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Lake Cachuma

HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
+1 805-686-5054
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Take the 'Naturalist'-led boat trip!

Over Thanksgiving, we camped RV-style at site #313 overlooking Cachuma Lake. We learned the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nipomo, California
Sherrifs department search and rescue practice

Water is slightly down to seeing it this late in the season but still a great and expansive lake... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stanley S
Clovis, California
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HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over Thanksgiving, we camped RV-style at site #313 overlooking Cachuma Lake. We learned the down-side of having the prettiest spot at a crowded time: everyone wanders through to see the lake! But despite this, we had a great time, and think this Santa Barbara County...More

Thank schwakes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Water is slightly down to seeing it this late in the season but still a great and expansive lake with a wonderful panoramic view from the vista point or the dm.

Thank Stanley S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Just spent a short time but would like to return.Know it has cabins and a camp ground .All on the banks of this beautiful lake.

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Lake Cachuma is a gorgeous lake nestled in the mountains near Santa Barbara. The highway drive up to it is scenic, and there are two vistas where you may stop and take photos or walk around.

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Tried to camp here a few days ago. Arrived late afternoon. Place was practically deserted. Now I know why. Flys everywhere!!! You literally couldn't stand still for more than a few seconds without clouds of them landing on you. My poor dogs were covered in...More

1  Thank LoveMauiForever
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Problem: Prices for parking went up since the last time we went. Each night to park your car it costs 30 dollars. It used to only cost 10 dollars per night. We had a six cars and the average amount would be two. To park...More

Thank sandraN2353KF
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I recently stayed at site 12-14 with my family. The overall stay was nice and had plenty of roads and trails to ride bikes. As for fishing, the lake is not friendly for shore fishing with limited access to the shore. Also, the pictures of...More

Thank ezmrc
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lake Chumash has camping opportunities galore! I went there on my recent trip to Solvang just to check out the lake area. The camping area has campsites for tents, RVs, and there are also yurts that can be reserved and rented. The yurts overlook the...More

Thank KathyAloha2013
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I love going the 154 Hwy to get to Ojai so I can drive by Lake Cachuma. Even with all of the rain last year, the lake is still low. Presently there is a fire near there...7/9/2017...so very sad.

1  Thank Offthebeatenpath011
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This lake is hidden gem near Solvang for picnic, good restrooms and ample benches. Lack of drinking water though. First 15 mins is free and after that 10$ for a day. Good spot to come back and relax

Thank WantTravelAtBest
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15 July 2016|
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Response from bugnurse56 | Reviewed this property |
I also advise calling first.