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Address: 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-649-2233
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Huge Campgrounds with Lots of Options

I really liked this place even though the lake is way down and you cant swim. The camp site we had was super. You can choose tent, standard, deluxe and executive. We had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
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Ventura, CA
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I vacationed in Santa Barbara back in mid January, 2016. One of the highlights of our vacation was a drive we took into the mountains. The Lake Casitas Recreation and Campgrounds were a real scenic gem to visit. We will never forget the lovely scenic views of Lake Casitas. Highly recommend that anyone traveling in the Ventura... More 

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Ventura, CA
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190 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I really liked this place even though the lake is way down and you cant swim. The camp site we had was super. You can choose tent, standard, deluxe and executive. We had a deluxe site with water and electric. Nice grassy area. Lots of room between sites. Plenty of room for a small trailer and a big tent. Clean... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place is wonderful and will become a family tradition for you for summer gatherings and reunions.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

*I was getting ready to post this review and realized I had done one in 2010. Sad thing is, my review below is nearly identical to the one I wrote 5 years ago. CAMP AT YOUR OWN RISK! We’ve been camping at Casitas since before we had kids and always knew it was not a “classy” campground. Hot, dirty, with... More 

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1 Thank rozbud
Ventura, California
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It's great-but if you want to swim in a lake-forget it! You apparently can only put fuel in this lake and ride a boat...no swimming allowed. Which would not stink if it weren't so darn hot up there. Campsites are VERY close and there is not a lot of shade-so do some research-there are some over looking the water that... More 

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Ventura, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a lot of fun here. The kids had so much fun. We all loved the lazy river which is a nice size! It can get really crowded on the weekends. You aren't supposed to bring your own inner tube into the lazy river either. So, you've got to wait along the entrance for someone to give one up.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Brought my 2 young kids to their water park on a weekday for some water play. Less crowded than going on a weekend. $12 per person and $10 parking fee. No foods allowed inside except bottled water. $3 to rent a locker. You can bring your own snack and eat outside on their picnic area which is just close on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There are numerous camp sites along the main road that circles around the lake. My son, who lives 5 mins away from Lake Cacitas, and loves the camp ground. We visited the lake last year and enjoyed the gorgeous views. Unfortunately, the lake has lost a lot of water because of the severe drought conditions. However, if you are nearby... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

not much fishing, and the drought has dropped the water level very low. overnight camping is OK, facilities are enough for a night or two. no swimming in the lake so there is a water slide & pool.

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Ojai
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I love taking the grand-kids to Lake Casitas! We have fun hiking, the water park and sitting around the campfire. We just have a fun filled 3 - 4 days .

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