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Attention: There is a Level 3 fire ban in the Los Padres National Forest. Wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in all areas except for designated Campfire Use Sites. Recreational target shooting is prohibited in all areas. Smoking is prohibited in all areas except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated Campfire Use Site.
UPPER OSO CAMPGROUND, CA
part ofLos Padres National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewUpper Oso Campground provides ample opportunity for exploration of California's coastal mountains. It is a family-friendly campground, equipped with equestrian sites, and is close to a variety of trails and several mountain streams.
The campground is located in the lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area, not far from Santa Barbara. The campground has large sites scattered among plentiful oak trees that provide pleasant shade. It is situated alongside a seasonal creek, at an elevation of 1,040 feet.
A variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails begin in and around the campground, including the Santa Cruz Trail, which traverses 18 miles north to the San Rafael Wilderness. The 2.5-mile Aliso National Recreation Trail leads through scenic areas to a group campsite.
The campground is open year-round and offers around two dozen sites tent or RV camping. About 10 sites are outfitted with horse corrals and extra long, paved parking spurs. Some additional sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The campground is located about 25 miles north of the city of Santa Barbara.
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Know Before You Go
Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures, contact the forest supervisor's office at (805) 968-6640.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Santa Barbara, travel north on Highway 101. Exit onto Highway 154 and continue northwest for about 10 miles. Turn east onto Paradise Road and travel about 6 miles. Turn north onto Forest Route 5N15 and continue less than two miles to the campground.
Mailing Address:UPPER OSO CAMPGROUND
5050 PARADISE RD.
SANTA BARBARA CA 93105
Phone Number:Information: (805)967-3481