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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Address: 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-649-2233
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Ranked #12 of 13 Attractions in Ventura
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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Oxnard, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We have enjoyed Casitas many times. Known for fishing but has great views and at the right time of year moderate temps. During the summer it will be hot so be prepared. And at about 10 pm they close the gate to prevent the partiers from coming and going. We sometimes rent a boat just for a cruise on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lake Casitas is not located in Ventura; it's in nearby Ojai, a twenty minute or so drive from west Ventura. A great way to enjoy the lake is by renting a kayak.

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Ojai, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Kayaking is an exceptional way to see the wildlife and beautiful scenery of Lake Casitas. Highly recommended, especially for mid/intermediate level kayakers and above. You can rent kayaks at the boat shop. For details on this adventure, visits DavidLeeTravel.com.

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Ventura, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Although the level is low this is really the best place in Ventura County to fish. Some of the largest Bass ever have been caught here world renown. Park employees are always friendly and helpful. Great Camping here also.I have been coming here for years.

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Algonquin, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Been going camping here since our kids (now almost 30) were young. It was a spot for us, family and friends to enjoy the outdoors and each others company. We left the CA in 2008 for the Midwest. We recently flew out there and booked a camping trip for 60 people... A reunion of sorts... Good memories... Who flies from... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you want to escape the heat, or just do something a little different, take the afternoon and go to the Lake Casitas Water Park. No big slides or monster attractions here. Just a fun "structure" in the middle of a wading pool (with sprays, squirts, little slides) and a lazy river to float around. The staff are friendly, there... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Large camping recreation area. Over crowded in the summer. Not enough bathrooms for the amount of people camping. Bathrooms were filthy. It was hot and small water park was to capacity. No tickets were available. Book tickets in advance if you are staying in the summer. There are some campsites with lots of trees and shade. I would not go... More 

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Orcutt, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Well, it is a twisty turn laden drive from SB to this lake. It was difficult to find the site in this campground do to poor site marking. They do have full hookups and I even got cable! This place is crowded but it is the height of vacation season. I was very disappointed as the lake was low and... More 

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La Jolla, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lake Casitas Water Park is a great place to take your pre-school and elementary aged kids! Weather is warm in the summer and the water is refreshingly cool and clean. One area of the water park is full of slides and waterfalls and is shallow enough for 5 year olds to feel comfortable with. The other area is a lazy... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Drove to look at the lake and came to the campground. They were having a pig roast on site. The water park was nice for your camping enjoyment. The camp sites were wider and there was more shade trees than I had seen in other areas. The small town of Ojai is 5 miles up the rode.

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