Santa Lucia Ranger District

SANTA LUCIA RANGER DISTRICT

(805) 925-9538

February 5, 2016

 

The conditions listed below can change rapidly, especially with inclement weather.  It is recommended that visitors to the forest contact the Ranger District Office which is nearest to their destination for the very latest information.  The National Weather Service is a good resource for information about current and  predicted weather.


** Pozo/La Panza OHV Alert** 

On Friday, February 5, the Pozo La Panza OHV trails and campgrounds repopened due to extended dry weather conditions. This area will be open until wet weather conditions occur again. Please contact the Santa Lucia Ranger District for current road, OHV, trail and campground conditions/closures at 805-925-9538 X 0. 

Open Pozo/La Panza Trails and Campgrounds February 5, 2016

  • Pozo OHV Area: gates at Forest Roads 29S02.2, 29S0.1; and OHV Trails 16E22,16E21,15E07, 16E24,16E08,16E09,16E04, 16E23, 16E09, 15E05, 18E02, 16E02, 15E11, 18E05, 16E16, 15E09, 15E10.
  • Navajo Flat Campground
  • Friis Campground
  • Turkey Flat OHV Staging Area

CLOSED CAMPGROUNDS, DAY USE PICNIC AREAS

  • Pozo  Area: Hi Mountain 
  • Rockfront Area: Bucks Springs, Baja, Paradise
  • Colson/La Brea Area: Miranda Pines, Horseshoe, Brookshire, Colson
  • Figueroa Area: Pino Alto Picnic Area, Cumbre Picnic Area

CLOSED ROADS AND OHV RIDING AREAS/TRAILS

  • La Brea/Colson area at the Forest boundary (Forest Road 11N04.4)
  • Sierra Madre Road at intersection with Highway 166 (Forest Road 32S13.1)
  • Bates Canyon past Bates Canyon Campground (Forest Road 11N01.3)
  • Figueroa Mountain area: Lookout (Forest Road 8N16), East Pinery (Forest Road 8N32) and Zaca Ridge Road (Forest Road 8N02)
  • Rockfront Ranch OHV Area and trails closed at: Forest Road 30S02
  • Forest Service coordinates closure of Hi Mountain Road with San Luis Obispo County (30S05).  Gates are at Pozo Fire Station and the Forest boundary on the Arroyo-Grande side

WEST CUESTA ROAD IS CLOSED NOVEMBER 1, 2015 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2016

Non-motorized recreation access, such as hiking and mountain biking, is unaffected by the order.  Private residents and communication site lease holders will be allowed motorized access to their homes or business sites.

The closure order for public motorized vehicle use is needed until repairs to the road are completed and the area is safe for vehicle use. Forest officials are working with communication site lease holders to conduct environmental planning and a road repair plan to reestablish safe motorized access along this popular road in San Luis Obispo County.

CLOSED OHV TRAILS

  • Figueroa Area: Catway OHV 29W02, Zaca Ridge Road, 8N02 
  • Rockfront Ranch OHV Area and trails closed at: Forest Road 30S02

** KERRY CANYON OHV TRAIL/AREA IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**


 OPEN CAMPGROUNDS

  • Bates Campground
  • Cerro Alto Campground
  • Figueroa Campground
  • Davy Brown Campground
  • La Panza Campground
  • Navajo Flat Staging Area/Campgorund
  • Friis Campground (Pozo/La Panza OHV Area) 

OPEN ROADS

  • Figueroa Mountain Rd to the junction of Happy Canyon Rd, Sunset Valley Rd, Cachuma Saddle
  • Sunset Valley Road to Davy Brown and Nira Campgrounds