Wheeler Gorge

Wheeler Gorge

The Wheeler Gorge location is in Ojai, California
93023. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Wheeler Gorge facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

1190 E. Ojai Ave.


Phone number


Campground information Ojai, California


Wheeler Gorge Campground is a great place for families to explore the Los Padres National Forest all year long. Informative tours of the area are led by forest rangers at the nearby visitor center. The campground provides scenic views of a nearby stream, as well as vast mountain vistas.


The Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail begins at the upper end of the campground. It is a relatively short loop that leads through thick vegetation along the creek banks and to a hillside view of the area. Wildflowers often bloom along the path.

The creek flows near some of the campsites and a small swimming hole is frequented near the side of the highway. Fishing is rough in the area and may produce a catch of trout, but the stream is not stocked. Kayaking or canoeing in the creek is not recommended.

Educational programs, including ranger-led hikes, are offered year-round.


The campground is open year-round and offers dozens of single-family sites for tent or RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking spurs are paved and vary in length, accommodating RVs up to 35 feet.

Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets are provided, but drinking water is not available. Visitors must bring their own water, and remove their trash from the campground.

Natural Features

The campground is adjacent to Matilija Creek, and is bordered by a mixed forest of oak and sycamore trees and evergreen shrubbery. Most sites are shaded and summer temperatures reach up to 95 degrees.

The campground was originally built by Boy Scouts nearly a century ago, as well as a historical stone home that is also on-site.

Nearby Attractions

Ventura and the Pacific Ocean are about 20 miles south of the campground.

Frequently Asked Questions About 1190 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA

How do I make a reservation with Wheeler Gorge?

To make reservations at Wheeler Gorge, you can call the office at 805-434-1996.

Single Sites:
All single campsite reservations are good for 6 people and 1 vehicle.
Maximum number of people per single site is 8 ($10.00 additional charge per person per night after 6 people).
Maximum number of vehicles per single site is 2 ($10.00 additional charge for 2nd vehicle per night).

Double Sites:
All double campsite reservations are good for 12 people and 2 vehicles.
Maximum number of people per double site is 16 ($10.00 additional charge person per night after 12 people).
Maximum Number of vehicles per double site is 4 ($10.00 additional charge per vehicle per night after 2 vehicles).
Extra Vehicle and person fees will be charged at the facility.

Where is Wheeler Gorge located?

The Wheeler Gorge is located at 1190 E. Ojai Ave. in Ojai,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Wheeler Gorge have tent or RV camping?

Wheeler Gorge offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 805-434-1996 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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