Figueroa Campground

Area Status: Open
[image] Figueroa Campground

Nestled in a grove of beautiful red Manzanita and a variety of oaks and pines, lies Figueroa Campground with its 35 campsites fully equipped with fire rings, pedestal barbeques and a picnic table at every site. Hard packed soil makes several of the sites accessible to the three, double vault, wheelchair accessible bathrooms.  Figueroa Campground can accommodate up to 25 foot trailers and RVs, although hook-ups are not available. Three dumpsters are located on Figueroa Mountain Road for convenient trash disposal.  

Figueroa Campground serves as a centralized location to various trailheads, including the Davy Brown/Fir Canyon and Ballard Trails. It also provides a short drive to the beautiful Pino Alto Day Use Area/Nature Trail and Cumbre Day Use Area, located on Figueroa Lookout Road. On this road you will also find the Figueroa Lookout and its’ majestic view of the San Rafael Wilderness.

During spring, Figueroa Campground is an ideal place to camp while you enjoy the magnificent wildflower displays that Figueroa Mountain has to offer. This is also the home of numerous spring migrating birds, such as the exquisite western tanager, who breeds and raises its’ young on Figueroa Mountain until August.

From the middle of August to the end of September, this campground is very popular with hunters during the annual deer season. Nights are often cold, even during the summer months, therefore, jackets and sweaters are recommended. Hot summer months also bring out gnats and deer flies, so don’t forget your insect repellant.

Reservations: 25 sites are now on the reservation system: or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  (9 sites) are on a first-come, first- serve basis $20/night. 

Potable water is not available. Bring your own water.

Campfires are allowed. Bring your own firewood.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: First-come, first-served or by reservation,, $30/night
Operational Hours: Campground check-in time: 3:00pm, check-out time: 12:00 noon. Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am.
Reservations: or by call 1-877-444-6777
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: $30/night, $10/ extra vehicle fee. Concession-managed by the Parks Management Company for the Foreset Service.  The Interagency Senior and Acess Passes provide pass holders with 50% off of camping fees - not valid for day use within the campground or extra vehicle parking fee.
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: spring
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: 14 day stay limit
Closest Towns: Nearest place for purchasing supplies is Los Olivos, located 13 miles down Figueroa Mountain Road, across from 154. Neast place for gasoline/diesel is in Santa Ynez. From 154, east 5 miles to Highway 246. Make a right on Highway 246 and the first gas station will be located approximately 2 miles on Highway 246.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Interagency Senior and Acess Passes provide pass holders with 50% off of camping fees - not valid for day use or extra vehicle parking fee.
Operated By: Parks Management Company for the Forest Service
Information Center: Santa Lucia Ranger District
1616 No. Carlotti Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-9538 ext. 0

General Information


From Hwy 154: At Los Olivos take Figueroa Mtn. Rd. 12.5 miles northeast.

General Notes:

In campgrounds and picnic areas, dogs mst be kept on a leash. Dogs must wear a collar with current tags at all times, as state and county laws apply on National Forest System lands.

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Campground Camping

Hiking, scenic views, mountain biking. Beautiful displays of spring wildflowers. Bird watching.

Best Season: spring
Hours of Operation: Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am

Day Hiking

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Camping trailer: yes
Picnic tables: yes
Tent camping: yes
Parking: yes
Toilets: vault toilet

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