PARADISE, CA

Paradise Campground is a beautiful place to enjoy California's westernmost national forest. It provides access to a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. Mountain lakes and rivers in the area offer campers plentiful fishing, boating...
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  • Fire restrictions (on all campfires and charcoal fires) may be imposed at any time, due to hot, dry weather conditions; for current fire conditions and weather closures, contact the campground manager by calling (805) 967-8766
  • A $5 fee will be collected nightly for extra vehicles at the campground
  • Call (805) 967-8766 for more information
  • Click here for more information on the Los Padres National Forest
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AREA PARADISE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 16 40 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Paradise Campground is a beautiful place to enjoy California's westernmost national forest. It provides access to a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. Mountain lakes and rivers in the area offer campers plentiful fishing, boating and swimming opportunities.

Natural Features:

The developed campground is located in the Santa Ynez Mountains at an elevation of about 1,000 feet. The Santa Ynez River can be accessed through a tunnel beneath adjacent Paradise Road.

The campground is nestled in an oak tree woodland that provides ample shade in most sites. Lush greenery blankets the campground and an open, level playing field allows for games and exploration.

Recreation:

The Santa Ynez River is popular for a variety of water-related recreation and can be accessed at White Rock Day-Use Area, less than half a mile from the campground.

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, a no-body-contact reservoir, is about 10 miles northwest of the campground. It offers boating, fishing and kayaking. Anglers will find an abundance of annually stocked trout. Carp and bass are also common catches.

Visitors enjoy a variety of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. The Aliso National Recreation Trail is a popular, 2.5-mile loop that begins near the campground. Also nearby is the 18-mile Santa Cruz Trail, which provides access to a variety of other trails in the area.

The Camuesa OHV Route and its connecting trails are available within 10 miles of the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers just over a dozen sites for single and double-family tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with a table, campfire ring with grill and a pedestal grill. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Utility hookups are not provided. Parking spurs are paved and can accommodate most RVs. Firewood can be purchased from the campground host. The nearest fee dump station is about 11 miles away at Cachuma Lake County Park off State Route 154.

Nearby Attractions:

The city of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean are about 18 miles from the campground.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 30 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Creek Access
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • River Access
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$35.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.54222, -119.81278
34°32'32"N, 119°48'46"W

From Santa Barbara, take Highway 154 for approximately 9 miles to Paradise Road. Turn right and continue on Paradise Road to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PARADISE
5050 PARADISE ROAD
SANTA BARBARA  CA  93105

Phone Number:

Information:  (805)967-3481