Matias Potrero Camp -



Lower Santa Ynez River

Small camp located near just off the Matias Potrero Trail in a small canyon under the oaks. Nice for kid camping.

Ray’s Notes
Elevation: Google Earth says the elevation is

Distance: Go



Jim Blakley Notes
Matias Reyes and his wife, Griselda filed a claim and built a small cabin. He also owned property just east of the Botanical Garden in Mission Canyon. He cut wood to sell in Santa Barbara. There is a historical picture of him and his burros loaded with wood in front of the Santa Barbara Mission. Later, a cement water trough was placed on the cabin site and a pipe line run down from a sprjng up the hill above the camp. Boy Scout Troops put in a new spring box and repaired the pipe after the 1964 Coyote Fire. There is I table and I grated stove. Water is sometimes available from the pipe line or nearby creek.

Bob Burtness Notes
Administration: Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara District Access: East of State Highway 154 via Paradise Rod (5NI8) for 6 miles to Live Oak Picnic Area, then the Gulch (27W25) and Matias Potrero (27WI9) trails for just over a mile south. The Gulch Trail has a fairly steep grade. U.S. Forest Service map coordinates: K-19 Topographical map: Little Pine Mountain Elevation: 1,600 feet (490 meters) Terrain: small meadow on the northern slope of the Santa Ynez mountain range Vegetation: chaparral Tables: I Stoves: I icecan Water: stream (seasonal spring) Firewood: yes Toilets: I (throne) 

Special Features: Horse corral with trough
Historical Highlights: This small camp is located at the site of the home of Matias Reyes, an old Indian who used to cut and sell wood in Santa Barbara.


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Last Updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014