Santa Barbara Ranger District

March 13, 2017

SANTA BARBARA RANGER DISTRICT

3505 Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 967-3481 X 0 

 

**Santa Barbara Ranger District -  Lower Santa Ynez Road and Trail Closure Alert**

Due to high water levels in the Santa Ynez River Paradise Road and sediment on the road (Forest road 5N18) is closed just to the east of the First Crossing Day Use Area and the road to Sage Hill Campground (Forest road 5N43) is closed. Since the gate is closed east of the First Crossing Day Use Area there is no vehicular access to the Upper Oso Campground and the Buckhorn and Camuesa Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) routes.

In addition, the Santa Cruz trail from Upper Oso to Little Pine is impassable due to slides onto the trail due to the Rey wildlfire.

Members of the public are encouraged to exercise caution when entering areas impacted by wildfire as large portions of the burned areas are subject to rock slides, falling trees and branches, increased stream flows, debris flows, and flash floods. Sediment and debris accumulations at in streams may be unstable. Use extreme caution when crossing streams and avoid the burn area during rain or wind events. As always stay tuned to local weather and be alert. 

Santa Barbara Ranger District - Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area (Paradise Rd- Red Rock)

CAMPGROUNDS LOWER SANTA YNEZ RECREATION AREA (Red Rock)

  • Fremont (OPEN)
  • Paradise (OPEN)
  • Los Prietos (OPEN)
  • Upper Oso **(closed temporarily due to high water level at the  first crossing until further notice)
  • Sage Hill Group Campground (OPEN)

CLOSED AREAS DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS AT THE FIRST CROSSING

  • Upper Oso Campground
  • Uppero Oso Trailhead
  • River Road to Red Rock Day Use Area
  • Buckhorn OHV Rd 
  • Camuesa OHV Rd 
  • Santa Cruz Trail/Nineteen Oaks

CAMPGROUNDS AND HOTSPRINGS UPPER SANTA YNEZ RECREATION AREA (Pendola) - still temporarily closed as of 3/13/17 due to landslides. 

  • Middle Santa Ynez Campground 
  • Rock Camp (Temporarily closed 
  • Big Caliente Hotsprings **The hotsprings are severely damaged by recent storms and are no longer running. They are silted in by a landslide. Closed until further notice. 
  • Little Caliente Hotsprings **The hotsprings are severely damaged by recent storms and are no longer running. They are silted in by a landslide. Closed until further notice. 
  • P-Bar Flat Campground (closed until further notice due to down trees in the campground)

 CLOSED DAY USE/PICNIC AREAS LOWER SANTA YNEZ RECREATION AREA

  • First Crossing Day Use (closed temporarily due to high water levels at the frist crossing)
  • Lower Oso Day Use (closed temporarily due to high water levels at the frist crossing)
  • Falls Day Use  (closed temporarily due to high water levels at the frist crossing)
  • Sandstone Day Use  (closed temporarily due to high water levels at the frist crossing)
  • Live Oak Day Use/Picnic Area   (closed temporarily due to high water levels at the frist crossing)

CLOSED TRAILHEADS

  • Upper Oso/Santa Cruz Trail/ 19 Oaks due to high water levels at the First Crossing - no vehicle access
  • Red Rock Trailhead - Closed temporarily due to high water levels at the frist crossing - no vehicle access

CLOSED OHV ROADS

  • No vehicle access to Buckhorn Road due to high water levels at the First Crossing
  • No vehicle access to Camuesa Road due to high water levels at the First Crossing

OPEN TRAILHEADS LOWER SANTA YNEZ RECREATION AREA

  • Aliso Trail
  • Snyder Trail

Within the Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area (Pendola - Hot Springs)

East Camino Ceilo Rd is CLOSED at Divide Peak/Romero Camuesa Gate is still closed as due to landslides. There is no vehicle access to Middle Santa Ynez Campground, Rock Camp, Big Caliente Hotsprings, Mono Camp and Little Caliente Hot Springs until further notice.

**Big and Llittle Caliente Hotsprings are severely damaged by recent storms and are no longer running. They are silted in by a landslide. Closed until further notice**

**P-Bar Flats Campground is still closed until further notice due to down trees in the campground**

The Divide Peak OHV route is currently OPEN. 

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