Holiday Group Campground

Los Padres National Forest

Santa Ynez Mountains

Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Attractions

Visitors to Santa Barbara and Ventura counties find many great attractions along the coast as well as inland at lakes and in Los Padres National Forest. Campers at Holiday Group Campground relax in heavily shaded Live Oak Canyon.

  • Explore day hiking trails in the Matilija Wilderness and the Sespe Wilderness in Los Padres National Forest.
  • Fish for monster bass at nearby Lake Casitas.
  • Visit the Flight 261 Memorial Sundial at Hueneme Beach.
  • Enjoy the calm waters of beautiful Cachuma Lake for boating and fishing.
  • On the shore of Cachuma Lake set out on hiking trails or lake cruises. Spend time at the playground and the nature center.
  • Head to the coast and surf the point at El Capitan Beach, Mondos, or Rincon Point.
  • Find excellent pier fishing off the Gaviota Pier.
  • Take off hang gliding at Douglas Preserve near Arroyo Burro Beach.
  • Spend the afternoon kiteboarding at Leadbetter Beach.
  • Take a look at the Harbor Seals near Carpinteria Beach.
  • Watch some exciting beach volleyball at East Beach.
  • Kayak the Santa Barbara coast.
  • Explore Channel Islands Harbor where you can rent a boat or take a cruise out to the Channel Islands.

Key Holiday Group Campground Regulations

  1. Obtain firewood locally to bring to the campground.
  2. Campfires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  3. The campground gate is locked at 10 PM. Check-in must be completed prior to closure.
  4. Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 6 AM.

Holiday Group Campground

Holiday Group Campground is in Los Padres National Forest, 10 miles north of Ojai. Groups are drawn to the area for hiking along nature trails, viewing wildlife, and nearby OHV trails. Trout fishing is fairly good early in the season. In summer a nice swimming hole can be found nearby. Holiday Group Campground is only about a mile beyond Wheeler Gorge Campground and the Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center.

Holiday Group Campground has one group campsite for as many as 50 people and up to 10 vehicles. The campground is intended for tent camping. Additional people or vehicles are $10 each (call for maximum number of additions allowed.) There is no potable water at the campground.

Holiday Group Campground Basics
Holiday Group Campground Location: 10 miles north of Ojai on Hwy. 33
Elevation: 2,135 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Ventura - 28 miles, 42 minutes
Number of Sites: 1
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 50 (including children)
Additional people are $10 each per night.
Vehicles per Site: 10 vehicles
$10 per night for each additional vehicle
Pets: on leash, always attended
Campground Operated by : Parks Management Company for Los Padres National Forest
Ojai Ranger Station: (805) 646-4348

Reservations for Holiday Group Campground
Reservations available whenever campground is open, up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 22 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: October - March: $100 per night
April - September: $125
Reservations: Holiday Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Check-out at Noon

Holiday Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings with grills; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no drinking water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Holiday Group Campground: Try fishing in the creek. Go swimming in summer. Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center has interpretive displays, exhibits, and naturalist programs. The center is open on weekends. Wheeler Gorge Natural Trail follows a stream. Hike to Rose Valley Falls. Visit nearby Ojai and Lake Casitas. Historic Ortega off-highway vehicle trail nearby.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on weather conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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