State: Southern California
Address 1: Northeast of Figueroa Mountain.
Number of Sites: 13
County: Santa Barbara
About: Cradled in the beautiful Sunset Valley of Los Padres National Forest, along the serene and peaceful Davy Brown Creek, sets Davy Brown Campground. Davy Brown Campground is the home of 13 scenic and picturesque campsites. The soothing sounds of the running creek can be heard from all campsites, making this campground a favorite for those planning a tranquil and relaxing get-away. Each campsite is equipped with fire rings, pedestal barbeques and a picnic table along with two sets of vault bathrooms spaced strategically throughout the campground.
Davy Brown Campground can accommodate up to 25 foot trailers and RVs, although hook-ups are not available. While this campground offers limited accessibility for people with disabilities, new accessible restrooms are scheduled to be constructed in late 2011. Three dumpsters are located on Figueroa Mountain Road for convenient trash disposal, although none are available at this site. In the spring, Davy Brown Campground is a popular area for catch and release, barbless hooks and artificial lures only fishing. On hot summer days, the creek provides relief as visitors bask in the water holes located along the creek.
It is also a birders delight as it houses such birds as king-fishers, juncos, stellar jays, white-breasted nuthatches, warblers and many more. Migrating birds, such as the exquisite western tanager are often seen from spring to August. Davy Brown Campground is the starting point for several trails, including the spectacular Davy Brown Trail/Fir Canyon Trail. Two miles further are the Lower Manzana and Upper Manzana Trailheads, entry points to the majestic San Rafael Wilderness. From mid August to late September, this campground is very popular with hunters during the annual deer season. Hot summer months also bring out gnats and deer flies, so dont forget your insect repellant. Potable water is not available. An Adventure Pass is required.
Directions: From Hwy 154: Armour Ranch Rd./Happy Cyn. Rd. 11 miles northeast to Cachuma Saddle, Sunset Valley Rd. 4 miles north.