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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

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Address: 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001-9769
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+1 805-649-2233

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Camping fun!

The lake is a little low, but it's still a nice place to camp. The bathrooms are clean, and there are two different places to shower.There are private bathrooms in the entrance... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2015
Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

The lake is a little low, but it's still a nice place to camp. The bathrooms are clean, and there are two different places to shower.There are private bathrooms in the entrance. Low security-no one really comes around until the morning-so sometimes it can get loud on weekends. Full hook-ups available for motor homes-and if you don't have one-you can... More 

3 Thank roxy6712
Simi Valley, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I like the spacious campground, fishing, and waterpark for the kids. They have a very friendly staff as well...lots of things to do in Ojai which is just up the road.

1 Thank RKDave
Oxnard, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

We have enjoyed Casitas many times. Known for fishing but has great views and at the right time of year moderate temps. During the summer it will be hot so be prepared. And at about 10 pm they close the gate to prevent the partiers from coming and going. We sometimes rent a boat just for a cruise on the... More 

1 Thank Jim S
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1,692 reviews
1,073 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 946 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Lake Casitas is not located in Ventura; it's in nearby Ojai, a twenty minute or so drive from west Ventura. A great way to enjoy the lake is by renting a kayak.

4 Thank CarmichaelVentura
Ojai, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Kayaking is an exceptional way to see the wildlife and beautiful scenery of Lake Casitas. Highly recommended, especially for mid/intermediate level kayakers and above. You can rent kayaks at the boat shop. For details on this adventure, visits DavidLeeTravel.com.

5 Thank DavidLeeTR
Ventura, California
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87 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Although the level is low this is really the best place in Ventura County to fish. Some of the largest Bass ever have been caught here world renown. Park employees are always friendly and helpful. Great Camping here also.I have been coming here for years.

2 Thank Brad M
Algonquin, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Been going camping here since our kids (now almost 30) were young. It was a spot for us, family and friends to enjoy the outdoors and each others company. We left the CA in 2008 for the Midwest. We recently flew out there and booked a camping trip for 60 people... A reunion of sorts... Good memories... Who flies from... More 

5 Thank MJAM8
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

If you want to escape the heat, or just do something a little different, take the afternoon and go to the Lake Casitas Water Park. No big slides or monster attractions here. Just a fun "structure" in the middle of a wading pool (with sprays, squirts, little slides) and a lazy river to float around. The staff are friendly, there... More 

6 Thank jf002
Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Large camping recreation area. Over crowded in the summer. Not enough bathrooms for the amount of people camping. Bathrooms were filthy. It was hot and small water park was to capacity. No tickets were available. Book tickets in advance if you are staying in the summer. There are some campsites with lots of trees and shade. I would not go... More 

2 Thank paris4luz
Orcutt, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Well, it is a twisty turn laden drive from SB to this lake. It was difficult to find the site in this campground do to poor site marking. They do have full hookups and I even got cable! This place is crowded but it is the height of vacation season. I was very disappointed as the lake was low and... More 

1 Thank Captcamp

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