Wheeler Gorge Campground

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Wheeler Gorge Campground

Shady sites surrounded by rocky mountains. Stream runs through the campground. Recreational Vehicles and tent camping.

Wheeler Gorge Campground has 68 family campsites, 5 handicap accessible sites, and 6 double sites for larger groups. RV's maximum length is 35 feet. Each site contains a table, barbecue and fire ring.There is NO dump station or potable water at the campground. Please bring your own drinking water.

Campfires are allowed in fire rings. Bring your own firewood.

Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. This campground requires a 2 night minimum stay on weekends and a 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends. Maximum 2 vehicles per site. An additional fee will be collected on-site for second vehicle. No check-in after 10PM, security gate locked.

50 % of the campsites are reservable through www.recreation.gov and the other 50% are on a first-come, first-serve, walk up basis.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water at Wheeler Gorge Campground.
Operational Hours: No check in after 10:00PM, security gate is locked. Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am 
Reservations: www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777 50% of campsites are reservable. The other 50% are first-come, first-serve.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Single family units $23/night. Extra vehicle fee $10.00/night. Day use $6.00 per vehicle. $46/night for double family campsite.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: For current fire restrictions, contact Ojai Ranger District at (805) 646-4348 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf
Closest Towns: Ojai, CA (8 miles) Ventura, CA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: If you have a Senior Interagency Pass or Interagency Access Pass, you are eligible for a discount on overnight camping.
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company, website - www.rockymountainrec.com.
Information Center: Ojai Ranger District Office (805) 646-4348
1190 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023

General Information


Travel north on Highway 33, 8 miles from Ojai. Turn left into Wheeler Gorge Campground.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Camping, fishing, hiking, waterplay. Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail starts at upper end of campground (8.5 miles from Ojai); Interpretive Saturday monring ranger talks at the Wheeler Gorge Visitor center from May through September. Visitor Center is open Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Historic Ortega off-highway vehicle trail nearby.

General Info:

General Notes

For more information, call the Ojai Ranger Station, Monday-Friday 8-4:30pm (805) 646-4348.

NO phone number to the campground

Reservation Info www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
No. of Sites Wheeler Gorge Campground has 68 family campsites, 5 handicap accessible sites, and 6 double sites for larger groups.
No. of Accessible sites 5 handicap accessible sites


Camping trailer
Toilets vault toilets
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Interpretive Site Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center and Nature Trail