the Hurricane Deck.  While the trail goes straight through the camp, visitors are seldom enough to make you feel comfortable at camp.  Spring is a great time to visit White Ledge as there are small cascades peeling off the canyon walls in just about all directions.  

Survey Photos:


  • M. Jones - 03-27-2014

  • M. Jones - 03-27-2014

  • M. Jones - 03-27-2014

  • Paul "The Beeman" Cronshaw - 11-25-2014
    White Ledge Campsite

  • M. Jones - 04-23-2015

  • M. Jones - 04-23-2015

  • M. Jones - 04-23-2015

  • M. Jones - 04-23-2015

  • Sonia Connors - 03-31-2016
    White Ledge Camp

  • Sonia Connors - 03-31-2016
    Wildflowers at White Ledge

  • Sonia Connors - 03-31-2016
    Campside creek

  • Sonia Connors - 03-31-2016
    White Ledge Camp

  • wehumananimals - 05-16-2017

  • wehumananimals - 05-16-2017

Submitted Camp Reports

White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 05-16-2017 - by wehumananimals
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 05-16-2017
Surveyor Name:wehumananimals
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Steady flow between pools above camp. Water collecting in large pools for nearly 1/4 mile above camp
Weather Conditions:
Images:


White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 01-01-2017 - by Shaddus Maximus
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 01-01-2017
Surveyor Name:Shaddus Maximus
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:There is a massive pool next to the camp that will provide water for several months to come no matter what the weather does.
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 05-07-2016 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 05-07-2016
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 03-31-2016 - by Sonia Connors
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 03-31-2016
Surveyor Name:Sonia Connors
Camp Description:Beautiful camp with flowing creek, white rocks and campsite nestled under the pines.  Fire pit, grill, logs and shovel.  
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:Partially cloudy, about 65
Images:

White Ledge Camp

Wildflowers at White Ledge


Campside creek

White Ledge Camp
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 03-15-2016 - by CJ
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 03-15-2016
Surveyor Name:CJ
Camp Description:Observed good flow 24 hours after .5" rainfall.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Brisk flow with 2'-3' wading pools
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 01-01-2016 - by Shaddus Maximus
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 01-01-2016
Surveyor Name:Shaddus Maximus
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 11-10-2015 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 11-10-2015
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:There were pools of water at White Ledge Camp.
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 04-23-2015 - by M. Jones
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 04-23-2015
Surveyor Name:M. Jones
Camp Description:

Camp is clean, there is a shovel there

Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:White Ledge camp creek has a low but steady flow of water. Creek is flowing from a least a half mile above the camp site to well below.
Weather Conditions:63* party cloudy, 10 to 15 mph wind
Images:





White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 04-11-2015 - by Hike Los Padres
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 04-11-2015
Surveyor Name:Hike Los Padres
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 12-22-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 12-22-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Nice flowing water..... YEE HAW!
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 11-25-2014 - by Paul "The Beeman" Cronshaw
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 11-25-2014
Surveyor Name:Paul "The Beeman" Cronshaw
Camp Description:Nice campsite at the junction of the Manzana and Hurricane Deck Trails. Campsites for a small to medium group of backpackers. Rock fire ring. One Fire shovel. 
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:Sunny and unseasonably warm for November
Images:

White Ledge Campsite
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 04-28-2014 - by LPFA
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 04-28-2014
Surveyor Name:LPFA
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Good water, maybe 2-3 feet deep pools at camp.
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness Survey - 03-27-2014 - by M. Jones
Link: White Ledge Camp - San Rafael Wilderness
Date: 03-27-2014
Surveyor Name:M. Jones
Camp Description:Camp site has shade under a pine and oak tree, fire pit has grill and shovel, no table. Plenty of dry pine firewood 150 feet down trail thanks to the VWR crew. At night the camp fire creates enough illumination so that people who stand by it have their shadows reflected onto the rock wall face on the opposite side of the creek creating an entertaining phenomena. Location receives early morning sun.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:White Ledge Creek had steady, clean cool flowing water. No moss or algae mats in creek bed near camp site
Weather Conditions:Sunny and 75*
Images:





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