Looking for some hot springs and epic camping close to Santa Barbara? Head to Mono Campground, where you can hike a short trail into the Little Caliente Hot Springs to soak your travel’n bones. The cute walk-in campsites are nestled into river banks, amidst a sea of mountain ranges. You can pitch your tent in a large meadow under the shade of oak trees. The hot spring pours into a cement tub, provides some nice views, and is, well, hot! Nothing like a natural Jacuzzi in the wilderness!

Campsite area
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


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Hipcamper John
John F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 8th, 2019

Spoke to a ranger up there and they said this site is closed for good, unfortunately. Not only is the area inaccessible by road, but once the roads do re-open, they said the entire site is pretty much gone due to mudslides.

Hipcamper Veronica
Veronica S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 24th, 2017

Closed indefinitely due to due damage to the campground from winter storms. (5/24/17)

Hipcamper Machiko
Machiko Y.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 19th, 2015

Mono Campground is the closest campground to the Little Caliente Hot Springs.

Los Padres National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(805) 968-6640
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Official Website
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34.529° N, 119.63° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 3 Sites
(Up to people per site)