Hello everyone! Just wanted to post an update that we received from the Santa Barbara Visitor’s Bureau regarding the Rey Fire that is burning outside of Santa Barbara in the back country.
We can definitely see the smoke but our tours are not affected at all and Santa Barbara and Goleta are not affected.
If you are planning a trip our way and are concerned about the fire, please see the info and links below!
And, once again, thanks to all of the firefighters out there making sure we all stay safe!
August 22, 2016
Rey Fire (Remote Backcountry)
The Rey Fire, a wildfire, is taking place in the remote Santa Barbara County backcountry about 16 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara.
The cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta have not been affected by the fire. All area hotels, restaurants and attractions are open for business.
Large smoke clouds may be visible from South Coast and Santa Ynez Valley cities, but Santa Barbara County officials have noted that the actual fire is at a great distance away and poses no threat to occupied areas.
The only impact to travelers is the temporary closure of remote campgrounds along Paradise Road on the Upper Santa Ynez River.
Campground alternatives: http://www.reserveamerica.com or 1-800-444-7275
Paradise Road in the backcountry is closed. Highways 1 and 154 are currently open to traffic. Highway 154 may be impacted if conditions change.
Current highway conditions: Cal-Trans map http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi or 1-800-427-7623