Los Padres National Forest


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Los Padres National Forest

Address:6755 Hollister Ave, Suite 150
Goleta, CA 93117

Phone:805-968-6640
Fax:805-961-5729
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres
Size: 1,750,000 acres.
Location:Western California between Ventura and Monterey. Accessible by US 101. Nearby cities/towns include Atascadero, Carmel, Frazier Park, King City, Monterey, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura.
Facilities:69 campgrounds (most have fewer than 10 campsites), picnic sites, trails (1,257 miles), OHV roads (459 miles), winter sports area.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, canoeing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, OHV riding, rock climbing, hang gliding, cross-country skiing, hunting, target shooting.
Special Features:Home to the endangered California condor. Points of interest include La Panza Range, Santa Ynez River Recreation Area, Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, Sierra Madre Mountains, and ten wilderness areas. Forest property comprises 400 miles of year-round and seasonal streams, 37 lakes and reservoirs (in or near the forest), and many miles of coastal shoreline, including the spectacular Big Sur Coast.Forest also contains rock art created by the Chumash Indians.

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The Los Padres National Forest and its trees provide habitats for approximately 468 species of fish and wildlife,
Forest Service officials are slowly reopening the areas in the Angeles and Los Padres national forests burned in September's 163,000-acre Day Fire.
The fire has scorched 250 square miles of brush -- an area larger than the San Fernando Valley -- in the Los Padres National Forest.
Helicopter pilot Dave Cox waits for an order to fly during the Day Fire in the Los Padres National Forest.
LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST -- Despite prime fire conditions forecast in Southern California's mountains, officials dared for the first time in nearly four weeks to show some confidence Friday they are gaining on the massive Day Fire.
Tuesday night, this fire that has burned for 24 days, mostly in remote canyons of the Los Padres National Forest, had made its first real threat.
Soaring condors, mountain-loving bighorn sheep and little toads that dig sand -- those are just some of the animal species in the Los Padres National Forest.
Meanwhile, the Day Fire in the Los Padres National Forest in eastern Ventura County continued for a 17th day.
4 in the Los Padres National Forest, air quality officials said individuals with respiratory disease such as asthma should avoid moderate or heavy exertion.
LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST -- As firefighters cautiously declared advances made Friday in tackling a huge forest fire north of Castaic, a warning was issued for high fire danger this weekend.
The fire started in the southeastern corner of the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County and burned through a section of Angeles National Forest toward Interstate 5 in Los Angeles County.
The fire was blamed on somebody burning debris in Los Padres National Forest north of Lake Piru.