Wheeler Gorge Campground
Wheeler Gorge Campground is in Los Padres National Forest, 8 miles north of Ojai. Visitors to the area enjoy hiking along nature trails, viewing wildlife, and exploring the North Fork of the Matilija Creek. Trout fishing is good early in the season, and the creek offers some nice swimming holes in the summer. Interpretive programs are offered year-round.
Wheeler Gorge Campground has 67 family campsites, 4 wheelchair accessible sites, and 6 double sites. Campsites can accommodate smaller RVs, trailers and tents. Campsites are in a forest of oak and sycamore trees and evergreen undergrowth. There is no potable water at the campground. Campers should bring their own water and firewood.
Half of the campsites are available through reservations, the remainder are first-come, first served. A 2-night minimum stay is required on weekends, and 3 nights on holiday weekends. There is no check-in after 10 PM when the campground gate is locked to incoming vehicles.
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.