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Non Wilderness Areas Camps

All trail campsites for the Non Wilderness Areas , Los Padres National Forest


A total of 145 Non Wilderness Area Camps are currently available. ×
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19 or Nineteen Oaks Camp South Los Padres
1709 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
19 Oaks camp is located on the Santa Cruz Trail (27W09) The hike begins at Upper Oso Campground in the Oso Canyon, 34.55729, -119.77116. After going around a locked gate, follow a wide motor cycle road for under three quarters of a mile. The trail is fairly low angle and covered…
ABC Camp North Los Padres
2150 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Trail Camp
Located off Nacimento Fergusson Forest Road (22S01), next to the Nacimento Forest Service Facility. Please let us know if you visit this location, we have no information on this location and very interested to see where this camp is located.
Alder Creek Camp - Santa Barbara County South Los Padres
2800 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
East of Santa Barbara via Gibraltar Road to East Camino Cielo Road (5N12), then down Romero Camuesa Road 5N15.1. Park your car at the old Juncal…
Alejandro Camp South Los Padres
1600 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Trail Camp
Special features:This camp lies amidst numerous large oaks and is surrounded by a two strand barbed wire fence designed to keep out range cattle in the area. Historical highlights: This site was apparently named after Alejandro Ontiveros who established an early hunter retreat here. The land…
Aliso Campground South Los Padres
2800 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Aliso Car Campground is located near New Cuyama on the paved Aliso Park Road. The camp has 2 pit toilets, picnic tables and water is available.…
Alms Ridge Campground North Los Padres
1900 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Alms Ridge is one of the camps along the Coast Ridge Road, This camp is shaded by a mix of trees and is located on the top of the ridge looking over the Pacific Ocean. Access from Los Burros Road (23S01) sometimes called Willow Creek Road off of Highway 1
American Canyon Campground South Los Padres
3200 ft. • San Luis Obispo County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
American Canyon Seasonal Campground is an oak shaded campground offering 14 campsites; there is paved road access and 2 pit toilets. Recreational activities include hunting, horseback riding and trail head to Marchesna Mountain Wilderness. There is a fee charged at this campground. The American Canyon…
Arroyo Seco Campground North Los Padres
900 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Overview Arroyo Seco Campground is a semi-rustic, but developed facility in California's westernmost national forest. It offers a great escape from bustling city life, into the mountain air and provides access to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Natural…
Baja Campground South Los Padres
1500 ft. • San Luis Obispo County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
This is a primative campground and does not offer the noramal facilities that a standard campground has available such as drinking water, sinks, flush toilets. One site provides campers with table, barbecue / fire ring and pit toilet. Number of Sites: 1 Campsite From Santa…
Ballard Camp South Los Padres
2080 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Trail Camp
The camp is named after William N. Ballard. He was the station agent at the Ballard stage coach station which he established in the early 1860's until his death around 1870. The camp was established as a hunting camp on Birabent Creek which was named for a early homesteader in the canyon. Mr. Ballard…
Ballinger Campground South Los Padres
3000 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Ballinger campround is located at the end of Ballinger Canyon Road of Highway 33 and is a popular OHV campground, this area has numerous OHV trails. The camp has picnic tables, vault toilets and no water availble. Restrictions: Spark arrestors and Off-highway…
Barrel Springs Camp South Los Padres
1000 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Historical Camp
This is no longer a car camp, you can still hike or bike into the camp. The spring is no longer working, so now accessible water at this camp unless the creek is flowing. The camp has plenty of tables and fire rings. The campground is located east of Santa Maria via the Tepusquet Road, Colson…
Bates Canyon Campground South Los Padres
2700 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
Bates Canyon is car campground located close to Santa Maria off the Highway 166, The campground has 6 tent sites that are nestled in a grove of large oaks and sycamores. Directions: From Santa Maria: Hwy 166 50 miles east, Cottonwood Cyn. Rd. 7.5 miles…
Bear Camp South Los Padres
1400 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Trail Camp
Bear camp is located on the Bear Canyon Trail (31W05). This is a small trail camp.
Big Cone Camp South Los Padres
1680 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
The camp is located on the Santa Paula Canyon Trail (21W11). The camp is near the falls and gorge of Santa Paula Creek. Named after the Big Cone Spruce trees in the area.
Big Pines Camp - Ventana Wilderness North Los Padres
3400 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small rustic trail camp located on the Ventana Double Cone Trail (2E04) in the Ventana Wilderness.
Blue Canyon Camp South Los Padres
1700 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Blue Canyon gets its name from the blue-green serpentine formations found along its 5 mile length. The canyon runs directly along the Santa Ynez Fault. This is a relatively narrow canyon with several overnight camps along it and a stream that flows year round. Beyond Cottam Camp a number of options…
Bluff Camp - Santa Paula Trail South Los Padres
4600 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Bluff Camp in the Los Padres National Forest is located at the end of the Santa Paula Canyon Trail 21W11, this camp is in the lower part of Timber Canyon.
Bottochers Gap Campground North Los Padres
2200 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
BOTTCHER'S GAP IS CLOSED DUE TO THE 2016 SOBERANES FIRE NO TIMEFRAME HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR IT BEING REOPENED   Bottcher's Gap Camp is located at the end of Palo Colorado Rd at the 
Brookshire Campground South Los Padres
1500 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
Brookshire campround in the Los Padres National Forest can accommodate trailers up to 16 feet long. From Santa Maria: Highway 166 to Sierra Madre Road. Sierra Madre Road to Miranda Pines Road. Take Miranda Pines Road to Forest Road #11N04 and make a right into Brookshire Campground.
Caballo Campground South Los Padres
5850 ft. • Kern County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Pinon Pine covered Caballo Campground is located about a half mile north of Noroeste Road along Quatal Canyon Road (9N27).  9N27 is an unimproved road which can be difficult for some vehicles.  Caballo is Spanish for horse and…
Cachuma Campground South Los Padres
2200 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Car Campground
Cachuma Campground is closed permanently.
Campo Alto Campground South Los Padres
8250 ft. • Kern County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Campo Alto is a car campground located at the top of Cerro Noroeste in the Mt. Pinos region of the Los Padres National Forest.  Located at 8.250ft, the campground is shaded by a thick blanket of Jeffrey pine and offers great views of the Los Padres and surrounding areas. Campo Alto supports…
Cerro Alto Campground South Los Padres
2,620 ft. • San Luis Obispo County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
The campground sits at 1,000′ above sea level in a verdant canyon pass astride a semiannual creek. Cerro Alto Peak (2,624′) is the destination of Hikers, Bikers and Equestrians with its 360° view encompassing the Central California Coast and Inland Valley. The campground has 22 units, 12 of…
Chalk Peak Campground North Los Padres
3,000 ft ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Chalk peak car campground is located above Highway 1 off Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd out the unpaved South Coast Ridge Road.  The campground is just off the road on the north side.  There are not great views from camp but there are great views nearby.  Chalk Peak is accessible by high clearance vehicles…
Cherry Creek Campground South Los Padres
5200 ft. • Kern County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Car Campground
Located above Cuddy Valley near Frazier Park in the Mt. Pinos Area, this is a car camp located at the end of Chery Creek Road (20W20) which should only be used by four wheel drive capable vehicles.
China Camp Campground North Los Padres
4300 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Located next to the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06) No reservations. First-come, First-serve only. 9 campsites. Directions: From Highway 101 north, exit at Arroyo Seco road near the city of Greenfield…
Chorro Grande Camp South Los Padres
6400 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Chorro Grande Camp is a small primative trail camp located off the Highway 33 up the Chorro Grande Trail (23W05)
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…
Cieneg Camp South Los Padres
3480 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Cieneg Camp is a primitive trail camp located on the Santa Paula Canyon Trail(21W11) just after the junction with the Santa Paula Peak Trail (20W16).
Colson Campground South Los Padres
2000 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
10 sites for tent camping Directions: From Santa Maria: Betteravia R. 7 miles east, Mesa Rd. 4.5 miles east, Tepusquet Canyon. Rd. 4.5 miles north, Colson Cyn. Rd. 4.2 miles.
Cottam Camp South Los Padres
1600 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
In 1915 Russel and Albert Cottam obtained a special use permit on a meadow where Blue Canyon and Forbush Creek join to flow north to the Santa Ynez River. Originally the camp was known as Lower Blue Camp but later became Cottam Camp. The brothers built a cabin and corrals and used the area as a pack…
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.
Cross Camp South Los Padres
1800 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small primitive trail camp located on the Last Chance Trail(21W09).
Davy Brown Campground South Los Padres
2100 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
Cradled in the beautiful Sunset Valley of Los Padres National Forest, along the serene and peaceful Davy Brown Creek, sets Davy Brown Campground.  Davy Brown Campground is the home of 13 scenic and picturesque campsites. The soothing sounds of the running creek can be heard from all campsites, making…
Dinsomore Camp South Los Padres
2090 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Dinsomore Camp is located on the Buckhorn Trail (27W12)  at the junction of the Upper Buckhorn Creek and the Buckhorn Creek. This very primative trail camp is shaded by large trees.
Divide Camp North Los Padres
3800 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Trail Camp
Divide Camp is a small trail camp located on the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06)in the Ventana Wilderness.
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…
East Fork Lion Camp South Los Padres
3440 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
This camp was formerly known as Spruce Falls. A short distance up stream is a small waterfall. The area surrounding the camp was burned over by the 1971 Bear Fire but vegetation has erased most of the fire scars. Northeast of Ojai via State Highway 33 for 141/2 miles, Rose Valley Road (7NO3)…
Escondido Campground South Los Padres
2200 ft. • Monterey County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
Take Highway 101 to Jolon Road, turn onto Mission Road, to Del Venture Road. Travel 12 miles to the campground. Last 3 miles is unsurfaced.
Figueroa Campground South Los Padres
3500 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Closed Camp
JULY 2016 - DUE TO HAZARD TREES FIGUEROA CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED Nestled in a grove of beautiful red Manzanita and a variety of oaks and pines, lies…
Forbush Camp Los Padres
2438 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Fobush Flats Camp is located about 1.5 miles down the Cold Spring North Trail from Cold Spring Saddle.  The camp is set in a hanging potrero about midway down the north slope of the Santa Ynez Mountains.  It is bordered on north by Gidney Creek, south by a geologic ridge spine, east a steep drop into…
Fremont Campground South Los Padres
1038 feet ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Car Campground
Fremont campground is located off Paradise Road in Santa Barbara County.  Fremont is a car camping facility set amongst shady…
Friis Campground South Los Padres
2200 ft. • San Luis Obispo County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
A remote car camp located on the Friis Camp Road, the Fernandez Trail (15E04) passes by this camp.
Goat Camp North Los Padres
2200 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small primative trail camp located on the Stone Ridge Trail (4E13)in the Ventana Wilderness.
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…
Gridley Springs Camp South Los Padres
2400 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small primative trail camp located on the Gridley Trail(22W05) in the Ojai Ranger District.
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.
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