Pine Mountain Campground

Area Status: Open
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Pine Mountain - Ojai Ranger District

Pine Mountain Campground is nestled in a small valley along the top of Pine Mountain and consists of six campsites fashioned in a circle with a large open area in the middle. There are tables, BBQ grills or fire rings, and one pit toilet at this campground.  Water is not available so please bring your own water.  The campground is surrounded by moderate hills and is a quiet place for relaxing. At an elevation of 6650 feet, it offers cooler temperatures on hot summer days. There are 7 campsites. 

Points of Interest:  From Pine Mountain you are free to explore the area on your own. There is one designated trail in the area Boulder Canyon (23W03). You may also want to walk around the surrounding hills to see the views and the trees. You can pick out which trees are Jeffrey pines by the scent of the bark. If you put your noise close to the bark, you’ll smell vanilla!

Vegetation: You will find Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, and white fir trees at these campgrounds. Along the outskirts, you’ll notice chaparral species. These species include manzanita, and California sage. You may also see some scrub oak.

Wildflowers are abundant in the spring and early summer. They are something to see! You will be dazzled by lupine, false lupine, scarlet bugler, and many others.

WildlifeKeep your eyes open for red-tailed hawks soaring above the trees. If you are lucky, you may see a California condor! Other birds in the area include woodpeckers, and chickadees. Deer, bear, and coyote also live in the area.

The Pine Mountain Campground is no longer an Adventure Pass campground. This site is managed by the Parks Management for the Forest Service.  $20/night for camping.

Reservations: 71% of sites (5 sites) are now on the reservation system: www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  (2) sites are on a first-come, first- serve basis.

Pine Mountain and Reyes Peak Campground Recreation Informational Brochure - CLICK HERE To view or print

At a Glance

Current Conditions: $20/night.Managed by the Parks Management Company for the Forest Service. First-come, first-serve or by reservation 1-877-444-6777
Operational Hours: Quiet hours 10:00pm-6:00am
Reservations: Reservations: 71% of sites (5 sites) are now on the reservation system: www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  Reservations need to be made 8 days in advance. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $20/night for camping, $10 per extra vehicle. Day use fee (within the campground) is $10 per vehicle or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Pass for $50 (day use only). Pass can be purchased through the Parks Management Company 805-434-1996 or www.campone.com 
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Ojai, CA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: $20/night for camping, $10 per extra vehicle. Interagency Senior and Acess Passes provide pass holders with 50% off of camping fees - not valid for day use or extra vehicle parking fee. Day use fee (within the campground) is $10 per vehicle or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Pass for $50 (day use only). Pass can be purchased through the Parks Management Company 805-434-1996 or www.campone.com 
Operated By: Parks Management Company www.campone.com or 805-434-1996
Information Center: Ojai Ranger Station (805) 646-4348, 1190 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA

General Information

Directions:

To get to Pine Mountain Camgpround, follow Highway 33 to the turnoff at Pine Mountain Summit (6N06), mile marker 42.50. The turnoff is 33.2 miles from the Ojai Ranger Station. Turn right and follow the partially paved road another 4.7 miles. Pine Mountain Campground will be to your right. If you wish to continue to Reyes Peak, follow the road for another mile. The total distance from Ojai Ranger Station to Pine Mountain is 38 miles, and Reyes Peak is 39 miles.


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Camping, scenic viewing. Hiking, horseback riding on all three trails. Trails are: Reyes Peak (wilderness), Chorro Grande and Boulder Canyon (non-wilderness, open to mountain biking). Hang gliders launch 1.7 miles west of campground on north side of main road.

Fire InformationNo firewood at campground. Bring your own firewood. For current fire restrictions, go to www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf or call (805) 646-4348
No. of Sites6
Reservation Info71% of sites (5 sites) are now on the reservation system: www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777

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Amenities

Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water none - bring your own water
Toilets Vault Toilets
Parking Yes
Tent camping Yes
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.638747

  Longitude : 
-119.329101

 

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