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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001-9769
+1 805-649-2233
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Will Be Better After Some Rain

We have camped here many times, but the water was so low this time that it really made us sad... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
via mobile
A lake that's very much in need of water.

To be fair we only made a short visit by car hoping to drive round the lake but that's not possible... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001-9769
+1 805-649-2233
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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
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,...More

2  Thank Chelsea G
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....More

2  Thank ilovesushi67
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is our 4th year in a row at Lake Casitas - Creekside camping site. We just have a great fun time, and going to the lazy river in the evening is always a blast for the kid's.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was my 4th camping experience at Lake Casitas. The previous 3 were average, but the 4th one was a much better experience. Improvements from previous ones: 1) The restrooms were cleaner and it looks like they are now taking the trouble to clean up...More

Thank Arun I
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Beautiful place I'd visited as a child, came back as an adult. Due to the very low water levels, not much going on..concessions closed etc. Hopefully it will rain soon in California!

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 6 July 2016

So. If you want a quiet time, do not go here. Prices are exhortbitant. Prices ridiculous. Children atrocious. Absurd expenditure of money.

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 3 July 2016

A diverse and very spread out bunch of campsites. No swimming in the lake, but other than that, all your lake activities are here. Including boat rentals. .... and Coin Showers, Picnic Areas, a model airfield and a Camp Store. One can see the striking...More

Thank Bentheredunthat
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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.
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.