Can you camp anywhere in Los Padres National Forest?

There are no cabins on the Los Padres National Forest, only campgrounds. There are cabins at Rancho Oso and Lake Cachuma County Park. Lodging is available in the nearby communities of Santa Barbara, Solvang and Buellton.

Can you disperse camp in Los Padres National Forest?

Dispersed Camping Areas Pinos Ranger District offers camping, day hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, OHV riding and camping, scenic drives, nature viewing and winter sports (cross country skiing and sledding).

Are there bears in Dogwood campground?

No usage of firearms, chainsaws or fireworks in the campground. Pets must be leashed at all times. CAUTION: Bears frequent the area.

Are there bears in Los Padres National Forest?

Bears. Many black bears make their home in the forest. They are most often found foraging for berries and tubers in riparian areas. During the fall they move up to the oak woodlands looking for acorns.

Are fires allowed in Los Padres National Forest?

Campfires Prohibited in All Areas of Los Padres National Forest.

Are campfires allowed at Dogwood Campground?

No more than one rv per single campsite. Check out time is at noon, no exceptions. The extra vehicle fee will be collected at the campground. 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.

Are dogs allowed at Dogwood Campground?

Dogs are allowed at Dogwood Campground, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle. For more information on pet restrictions, please call (909) 336-6717.

Are there mountain lions in Los Padres?

Mountain lions roam across nearly all parts of the Los Padres National Forest and portions of the Carrizo Plain National Monument, but their exact numbers are unknown. Mountain lions are slender and agile cats.

What to do if you see a black bear?

Alter your route or back away slowly, preferably in the direction you came. Walk, do not run, and keep your eye on the bear so you can see how it reacts. In most cases, the bear will flee. If the bear walks toward you, act boldly, yelling and throwing something at it.

Are campfires allowed in California campgrounds?

Campfires are usually allowed in provided fire rings at each campsite. Occasionally, during extreme fire conditions, open fires may be banned on short notice. Before arrival, call the park or check the park website at “Visit a Park” for information about fire bans during peak fire season.