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Summary

Davy Brown Campground is nestled on Figueroa Mountain and is a popular destination for its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Visitors enjoy swimming in the creek and hiking or biking the trails, and have a chance of seeing migrating birds such as the Western Tanager. There are 13 scenic campsites with fire rings, picnic tables and pedestal barbeques. Natural features include valley oak, blue oak, gray pine and more. Nearby attractions include the Davy Brown/Fir Canyon Trail and San Rafael Wilderness.

Overview

Nestled on beautiful Figueroa Mountain, this charming campground sits alongside the serenely flowing Davy Brown Creek. Close to Santa Barbara, Davy Brown Campground offers some of the most tranquil camping in the Los Padres National Forest. The soothing sounds of the running creek can be heard from all campsites, making this campground a favorite for those planning a peaceful and relaxing get-away.

Recreation

On hot summer days, the creek provides relief as visitors splash in the water holes located along the creek. Migrating birds, such as the exquisite western tanager, are often seen from spring to August. There are ample trails to hike, or mountain bike. From mid-August to late September, this campground is very popular with hunters during the annual deer season.

Facilities

Davy Brown Campground has 13 scenic and picturesque campsites. Each campsite is equipped with fire rings, pedestal barbeques and a picnic table. There are two vault bathrooms (wheelchair accessible) spaced strategically throughout the campground. Davy Brown Campground can accommodate RVs up to 25 ft. long; hook-ups are not available. Three dumpsters are located on Figueroa Mountain Road for convenient trash disposal; none are available at this site. There is no drinking water at this site; please bring your own water.

Natural Features

Davy Brown Campground is surrounded and shaded by mountains covered with valley oak, blue oak, live oak, and gray pine. The companion shrub species include manzanita, coffeeberry and redberry. A soothing creek offers diminutive waterfalls and invigorating swimming holes. Birds such as king-fishers, juncos, Stellar jays, white-breasted nuthatches, warblers and many more also make their home here.

Nearby Attractions

Davy Brown Campground is the starting point for several trails, including the spectacular Davy Brown/Fir Canyon Trail. Two miles further are the Lower Manzana and Upper Manzana trailheads, entry points to the majestic San Rafael Wilderness. Los Olivios, Santa Ynez, Solvang and Buelton are within an hour's drive.
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Campground Matrix

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Nira
Los Padres National Forest
1.2mi 84%
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2.5mi 82%
Fremont
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16.6mi 86%
Paradise
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16.9mi 86%
Los Prietos
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17.0mi 77%
Sage Hill
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17.7mi 83%
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