Upper Oso Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Oak trees, seasonal creek runs through the campground, large sites, canyon setting. 25 campsites, 13 have corrals and extra long parking spurs. Tables, firepits w/grill, barbecues, flush toilets, water, garbage bins, R/V - no hookups. Firewood for purchase from the campground host. River access to the Santa Ynez River along the last 6 miles of Paradise Road. Watch out for poison oak. There are several accessible sites at this campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Temporarily closed until further notice due to high water levels at the First Crossing. Contact 805-967-8766 for more information.
Operational Hours:
Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am
Reservations: www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 or first-come, first-serve
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $20/night, $10/ extra vehicle fee. Concession-managed by the Parks Management Company begining November 1, 2016 for the Foreset Service.  The Interagency Senior and Acess Passes provide pass holders with 50% off of camping fees - not valid for day use within the campground or extra vehicle parking fee. Day use in the campground is $10 per vehicle. 
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring, fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Green sticker and approved spark arrestor required on motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. No more than 8 people per site, 14 day stay limit. Reservations required for equestrian sites.
Closest Towns: Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Solvang
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Passes: $10 per vehicle or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Annual Day Use Pass for $50. Pass can be purchased from the PMC at www.campone.com or by calling 805-434-1996 or purchased from the campground hosts at Paradise Campground, Upper Oso Campground or Sage Hill Campground. 
Operated By: Parks Management Company www.campone.com or 805-434-1996
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, 10 miles N.W. on Hwy 154, 5.5 miles east on Paradise Road, 1.5 miles N. on 5N15.

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Campground Camping

Equestrian, nature hiking trails, mountain bikes, all terrain vehicles, mountain bikes, river access and fishing about 1 mile to the river.

Green and approved apark arestor required on motorcyles and ATV's.

Reservation Info www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
Fire Information For current fire restrictions, contact Santa Barbara Ranger District at (805) 967-3481 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf  
No. of Sites 25
No. of Accessible sites Several campsites are accessible. Contact Rocky Mountain Recreation at (805) 967-8766 for more information.


Camping trailer yes
Toilets Flush
Accessible Several campsites are accessible
Picnic tables yes
Parking yes
Tent camping yes
Drinking water water spigots