Santa Barbara Ranger District

January 20, 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.

River Road back to Red Rock reopened on Monday, January 12.

Buckhorn OHV Rd reopened on Friday, January 9.

Upper Oso road to Lower Oso, Upper Oso, Santa Cruz Trail and the Buckhorn OHV Trail/Road is OPEN, however, Upper Oso Campground remains closed because of a broken water line.


  • Paradise
  • Sage Hill Group Campground
  • Upper Oso


  • White Rock (open)
  • Lower Oso (open)
  • First Crossing (open)
  • Falls (open)
  • Live Oak (open)

Day use areas close at sunset


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

For additional information, contact the Santa Barbara Ranger District office at (805) 967-3481 X 0 

Within the Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area and Pendola

Divide Peak gate reopened on Tuesday, January 20th. There is now vehicle access to Big Caliente Hot Springs, Middle Santa Ynez Campground and Rock Camp.

Due to thick mud accumulations on the road to P-Bar Flat Campground, Mono Campground and Little Caliente Hot Springs remains CLOSED until further notice.

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.