Wildflowers on Figueroa Mountain March 2019

Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, Santa Lucia Ranger District


Popular Recreation Activities

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Figueroa Mountain Wildflower Update April 4, 2019

[picture]: Lupine

Grass Mountain has been quite flashy and gorgeous, but never did quite fill out completely like other super bloom years. There are still quite a few green patches where the poppies never made it through. Patches that were orange a week ago, are now turning green, which indicate that the grasses are getting taller than the blooms and are beginning to overrun the poppies. If Grass Mountain is your primary viewing location, be sure to visit this beautiful area within the next 2 weeks. If you are interested in seeing other incredible varieties of wildflowers throughout the mountain read the April 4th Wildflower Update

Snow conditions at Mt Pinos

Snowperson on Mt Pinos 12/11/2018

There is still snow on Mt Pinos! Check here for roads, weather, and other information about snow on the mountain.  Mt Pinos Ranger District snow page

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Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center Open House-Saturday, April 27, 2019

[image] Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center

Come out to the Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Have fun and learn more about the Los Padres National Forest, meet Smokey Bear and much more!

Forest Recreation Information Brochures and Publications

[image} Kirk Creek Campground - Monterrey Ranger District

Information on recreational opportunities on the Los Padres National Forest.


Learn more about the Condor Sanctuary in the Los Padres

Condor Bitter Creek Wildlife Refuge

The Sanctuary lies within the Sespe Wilderness and is where the FS provides critical habitat, wildlife refuge, and land management for the protection of the CA condor.


Los Padres NF Wins Award for Women In Wildland Fire Training

A line of women dressed in firefighting gear stand in a field with shovels and hoes

In 2014 the Los Padres National Forest received a Washington Office diversity grant to fund a project designed to engage and recruit under-represented groups into the Fire Program.

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