The gate at Divide Peak will close today, Wednesday, December 18, due to expected rain on Thursday. This closure prevents vehicle access to the Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area: Big and Little Caliente Hot Springs, Rock Camp, P Bar Flats Campground, Middle Santa Ynez Campground and Mono Campground. This closure is in effect until further notice.
Please call the Santa Barbara Ranger District at (805) 967-3481 for more information regarding this closure, Mon - Saturday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
This office will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th.
In anticipation of inclement weather, the Arroyo Seco Indians Road will be closed at Memorial Park Campground and Piney Creek Road will be closed at the first gate.. This closure will be in place for the protection of the public and to reduce damage to these recently graded roads. This is a temporary closure; these roads will reopen as conditions permit. For more information, please contact the Monterey Ranger District at (831) 385-5434, or on-line at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres/.
Conditions in the forest can change rapidly, sometimes on a daily basis. It is recommended that forest visitors contact the ranger station nearest to the area that they wish to visit, for the most current information. Monterey 831-385-5434, Santa Maria 805-925-9538, Santa Barbara 805-967-3481, Ojai 805-646-4348, Frazier Park 661-245-3731.
In response to the increasing potential for a wildland fire start, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Level 2 fire restrictions will be implemented throughout the forest beginning August 18, 2011. These restrictions will affect the use of campfires, stoves, smoking materials and internal combustion engines, and will remain in effect until the end of fire season in late autumn.