Wheeler Gorge Campground


Area Status: Open
Wheeler Gorge Campground

May 1, 2022 - Campfires are currently allowed at Wheeler Gorge Campground.

Shady sites surrounded by rocky mountains. Stream runs through the campground. Recreational Vehicles and tent camping.

Wheeler Gorge Campground has 69 family campsites, 5 handicap accessible sites, and 6 double sites for larger groups. RV's maximum length is 35 feet. Each site contains a table, barbecue and fire ring.There is NO dump station or potable water at the campground. Please bring your own drinking water.

Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. This campground requires a 2 night minimum stay on weekends and a 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends. Maximum 2 vehicles per site. An additional fee will be collected on-site for second vehicle. No check-in after 10PM, security gate locked.

Reservations: 59 sites are on the reservation system: www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.  9 campsites sites are on a first-come, first- serve basis.  Cash only for first-come, first-serve campsites.

Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center is across from the campground and is open Sat/Sun from 9-3. Interpretive displays, exhibits and naturalist programs and hiked from May - September. For more information visit: http://lpforest.org/wheeler/ 

Wheeler Gorge Natural Trail follows a nice stream and is a easy half a mile hike. Trail is open year-round. This is a loop trail that leads through a riparian and chaparral habitat. The trailhead is on the west side of Highway 33, 1/2 mile north of the Wheeler Gorge Campground entrance. Due to the traffic on Highway 33, please be careful accessing the trailhead.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check-in time: 3:00pm. Check-out time: 12:00 noon. No check in after 10:00PM, security gate is locked. Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am.
Reservations: www.recreation.gov or by call 1-877-444-6777.  
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: Single site (6-8 people) $25/night. Double site $50/night. Extra vehicle fee $10.00/night. Day use within the campground is $10.00 per vehicle. Call the Ojai Ranger Station at 805-448-4710, Monday-Friday, 8-4:30 for more information.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Ojai, CA (8 miles) Ventura, CA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: If you have a Senior Interagency Pass or Interagency Access Pass, you are eligible for a 50% discount on overnight camping.
Operated By: Parks Management Company for the Forest Service
Information Center: Ojai Ranger District Office, call: (805) 646-4348 or (661) 805-1057 (Mon-Fri 8-4:30pm). Closed to in-person visitation.
1190 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023

General Information

Directions:

Travel north on Highway 33, 8 miles from Ojai. Turn left into Wheeler Gorge Campground.


General Notes:

For more information, call the Ojai Ranger Station, Monday-Friday 8-4:30pm (805) 448-4710.

NO phone number to the campground


General Notes:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Camping, fishing, hiking, waterplay. Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail starts at upper end of campground (8.5 miles from Ojai); Interpretive Saturday monring ranger talks at the Wheeler Gorge Visitor center from May through September. Visitor Center is open Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

General Info:

General Notes

For more information, call the Ojai Ranger Station, Monday-Friday 8-4:30pm (805) 448-4710.

NO phone number to the campground


No. of Sites Wheeler Gorge Campground has 68 family campsites, 5 handicap accessible sites, and 6 double sites for larger groups.
Reservation Info www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
Fire Information Effective July 15, 2021 through December 31, 2021, campfires are prohibited throughout Los Padres National Forest, including developed car campgrounds. Gas or propane stoves allowed only in campgrounds. 
No. of Accessible sites 5 handicap accessible sites

Day Hiking

Amenities

Interpretive Site: Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center and Nature Trail
Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Toilets: vault toilets
Parking: Yes

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.5131

  Longitude : 
-119.2736