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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001
805-649-2233
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Ventura
Type: Parks, Bodies of Water
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La Jolla, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Full hook ups and nicely kept area were real pluses. The lake is for Ventura drinking water, so no bodies allowed, but boat motors with engines are okay? Interesting.

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Clinton, NY
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34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was visiting my son and his family in Ventura and we went to the water park here one evening. If you go at 5PM until closing (7PM), it is half price (I think it was $6 per person). We were there on a beautiful warm weeknight evening, it wasn't very crowded, and 2 hours of water fun were perfect... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I would not recommend paying almost $60 per night to sleep on the dirt ground, with filthy bathroom, no sink or water. The women's restroom light was broken, and there was ONLY one stall for the whole camp area. The other restroom is sooooo far away.

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

There's a lot to do in the Lake Casitas Recreation Center. My to do list of things I want to do here includes camping and fishing. I was here with my boyfriend's family. We rented a boat for an hour. It was fun activity that the kids and adults both enjoyed. It was nice to be out in the middle... More

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