Rose Valley Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

[image] Rose Valley Campground

Rose Valley Campground at an elevation of 3,450 feet is surrounded by chaparral covered mountains with pockets of Bigcone Douglas-Fir.  There are 9 campsites in Rose Valley Campground. They are located in a single loop. Tables, BBQ grills, and/or fire rings are provided in each campsite. There is one vault toilet in the campground and another across from the lake. Water is not available at this campground. You must bring your own water.

Points of InterestRose Valley Falls. This trail begins at the southwest area of the  campground. Follow it for a short 1/2 mile and be at the base of the falls. The cliffs at the falls are arkosic sandstone and crumble easily. Please do not climb around on steep sections or get close to the edge. Please park outside of the Rose Valley Campground. 

Close by is the Piedra Blanca Trailhead which is at the end of the  Rose Valley Road past the Ojai Valley Gun Club and the Middle Lion Campground. The trailhead is the gateway for the Sespe River Trail (22W04) and the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail (22W03).

Vegetation: Cottonwood trees provide shade for some of the camp-sites. You may notice a few small pine trees in the center of the campground. Other plants to see include toyon, chamise, and sage. Toyon is especially beautiful in the fall and winter with its bright red berries. If you like wildflowers, Rose Valley offers wild rose and poppies in the spring.

The Rose Valley Campground is managed by the Parks Management Company for the Forest Service. $20/night for camping. No Adventure Pass.

Reservations: 6 sites are now on the reservation system: or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  (3) sites are on a first-come, first- serve basis. 

Rose Valley Campground Recreational Informational Brochure - CLICK HERE to view or print 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: $20/night Reservations or first-come, first-served
Operational Hours: Check-in time: 3:00pm. Check-out time: 12:00 noon. Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am 
Reservations: or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Reservations need to be made 8 days in advance. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $20/night for camping, $10/night for an extra vehicle.
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: For current fire restrictions, contact Ojai Ranger District at (805) 448-4710 or visit
Closest Towns: Ojai, CA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access Passes provide 50% off camping fees.
Operated By: Parks Management Company for the Forest Service
Information Center: Ojai Ranger District Office (805) 448-4710
1190 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023

General Information


To get there follow Highway 33 north from Ojai 14.7 miles to mile marker 25.84.  Turn right at the Rose Valley Road (6N31) turnoff and follow the paved road for 3.1 miles. Turn right again at the Rose Valley Campground sign (across from the lower lake) and follow this road 0.6 miles into Rose Valley Campground. Watch out for rough sections of road.




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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water No
Toilets vault toilets
Parking Yes
Tent camping Yes
Camping trailer Yes
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