Phone: (805) 448-4710 (phones answered Mon-Fri 8-430) 1190 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023. Over the years, almost all of it has eroded and what’s left has been overgrown with vegetation. Matilija Camp, Middle Matilija, and Maple Camp are approximately .5, 3, and 6 miles up the Upper North Fork. It is a scenic hike through Matilija Creek with many great turtle ponds, swimming holes, and two waterfalls. MEET THE AUTHORS. Murietta Camp is east of Matilija creek approximately .5 mile up Murietta Canyon. 1 was located on the opposite side of the river from Matilija Canyon Road. Trail, Road, Campground and OHV Information . The campground is situated at the bottom of Live Oak Canyon at an elevation of 2,120 feet. It is heavily shaded and the Matilija Creek runs nearby. Drive up Matilija Canyon Road to a locked gate and park along the road. Campground surprises. Campground No. The campground was originally built by Boy Scouts nearly a century ago, as well as a historical stone home that is also on-site. 2 was completely washed away by the 1978 flooding. Peter Moyle is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and Associate Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, at UC Davis. Read more about the Lone Star Trail. Ojai Ranger District. Half of the 67 family campsites are first-come, first-served. Trail, Road, Campground and OHV Information . The three first-come, first-served campgrounds along the Upper North Fork Matilija Creek Trail in Los Padres National Forest can be reached only by foot. Water is available at several stream crossings. The nearby Matilija Hot Springs, first discovered in 1873, became a public resort in 1877 and passed through many owners before being closed in 1988. Campground No. Phone: (805) 448-3648 (phones answered Mon-Fri 8-430) 3505 Paradise Rd. It’s nestled in the southern end of the Los Padres National Forest where the Matilija Creek flows. The upper Matilija area has been a popular recreation area since the late 1800s, with many hikers making the trip up Matilija Creek to camp, fish and hunt in the canyons. Santa Barbara Ranger District. Ojai Ranger District. Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Phone: (805) 448-4710 (phones answered Mon-Fri 8-430) 1190 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023. Most sites are shaded and summer temperatures reach up to 95 degrees. Santa Barbara, CA 93105. And as a bonus you’ll be pitching your tent along a creek that’s still got water. Ojai is the nearest town, about 15 miles from the campground. Choose your distance: 1 mile to Lower Camp, 3.5 miles to Middle Camp, and 5 miles to Upper Camp. Head 8 miles north, and you land at Wheeler Gorge Campground. Sam Houston National Forest allows dispersed camping anywhere along the trail except from September 15 – February 1 when you can only camp in designated areas. ... 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