Area Status: Open
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 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. 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. Please park outside of the Rose Valley Campground.
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 http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Hatcheries/FishPlanting/Evaluation.asp for fish stocking information.
Close by is the Piedra Blanca Trailhead which is at the end of the Rose Valley Road past the Ojai Valley Gun Club operating under a Special Use Permit with the Los Padres National Forest 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
||Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am
||No reservations. First come first-serve basis.
||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
||An Adventure Pass is required to camp or recreate at Rose Valley Campground. 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.
||Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
||For current fire restrictions, contact Ojai Ranger District at (805) 646-4348 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf
||Ojai Ranger District Office (805) 646-4348
1190 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
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.