The gate at Divide Peak on Romero Camuesa Rd (5N15.1) is still closed. Due to landslides, there is NO vehicle access to Big Caliente Hot Springs, Rock Camp, Santa Middle Santa Ynez Campground, P Bar Flats Campground, Mono Campground and Little Caliente Hot Springs until further notice.
Please call the Santa Barbara Ranger District at (805) 967-3481 X 0 or email email@example.com for road/gate closure status, Mon - Saturday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Los Padres National Forest, in cooperation with Monterey County, today announced that Nacimiento-Fergusson Road will be closed to all traffic as of 5:00 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2017, due to road slide safety concerns. Road closure barriers will be installed at the junction of South Coast Ridge Road at Nacimiento Summit and at the junction with State Highway 1. Road repair of the damaged section of road is being planned for implementation as soon as possible; however, there is no known reopening time.
Nacimineto-Fergusson Road is the only pass through from Highway 1 to Highway 101 between Carmel Valley Road and Highway 46 in San Luis Obispo County.
January 17, 2017…Snow and rain across Los Padres National Forest has provided sufficient moisture to reduce fire restrictions on the forest effective immediately.
Under the reduced fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal barbeques will be allowed in all areas of the Forest. A California Campfire Permit is required to build a campfire outside of a designated Campfire Use Site. California Campfire Permits are available for free download from the Forest website, http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf and at all ranger stations and the Forest Supervisor's Office. A list of Campfire Use Sites is available on the Forest website and at all Forest ranger stations.
Los Padres officials are reminding Fourth of July visitors that the possession or use of fireworks is strictly prohibited in the forest at all times. Rangers and law enforcement officers patrolling the forest will be strictly enforcing the ban throughout the long weekend. A violation of the law could result in a $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail. In addition, anyone causing a wildfire is potentially liable for all costs associated with suppressing the fire.