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.
Creek runs through campground seasonally in the winter and spring. Dry during summer months.
Campfires are currently allowed at Wheeler Gorge Campground.
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 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
|Current Conditions:||No access due to Hwy 33 closure|
|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) $35/night. Double site $60/night. Extra vehicle fee $10.00/night. Day use within the campground is $10.00 per vehicle. Call (805) 646-4348 or (805) 968-6640 Monday-Friday, 8-4:30 for more information.|
|Closest Towns:||Ojai, CA (8 miles) Ventura, CA|
|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 Station: (805) 646-4348 or call (805) 448-6487 (Mon-Fri 8-4:30pm). Ranger Station is temporarily closed to in-person visitation until further notice. 1190 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
Travel north on Highway 33, 8 miles from Ojai. Turn left into Wheeler Gorge Campground.
Dogs are allowed on a leashIn campgrounds and picnic areas, dogs mst be kept on a leash. Dogs must wear a collar with current tags, as state and county laws apply on National Forest System lands. and within your control at all times.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Camping, hiking, Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail starts at upper end of campground (8.5 miles from Ojai); The Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center is open Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
|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|
|No. of Accessible sites||5 handicap accessible sites|
|Interpretive Site:||Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center and Nature Trail: https://lpforest.org/wheeler/|