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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001-9769
+1 805-649-2233
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Adequate camping

Lake Casitas is located in the hills between Ventura and Ojai, CA. This is a large park with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
One of my Favorite Places to Get Away From it All

I love Lake Casitas! Such spectacular and amazing views. This place is gorgeous and great for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amy S
Westlake Village, California
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  • Average29%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001-9769
+1 805-649-2233
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Casitas is located in the hills between Ventura and Ojai, CA. This is a large park with a variety of camping areas, picnic areas and a water park. They have several campgrounds designated with letters A through O. Some are primitive camping and others...More

Thank specialklc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Lake Casitas! Such spectacular and amazing views. This place is gorgeous and great for hiking.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 May 2017 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....More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank Lisa G
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

2  Thank MATTOX23
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank Gitika J
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...More

Thank Simimike
Reviewed 30 September 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...More

1  Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank MandM29
Reviewed 29 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...More

3  Thank Maria C
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I'm curious if the recreational park is privately owned... If not... What gov owns it?
26 June 2016|
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Response from Suanne S | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know but you've piqued my interest. I'm going to find out.
Do you need to camp in lake casitas in order to go in the pool playground?
21 July 2015|
Response from Jerry M | Reviewed this property |
No, you can go to the water park or walk-in for free... They have a charge for the water park, all is at the front entrance.