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Address: HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone Number: 805-686-5054
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Camp site #203

Lake Cachuma is not what it used to be in terms of the actual lake. Unfortunately the water lever is low and you can actually see the old water level. Pretty sad. That being said... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lake Cachuma is not what it used to be in terms of the actual lake. Unfortunately the water lever is low and you can actually see the old water level. Pretty sad. That being said, the camping part of it is till fun and relaxing. I reserved camp site #203 which is away from most other camp sites so you... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The lake is EMPTY. In my 20+ years on the Central Coast, I've never seen the lake this low. The drought is VERY apparent at this time. Hoping for a wet year to fill it back up REAL soon.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I stayed here 3 nights in my RV. It's a shame the lake is down 72 feet, but it's still a wonderful place with boating, kayaking, and great views. It's an easy drive into Santa Barbara as well. Clean park, nice folks and the Nature Center is one of the best I've ever seen! Very informative and interactive. Not sure... More 

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Ventura, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I like this campground. RV sites, semi rv sites and tent sites. Lots of rest rooms with showers for the campers. Easy access to the lake for fishing. Many view sites for tents. Nice nature center. Camp store with gas and propane. Beware the sites near group camping sites only because the bathrooms are over used.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

i wasn't expecting much of this campsite and i dint lol lake is drying no grass lots of dry vegetation cant get in the lake not enough trails to hike what ever ones their was only really short i must say i wont be coming back anytime soon only good thing here were the showers n toilets

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Never mind. It's a river or a pond. It's so ugly tomhave hundreds of feet of ring around the bowl. Wait for a wet year, then come back.. This is a beautiful lake when it is a lake.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great place to camp, fish or just relax. Many motor home pads with hook ups and lots of trees. Close to Solvang if you wanted a change of pace. Nice size lake with good fishing opportunities. Great place to 'Get Away from the Hustle and Bustle' and not far from Los Angeles.

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It will be even better if it rains. This year you can see what the area looked like before the dam was built. Just sad to see the barren bottom. Perhaps next year will be a El Niño.

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went with a RV and stayed at one of their hook up sites. The site was great with plenty of space between us and our neighbors. We went in April so it was still relatively empty. There is a fire pit and picnic table at each site that was in good condition. The short walk to the lake was... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I did not expect much from this trip, but after reaching I was overwhelmed by the scenic beauty.It is a nice spot for recreation near santa barbara. Though after drought the water level gone down, it still has the charm. During weekend you will get to see lot of campers.

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