Mono Campground has three campsites which are all "Walk-in" only sites. The walk from the parking lot to the campsites is approximately 300 yards. The camp sites feature a meadow, shade, many large trees, next to river- water will be low in summer. The campground is usually full on weekends during deer hunting season, mid August through late September. The Mono Debris Dam is close to the campground. The Cold Springs Trailhead is located in the parking area and Little Caliente Hot Springs is 2 miles away. The last mile of Little Caliente Road is closed and a short 5 minute walk provides access to the Little Caliente Hot Springs.
The last 12 miles of driving to Mono Campground is on dirt roads. The last section of steep dirt road before Mono Campground becomes slippery during wet weather. Vehicles may have to wait for up to a week for this section to dry out, so not advisable to use this area of the forest during wet weather.
At a Glance
The road to the Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area will reopen this afternoon, Friday, December 20. Contact the SB Ranger District for road status at (805) 967-3481
Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
Must pack out garbage. No motor vehicles in walk-in sites or meadow.
Directions: (From Santa Barbara) Off Hwy 101, 8 miles N.W. on Hwy 154, 20 miles east on East Camino Cielo Road, 6 miles NW on 5N15, walk-in 200 yards to campground.