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Campground and Campsite listings closest to Santa Barbara, California

8
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Free CampsiteLower Camuesa - Santa Barbara, California

3 votes, average: 1.33 out of 53 votes, average: 1.33 out of 53 votes, average: 1.33 out of 53 votes, average: 1.33 out of 53 votes, average: 1.33 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

8
miles

Pay CampgroundP - Bar Flat Campground - Santa Barbara, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. Oak trees. The campground is usually full on weekends during deer hunting season, mid August through …

9
miles

Pass or Permit RequiredMiddle Santa Ynez Campground - Santa Barbara, California

6 votes, average: 3.83 out of 56 votes, average: 3.83 out of 56 votes, average: 3.83 out of 56 votes, average: 3.83 out of 56 votes, average: 3.83 out of 5 Tent CampingHikingHuntingWildlife ViewingFire RingPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass. Passes …

9
miles

Free CampsiteMiddle Camuesa - Santa Barbara, California

Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served.

20
miles

Free CampsiteMission Pine Basin - Santa Barbara County, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

20
miles

Free CampsiteDon Victor - Santa Barbara County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

20
miles

Free CampsiteMurrietta Trail - Matilija Creek Upper North Fork - Ojai, California

Tent CampingHikingWildlife ViewingPets Welcome

This campsite is to be backpacked in and is along the Matilija Creek (Upper North Fork) Area Status: Open This area is Open 5.26.17 - all information taken from forest …

21
miles

Free CampsitePotrero Seco - Ojai, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

25
miles

Free CampsiteArroyo Hondo Vista Point - Goleta, California

2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5

With a very short ramp next to the bridges, you will find a vista with several dozen parking spaces. You can park best at the top where you'll have the …

25
miles

Free CampsiteWillow - Maricopa, California

3 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Mt. Pinos Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

27
miles

Pay CampgroundNira - Santa Ynez, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

28
miles

Free CampsitePainted Rock - Santa Barbara County, California

9 votes, average: 3.89 out of 59 votes, average: 3.89 out of 59 votes, average: 3.89 out of 59 votes, average: 3.89 out of 59 votes, average: 3.89 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Mt. Pinos Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

30
miles

UnknownRose Valley Campground - Ojai, California

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

One more piece of public land turned into a private money grab. **As of November 1, 2016, the Rose Valley Campground will no longer be an Adventure Pass campground. This site …

30
miles

Free CampsiteGaviota southbound rest area - Goleta, California

3 votes, average: 1.67 out of 53 votes, average: 1.67 out of 53 votes, average: 1.67 out of 53 votes, average: 1.67 out of 53 votes, average: 1.67 out of 5

I know rest areas aren't the ideal area to stay but this area of the country doesn't have as many places to stay near the coast. We stayed here …

33
miles

Free CampsiteAliso Campground - New Cuyama, California

10 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 5 HikingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Nice free campsite to visit a couple hours from wine country, California Oak shaded campground, Recreational Vehicles up to 28 feet. No water. Pit toilet. Directions: Located on Aliso Canyon Road (FS 10N04), …

37
miles

Pay CampgroundPine Springs - Maricopa, California

Restrooms

Pinyon pine shaded camp. 12 campsites.Directions:Take Grade Valley Road (FS 7N03), approximately three miles south of the Lockwood Valley/Grade Valley Road junction.

37
miles

Pass or Permit RequiredValle Vista Campground - Maricopa, California

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestrooms

The website says you need an Adventure Pass but the sign at the campground says you only need a permit to use propane stoves. It was very quiet both days …

38
miles

Pay CampgroundBates Canyon - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

39
miles

Pay CampgroundHalfmoon - Frazier Park, California

Restrooms

Jeffery Pine shaded camp near creek. Dirt road to camp normally accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicle.Directions:Take the Grade Valley-Mutau Road (FS 7N03) to the end of the road, approximately …

39
miles

Pay CampgroundHalfmoon - Frazier Park, California

Restrooms

Jeffery Pine shaded camp near creek. Dirt road to camp normally accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicle.Directions:Take the Grade Valley-Mutau Road (FS 7N03) to the end of the road, approximately …

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