February 28, 2017
Santa Barbara Ranger District - Lower Santa Ynez Road and Trail Closure Alert3505 Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 967-3481 X 0
Due to high water levels in the Santa Ynez River Paradise Road and sediment on the road (Forest road 5N18) is closed just to the east of the First Crossing Day Use Area and the road to Sage Hill Campground (Forest road 5N43) is closed. Since the gate is closed east of the First Crossing Day Use Area there is no vehicular access to the Upper Oso Campground and the Buckhorn and Camuesa Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) routes.
In addition, the Santa Cruz trail from Upper Oso to Little Pine is impassable due to slides onto the trail due to the Rey wildlfire.
Members of the public are encouraged to exercise caution when entering areas impacted by wildfire as large portions of the burned areas are subject to rock slides, falling trees and branches, increased stream flows, debris flows, and flash floods. Sediment and debris accumulations at in streams may be unstable. Use extreme caution when crossing streams and avoid the burn area during rain or wind events. As always stay tuned to local weather and be alert.
Santa Barbara Ranger District - Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area (Paradise Rd- Red Rock)
CAMPGROUNDS LOWER SANTA YNEZ RECREATION AREA (Red Rock)
CLOSED AREAS DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS AT THE FIRST CROSSING
CAMPGROUNDS AND HOTSPRINGS UPPER SANTA YNEZ RECREATION AREA (Pendola) - still temporarily closed as of 2/27/17 due to landslides.
CLOSED DAY USE/PICNIC AREAS LOWER SANTA YNEZ RECREATION AREA
CLOSED OHV ROADS
OPEN TRAILHEADS LOWER SANTA YNEZ RECREATION AREA
Within the Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area (Pendola - Hot Springs)
East Camino Ceilo Rd is CLOSED at Divide Peak/Romero Camuesa Gate is still closed as of January 26, 2017 due to heavy rain, rock and mudslides. There is no vehicle access to Middle Santa Ynez Campground, Rock Camp, Big Caliente Hotsprings, Mono Camp and Little Caliente Hot Springs until further notice.
**P-Bar Flats Campground is still closed until further notice due to down trees in the campground**
The Divide Peak OHV route is currently OPEN.
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