Pine Mountain Campground
Pine Mountain Campground is nestled in a small valley along the top of Pine Mountain and consists of seven campsites fashioned in a circle with a large open area in the middle. There are tables, BBQ grills or fire rings, and one pit toilet at this campground. Water is not available so please bring your own water. The campground is surrounded by moderate hills and is a quiet place for relaxing. At an elevation of 6650 feet, it offers cooler temperatures on hot summer days.
Points of Interest: From Pine Mountain you are free to explore the area on your own. There is one designated trail in the area Boulder Canyon (23W03). You may also want to walk around the surrounding hills to see the views and the trees. You can pick out which trees are Jeffrey pines by the scent of the bark. If you put your noise close to the bark, you’ll smell vanilla!
Vegetation: You will find Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, and white fir trees at these campgrounds. Along the outskirts, you’ll notice chaparral species. These species include manzanita, and California sage. You may also see some scrub oak.
Wildflowers are abundant in the spring and early summer. They are something to see! You will be dazzled by lupine, false lupine, scarlet bugler, and many others.
Wildlife: Keep your eyes open for red-tailed hawks soaring above the trees. If you are lucky, you may see a California condor! Other birds in the area include woodpeckers, and chickadees. Deer, bear, and coyote also live in the area.
Bring your own drinking water. There is NO water at the campground.
The Pine Mountain Campground is no longer an Adventure Pass campground. This site is managed by the Parks Management for the Forest Service. $20/night for camping.
Reservations: 5 sites are on the reservation system: www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. (2) sites are on a first-come, first- serve basis.
Pine Mountain and Reyes Peak Campground Recreation Informational Brochure - Link to brochure to view or print
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||By reservation or first-come, first-served $20/night|
|Operational Hours:||Check-in time: 3:00pm. Check-out time: 12:00 noon. Quiet hours 10:00pm-6:00am|
|Reservations:||www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Reservations need to be made 8 days in advance.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||$20/night for camping, $10 per extra vehicle.|
|Open Season:||May - December|
|Best Season:||spring, summer, fall|
|Closest Towns:||Ojai, CA|
|Passes:||$20/night for camping, $10 per extra vehicle. Interagency Senior and Acess Passes provide pass holders with 50% off of camping fees - not valid for extra vehicle parking fee.|
|Operated By:||Parks Management Company for the Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Ojai Ranger Station, please call: (805) 646-4348 or (661) 805-1057, Mon-Fri 8-430. Ranger Station is currently closed to in-person visitation.|
To get to Pine Mountain Camgpround, follow Highway 33 to the turnoff at Pine Mountain Summit (6N06), mile marker 42.50. The turnoff is 33.2 miles from the Ojai Ranger Station. Turn right and follow the partially paved road another 4.7 miles. Pine Mountain Campground will be to your right. If you wish to continue to Reyes Peak, follow the road for another mile. The total distance from Ojai Ranger Station to Pine Mountain is 38 miles, and Reyes Peak is 39 miles.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Camping, scenic viewing. Hiking, horseback riding on all three trails. Trails are: Reyes Peak (wilderness), Chorro Grande and Boulder Canyon (non-wilderness, open to mountain biking). Hang gliders launch 1.7 miles west of campground on north side of main road.
|No. of Sites||7|
|Reservation Info||5 sites are on the reservation system: www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777|
|Fire Information||No firewood at campground. Bring your own firewood. For current fire restrictions, go to www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf|