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Lake Cachuma

HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-686-5054
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Ranked #41 of 69 attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
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Mississauga, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I would not recommended this place If you expecting a fun trip with lots of activities to do outdoor. I came here in the end of July with a huge "family" ( more than 80 people , most of them I don't even know who they are) . The view at night is fantastic if you love to stay out... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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191 reviews 191 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

For a fun time go here. I took my family and it was one of the best days ever. Fun staff, many places for food and close to hotels if you need one. If you in CA traveling take the time to stop by!

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Have hiked in this area many times. Can be hot in the summer but a great place to camp and take the kids. I go way back here. I remember the area before the dam was even there. Watched the water go over the dam for the first time back in the 50's. The lake is the main water supply... More

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Ventura, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Boring and uneventful. Especially now. The lake is way down low due to the lack of rainfall. If you're interesting in fishing. Forget it. They're aren't any to be caught. :P

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went here not knowing what to expect and what a bummer! The full hookup RV sites are far from the lake so we picked a site that was dry camping lakeside and it was pricey for nothing. The bathrooms were not kept up at all, no toilet paper or paper towels in a Tuesday, I'd hate to see a... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I love to camp here in our van. It's a beautiful place and the spaces are good sized. Anybody who camps on a holiday is going to sometimes face noise and crowding issues anywhere. All in all, though, this is a great family place. Only con: sometimes the restrooms aren't well stocked, so bring your own TP... More

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I love this lake area and have come here many time to enjoy the view of the lake. I am sad to say that the lake is so low in water that what would be an area to hike, to camp, etc. is now so low on water that I would wait until water returns to normal.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

We visited Lake Cachuma on Veteran's Day weekend and was surprised to find this great place rather empty. We arrived on Saturday and stayed in a cabin. It was clean and comfortable, had a hot plate and microwave for easy cooking. We took the boat tour with Rose and were lucky enough to be delayed by a broken depth meter... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Partial hookups for over $40 dollars a night is a little steep. Also, the bathrooms were not clean and what's with the coin operated showers. County of Santa Barbara can do better

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Duarte, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
118 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Well i thought it was bad two years ago when i buried my dear Kiddy at the view point not far from the Disneyland style remark of the once lovely park but now its paved and has full hookups bu be prepared to be right on top of your neighboring rv'ers. If hat isn't bad enough be prepared for the... More

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