The campground is open April 1st through October 30th. There are a total of 37 campsites with fire rings, barbecue, and a picnic table at each site. Most sites can be reserved on Reserve America, but there are a select few available on a first come, first served basis. For reservations, you are required to book at least 4 days in advance, and each campsite is $20 per night. Los Prietos has the luxury of flush toilets and and garbage bins, but there are no RV hookups available. Firewood can be purchased from the camp host, who will likely visit you in their golf cart to check you in when you first arrive. White Rock Day Use Area is less than a quarter mile away as well.
|NFS Map of Santa Ynez Recreation Area. Note the location of the Los Prietos Campground (in Pink)|
|A view of the Santa Ynez River Valley from the Vista Point on Highway 154|
The campsite itself is hard to miss, as long as you're paying attention to the marked NFS signs. We had site # 30, right in the middle of the camp. The map is displayed below.
|Campsite Map of Los Prietos|
|A look at the campground from my site - notice the beautiful oak tress and lack of separation between sites|
|My Campsite, #30|
|The swimming hole|