The Paradise Campground is situated on Paradise Road off Highway 154. If you want to experience the westernmost national forest of California, this is the place to be. The campground sits in the Santa Ynez Mountains at an elevation of 1,000 feet, which adds to its natural beauty. The campground offers a host of recreational activities for campers and their pets.
Camping is all about being close to nature, and the Paradise Campground provides ample opportunities for this. The area is mostly shaded, thanks to the oak tree woodland surrounding the campground. The campground also has open level fields covered with lush green grass. Not to mention, you can also access the Santa Ynez River through a tunnel right beside the road.
Paradise has several single- and double-family camping sites good for up to 6 campers. All sites have a picnic table, pedestal grill, and a campfire ring. Drinking water is also available on-site. You can also purchase firewood from your host. There are also arrangements for trash collection, but do your best to keep the site clean, especially if you’re bringing Fido along.
Access to the Santa Ynez River means you can engage in also sorts of water recreation. You can also go boating, fishing, or kayaking at the nearby Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. This is a no-body-contact reservoir within 10 miles of the campground. Popular catches include carp, bass, and trout. There are two trails for hiking, biking, and horseriding: the 2.5-mile long Aliso National Recreation Trail and the 18-mile Santa Cruz Trail. If Fido is strolling along, make sure you have a poop bag handy!
You can also experience some off-road thrill on the Camuesa OHV Route within 10 miles of the campground. All in all, the Paradise Campground has much in store for you, your family, and your pooch.