Los Prietos Campground

Los Padres National Forest

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Paradise Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Reservations: 877-444-6777
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GPS: 34.5413, -119.8021

Last Price Paid: $7
Number of Sites: 37
Pad Type: dirt
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 1093 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 22 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Ratings Summary

Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 3G
Thumb lunar moth
Andrea E.
TX 26' Lazy Daze Rear Bath 2011 Honda Fit
19 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: ?

Andrea E. would stay here again

“Remote, shady, Oaks and birds”

Reviewed Apr 15, 2015

Overall Rating

I stayed here for about a week or more. They offer Senior pass 1/2 price with the Access card. It was in April and it got pretty warm. It's up in the hills above Santa Barbara, CA. Takes about 20 minutes up and down a winding road to get there from the campground. It is dry and I wondered about the ease of retreat if there was a fire and a week later there was one where the Los Padres forest campgrounds were evacuated. I found it quiet except for the weekends when lots of families showed up. No showers. I would stay again as it is inexpensive and close to Santa Barbara. No hookups or dump. No water connections to fill you tanks. There are spigots for water but not at each site and you can't connect a hose to the spigots.

I liked it because it was quiet with birds, lovely Oaks and it felt a bit like a retreat. I used my solar panels and there were only a few sites with enough sun. Also some of the sites were not level and more suited to tents due to short lengths. It's also a bit hilly.

I stayed there in April 2013 so I am not sure of the current cell coverage but I did have internet. No over the air TV.

Site Quality
Verizon 3G

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  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • water available
  • pets


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