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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From that point on, Conant dug in his heels, created a non-profit called the Condor Trail Association, created a website and developed a following of like-minded hikers and backpackers spanning the length of the Los Padres National Forest. Since then, Danch has rejoined the effort moving forward to enhance the route.
On June 22nd, Horner, a flying enthusiast and owner of several planes, died piloting a single-engine aircraft that went down in the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California.
A while back, Wyndham had signed on to rebuild a friend's cabin destroyed by the 2008 fires in Los Padres National Forest. He needed a base of operations, so for about $5,000, he built this to camp out in.
The aircraft came down in the Los Padres National Forest, north of Los Angeles, triggering a fire that charred more than an acre of brush, local fire authorities said.
An avid aviator and trained pilot, Horner was the sole casualty when his single-engine plane went down in the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a partnership today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to plant a new tree in the wildfire-stricken Los Padres National Forest on behalf of every customer who enrolls in paperless billing over the next several weeks, through February 26.
In Monterrey and San Luis Obispo counties, hunters can find 411ey quail and an occasional bonus mountain quail amid magnificent scenery on Los Padres National Forest north and east of Santa Barbara.
The mountains of the nearby Los Padres National Forest got their first dusting of snow -- and it was a light one -- last week; it is the winter snow that feeds the wells come spring.
Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest (Sweet 1992) and by Jennings and Hayes (1994).
Visitors to campgrounds in the Los Padres National Forest -- and 125 area residents -- were told to flee the fast-moving blaze this afternoon.
Close to the Los Padres National Forest you can experience the resort's natural beauty and explore the 300-acre ranch on horseback with a family trail ride.
The state banned all leaded projectiles in the "historic range" of the Condor running down the coast from roughly just north of Salinas through the Los Padres National Forest to just north of Los Angeles.