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, United States
805-649–2233; 805-649–1122-campground and water park reservations