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Lake Cachuma

HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #47 of 70 attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We booked a yurt when we came to the region to visit friends in Santa Barbara and also have fun in wine country. It was a nice change from the Buellton and Solvang options where people typically hang their hats. You can get to/from Santa Barbara from a hilly backroad that brings you down with a nice vista of the... More

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Monrovia, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We arrived Wednesday, checked out Friday. Our friends were in the RV area, but we like our tent so we stayed toward the point and visited back and forth. There were good points and not so good points.Some Santa Barbara County and the rangers have control over, some they don't. Good: *Our first site (despite good reviews) had no shade.... More

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Mississauga, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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217 reviews 217 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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