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Address: HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone Number: 805-686-5054
Activities: Fishing

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Nice Place to Camp

This is a nice place to camp for the night, albeit steep for what you get ($28/night). The weekends bring in tons of campers, so it can get noisy. You also have to pay to use the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a nice place to camp for the night, albeit steep for what you get ($28/night). The weekends bring in tons of campers, so it can get noisy. You also have to pay to use the showers. There are plenty scenic views of Lake Cachuma within walking distance. I'd either book in advance or get here early to secure... More 

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Duarte, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
136 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After my last visit to Lake Cachuma when I was so sadly disappointed I returned again since that is where I buried my beloved Kiddy when it was still full of water and complete with stunning views three years before, the last time some time last year it was horrible , besides the absence of water due to the continuing... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Maybe because you aren't going to the ocean, it's not as breathtaking compared to other spots in CA, but it's a great place to recreate. It appears to be family friendly since there are a lot of kids running around, but there's an element of poverty too, that's a bit scary to my liking. Not that poverty is bad, but... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My father in law came here when he was a child. My husband came here when he was a child. Now my husband and I took our sons here for a camping trip. The showers were clean, the grounds were relatively clean, and the lake was beautiful. We rented a boat and shopped at the general store. Everything and everyone... More 

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Ojai, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great way to see wildlife all around the lake, including bald eagles, mule deer and Western grebes. Best to go either when the eagles are there, or when the grebes are breeding / nesting. More advice about this trip at DavidLeeTravel.com

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Santa Ana, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We camped here over Labor Day weekend and boy it was packed. The first thing I notice upon looking at the lake was the water level. For those of you who are visiting from elsewhere, CA is in a serious drought at this time and you can see the effects of it clearly on the rocks and landscape. You can... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great place for the kids and family, a little dry due to Californias drought. We went to the reservoir close to Cachuma Lake. We did find water, we had a lunch and the kids jumped in the water. It was still fun, there was fish in the ponds. Will go there again.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed over Labor Day weekend and had a decent time. Park was basically full, and the main focus is tent campers. There were many parties, over populated parties, but you have to expect this on a holiday weekend. The RV section was nice and has full hook ups. Open space bordering one side and what we assume would be... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stayed 1 Thursday night in August yurt was spacious and was better than expected. We did not sleep a wink as they do not enforce quiet time after 10 pm . The yurt next door had a bunch of people and they hooted and hollered till well past 2:30 am , they set off their car alarm twice and dumped... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Many campers that come to Cachuma aren't as cool as they used to be and lately there seems to be an increase in riff raff and gang types coming to camp out now. More booming music, loud cars driving by and generally more noise and less courteous campers - especially on the holidays. If you're going there to party then... More 

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