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Middle Lion Camping Trip

We've moved our January Camping trip to a car camp at Middle Lion Campground in the beautiful Los Padres National Forest.  This will be a fun trip with plenty of opportunities to get out and hike  the beautiful mountain trails.

Cost will be $70 per family (Father and Boy(s), and will include the campsite and all food for meals during the camp.  (Parking additional vehicles may be an extra charge per vehicle)



Middle Lion has eight campsites. They are located along a single loop, close to a creek. While tent camping is best enjoyed in this cozy campground, there is room for RVs under 20 feet. Tables and fire rings are provided in each site. There is a vault toilet in the campground. There is no drinking water at this site, so bring your own water.

Natural Features

Middle Lion Campground is surrounded by chaparral covered mountains, shaded by cottonwood trees and is next to a peaceful stream near the Sespe Wilderness area. As the trees seasonally change color, you will find yourself surrounded by vibrant yellow hues!


The Lion Canyon Trail (22W06) starts at the back of the campground. After 1.3 miles you will reach the Rose Lion Connector Trail (22W16) on the right. After 0.6 miles you can take side trails to East Fork Lion Camp, which is within the Sespe Wilderness, or West Fork Lion Camp. The main trail continues 3.6 miles to Nordhoff Ridge for spectacular views. No mountain bikes are allowed in the wilderness.



34° 32' 57.8400" N
119° 9' 58.3200" W

Follow Highway 33 north of Ojai for 14.7 miles to the Rose Valley Road turnoff (6N31) which is at mile marker 25.84. Turn right and follow the paved road 4.8 miles. Turn right and go 0.8 miles to Middle Lion Campground. The elevation is 3250 feet. Watch out for the rough sections of road.



More info about the campground here: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/273867

The event is finished.


Jan 13 - 16 2022


3:00 pm - 11:00 am


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