Monterey Ranger District offers camping, day hiking, backpacking, beaches, ocean swimming, surfing, fishing, hunting, scenic driving on Highway 1, wildflower displays in the spring and early summer and nature viewing.
Mt. Pinos Ranger District offers camping, day hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, OHV riding and camping, scenic drives, nature viewing and winter sports (cross country skiing and sledding).
Santa Barbara Ranger District offers camping, day hiking, backpacking, fishing, horse riding and camping, mountain biking, hunting, OHV riding and camping, swimming in the Santa Ynez River and beautiful wildflower displays in the spring.
The Santa Lucia Ranger District offers a diversity of outdoor opportunities. These lands are yours - to visit, to care for, but most of all, to enjoy. What are you waiting for? Pack up your family and friends and head for adventure in America's Great Outdoors. The Santa Lucia Ranger District offers a variety of recreational opportunities... hiking and backpacking, trail riding by horse, mountain biking, off-highway vehicles, hunting, camping and picnicking, and don't forget vibrant wildflower displays each spring especially in the Figueroa Recreation Area.
Recreation passes are required for use of certain recreation sites and areas in the forest, and for certain facilities and services.
Parks Management Concession Company
For more information about concession-managed campgrounds and day use areas in the Los Padres National Forest, please visit: www.campone.com.
On the Santa Lucia Ranger District, the Adventure Pass is only required at the following campgrounds: Hi Mountain, Miranda Pine, Horseshoe, Bates, Brookshire and American Canyon (deer hunting season only). Contact the Santa Lucia Ranger District office for more information about purchasing and using the Adventure Pass. (805) 448-6487 or contact your nearest Big 5 Sporting Goods Store.
Contact the ranger station for disperse camping information: (805) 865-0416, Mon-Fri, 8:00-4:30pm.