Water FallSince 1890, Santa Barbara County has offered an enormous variety of beautiful outdoor spaces for public enjoyment. Whether you seek to walk amongst the wildlife, host a camping cookout, a causal company picnic, or a choreographed wedding atop a panoramic sea cliff, along a cozy stream, in a cool redwood grove, on a sandy beach or lakeside, many scenarios are possible in one or more of our county parks.

Under Welcome you’ll find our map of all the parks, and below is a small photographic peek at the county’s great diversity. The Parks Department also provides a full list of county parks, including features and directions.

Santa Barbara County Parks Photo Gallery (6 of 41 Parks)

Cachuma Lake

Cachuma Lake

Courthouse Gardens

Courthouse Gardens

Jalama Beach

Jalama Beach

Nojoqui Falls

Nojoqui Falls

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Rancho Guadalupe Dunes

Rancho Guadalupe Dunes