Sage Hill Group Campground

Los Padres National Forest

Sage Hill Group Campground

Sage Hill Group Campground, Los Padres National Forest, CA

Sage Hill Group Campground

Santa Barbara County and Ventura County Beach and Lake Attractions

Visitors to Santa Barbara and Ventura counties find many wonderful attractions along the coast as well as inland at lakes and in Los Padres National Forest. Groups camped at Sage Hill Group Campground are only a short drive from Cachuma Lake.

  • Enjoy the calm waters of beautiful Cachuma Lake for boating and fishing.
  • On the shore of Cachuma Lake set out on hiking trails or lake cruises. Spend time at the playground and the nature center.
  • Fish for monster bass at nearby Lake Casitas.
  • Head to the coast and surf the point at El Capitan Beach, Mondos, or Rincon Point.
  • Find excellent pier fishing off the Gaviota Pier.
  • Take off hang gliding at Douglas Preserve near Arroyo Burro Beach.
  • Spend the afternoon kiteboarding at Leadbetter Beach.
  • Take a look at the Harbor Seals near Carpinteria Beach.
  • Watch some exciting beach volleyball at East Beach.
  • Kayak the Santa Barbara coast.
  • Explore Channel Islands Harbor where you can rent a boat or take a cruise out to the Channel Islands.
  • Visit the Flight 261 Memorial Sundial at Hueneme Beach.

Sage Hill Group Campground &
Equestrian Campground

Sage Hill Group Campground is located in the Santa Ynez Recreation Area, 22 miles from Santa Barbara and 11 miles from the boat launch ramps at Cachuma Lake. Sage Hill Group Campground has 5 sites, one for equestrians and the others from groups up to 50 people. Each of the 4 standard group sites accepts up to 50 people and 10 vehicles.

The Sage Hill Equestrian Group Campground can accommodate up to 60 people and 10 vehicles. It has 11 corrals available. The site is close to the river and to equestrian trails.


From highway 101 in Santa Barbara, take highway 154 approximately 15 miles to Paradise Road. Turn right and continue 5 miles to Los Prietos Road. Turn left past the ranger station to the camp entrance. Arriving vehicles must ford the river to reach the campground, easily done during dry seasons. Heavy rains, however, can make the river impassible; as a result, Sage Hill Group Campground may be subject to short term closure; call (805) 967-8766 for updates.

Sage Hill Group Campground Basics
Sage Hill Group Campground Location: Off Paradise Road, 5 miles off Highway 154
Elevation: 960 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Santa Barbara - 22 miles, 29 minutes
Number of Sites: 5
Open - Closed: year-round
Max. People per Site: 50-60 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 10
Pets: on leash, always attended
Santa Barbara Ranger District: (805) 967-3481

Reservations at Sage Hill Group Campground
Reservations available whenever campground is open, up to 12 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: None indicated
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $125 and $150
Reservations: Sage Hill Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Sage Hill Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby at Cachuma Lake
Attractions near Sage Hill Group Campground: Enjoy the nearby Santa Ynez River. Try fishing. Hike or ride the Also Loop Trail and the Santa Cruz Trail. Visit the White Rock Day Use Area and the Lower Oso Day Use Area. The Falls Day Use Area is next to river, with shady oak trees, sandstone cliffs, and sandy beaches. Swimming holes are nearby. Head to Cachuma Lake for a day of fun.

Sage Hill Equestrian Campground, Los Padres National Forest, CA

Sage Hill Group Equestrian Campground

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on weather conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.


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