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Did You Know… ? Los Padres National Forest

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Did you know… that Ventura County is hemmed in by a national forest?

The Los Padres National Forest surrounds Ventura County encompassing approximately 1.75 million acres of central California’s scenic Coast and Transverse Ranges. The forest stretches across almost 220 miles from north to south. It’s a great place to escape winter snowfall. In the dead of winter, you’ll fin camping, rivers, streams and beaches, all right in our own back yard.

Want to learn more about Los Padres National Forest?

dyk-los-padres-fallsThe Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, located eight miles north of Ojai on Highway 33, is the first dedicated Visitor Center in the almost 100 year history of the Los Padres National Forest.

The Visitor Center provides public information about Los Padres National Forest and also sells maps, trail guides, forest-related books, Adventure Passes and other items.

For more information check out their website. To find out about scheduled hours of operation and current programs, call them at (805) 646-4348.

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