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CAMPGROUND NAME: Arroyo Seco

VISIT DATE: 07/11/2002

UPDATE DATE:  3/8/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Monterey

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Greenfield

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Greenfield, CA, at intersection of El Camino Real and Elm
Ave., take Elm Ave. (County Rt. G16) west 5.6 miles to an
intersection.  Turn left onto Arroyo Seco Rd. (staying on Rt.
G16) and go 6.6 miles to a "Y" intersection.  Bear left, staying
on Arroyo Seco Rd., and go 4.5 miles to campground entrance.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,200 ft.

The campground has three unnamed loops near the Arroyo Seco.  The
first loop is the largest most "modern" with fire rings, pedestal
grilles, flush toilets, hot showers, deep sinks, and RV friendly
design.  The camp sites in this loop have views of "the gorge"
and various peaks in the Ventana Wilderness.  The next two loops
are closer to Arroyo Seco's two small lakes.  They are more
rustic with dirt parking aprons, vault toilets, rough interior
roads, and some low branches.  A dense canopy of oak trees
provide ample shade in these two loops, but except for a few
sites that look down on the lakes, none have the vistas available
in the first loop.

The nearby day-use area has a sandy beach and river swimming. 
The campground is at the end of a long drive but well worth it. 
Serves as a good base camp for exploring the Ventana Wilderness. 
Firewood is available for a fee.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $20 per day - "developed"
$18 per day - "primitive"
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 2
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 47
   
   Total Sites: 49

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 49
No. Grilles on Sites: 49
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45'*

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved in the first loop and dirt in the
second and third loops.  The hairpin turn at entrance to second
and third loops limits access to pop-up tent campers and slide-in
RVs.

* First loop only; 12' X 31' is average parking apron size for the
other loops.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: Yes
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
The showers are in the first loop - coin operated and wheelchair
friendly.  There is also a deep sink for washing dishes in the
first loop.

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: No
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
There are two small lakes - about 10 acres total.  Swimming is
available in river swimming hole in the nearby day-use area -
sandy beach.

HIKING
Santa Lucia Trail (foot & horse) - 15.5 miles
     provides access to Ventana Wilderness and its network of trails

FISHING   
Bass, crappie, and catfish - in lakes

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bottchers Gap VISIT DATE: 11/17/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Monterey NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Carmel RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Carmel, CA, take State Rt. 1 south 11.2 miles to Palo Colorado sign. Turn left at sign and go 7.7 miles on Palo Colorado to campground. NOTE: The Palo Colorado road is paved, but is steep and winding and single-lane with turnouts most of the way. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,860 ft. The campground is located in a "saddle" caused by the Palo Colorado fault. It is situated among Madrones and five different species of Live Oaks. Sites 9 through 12 offer panoramic view, but view from the "heliport" is best. Campground is location of former Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) guard station. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 0 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 Comments: There is water available at the Julia Pfeiffer-Burns State Park located 14.9 miles south of campground on State Rt. 1. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Skinner Ridge Trail - access to a 156 mile network of trails in the Ventana Wilderness (foot and horse). FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Camp-O-Alto VISIT DATE: 07/07/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Pinos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Frazier Park RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Frazier Park, CA, take Frazier Mtn Park Rd west 1.8 miles to an intersection. Continue straight on Cuddy Valley Rd, which becomes Mil Portero Hwy, for 13.4 miles to Condor Campground sign. Turn left onto Cerro Noroeste Rd and go 7.8 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,200 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, meanders around the top of Cerro Noroeste, also called Mt. Abel, through a stand of large Ponderosa pine. The camp sites are large and widely spaced providing ample privacy. A quiet campground at the edge of the Chumash Wilderness, the vistas are spectacular. Condor sightings are possible from campground. The ground cover is pine needles and cones. Two of the sites are intended for groups but may be occupied by single families if not occupied or reserved. For the last 7.8 miles of drive to campground, enjoy the great views. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through late November RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, but an Adventure Pass is required - $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See below Comments: Parking aprons are dirt covered with pine needles. Aprons are not clearly designated and are irregular in size and shape. Small RVs are recommended. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING An unmarked dirt road at east end of campground, next to camp site 1, leads to Mt. Pinos Trail - provides access to Chumash Wilderness and Mt. Pinos. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cerro Alto VISIT DATE: 11/22/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Lucia NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Atascadero RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Atascadero, CA, take State Rt. 41 west 6.9 miles to campground sign (sign is tucked into hillside). Turn left into campground. NOTE: Paved road between fee booth and campground is narrow, winding and single lane with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,000 ft. Campground is located along East Fork of Morro Creek under mixed Live Oak, pine and Sycamore trees. Cerro Alto Trail is a challenging trail for mountain bikers and foot hikers, making the campground an excellent base for such enthusiasts. Sites 1 through 7 are walk-in tent sites comprised of California Bay trees. There is an amphitheater. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14.5' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Cerro Alto Trail (foot, mountain bike & horse) - 4 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: China Camp VISIT DATE: 04/04/2009 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Monterey NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Carmel Valley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Carmel Valley, CA take W. Carmel Valley Rd (Rt. G16) south 11.5 miles to Tassajara Rd. sign. Turn right onto Tassajara Rd (dirt) and go 10.5 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,300 ft. NOTE: This campground came online after the authors researched Los Padres National Forest. All information provided by Monterey Ranger District Office. This rustic tent-only campground, adjacent to the Ventana Wilderness, offers campers a near wilderness camping experience without a long hike. Native oak provide shade and a variety of understory plants offer minimal privacy between sites. The campground is composed of two loops. The lower loop is open all year while the upper loop may be closed in inclement weather. Campers are advised to bring their own firewood. Bug spray is a must and campers are advised to be aware of the dangers posed by ticks and poison oak. This is cougar country; practice safe food storage techniques. A possible day trip is the Tarajara Hot Springs, located 6.4 miles south of campground on Tassajara Rd. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided June 2 through Labor Day - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS None HIKING Pine Ridge Trail, 3E06 (foot only) - 2.8 miles Provides access to the Ventana Wilderness and its network of trails FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Chuchupate VISIT DATE: 07/07/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Pinos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Frazier Park RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Frazier Park, CA, take Frazier Mtn Park Rd 1.8 miles to Lockwood Valley Rd sign. Turn left onto Lockwood Valley Rd. and go 0.8 miles to Chuchupate Ranger District sign. Turn left onto Forest Rt. 8N04 and go 2.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,300 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, has two unnamed loops. The small loop is highest up the mountain and has sharp turn in the middle which will be very difficult for RVs to negotiate. The lower loop is larger comprising most of the camp sites. A few sites on this loop overlook a grassy meadow. Jeffrey pine provide shade to most camp sites in the campground. Several camp sites are overgrown. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open May 1 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, BUT an Adventure Pass is required. The Pass is $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Three aprons exceed 55 ft. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Chula Vista VISIT DATE: 07/07/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Pinos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Frazier Park RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Frazier Park, CA, take Frazier Mountain Park Rd. west 1.8 miles to an intersection. Continue straight onto Cuddy Valley Rd. for 5.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, continuing on Cuddy Valley Rd., and go 8.6 miles to parking lot. Park vehicle and walk about 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,300 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is composed of huge Ponderosa pines and Lupine. It is bordered on one side by a glorious meadow of wildflowers. The ground cover is composed of pine needles and pine cones. Privacy between camp sites is fair to good. Although there is no potable water, tent campers should thoroughly enjoy this campground. The campground is 2 miles from the top of Mt. Pinos, considered a sacred place by the Chumash people. On the weekends, very serious amateur astronomers set up their telescopes in the parking lot. Most of these folks are from the LA area and welcome campers to look through their, sometimes very large, telescopes. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, but an Adventure Pass is required - $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING There is a network of unmarked cross-country ski trails. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Davy Brown VISIT DATE: 11/21/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Lucia NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Ynez RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Santa Ynez, CA, take State Rt. 246 north 1.5 miles to intersection of State Rts. 246 and 154. Continue through intersection onto Armour Ranch Rd. and go 1.6 miles to Happy Canyon Rd. Turn left onto Happy Canyon Rd. and go 13.8 miles to a "T" intersection. Continue straight onto Sunset Valley Rd. 5.6 miles to campground. Sections of Happy Canyon Rd. are impassible in wet weather. As an alternative route, take Figueroa Mt. Rd. from Los Olivos, CA for 20.6 miles to Sunset Valley Rd. Turn left onto Sunset Valley Rd. and go 3.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: Although paved, most of Figueroa Mt. Rd. is single lane, steep and winding (some hairpin). The last six miles are not recommended for RVs. Slides will also be encountered. Sunset Valley Rd. is also paved and single lane, but continuously accessible by RVs. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,100 ft. Campground is pack it in, pack it out and is adjacent to Davy Brown Creek among large Sycamores and Valley Oaks. Campground is conveniently located to the San Rafael Wilderness and its many trails. Sites 1 through 3 immediately right of entrance are tent only; no turn around for RV. It is one of three campgrounds we surveyed in the Figueroa Recreation Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal comment: Wet weather may close access road(s). Check with Ranger District Office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, BUT an Adventure Pass is required. The Pass is $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING There are 14 trails in the Figueroa Recreation Area with varying modes of travel including foot, horse, mountain bike and one short multi-use trail. FISHING Stocked with Trout in the spring.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Figueroa VISIT DATE: 11/21/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Lucia NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Los Olivos RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Los Olivos, CA, take Figueroa Mt. Rd. north 13.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Last 6.6 miles of Figueroa Mt. Rd. is, although paved, steep, winding and single lane; not RV friendly. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,500 ft. Campground is pack it in, pack it out and is located atop Figueroa Mountain under Live Oaks, Madrones and Ponderosa pines. Interior road is winding and steep in places. There is no understory, providing little seclusion, but sites are spacious. The campground is attractive and popular for wildflower viewing in April and May. This is one of three campgrounds we surveyed in the Figueroa Recreation Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, BUT an Adventure Pass is required. The Pass is $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33 Total Sites: 33 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 33 No. Grilles on Sites: 33 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 31' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING There are 14 trails in the Figueroa Recreation Area with varying modes of travel including foot, horse, mountain bike and one short multi-use trail. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fremont VISIT DATE: 12/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Barbara NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Barbara RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Santa Barbara, CA, take State Rt. 154 north 12 miles to Santa Ynez Recreation Area sign (Paradise Rd.). Turn right onto Paradise Rd. and go 2.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,000 ft. Campground is moderately wooded with Live Oaks. Most pedestal grilles and stone fire rings are located a good distance from parking aprons. The Santa Ynez River is nearby. This is one of four campgrounds we surveyed in the Santa Ynez Recreation Area. Telephone and limited groceries available at Paradise Store and Grille. Horse rentals are available from a private concern. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 28 through October 20 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 28' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Cachuma Lake County Park on State Rt. 154. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: The nearby San Ynez River is dry August through December. Best time for water sports, including tubing, is in the Spring. HIKING Camuesa-Buckhorn - OHV route Santa Cruz Trail (foot and horse) - 18 miles. Aliso National Recreation Trail (loop - foot, mountain bike and horse) - 2.5 miles. Santa Cruz Trail accesses a large network of trails in the Dick Smith Wilderness - contact District Ranger's Office for details. FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout and Catfish.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Halfmoon VISIT DATE: 07/07/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Pinos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Frazier Park RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Frazier Park, CA, take Frazier Mtn Park Rd 1.8 miles to Lockwood Valley Rd sign. Turn left onto Lockwood Valley Rd. and go 10.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 7N03 and go 7.5 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 7N03, and go 2.5 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left at intersection onto 7N13 and go 0.2 miles to campground entrance on left. NOTE: Forest Rt. 7N03 is a winding road with several challenging creek or wash crossings. Last 8.5 miles not RV friendly. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,900 ft. This is a sprawling, pack it in, pack it out, single loop campground in a stand of Ponderosa pine. Campground is remote with an open air feeling. Rugged campground environment for OHV enthusiasts. There is no understory with the ground covered with pine needles and cones. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open May 1 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, BUT an Adventure Pass is required. The Pass is $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 8 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Most aprons are about same size. Because there are several challenging wash or creek crossings, steep and winding grades, and long stretches of single lane road with no turnouts, campground is best suited for pop-up tent campers and slide-out RVs. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Piru Creek Rte #20W07(OHV) - 3 miles FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Kirk Creek VISIT DATE: 11/19/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Monterey NEAREST CITY/TOWN: San Simeon RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From San Simeon, CA, take State Rt. 1 north 35.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 100 ft. The campground sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Almost every site has a view of the ocean. Sea Otters can be seen bobbing around in the waves and we heard Sea Lions, but didn't see them. Sunsets (and sunrises) from the sites are outstanding. Campground is semi-manicured with Zoysia-like grass and tall Pampas. The Pampas provides a wall of seclusion between many of the sites. If camping by the ocean is the objective, then Kirk Creek is the place to go. Across from the campground entrance is Nacimiento Rd. A drive up this paved road with a picnic lunch will provide some awesome views of the Pacific Ocean. From the start at State Rt. 1, it rises from 100 ft. above sea level to 2,500 ft. For those with a fear of heights, driving up this road could present a challenge. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day (bikers - $5 per day) Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 31 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass. There are waste stations about 40 miles south (on State Rt. 1) at San Simeon State Park and north about 45 miles (on State Rt. 1) at Pfeiffer State Park. Come with full fresh water tank. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No Comments: Portable (drinking) water is seasonal and always has a boil water order. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Access to Pacific Ocean beach is via a short but precarious trail. HIKING Vincente trail head to (foot only): Vincente Flat Camp - 5 miles Stone Ridge Trail - 5 miles Cone Peak Rd. - 8 miles FISHING Surf fishing

CAMPGROUND NAME: La Panza VISIT DATE: 11/22/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Lucia NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Margarita RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Santa Margarita, CA, take State Rt. 58 east 1.1 miles to "Y" intersection. At the intersection, bear left (staying on Rt. 58) and go 31.7 miles to La Panza Ranch sign (Pozo Rd.). Turn right onto Pozo Rd. and go 7.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. NOTE: After 3 miles, Pozo Rd. changes from a paved to dirt surface. The Forest Service recommends that RVs not use the last 3 miles of Pozo Rd. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,400 ft. NOTE: Because of flood damage, the campground is closed until about July 31, 1998. Contact the Ojai District Ranger's Office for opening date. The Campground is dominated by Live Oaks and is well situated for access to OHV trails in the area. It is primitive and located in an arroyo. Interior road has severe dips, which may cause problems for some RVs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Wet weather may close access road(s). Check with Ranger District Office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, BUT an Adventure Pass is required. The Pass is $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Los Prietos VISIT DATE: 12/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Barbara NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Barbara RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Santa Barbara, CA, take State Rt. 154 north 12 miles to Santa Ynez Recreation Area sign (Paradise Rd.). Turn right onto Paradise Rd. and go 3.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 880 ft. Moderately wooded with Live Oaks and Toyon (Hollywood) vegetation and located near the Santa Ynez River. The understory is grass. The campground is one of four we surveyed in the Santa Ynez Recreation Area. The sites have pedestal grilles and rock fire rings. Telephone and limited groceries available at Paradise Store and Grille. Horse rentals are available from a private concern. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 28 through October 20 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 37 Total Sites: 37 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 37 No. Grilles on Sites: 37 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Cachuma Lake County Park on State Rt. 154. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 10 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: The nearby San Ynez River is dry August through December. Best time for water sports, including tubing, is in the Spring. HIKING Camuesa-Buckhorn - OHV route Santa Cruz Trail (foot and horse) - 18 miles. Aliso National Recreation Trail (loop - foot, mountain bike and horse) - 2.5 miles. Santa Cruz Trail accesses a large network of trails in the Dick Smith Wilderness - contact District Ranger's Office for details. FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout and Catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: McGill VISIT DATE: 07/07/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Pinos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Frazier Park RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Frazier Park, CA, take Frazier Mountain Park Rd. west 1.8 miles to an intersection. Continue straight onto Cuddy Valley Rd. for 5.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, continuing on Cuddy Valley Rd., and go 5.1 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. The campground is composed of two loops. The larger loop is unnamed and is actually a series of three overlapping loops in a dense stand of Ponderosa and Jeffrey pine. While there is little understory in this loop, spacing between camp sites provides fair privacy. The second loop, known as the Lower Loop, is on an open slope of a mountainside with most sites somewhat terraced. Some of these camp sites have a view of the valley and surrounding mountains. Watch for hummingbirds; they are all over the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open late-May through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 72 Total Sites: 72 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 72 No. Grilles on Sites: 70 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Trailers and large motor homes are not recommended in camp sites 46 through 59 - steep grades and narrow, sharp curves. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Exploration Trail (foot - wheelchair friendly) - 0.8 miles Mt. Pinos Trail (foot) - 2 miles McGill Campground Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 3.7 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mt. Pinos VISIT DATE: 07/07/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Pinos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Frazier Park RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Frazier Park, CA, take Frazier Mountain Park Rd. west 1.8 miles to an intersection. Continue straight onto Cuddy Valley Rd. for 5.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, continuing on Cuddy Valley Rd., and go 6.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground is a single loop on a mountainside. The camp sites are tucked in among Ponderosa pine, a few Jeffrey pines, and White fir. A few sites have a view of Frazier Park in the valley below. Because of the campground topography, finding a large level area for a tent at some sites could be a challenge. The grass understory provides only minimal privacy between camp sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open late-May through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The interior road is narrow and not RV friendly. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Nira VISIT DATE: 11/21/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Lucia NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Ynez RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Santa Ynez, CA, take State Rt. 246 north 1.5 miles to intersection of State Rts. 246 and 154. Continue through intersection onto Armour Ranch Rd. and go 1.6 miles to Happy Canyon Rd. Turn left onto Happy Canyon Rd. and go 13.8 miles to a "T" intersection. Continue straight onto Sunset Valley Rd. 5.6 miles to campground. Sections of Happy Canyon Rd. are impassible in wet weather. As an alternative route, take Figueroa Mt. Rd. from Los Olivos, CA for 20.6 miles to Sunset Valley Rd. Turn left onto Sunset Valley Rd. and go 5.6 miles to campground. NOTE: Although paved, most of Figueroa Mt. Rd. is single lane, steep and winding (some hairpin). The last six miles are not recommended for RVs. Slides will also be encountered. Sunset Valley Rd. is also paved and single lane, but continuously accessible by RVs. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,000 ft. Campground is located at edge of San Rafael Wilderness along Manzana Creek under Live Oaks and Sycamore trees. It is convenient to many of the trails in the wilderness. The sites are spacious but none are secluded. Although not identified as a horse camp, hitching rails and horse trailer parking are provided in the campground. This is one of three campgrounds we surveyed in the Figueroa Recreation Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Wet weather may close access road(s). Check with Ranger District Office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, BUT an Adventure Pass is required. The Pass is $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 7 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 21' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in the Manzana Creek. HIKING There are about 17 trails in the Figueroa Recreation Area available for foot, horse and mountain bikes. One additional trail is available for multi-use. FISHING Stocked Trout in the spring

CAMPGROUND NAME: Paradise VISIT DATE: 12/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Barbara NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Barbara RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Santa Barbara, CA, take State Rt. 154 north 12 miles to Santa Ynez Recreation Area sign (Paradise Rd.). Turn right onto Paradise Rd. and go 3.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,000 ft. Campground is located near the Santa Ynez River under large mature Live Oaks that provide shade for most of the sites. There are lots of open, level areas for field games and exploring. Each site has a pedestal grille and rock fire rings. This is one of four campgrounds we surveyed in the Santa Ynez Recreation Area. Telephone and limited groceries available at Paradise Store and Grille. Horse rentals are available from a private concern. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $40 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 47' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Cachuma Lake County Park on State Rt. 154. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: The nearby San Ynez River is dry August through December. Best time for water sports, including tubing, is in the Spring. HIKING Camuesa-Buckhorn - OHV route Santa Cruz Trail (foot and horse) - 18 miles. Aliso National Recreation Trail (loop - foot, mountain bike and horse) - 2.5 miles. Santa Cruz Trail accesses a large network of trails in the Dick Smith Wilderness - contact District Ranger's Office for details. FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout and Catfish.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pine Springs VISIT DATE: 07/07/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Pinos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Frazier Park RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Frazier Park, CA, take Frazier Mtn Park Rd 1.8 miles to Lockwood Valley Rd sign. Turn left onto Lockwood Valley Rd. and go 10.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 7N08 and go 2.7 miles to Pine Springs campground sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt. 7N03A and go 0.8 miles to campground. NOTE: Access roads are not RV friendly. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,900 ft. This sprawling campground, pack it in, pack it out, is a single loop through an area where the "midget forest" of Pinyon pines and juniper meet towering Ponderosa pines. It is the wide spacing of camp sites and not the sagebrush that provides good privacy between sites. The campground is adjacent to Sespe Wilderness but no formal trails provide access from the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open May 1 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, but an Adventure Pass is required - $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Primarily because of access roads, the campground is best suited for slide-ins and pop-up tent campers. Also, rough and tight interior road make it difficult to maneuver travel trailers. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Plaskett Creek VISIT DATE: 11/19/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Monterey NEAREST CITY/TOWN: San Simeon RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From San Simeon, CA, take State Rt. 1 north 29.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 200 ft. Campground is adjacent to State Rt. 1 and across from the Pacific Ocean. It is located among large Cedar trees, which provide a fragrant aroma. While none of the sites have a view of the ocean, the surf can be heard from sites along the southern side of campground. The understory is grassy and nicely manicured. Sites are well separated but not secluded. Gas and limited groceries are available 6 miles south of campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 43 Total Sites: 45 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 45 No. Grilles on Sites: 45 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is available at San Simeon State Park 35 miles south of campground on State Rt. 1. Another one is available at Pfeiffer State Park 40 miles north of campground on State Rt. 1. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 14 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Marginally wheelchair friendly toilet located near site 10. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Yellow Perch and other coastal surf fish.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ponderosa VISIT DATE: 11/19/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Monterey NEAREST CITY/TOWN: San Simeon RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From San Simeon, CA, take State Rt. 1 north 35.1 miles to Nacimiento Rd. sign. Turn right onto Nacimiento Rd. and go 13.6 miles to campground sign. Turn (hard) right at sign and cross bridge into campground. NOTE: Although paved, Nacimiento Rd. is steep and winding with some hairpin turns and is also narrow in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 ft. The campground is located along the Nacimiento River with some sites overlooking the river. The sites are shaded by Live Oaks and Sycamore trees - no Ponderosa pines. There is an active population of ground squirrel-like animals. The drive up Nancimiento Rd has some awesome sites of the Pacific Ocean. From State Rt. 1 at about 100 ft. above sea level, it rises to a high of 2,500 ft. For those with a fear of height, driving on Nancimiento Rd. could be a challenge. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 37.5' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The interior road is narrow. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 7 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water system inoperable at time of visit. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Nacimiento River. HIKING - No FISHING Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Reyes Creek VISIT DATE: 07/07/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Pinos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mt. Pinos RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Frazier Park, CA, take Frazier Mtn Park Rd 1.8 miles to Lockwood Valley Rd sign. Turn left onto Lockwood Valley Rd. and go 23.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 7N11 and go 1.7 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 7N11 is single lane, steep in places and crosses the seasonal Cuyama River. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,100 ft. The campground, at the edge of Sespe Wilderness, is composed of a large loop off a spur. Reyes Creek winds through campground providing several places for wading and a pleasant mixture of oaks and cottonwood trees. Some sites overlook the creek. Wild roses provide a privacy hedge for some campsites. Away from creek, sites are shaded by juniper and manzanita. Camp Scheidick Bar and Grille, at campground's entrance, is a good place for some good conversation and breakfast or lunch. The community of Camp Scheidick was established in 1892 and has an interesting, varied history. Horseshoe competition, bar-b-ques on holidays, and winter offers different campground experiences. Enjoy free fish feeding from the bar and grille; these big trout love toast. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, but an Adventure Pass is required - $5 per day or $30 annually. Contact the Ranger District Office for purchase information. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 0 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 25' Comments: Some parking aprons are paved and others are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Showers are available at Camp Scheidick - $3 fee. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Gene Marshall/Piedra Blanc National Recreation Trail #22W03 (foot & horse) - 19.5 miles provides access to Sespe Wilderness FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Upper Oso VISIT DATE: 12/03/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Barbara NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Barbara RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Santa Barbara, CA, take State Rt. 154 north 12 miles to Santa Ynez Recreation Area sign (Paradise Rd.). Turn right at sign onto Paradise Rd. and go 6 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 5N15). Bear left at sign onto Rt. 5N15 and go 1.5 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 5N15 is paved, single lane with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,040 ft. The Campground is located in Oso Canyon among Live Oaks, straddling several streams. It is adjacent to the Dick Smith Wilderness and a network of trails. Sites have pedestal grilles with rock fire rings. There is lots of open space for exploring. Sites 14 through 25 have horse corrals. Campground is one of four we surveyed in the San Ynez Recreation Area. The Santa Ynez River is nearby. Telephone and limited groceries available at Paradise Store and Grille, about 2 miles west of campground entrance. Horse rentals are available from a private concern. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day $25 per day - sites with horse corrals Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 46' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Cachuma Lake County Park, 6.9 miles north on State Rt. 154. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 9 No. Threaded: 4 Comments: Only wheelchair friendly toilet is located next to site 13. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: The nearby San Ynez River is dry August through December. Best time for water sports, including tubing, is in the Spring. HIKING Camuesa-Buckhorn - OHV route Santa Cruz Trail (foot and horse) - 18 miles. Aliso National Recreation Trail (loop - foot, mountain bike and horse) - 2.5 miles. Santa Cruz Trail accesses a large network of trails in the Dick Smith Wilderness - contact District Ranger's Office for details. FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout and Catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wheeler Gorge VISIT DATE: 12/01/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Ojai NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ojai RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Ojai, CA, take State Rt. 33 north 6.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,750 ft. Campground is located along the North Fork of the Matilija Creek in both Riparian and Chaparral eco zones. It is comprised of Live Oak, Toyon and Sycamore trees. Campground was originally built by the Boy Scouts in the early 1900s. At the campground entrance, there is a stone house also built by the Boy Scouts in the early 1900s. The campground is family oriented with interpretive programs on Saturday nights between April 1 and September 30. Some sites overlook the creek while others, located in the Chaparral zone, have wide vistas of the nearby mountains. During the winter there are special tours in the area around the campground - call the campground manager on 805-640-1977. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 61 Total Sites: 71 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 71 No. Grilles on Sites: 71 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 36' Comments: There are paved and dirt aprons. Some sites have low-hanging branches restricting certain RV models. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 13 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Although swimming not provided, it is possible in some section of Matilija Creek. HIKING Wheel Gorge Trail (loop - interpretive) - 0.75 miles. The trail takes the hiker through both Chaparral and Riparian eco zones FISHING Trout




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