Los Padres National Forest re-opens the Buckhorn OHV route

Contact(s): Santa Barbara Ranger District (805) 967-3481 X 0

Los Padres National Forest officials today announced the Buckhorn Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) route on the Santa Barbara Ranger District will re-open tomorrow morning, July 4, 2019.

The Buckhorn OHV route suffered extensive damage as a result of the 2016 Rey Fire and subsequent winter rains, making the route unsafe due to rock slides, mudslides and washouts. The Camuesa portion of the OHV route was severely impacted after flood waters poured through a narrow and inaccessible canyon and washed out a section of the route, requiring it to be shortened. 

“I strongly encourage riders to operate their OHVs responsibly and to avoid causing any sparks while enjoying this scenic area,” said Santa Barbara District Ranger Pancho Smith. “Summer has arrived, and as the temperatures rise we all need to do everything we can to prevent wildfires.” 

For more information on the Buckhorn OHV route, please contact the Santa Barbara Ranger District office at (805) 967-3481.