The LPFA handles much of the public outreach for the Los Padres Forest. This includes managing a variety of Visitor Centers across the forest.  We currently have two fully staffed Visitor Centers at Wheeler Gorge and Big Sur Station.

Each Visitor Center has:

  • Knowledgable staff that can assist with hiking, backpacking, camping and other forest-use questions
  • Maps and guidebooks
  • Adventure Passes (where applicable)
  • Weekly interpretive events
  • Annual Open House Celebrations
  • And much MUCH more…….

Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center

17017 Maricopa Hwy
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-9060

Big Sur Station

47555 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2315