Area Status: Temporarily Closed
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
||Road will be temporarily closed 11/24 due to rain. No vehicle access
Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am
None. First-come, first-serve
||Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
||Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
||For current fire restrictions, contact Santa Barbara Ranger District at (805) 967-3481 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf
Must pack out garbage.
||Santa Barbara Ranger District Office
3505 Paradise Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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.