Lake Casitas Recreation Area

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1311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA, 93001

Lake Casitas Recreation Area is located near the gorgeous California town of Santa Barbara, and is the ideal camping spot for anyone who loves stellar foods, museums, shops and natural terrain. Plus, campers at the park can expect warm weather and clear skies for stargazing and sunset viewing.


Amenities and Activities

RVers can take advantage of a ton of great activities close to the campground. Some traveler favorites include: canoeing, kayaking, boating, hiking, biking, surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling and horseback riding. Onsite facilities include: water, sewerage, showers, electrical hookups and big rig access.


Visitors can expect great local attractions such as:

- Santa Barbara FisHouse

- Douglas Family Preserve

- Santa Barbara Historical Museum

- Brophy Bros.

- Mission Santa Barbara

- Santa Barbara Museum of Art

- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center

- Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park


Travelers at the park can look forward to plenty of wide open spaces to explore, great eats and lots of historic spots; that's why the park tends to fill up quickly. Reserve your site soon, and we hope to see you soon!  

Last Updated: 01/29/2022

General Store

Community Showers

Big Rig Friendly

Water Hookups

Community Restrooms

Dump Station

Sewer Hookups

50 Amps

30 Amps






Wildlife Viewing

1311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA, 93001
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Overall Rating: 2.5

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This place is a dump. False advertisement, there is no lake.. Just a couple of mud puddles and no fish. Very disappointed. The facilities are outhouses, dirty, trash strewn about and very little sites to choose from as the majority of the lake was closed. Water Park: Again, save your money unless you like being stuck in a watery version of the 405.. in Mexico.. My experience was wretched. Park "policies": When I made the reservation I only wanted one day. A Saturday. I was told reservations require a two day stay regardless of whether you are going to be there or not. I figured, ok.. Its my daughters bday and I want to teach my son to fish.. Why not. When we arrive on Friday to check in, I was in my car as the RV was being serviced. I informed the man at the gate and he proceeded to charge me an additional $14.00 dollars. When I asked what the additional charge was for he said it was "policy" that additional vehicles pay $14.00. I said, okay, that makes sense. However, this is one vehicle, I had just paid $120.00, for the site and this one vehicle would be in the site one night, until the following day, I would be bringing the RV (one vehicle) and leaving the other vehicle at home. After some debate with, Abel (a hardly). Heinsists if I want to use my camp site this evening either I would be paying an additional $15.00 dollars for my vehicle or my RV that I would be bring the following day. One site, one car. That makes sense. The policy is as such the pass is written once and the park management will not make any exceptions. I get it.. Its only $15.00. Its the principal of it. They nickel and dime the very patrons who keep them open. I will not be back and I highly suggest to anyone else thinking about spending their hard earned money there.

Davina Bruno

We went last June to do some weekend camping, and ended up being there during the same time as the Ojai Wine Festival and it was a really awesome surprise. There were dozens of wineries represented and of course, quite a bit of wine tasting. It was super classy and well put-together; definitely not what us campers had expected. The camping was nice too, definitely over-shadowed by the festival, but we liked the small group site and all the amenities. The site wasn't too far from the lake, so at night, we could hear the water lapping about and it was really soothing. The boat rentals are a pinch pricey, but well worth it! We caught some beautiful carp which the men of the group obviously were super proud of. There were plenty of spots for picnics so we would smoke the fish from the night before and have picnics around mid-afternoon when the temperature isn't too unbearable, and everyone really enjoyed that. Overall, a great campground; go there in June! - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group