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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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Good campgrounds, friendly staff

I have been camping at Lake Casitas for about 41 years in everything from on the ground, to a tent, RV's and trailers and have always enjoyed it. It is a big place and even when... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joe G
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78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been camping at Lake Casitas for about 41 years in everything from on the ground, to a tent, RV's and trailers and have always enjoyed it. It is a big place and even when full it doesn't really feel like it is crowded. The tent camping sites along the creek are beautiful as well as the RV spots... More 

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Thank Joe G
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We love to go to lake Casitas for the day. Great picnic area's with BBQs, grass, horseshoe pits! We don't camp there only because you can't swim or wakeboard.

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Thank Lisa G
VENTURA, CA
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

went to see the water rise at the lake it was so green and pretty nice to see water going into the lake

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2 Thank MATTOX23
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a lake or water reservoir in Ventura, may be considered for a day trip or an overnight camping. The entry is for $10 for a day trip. You can drive both the directions from entry, approximately of 2 miles of drive both the ways to reach the water. There are many picnic tables and camping sites. Nice calm... More 

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1 Thank Gitika J
Simi Valley, California
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016

For years I have gone the Lake Casitas. The Bass and Trout fishing is great. With the drought the lake is really low so it is more difficult to do. It is a nice place to go camping with the family. Again the main issue is the water levels because of the drought.

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Thank Simimike
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We have camped here many times, but the water was so low this time that it really made us sad. Ordinarily I would be hitting the 4 or 5 star button. Really not the fault of those who care for the area. However, we did have an issue with the online reservation system. It showed all spaces, except one, in... More 

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1 Thank SMGrandma
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

To be fair we only made a short visit by car hoping to drive round the lake but that's not possible and as such it wasn't great value for $10. Hardly a 'Wilderness' and the lake itself is really struggling as a result of the water shortages which have left many of the boat ramps looking decidedly high and dry.... More 

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1 Thank MandM29
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

So I came on a Sunday and I wanted to bring my 20 month old son to enjoy the water park. BIG MISTAKE!!! First of all the prices are ridiculous even for a 20 month old they charge $15.00 what a rip off. I thought the water park was going to be bigger considering all the lifeguards they have around... More 

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2 Thank Maria C
San Diego, California, United States
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122 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

In the summer this place is hot and very dusty. Most people who day trip go for the water park or have boats they take on the lake. Yo can't swim/play in the lake. There are picnic area for day use and may have grills, or you can bring your own.

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2 Thank Chelsea G
Ventura, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We visit Lake Casitas about 2 times per summer. The waterpark is great for little ones al the way up to teens. Pack your lunch in a cooler to eat at the car. No food allowed inside. Camping at Lake Casitas has been a nightmare. On 3 separate occasions we had to call the hosts to manage noisy, drinking, cussing... More 

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