Santa Barbara County
Cities and Towns
Cuyama is a small agricultural town in
Santa Barbara County. California. It is located in the Cuyama
Valley, near the Carrizo Plain. The Cuyama River runs adjacent to
the town, flowing west towards the Pacific Ocean. The
unincorporated town is not listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as a
census-designated place CDP or city. Cuyama is surrounded by many
apricot, peach, and plum orchards. It also has a small Mexican
community. The ZIP Code is 93214, and the community is inside
area code 805.
Cuyama is located on California State Route 166 2.5 miles east of its much-larger neighbor New Cuyama.
South of the town is the Sierra Madre mountain range, most of which is included in the Los Padres National Forest. Considerable oil and gas development has taken place at the South Cuyama Oil Field in the foothills of the Sierra Madre, just south of Cuyama and adjacent New Cuyama. In July 2005, 52,000 acres in Los Padres National Forest, mostly in the region immediately south of Cuyama, was opened up to further development by the National Forest Service.
This page was last updated July 19, 2009.