Upper Oso Campground

Los Padres National Forest

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Camuesa Canyon Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 805-967-3481 805-968-6640 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 34.5547, -119.7694

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Overview of Upper Oso Campground

There are 12 horse sites. 60% of sites are reservable and others are first come, first served.

Number of Sites 25

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 1,115 ft / 339 m

Max Length 22 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

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Site Quality
1 review
“Remote beautiful campground nestled in the hills”

Reviewed 7/4/2017

Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 16
Overall Rating

Beautiful campground surrounded on all sides by hills and cliffs. After crossing the river (watch out, low-profile vehicles--you literally drive in (6-12 inches of water), you make the second left and continue up a 2-mile 1 lane road that meanders through The canyon.
The campground is very remote, and if you're lucky, you can find serenity and quiet. No highway noise or light pollution. Unluckily for us, a few noisy groups kept us from that serenity.
Most sites also have horse corrals, in case you bring your horse. But if you don't have one, you can still camp in those sites.
Be very fire-aware! The whole area burned out a few years ago and now its mostly dry grass. Don't let there be another fire!

Site Quality

Steve11 would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • firewood
  • horse corral
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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