Davy Brown Campground

Los Padres National Forest

Nestled on beautiful Figueroa Mountain, this charming campground sits alongside the serenely flowing Davy Brown Creek. Close to Santa Barbara, Davy Brown Campground offers some of the most tranquil camping in the Los Padres National Forest. The soothing sounds of the running creek can be heard from all campsites, making this campground a favorite for those planning a peaceful and relaxing get-away.

Davy Brown Campground has 13 scenic and picturesque campsites. Each campsite is equipped with fire rings, pedestal barbeques and a picnic table. There are two vault bathrooms (wheelchair accessible) spaced strategically throughout the campground. Davy Brown Campground can accommodate RVs up to 25 ft. long; hook-ups are not available. Three dumpsters are located on Figueroa Mountain Road for convenient trash disposal; none are available at this site. There is no drinking water at this site; please bring your own water.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Davy Brown Campground is surrounded and shaded by mountains covered with valley oak, blue oak, live oak, and gray pine. The companion shrub species include manzanita, coffeeberry and redberry. A soothing creek offers diminutive waterfalls and invigorating swimming holes. Birds such as king-fishers, juncos, Stellar jays, white-breasted nuthatches, warblers and many more also make their home here.

Nearby Attractions

Davy Brown Campground is the starting point for several trails, including the spectacular Davy Brown/Fir Canyon Trail. Two miles further are the Lower Manzana and Upper Manzana trailheads, entry points to the majestic San Rafael Wilderness. Los Olivios, Santa Ynez, Solvang and Buelton are within an hour's drive.


On hot summer days, the creek provides relief as visitors splash in the water holes located along the creek. Migrating birds, such as the exquisite western tanager, are often seen from spring to August. There are ample trails to hike, or mountain bike. From mid-August to late September, this campground is very popular with hunters during the annual deer season.

Contact Information


Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 805 434 1996

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

To get there from Hwy. 154: Take the Armour Ranch Road/Happy Canyon Road 11 miles northeast to Cachuma Saddle, Sunset Valley Road, then 4 miles north.

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