Santa Lucia Ranger District

SANTA LUCIA RANGER DISTRICT

(805) 925-9538

 March 15, 2017

 

The conditions listed below can change rapidly, especially with inclement weather.  It is recommended that visitors to the forest contact the Ranger District Office which is nearest to their destination for the very latest information.  The National Weather Service is a good resource for information about current and  predicted weather.


 

**ALERT** Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area Closures

Day use picnic sities, Foreste Route 8N16 (Lookout Rd) and 8N32 ( East Pinery Rd) in the Figueroa Recreation Area will be temporarily closed begining August 16, 2016 through Aughst 17, 2017 due to concerns related to dead and dying hazardous trees that pose a safety risk to visitors. Forest Order 05-07-53-16-13.

This temporary closure includes 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.

**POZO ALERT - Campgrounds and OHV Trails reopened March 2, 2017

  • OPEN- Pozo OHV Area: gates at Forest Roads  29S02, 30S11, 30S05  and OHV Trails 16E21, and 16E22,15E07, 16E24,15E05,16E08,16E09, 16E23,15E11, 18E05,16E02, 16E04
  • Friis Campground, Navajo Flats Campground, La Panza, Turkey Flat 

**Wet Weather Temporary Road and Campground Closures**

Los Padres National Forest officials today announced seasonal road closures on the Santa Lucia Ranger District in preparation for inclement weather. On December 13 the following campgrounds, roads and OHV trail systems will close to protect public safety and road conditions. Closures will remain in effect throughout the period of wet weather and until crews are able to safely assess the surface conditions.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED CAMPGROUNDS

  • Pozo  Area: Hi Mountain 
  • Rockfront Area: Bucks Springs, Baja, Paradise
  • Colson/La Brea Area: Miranda Pines, Horseshoe, Brookshire, Colson

TEMPORARILY CLOSED ROADS - WET WEATHER CLOSURES

  • La Brea/Colson area at the Forest boundary (Forest Road 11N04.4)
  • Bates Canyon past Bates Canyon Campground (Forest Road 11N01.3)
  • Figueroa Mountain area: Lookout (Forest Road 8N16), East Pinery (Forest Road 8N32) and Zaca Ridge Road (Forest Road 8N02)
  • Rockfront Area at Forest Road 30S02: Baja, Buck Springs and Paradise campgrounds, Rockfront OHV Staging Area, as well as the following trails: Upper 35 Canyon, Paradise, Branch Creek, Big Rocks, Jack Springs, Twin Rocks, Shaw Ridge, Logan Ridge, and Los Machos. 
  • Forest Service coordinates closure of Hi Mountain Road with San Luis Obispo County (30S05).  Gates are at Pozo Fire Station and the Forest boundary on the Arroyo-Grande side

TEMPORARILY CLOSED OHV TRAILS - WET WEATHER CLOSURES

  • Rockfront Area at Forest Road 30S02: Baja, Buck Springs and Paradise campgrounds, Rockfront OHV Staging Area, as well as the following trails: Upper 35 Canyon, Paradise, Branch Creek, Big Rocks, Jack Springs, Twin Rocks, Shaw Ridge, Logan Ridge, and Los Machos. 

Open Pozo/La Panza Campgrounds

  • Navajo Flats Campground, La Panza, Turkey Flat 

Open Figueroa Mountain Area Campgrounds

  • Figueroa
  • Davy Brown
  • Nira 

CLOSED CAMPGROUNDS

  • La Brea Area: Barrel Springs, Wagon Flat
  • Buckhorn Ridge OHV Area - Bear Canyon Campground

CLOSED ROADS AND OHV RIDING AREAS/TRAILS 

  • Buckhorn Ridge OHV Area  (Buckhorn Ridge, Horshoe Spring Spur, Bear Canyon Loop and Bear Canyon Campground). 
  • Kerry Canyon OHV Trail/Area is temporarily closed until further notice.

CLOSED DAY USE AREAS - FIGUEROA

  • Figueroa Area: Pino Alto Picnic Area, Cumbre Picnic Area, Figueroa lookout day use

 OPEN CAMPGROUNDS/DAY USE AREAS

  • Bates Campground
  • Miranda Pine on Sierra Madre Rd 
  • Cerro Alto Campground and Trailhead
  • Figueroa Campground
  • Davy Brown Campground
  • Nira Campground 
  • Navajo Flat Campgorund (Pozo/La Panza Area) 
  • Friis Campground
  •  La Panza Campground
  • Turkey Flat (Pozo/La Panza Area)  

TEMPORARY DAY USE AREA CLOSURES - FIGUEROA RECREATION AREA

  • Figueroa Lookout Day Use Area
  • Cumbre Day Use 
  • Pino Alto Picnic Area

OPEN ROADS

  • Sierra Madre Road at intersection with Highway 166 (Forest Road 32S13.1) to McPherson Peak only
  • Figueroa Mountain Rd to the junction of Happy Canyon Rd, Sunset Valley Rd, Cachuma Saddle
  • Sunset Valley Road to Davy Brown and Nira Campgrounds
  • West Cuesta Rd (TV Tower Rd) 

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES - FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN AREA

  • Figueroa Mountain area at the Lookout (Forest Road 8N16), ) Zaca Ridge Road​/Catway (Forest Road 8N02)
  • Catway Jeepway Trail 
  • East Pinery (Forest Road 8N32)