Sage Hill Group Campground

Area Status: Open
[image] Sage Hill Group Campground

There are 5 group campsites. Flat area, next to river, some sites are shady, oak trees, paved roads. Tables, group barbecues, firepits, water faucets, flush toilets, R/V - no hookups. Closest dump station is at Cachuma Lake. Firewood can be purchased from the camp host.  Access to the Santa Ynez River. The Aliso interpretive trail begins at this campground. There is river access to the Santa Ynez River along the last 6 miles of Paradise Road. Watch out for poison oak. One site has 12 corrals and hitching post for equestrian use, each site holds 25-50 people.

Trailhead parking for the Aliso Trail. ($10/day - or the Parks Management Company (PMC) Annual Pass can be displayed). The PMC Annual Pass is $50. Send an email to: for information about the PMC Annual Pass.

Heavy rains during winter months can make river impassible; as a result, campground may be subject to short term closure.

Campfires are currently allowed with a CA Campfire Permit:

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am
Reservations: or call 1-877-444-6777 This campground is by reservation only.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Cactus Loop - $125.00 (up to 50 people); Live Oak Loop - $125.00  (up to 50 people); Sycamore Loop - $125.00 (up to 50 people);  Pine Loop $125.00 (up to 50 people); Caballo Loop - $150.00 (equestrian site with corrals - up to 60 people) 
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: spring/summer
Busiest Season: summer
Closest Towns: Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Solvang 
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Parks Management Company for the Forest Service
Information Center: Santa Barbara Ranger District: (805) 967-3481

General Information

Directions: (From Santa Barbara) Off Hwy 101, 10 miles N.W. on Hwy 154, 5 miles East on Paradise Road, turn left at Los Prietos Ranger Station, follow the road across the river.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

Hiking and equestrian riding nearby on the Aliso Trail. Beautiful wildflowers along this trail during the spring. 

No. of Sites 5 group campsites
Reservation Info 1-877-444-6777 or log on to for online reservations.


Camping trailer: yes
Picnic tables: yes
Tent camping: yes
Parking: yes
Toilets: flush
Drinking water: water spigots

Recreation Areas

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