Reyes Peak Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

[image] Reyes Peak Campground

Reyes Peak Campground at an elevation of 7,000 is situated along the southwest side of a ridge and consists of six campsites.  Each campsite contains a table, BBQ grill, and a fire ring. There is one pit toilet located near the first few campsites. No water is available at Reyes Peak. Make sure you bring plenty of water for your stay.

Reyes Peak Campgrounds are surrounded Jeffrey Pines, Sugar Pines, White Fir and Little Ponderosa Pines. 

The campgrounds provide breathtaking views of the area. You can see the Cuyama Badlands on one side and the ocean from the other side. On clear days you can even see some of the Channel Islands!

Points of Interest  There are a couple of trails leaving Reyes Peak. Chorro Grande Trail is located at the gate just past the last campsite. It will lead you south to Chorro Springs before dropping down to Highway 33. The distance is 5 miles. The climb back up is very steep.  Raspberry Spring Trail will lead you north on a short one-half mile walk through the pines. It is a moderately steep hike. It starts at the parking area on the western edge of the campground. Drive past the gate at the end of the paved road and you will end up at Reyes Peak Trailhead. The Reyes Peak Trail ((23W04) is moderately difficult. It leads eastward into the Sespe Wilderness for 5.8 miles to the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail (22W03). Remember, no mountain bikes are allowed in the wilderness.

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

Current Conditions: Temporarily closed due to rain
Operational Hours: Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted, all campsites are on a first come, first served basis.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees  An Adventure Pass is required to camp at Reyes Peak Campground. The Pass must be displayed on visitors’ 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.
Restrictions:
For current fire restrictions, contact Ojai Ranger District at (805) 646-4348 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf  
 
Closest Towns: Ojai, CA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ojai Ranger District Office (805) 646-4348
1190 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
 

General Information

Directions:

 To get here, follow Highway 33 to the turnoff at Pine Mountain Summit (6N06) which is at 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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Campground Camping

Camping, scenic viewing, bouldering. Hiking, horseback riding on all four trails. Trails are: Reyes Peak and Raspberry Spring (wilderness), Chorro Grande and Boulder Canyon (non-wilderness, open to mountain biking). Hang gliders launch .5 miles east along main road.

Reservation Info No reservations. First-come, first-serve only.
Fire Information For current fire restrictions go to www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf or call (805) 646-4348
No. of Sites 6

Amenities

Camping trailer
Toilets vault toilets
Picnic tables
Parking
Tent camping