Santa Barbara Ranger District

May 23, 2015


3505 Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 967-3481


[image] Smokey Bear  - Los Prietos Ranger Station












Santa Barbara Ranger District Road Conditions 

Within the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area and Paradise Road.

** Road Closure Alert**

Road work on the Santa Barbara Ranger District will experience delays of up to 30 minutes on Paradise Road beginning May 26, 2015.

The delays will allow the road crews to safely conduct paving operations. A pilot car will be guiding local residents and visitors through the road construction when necessary. Residents and visitors should anticipate intermittant temporary delays May 26 through July and into August. The delays will take place during the weekdays only, weekends will have no operations.

Motorized travel to and from the Santa Barbara District office and nearby recreation sites will also be impacted. Residents and visitors are encouraged to call the Santa Barbara Ranger District at (805) 967-3481 with questions related to this project.

Buckhorn OHV Trail/Road is OPEN


  • Los Prietos
  • Fremont
  • Paradise
  • Sage Hill Group Campground
  • Upper Oso


  • White Rock
  • Lower Oso
  • First Crossing
  • Falls
  • Live Oak
  • Red Rock

Day use areas close at sunset


  • Aliso Trail (open)
  • Snyder Trail (open)
  • Upper Oso/Santa Cruz Trail/ 19 Oaks (open)
  • Red Rock Trailhead (open)

Within the Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area and Pendola

Romero Cameusa Gate at Divide Peak on East Camino Ceilo is OPEN and there is vehicle access to the campgrounds, day use areas and hot springs in the Upper Santa Ynez/Pendola area: Big Caliente Hot Springs, Middle Santa Ynez Campground, Rock Camp, P-Bar Flat Campground, Mono Camp and Little Caliente Hot Springs.

Contact the Santa Barbara Ranger District Office for road status information at (805) 967-3481 X 0.

The Divide Peak OHV route is currently open. There is an OHV parking and staging area located before the closed gate at the Divide Peak turn-off.