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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001
805-649-2233
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Ventura
Type: Parks, Bodies of Water
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Algonquin, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've visited at times for the past 20 years, day visits and multi night camping. Boating-fishing, the place is OK and recreation improvements I see for kids have been made over the recent years.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Campsites are wall-to-wall here, especially in the heart of the campgrounds. However, there are a few sites that are more secluded, and can be picked out from the campsite maps. I couldn't see any of my neighbors from my site -which was really nice. Other reviews were right, the 10 o'clock quiet time was not enforced. One night people were... More

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I stopped briefly by the lake to take in the sights and sounds. I was very happy to be able to see a bald eagle nest and later on the eagles flying around. One of the younger birds had an ID tag on the wings which tells me these birds are being studied and monitored - which is a good... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nice picnic areas. Good place to do a group BBQ. Not a good place for fishing on sunny days because trees are scarce. Entrance fee is a little expensive ($15) but you have the beautiful mountain and lake scene.

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