Santa Barbara Ranger District
Santa Barbara Ranger District offers camping, day hiking, backpacking, fishing, horse riding and camping, mountain biking, hunting, OHV riding and camping, swimming in the Santa Ynez River and beautiful wildflower displays in the spring.
There are no cabins. Campgrounds only.
At a Glance
|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 (PMC) for the Forest Service. PMC sells an annual day use pass that can be used for day use parking in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation area. For more information about the PMC Annual Pass, go to: www.campone.com.
|Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Solvang
|Phone number: (805) 724-0079. Calls are answered Mon-Fri, 8-430pm.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Areas for Campground Camping at Santa Barbara Ranger District
Areas for Group Camping at Santa Barbara Ranger District
Call (805) 724-0079 Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm for information about dispersed camping opportunnities on the Santa Barbara Ranger District. Disperse camping is allowed on W. Camino Cielo on the Santa Barbara Ranger District and Happy Canyon Road and Figueroa Mountain Road on the Santa Lucia Ranger District. No campfires allowed. Gas or propane stoves only with a CA Campfire Permit. You can obtain a permit at www.readyforwildfire.com. Please pack everything out including trash and human waste. Thank you for keeping our national forest clean. Please practive Leave No Trace principles.
River and Stream Fishing
Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Santa Barbara Ranger District
Areas for Day Hiking at Santa Barbara Ranger District
- Aliso Canyon Trail
- Arroyo Burro Trail
- Camuesa Connector
- Cold Springs Trails - West Fork
- Cold Springs Trial - East Fork
- Jesusita Trail
- Matias Potrero
- Matias Potrero Connector
- Nineteen Oaks Camp on the Santa Cruz Trail
- Rattlesnake Canyon Trail Santa Barbara
- Red Rock
- Red Rock Trailhead
- Romero Canyon trail
- San Ysidro Trail
- Santa Cruz Trail - Upper Oso Trailhead
- Snyder Trail
- Tunnel Trail
- Upper OsoTrailhead
Areas for Backpacking at Santa Barbara Ranger District
Big Game Hunting
Small Game Hunting
OHV Trail Riding
Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Santa Barbara Ranger District
Areas for Picnicking at Santa Barbara Ranger District