Pine Mountain Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Pine Mountain - Ojai Ranger District

Pine Mountain Campground is nestled in a small valley along the top of Pine Mountain and consists of six campsites fashioned in a circle with a large open area in the middle. There are tables, BBQ grills or fire rings, and one pit toilet at this campground.  Water is not available so please bring your own water.  The campground is surrounded by moderate hills and is a quiet place for relaxing. At an elevation of 6650 feet, it offers cooler temperatures on hot summer days.

Points of Interest  From Pine Mountain you are free to explore the area on your own. There is one designated trail in the area Boulder Canyon (23W03). You may also want to walk around the surrounding hills to see the views and the trees. You can pick out which trees are Jeffrey pines by the scent of the bark. If you put your noise close to the bark, you’ll smell vanilla!

Vegetation You will find Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, and white fir trees at these campgrounds. Along the outskirts, you’ll notice chaparral species. These species include manzanita, and California sage. You may also see some scrub oak.

Wildflowers are abundant in the spring and early summer. They are something to see! You will be dazzled by lupine, false lupine, scarlet bugler, and many others.

Wildlife  Keep your eyes open for red-tailed hawks soaring above the trees. If you are lucky, you may see a California condor! Other birds in the area include woodpeckers, and chickadees. Deer, bear, and coyote also live in the area.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quiet hours 10:00pm-6:00am
Reservations: Pine Mountain is on a first come first served basis. No reservations. Adventure Pass Campground.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees An Adventure Pass is required to camp. The Pass must be displayed in vehicles and is available in two forms: a Daily Pass for $5.00 and an Annual Pass, good for one year from month of purchase for $30.00.
Permit Info: Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
Closest Towns: Ojai, CA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ojai Ranger Station (805) 646-4348, 1190 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA

General Information


To get to Pine Mountain Camgpround, follow Highway 33 to the turnoff at Pine Mountain Summit (6N06), mile marker 42.50. The turnoff is 33.2 miles from the Ojai Ranger Station. Turn right and follow the partially paved road another 4.7 miles. Pine Mountain Campground will be to your right. If you wish to continue to Reyes Peak, follow the road for another mile. The total distance from Ojai Ranger Station to Pine Mountain is 38 miles, and Reyes Peak is 39 miles.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Camping, scenic viewing. Hiking, horseback riding on all three trails. Trails are: Reyes Peak (wilderness), Chorro Grande and Boulder Canyon (non-wilderness, open to mountain biking). Hang gliders launch 1.7 miles west of campground on north side of main road.

Reservation Info No reservations. First-come, first-serve only.
Fire Information No firewood at campground. Bring your own firewood. For current fire restrictions, go to or call (805) 646-4348
No. of Sites 6


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Toilets Vault Toilets
Picnic tables Yes
Parking Yes
Tent camping Yes
Drinking water none - bring your own water