The Divide Peak gate on Romero Camuesa Rd (5N15) is only open to Middle Santa Ynez Campground. No vehicle access to Big Caliente, Rock Camp, P-Bar Flat, Mono Campground of Little Caliente Hot Springs. This road closure is in effect until further notice. Water levels at crossings are too high and there are mud and rock slides on the roads from the recent storms.
Area(s): Holiday Group Campground, Jacinto Reyes National Scenic Byway, Middle Lion Campground, Rose Valley Campground, 20W14 - Sespe River, 22W03 - Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca Natl Rec Trail, 22W04 - Middle Sespe, 22W15 - Rose Valley Falls, 22W16 - Rose-Lion Connector, 23W05 - Chorro Grande, Sespe Wilderness
Date(s): Mar 6, 2014
Ojai Ranger District, (805) 646-4348
March 4, 2014 - State Route 33 will remain closed for at least the next two weeks for public safety, due to an unstable rock slide. The slide is just north of the Sespe Gorge area, and will be rock scaled to remove all the loose boulders that has the potential of falling onto the traffic lanes. In addition, there will be ongoing work to remove small slides and debris within the entire closure area.
The closure parameters will still be Wheeler Gorge Campground on the south end, and Lockwood Valley Rd. on the north end.
For more information about this closure, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/
The gate at the First Crossing on Paradise Road (5N18) is closed at River Road. Vehicle access only to Lower Oso Day Use, Upper Oso Campground, trailhead and the OVH Buckhorn Road. No vehicle access to day use areas on River Road including Red Rock until further notice due to flooding and mudslides. Drive with caution on Paradise Rd due to rock and mud slides.
Paradise Campground, Upper Oso Campground, Lower Oso Day Use, Sage Hill Group Campground and White Oak Day Use are open.
For current information regarding road closures on the Santa Barbara Ranger District, please call 805-967-3481 X 0.
Due to extremely dry vegetation and an increasing fire danger, Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that Level III fire restrictions went into effect beginning January 11, 2014. Click HERE for restriction information. The following restrictions will be rigorously enforced until this Forest Order expires. Click HERE for more information