Santa Barbara Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

[image] Smokey Bear  - Los Prietos Ranger Station

Santa Barbara Ranger District

At a Glance

Fees The parking fee at day use picnic areas and trailheads in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation area is $10 a day. This recreation area is managed by the Parks Management Company for the Forest Service. The Parks Management Company sells an annual day use pass that can be used for day use parking in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation area.  CLICK HERE For more information. PMC passes can be purchased from the White Rock Day Use area, Paradise Campround and the kiosk at the First Crossing. 

Recreation Map

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