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P-Bar Flats Campground -


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Upper Santa Ynez River

Oak trees. The campground is usually full on weekends during deer hunting season, mid August through late September. Big Caliente Hot Springs is 4 miles away. The last 9 miles of driving to the campground is on dirt roads.


Reservations: First come, first served.
Camp CostNone. 
Restrictions: Pack out all trash. 14 day stay limit.
Water: None
Restrooms: Vault toilets

Access

  1. Follow Gibraltar Road for 7 miles to Camino Cielo.
  2. Turn right on Camino Cielo and follow the crest road for 5.8 miles to Romero Saddle then drop down an additional 4.6 miles on a rough dirt road to the Santa Ynez River crossing where the road leading up to Jameson Reservoir takes off on the right.
  3. Continue past the crossing an additional 3.6 miles until you reach the P-Bar Flats car campground. 

Blakely Notes
P-Bar was based on the brand of the Pendola family who had an adobe home near Pendola Ranger Station. They ran cattle in the days before Gibraltar Dam was constructed. Their permit was canceled because people in Santa Barbara said the cattle would contaminate the lake, which was used as Santa Barbara drinking water. The road to the camp, 5N 15 is often closed during wet weather.

There are 4 sites, 4 wood and pipe tables, 4 pedestal stoves and rock fire rings, a large corral for stock, pit toilets and water from the river.

 

 

 


Reservations

Visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to reserve a site. 60% of sites are reservable and others are first come, first served.



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P-Bar Flats Campground Details

  • Location Facts : Managed by Rocky Mountain Recreation Company (805) 967-8766 / www.rockymountainrec.com. 8 persons per site, 14 day stay limit.
  • Reservations : Visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to reserve a site. 60% of sites are reservable and others are first come, first served.
  • Use Fees : None
  • Canine : Dogs must be on leash in the campground

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Last Updated: Saturday, November 29, 2014