Santa Lucia Ranger District

 Updated: June 18, 2018

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 weather.

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, 2017 through Aughst 17, 2018 due to concerns related to dead and dying hazardous trees that pose a safety risk to visitors. Forest Order 05-07-53-17-11.   Closure Map

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.

Open - Rock Front Ranch OHV Area

  • Rock front Area at Forest Road 30S02 is open: 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. 
  • Campgrounds: Bucks Springs, Baja, Paradise

Open - Pozo/La Panza campgrounds and OHV trails/roads

  • 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, Turkey Flat 

Open - Figueroa Mountain area campgrounds

  • Figueroa
  • Davy Brown
  • Nira

Open campgrounds/day use areas

  • Baja
  • Bucksprings
  • Colson Canyon Campground
  • Miranada Pine (Sierra Madre Rd) 
  • Cerro Alto Campground and Trailhead
  • Davy Brown Campground
  • Nira Campground
  • Figueroa Campground
  • Friis Campground
  • La Panza Campground
  • Navajo Flat Campgorund
  • Paradise
  • Turkey Flat

Open roads

  • Hi Mountain Road (Pozo Area) 
  • Sierra Madre Rd (Forest Road 32S13.1)
  • Figueroa Mountain Rd to the junction of Happy Canyon Rd, Sunset Valley Rd, Cachuma Saddle
  • Catway Jeepway Trail
  •  Zaca Ridge Road​/Catway (Forest Road 8N02)
  • Happy Canyon Road to Sunset Valley Rd
  • Sunset Valley Road to Davy Brown and Nira Campgrounds

Temporary road closures 

  • La Brea/Colson area past the Colson Campground (Forest Road 11N04.
  • Bates Canyon past Bates Canyon Campground (Forest Road 11N01.3)

Temporary road closures - Figueroa Mountain Area

  • Figueroa Mountain area at the Lookout (Forest Road 8N16)
  • East Pinery (Forest Road 8N32)

Temporary day use area closures - Figueroa Recreation Area

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

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