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Top Equestrian Camping near Santa Barbara, CA

123 Reviews

Horse camping is the perfect way to enjoy Santa Barbara. If you're an equestrian lover who prefers nature-based adventure, yet still wants comfort, this is the perfect opportunity for you. It's easy to find Santa Barbara campgrounds for horse camping with The Dyrt. The Dyrt can help you find the perfect equestrian sites that are scenic and easy to access.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Santa Barbara, CA (11)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

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    Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

    55 Reviews
    239 Photos
    775 Saves
    Santa Ynez, California

    Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and celebrated fishing conditions make camping here during winter months exceptionally rewarding. The County entered into a long-term lease with the Federal Bureau of Reclamation in 1953 to manage the 9,000 acre Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Cachuma Lake was formed by the construction of Bradbury Dam in that same year. Located off scenic Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley, Cachuma Lake is midway between the beaches and bustle of Santa Barbara and the Danish Community of Solvang. At any age... in any season... you'll find that the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers a fun and relaxing getaway.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Thousand Trails Rancho Oso

    7 Reviews
    28 Photos
    132 Saves
    Goleta, California

    Bordered by the Los Padres National Forest and the Santa Ynez River, Rancho Oso RV Camping offers acres of beautiful scenery and endless opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, and photography. Explore 310 beautiful acres of our RV camp in California, filled with history dating back to 1845. Put on your boots and hats (spurs optional), come to our RV camp in coastal California, and experience the Western atmosphere of Rancho Oso from our RV camping sites.Have a horse? Board it with us & take advantage of our Western Village and horse camping options with spacious pasture, covered corrals and more.

    Visit the Western Village, adobe, stables, conestoga wagons, cabins, stone lodge and all the unique amenities we have to offer at our RV camp in California. At Rancho Oso RV Resort, we encourage you to participate in the recreation events, entertainment, or sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery and wildlife native to our area. We are also just a scenic 30-minute drive from Santa Barbara or Solvang.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Reyes Creek Campground

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    Reyes Creek Campground

    15 Reviews
    47 Photos
    294 Saves
    Pine Mountain Club, California

    Overview

    Hammock spots, dipping holes and a fishing stream make Reyes Creek Campground an ideal hideaway. Located near the Sespe Wilderness alongside Reyes Creek you will find renewal and replenishment, Reyes Creek-style.

    Recreation

    Trail hiking, fishing, swimming, group camping, mountain biking, hunting, horseback riding, nature viewing, and recreational mining are favored activities. Day trips to higher elevation snow play in the winter is also enjoyed.

    Facilities

    Reyes Creek Campground has 24 generously spaced campsites, ideal for tents, pickup truck campers, small RVs or small van conversion campers. RVs over 22 ft. are not recommended. Please bring all the water you will need for your stay as there is no water available. Six vault toilets service the campground. The road through the campground is narrow in places so RVs should be aware of obstructions and difficult angles into the campsites.

    Natural Features

    This shaded streamside campground located at 3,500 feet elevation boasts an ample supply of riparian oak and cottonwood trees. The creek area is well shaded and runs year-round. Overhead you may catch a glimpse of red-tailed hawks soaring above the trees. If you are lucky, you may see a California condor!

    Nearby Attractions

    Located south of Ozena Valley, this campground provides access to the Sespe Wilderness via the Reyes Creek Trail linking to the Piedra Blanc National Recreation Trail. This site is the trailhead for Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Area ideal for hiking or mountain biking.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $150 - $154 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Sycamore Campground

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    Sycamore Campground

    7 Reviews
    10 Photos
    59 Saves
    New Cuyama, California
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Los Padres National Forest Sage Hill Campground

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    Los Padres National Forest Sage Hill Campground

    1 Review
    4 Photos
    1 Save
    Goleta, California

    Overview

    Nestled in the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, Sage Hill Campground is a great group camping spot with easy access to the Santa Ynez River. Spend time fishing or take in the epic scenery on one of the trails designed for both hikers and horseback riders. One of the campsites is designed for group equestrian camping and includes 12 corrals and a hitching post.

    Recreation

    Fishermen are likely to find carp, catfish, bluegill and the occasional bass that swim up from Cachuma. The Aliso Canyon Trail begins at the rear of the facility and continues to Upper Oso Campground, which is where the Santa Cruz Trail begins. The nearby Cachuma Lake Recreation Area is perfect for boating, fishing and kayaking.

    Facilities

    Each campsite accommodates up to 50 people, and the group equestrian site accommodates up to 60. Flush toilets, drinking water and paved roads are included, in addition to an extra large parking area to accommodate horse trailers. The closest dump station is at Cachuma Lake.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits in a flat area with some sites shaded by oak trees. Sage Hill is near the river, which flows into Cachuma Lake about seven miles west. The Santa Ynez Mountains make up part of the Transverse Range along the Pacific Coast of California. The landscape may become very dry by mid-summer.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is half an hour from the thriving beach city of Santa Barbara.

    • Pets
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $150 - $154 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Colson Canyon Campground

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    Colson Canyon Campground

    6 Reviews
    22 Photos
    42 Saves
    Santa Maria, California

    Colson Campground is a primitive campground located approximately 40 miles from the city of Santa Maria, CA. There are five campsites with tables and fire rings. There is no running water and no bathroom. Popular campground for hunters, as this campground is easy access to the Alejandro Trail. Please pack out all of your trash.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Barrel Springs Campground

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    Barrel Springs Campground

    2 Reviews
    32 Saves
    Los Alamos, California

    Adjacent to La Brea Creek. Located in canyon bottom, surrounded by oak trees.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
    • Tent Cabin
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Halfmoon Campground

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    Halfmoon Campground

    2 Reviews
    9 Photos
    152 Saves
    Frazier Park, California

    Jeffery Pine shaded camp near creek. Dirt road to camp normally accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicle.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Miranda Pine Campground

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    Miranda Pine Campground

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    137 Saves
    Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

    Nestled in the pines. Nice vistas of the Cuyama Valley.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Wagon Flat Campground

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    Wagon Flat Campground

    1 Review
    3 Saves
    Los Padres National Forest, California

    Adjacent to La Brea Creek. Located in canyon bottom, surrounded by oak trees.

    • Pets
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin

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