Paradise Campground

Los Padres National Forest

Santa Ynez River Valley

Paradise Campground, Los Padres National Forest, CA

Paradise Campground

Santa Barbara County Beaches and Lake Attractions

Visitors to Santa Barbara County and neighboring Ventura County enjoy the nearby Los Padres National Forest as well as the beautiful coast and lakes. Campers at Paradise Campground are near the Cachuma Lake and the Santa Inez River.

  • Spend the day on the rippling waters of beautiful Cachuma Lake for boating and fishing.
  • Take off on Cachuma Lake hiking trails or sign up for a lake cruises. Spend time at the playground and the nature center.
  • Fish for monster bass at nearby Lake Casitas.
  • 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.
  • Visit the Flight 261 Memorial Sundial at Hueneme Beach.

Paradise Campground

Paradise Campground is located in the Santa Ynez Recreation Area, 11 miles from Cachuma Lake and 19 miles from Santa Barbara. Visitors to the campground enjoy spacious campsites under oak trees. The Santa Ynez River is nearby. White Rock Day Use Area only 1/4 mile away offers both swimming and fishing.

Paradise Campground has 13 family campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, or tents. In addition, there are 2 double sites. A 2-day minimum stay is required on weekends. Three sites are available on a first come, first served basis.

Paradise Campground Basics
Paradise Campground Location: Paradise Road, 3 miles off Highway 154
Elevation: 920 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Santa Barbara - 19 miles, 26 minutes
Number of Sites: 15
Open - Closed: year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 towed vehicle (fee for additional vehicles)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (805) 967-8766

Reservations for Paradise Campground
Reservations available whenever campground is open, up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $30 per night
Reservations: Paradise Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Paradise Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, and pedestal grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby at Cachuma Lake
Attractions near Paradise Campground: Enjoy the White Rock Day Use Area along the Santa Ynez River. Set out on local hiking trails, including the 2½-mile Aliso National Recreation Trail. Go swimming in the river when water levels are safe. Drive up to the Falls Day Use Area for swimming and picnicking. Enjoy horseback riding on the 18-mile Santa Cruz Trail. Find nearby OHV routes.

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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