Caltrans Announces Gaviota Northbound Rest Stop is Now Open

Gaviota Rest Area off Highway 101 northbound (Photo: Caltrans)

Update by the edhat staff
December 15, 2023

Caltrans has formally announced the northbound Gaviota Rest Area is now open following a major renovation to its wastewater and electrical systems.

The troubled rest stop opened for approximately one hour last month before Caltrans promptly closed it again.

On November 21, 2023, the state agency announced the opening ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday only to shut it down shortly after due to “unforeseen mechanical issues in the water supply outside of Caltrans control.”

Now on December 15, Caltrans is announcing its reopening.

The southbound Rest Area will re-open next Spring following the completion of the nearby slope repair project.

More road information can be found here:

Reader Reports Gaviota Northbound Rest Stop Now Open

Gaviota Rest Area (Photo by an edhat reader)

By Neighbor
December 13, 2023

We discovered that the Gaviota rest stop on Highway 101 northbound is open.


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  1. Let the triggered by Cal Trans comments begin now…. oh wait, they already started. Amazing how people who would never use this resource cry and whine like typical republican toddler victims – and Buellton being only a quick hop up the road. Oh the drama……

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