Lower Camuesa Camp -



Upper Santa Ynez River

OHV and pack camp several miles up Camuesa Road from the Indian Creek trailhead with rough trail access to Gibraltar Reservoir.

Ray’s Notes
Elevation: Google Earth says the elevation is 1,527'.

Distance: Lower Camuesa Camp is located along Camuesa Road 2.4 miles from the locked gate near the Indian Creek trailhead. The camp is a popular spot for OHV users and at one time for fishermen who would overnight at the camp and use a rough trail leading from the camp down Camuesa Creek to Gibraltar Reservoir.

Jim Blakley Notes
Named for a corruption of the Spanish word "gamuza" which means a type of soft leather or a European antelope that the early Spanish may have confused with the native deer common in this area. The Chumash Indians hunted the native deer for its meat and hides.

This is the last of the camps along Camuesa Creek. It is used by OHV as a rest stop and by fishermen who hike down Camuesa Creek to fish in Gibraltar Reservoir. There are 2 tables, 2 ice can stoves and seasonal water from the creek. 


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Last Updated: Monday, December 15, 2014