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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

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Address: 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-649-2233
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a nice place for a short stay

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Santa Monica, CA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Ventura, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The lake is a little low, but it's still a nice place to camp. The bathrooms are clean, and there are two different places to shower.There are private bathrooms in the entrance. Low security-no one really comes around until the morning-so sometimes it can get loud on weekends. Full hook-ups available for motor homes-and if you don't have one-you can... More 

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Simi Valley, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the spacious campground, fishing, and waterpark for the kids. They have a very friendly staff as well...lots of things to do in Ojai which is just up the road.

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Oxnard, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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