Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Sights



Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Lake Casitas Recreation Area Review

Lunker largemouth bass, rainbow trout, crappie, redears, and channel catfish live in the waters at this park, one of the country's best bass-fishing areas. Nestled below the Santa Ynez Mountains' Laguna Ridge, Lake Casitas is also a beautiful spot for pitching a tent or having a picnic. The Casitas Water Adventure, which has two water playgrounds and a lazy river for tubing and floating, provides kids with endless diversions in summer.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 11311 Santa Ana Rd., off Hwy. 33, 13 miles northwest of Ventura Ventura, CA 93001 | Map It
  • Phone: 805/649–2233; 805/649–1122 campground reservations
  • Cost: $10–$15 per vehicle, $13 per boat; Water Adventure $12 ($6 5–7 pm)
  • Hours: Daily
  • Website:
  • Location: Ventura
Updated: 05-21-2013

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