Area Status: Temporarily Closed
Nestled in a grove of beautiful red Manzanita and a variety of oaks and pines, lies Figueroa Campground with its 33 campsites fully equipped with fire rings, pedestal barbeques and a picnic table at every site. Hard packed soil makes several of the sites accessible to the three, double vault, wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Figueroa Campground can accommodate up to 25 foot trailers and RVs, although hook-ups are not available. Three dumpsters are located on Figueroa Mountain Road for convenient trash disposal.
Figueroa Campground serves as a centralized location to various trailheads, including the Davy Brown/Fir Canyon and Ballard Trails. It also provides a short drive to the beautiful Pino Alto Day Use Area/Nature Trail and Cumbre Day Use Area, located on Figueroa Lookout Road. On this road you will also find the Figueroa Lookout and its’ majestic view of the San Rafael Wilderness.
During spring, Figueroa Campground is an ideal place to camp while you enjoy the magnificent wildflower displays that Figueroa Mountain has to offer. This is also the home of numerous spring migrating birds, such as the exquisite western tanager, who breeds and raises its’ young on Figueroa Mountain until August.
From the middle of August to the end of September, this campground is very popular with hunters during the annual deer season. Nights are often cold, even during the summer months, therefore, jackets and sweaters are recommended. Hot summer months also bring out gnats and deer flies, so don’t forget your insect repellant.
Potable water is not available.
At a Glance
||Recreation sites in the Figueroa Recreation Area are temporarily closed due to concerns related to dead and dying hazardous trees that pose a safety risk to visitors.This temporary closure includes Figuerora Campground, Pino Alto Day Use Area, Figuerora Lookout, Cumbre Day Use Area and Forest Service Road 8N16 (Lookout Road). These areas will remain closed until the public safety risk is mitigated by cutting the hazardous trees.
Figueroa Campground is open 24 hours a day. For the enjoyment of all, quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am.
Figueroa Campground does not take reservations, it is first come first serve.
||Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
The Adventure Pass or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass is required when recreating on Figueroa Mountain and must be obtain prior to arrival. The Adventure Pass is not sold on Figueroa Mountain. The cost for the Adventure Pass is $5.00 per day or $30.00 per year and can be purchased at the ranger stations in the Los Padres National Forest at Big 5 Sporting Goods stores in Southern California.
||Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
||14 day stay limit
||Nearest place for purchasing supplies is Los Olivos, located 13 miles down Figueroa Mountain Road, across from 154. Neast place for gasoline/diesel is in Santa Ynez. From 154, east 5 miles to Highway 246. Make a right on Highway 246 and the first gas station will be located approximately 2 miles on Highway 246.
||Santa Lucia Ranger District
1616 No. Carlotti Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Directions: From Hwy 154: At Los Olivos take Figueroa Mtn. Rd. 12.5 miles northeast.