P-Bar Flat Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Oak trees. The campground is usually full on weekends during deer hunting season, mid August through late September. Big Caliente Hot Springs is 4 miles away. The last 9 miles of driving to the campground is on dirt roads.

To access the Pendola / Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area after Romero Saddle on East Camino Cielo Road, the pavement ends. Forest Road 5N12, 5N15, and 5N16 are dirt roads where higher clearance vehicles are recommended.There are no services in the Pendola Area.There are no phones, limited cell phone coverage, no potable water, no gasoline, or automotive repairs, etc. Water in the creeks are extremely low to completely dry. It is recommended that visitors plan to haul their own water in for camping.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am
Reservations: None. First-come, first-serve
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
 
Permit Info: Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
Best Season: spring, fall
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: For current fire restrictions, contact Santa Barbara Ranger District at (805) 967-3481 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf Must pack out garbage.
Closest Towns: Santa Barbara
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Santa Barbara Ranger District Office
3505 Paradise Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 967-3481
 

General Information

Directions: (From Santa Barbara) Off Hwy 101, 8 miles N.W. on Hwy 154, 20 miles east on East Camino Cielo Road, 3.7 miles NW on 5N15.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Hiking and mountain biking. Bathing in Big or Little Caliente Hot Springs.

Reservation Info None
Fire Information NO firewood available at campground.
For current fire restrictions, contact Santa Barbara Ranger District at (805) 967-3481 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf
 
No. of Sites 4

Amenities

Toilets vault
Picnic tables
Parking
Tent camping