Lower Oso Day Use Picnic Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

The Lower Oso Day Use Pinci Area is located off Paradise Road just across the first Santa Ynez River crossing ford. 

Lower Oso Day Use Area includes 28 sites, each with a picnic table, pedestal grill and parking spur.  There are three flush toilet buildings for a total of eight seats.  The Santa Ynez River can be accessed from the site.

Drinking water is available. There is no electricity.

Lower Oso Day Use Area is open all year.  However, during high river flows Paradise Road is closed to motorized traffic.

Area amenities: Picnic tables, BBQs, Parking, trash, hiking trails, water play, flush toilets, drinking water. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No vehicle Access. Road is temporarily closed at the First Crossing due to high water levels
Reservations: None
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees As of November 1, 2016, the Lower Oso Day Use Picnic Area will no longer be an Adventure Pass recreation site. This day use area will be managed by the Parks Management for the Forest Service. $10 per vehicle or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Annual Day Use Pass for $50. Pass can be purchased from the PMC at www.campone.com or by calling 805-434-1996 or purchased from the campground hosts at Paradise Campground, Upper Oso Campground or Sage Hill Campground. 
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No overnight camping in day use area. Camping allowed only in campgrounds.
Closest Towns: Santa Barbara, approximately 30 miles
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Parks Management Company www.campone.com or 805-434-1996
Information Center: Santa Barbara, approximately 30 miles

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Toilets Yes - flush toilets
Parking Yes
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