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.
11311 Santa Ana Rd., off Hwy. 33, 13 miles northwest of Ventura, Ventura, California, 93001, USA
805-649–2233; 805-649–1122-campground and water park reservations