Fire Restrictions in LPNF now in effect 


Los Padres National Forest
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrew Madsen (805) 961-5759
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Fire Restrictions Take Effect in Los Padres National Forest



GOLETA, CA, May 6, 2015…Due to extremely dry vegetation and an increasing fire danger, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Level III fire restrictions will go into effect beginning today, May 6, 2015.  The following restrictions will be rigorously enforced until this Forest Order expires:


Wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in all areas of Los Padres National Forest except for designated Campfire Use sites; however persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are allowed to use portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel outside of designated Campfire Use Sites. California Campfire Permits are available for free download at the website: You must clear all flammable material for a distance of 10 feet in all directions from your camp stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times when it is in use.

  • Recreational target shooting is prohibited in all areas of the National Forest unless specifically authorized by a special use permit with the Forest.


  • Hunting with a valid State of California hunting license during open hunting season is exempt from this restriction. 


  • Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the national forest except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated Campfire Use Site. 


  • Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order on roads and trails specifically designated for such use. (This restriction is in effect year-round.)  


A list of designated Campfire Use Sites is attached. For further information regarding current conditions and safety tips, contact your nearest Forest Service office or visit the Los Padres National Forest website at








Campfire Use Sites


Monterey Ranger District 

Arroyo Seco Campground / Group Camp

Arroyo Seco Day Use Area 

Bottchers Gap Campground 

China Camp 

Escondido Campground 

Kirk Creek Campground 

Nacimiento Campground 

Mill Creek Day Use Area 

Plaskett Creek Campground / Group Camp

Ponderosa Campground 

Sand Dollar Day Use Area 

Santa Lucia Memorial Park Campground

White Oaks Camp 


Santa Lucia Ranger District 

American Canyon Campground 

Baja Campground 

Bates Canyon Campground 

Brookshire Campground 

Buck Spring Campground 

Cerro Alto Campground 

Colson Campground 

Cumbre Day Use Area 

Davy Brown Campground 

Figueroa Campground 

Friis Campground 

Hi Mountain Campground 

Horseshoe Spring Campground 

La Panza Campground 

Miranda Pine Campground 

Navajo Flat Campground

Nira Campground 

Pino Alto Day Use Area 


Santa Barbara Ranger District

Falls Day Use Area 

First Crossing Day Use Area 

Fremont Campground 

Live Oak Day Use Area 

Los Prietos Campground 

Lower Oso Day Use Area 

Middle Santa Ynez Campground 

Mono Campground 

P-Bar Flat Campground 

Paradise Campground 

Red Rock Day Use Area 

Rock Camp 

Sage Hill Campground 

Upper Oso Campground 

White Rock Day Use Area



Ojai Ranger District 

Holiday Group Campground 

Middle Lion Campground 

Pine Moutain Campground 

Reyes Peak Campground 

Rose Valley Campground 

Wheeler Gorge Campground 



Mount Pinos Ranger District 

Aliso Park Campground 

Ballinger Campground 

Caballo Campground 

Campo Alto Campground 

Chuchupate Campground 

Chula Vista Campground 

Dome Springs Campground 

Dutchman Campground 

Halfmoon Campground 

Kings Camp Campground 

Marian Campground 

McGill Campground 

McGill Group Campground 

Mt. Pinos Campground 

Pine Springs Campground 

Rancho Nuevo Campground 

Reyes Creek Campground 

Thorn Meadows Campground 

Toad Springs Campground 

Valle Vista Campground