Rose Valley Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

[image] Rose Valley Campground

Rose Valley Campground at an elevation of 3,450 feet is surrounded by chaparral covered mountains with pockets of Bigcone Douglas-Fir.  There are nine campsites in Rose Valley Campground. They are located in a single loop. Tables, BBQ grills, and/or fire rings are provided in each campsite. There is one vault toilet in the campground and another across from the lake. Water is not available at this campground. You must bring your own water.

Points of Interest  You should definitely walk the trail to Rose Valley Falls. This trail begins at the southwest area of the  campground. Follow it for a short 1/2 mile and be at the base of the falls. It truly is spectacular. The cliffs at the falls are arkosic sandstone and crumble easily. Please do not climb around on steep sections or get close to the edge.

At this time, the Rose Valley lakes are not currently being stocked. For more informaion about fishing regulations, go to California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Call (562) 594-7268 or check their website at  for fish stocking information.

Close by is the Piedra Blanca Trailhead which is at the end of the  Rose Valley Road past the Ojai Shooting Range and the Middle Lion Campground.   The trailhead is the gateway for the Sespe River Trail (22W04) and the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail (22W03).


Vegetation Cottonwood trees provide shade for some of the camp-sites. You may notice a few small pine trees in the center of the campground. Other plants to see include toyon, chamise, and sage. Toyon is especially beautiful in the fall and winter with its bright red berries. If you like wildflowers, Rose Valley offers wild rose and poppies in the spring.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am 
Reservations: Rose Valley Campgrounds cannot be reserved and are only available on first come first served basis.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees An Adventure Pass is required to camp or recreate at Rose Valley 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.  Funds generated from the Pass are used by the local Forest to maintain and improve recreation sites, facilities and services and in protecting Forest resources and wildlife habitat.
Permit Info: Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: For current fire restrictions, contact Ojai Ranger District at (805) 646-4348 or visit
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


To get there follow Highway 33 north from Ojai 14.7 miles to mile marker 25.84.  Turn right at the Rose Valley Road (6N31) turnoff and follow the paved road for 3.1 miles. Turn right again at the Rose Valley Campground sign (across from the lower lake) and follow this road 0.6 miles into Rose Valley Campground. Watch out for rough sections of road.


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Campground Camping

Camping, fishing, watchable wildlife. Rose Valley Falls Trail, Rose-Lion Connector Trail and Nordhoff Ridge Road offer trail opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Gated access to Nordhoff Ridge Road (4 wheel drive road) available by free permit from Ojai Ranger Station; maximum of 20 vehicles per day. Road closed when wet. Lake access nearby.

Reservation Info First come first served
No. of Accessible sites 9


Camping trailer
Toilets vault toilets
Picnic tables
Tent camping