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Address: HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone Number: 805-686-5054

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Lake Cachuma becomes Pond Cachuma

We're in a multi-year drought. Almost all of us have noticed, lately, even the water board, and many of us are conserving. Meanwhile, Lake Cachuma has been pumped down to 15... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We're in a multi-year drought. Almost all of us have noticed, lately, even the water board, and many of us are conserving. Meanwhile, Lake Cachuma has been pumped down to 15% capacity and we are relying on ground water. Now is a good opportunity to view what would normally be underwater. There are campsites or the (former) lake can be... More 

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Mesa, AZ
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice RV campground with full hook ups and a small store with fair prices and friendly service and a gas station. Lake is virtually empty, just the way it is. We used this RV park as a stop over on the way to San Simeon and it was everything we needed.

Thank RichMH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Cachuma for the weekend, took advantage of the full hook ups which turned out to be a good idea with the heat. Stayed on the road just down from the pool spot 154. Great spot with a huge oak tree providing lots of shade through out the day and only one neighbor, the other side is a fence, this... More 

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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Headed up to Solvang with my wife when we see the Lake Cachuma sign and we think "what the hell! Let's go see this lake!". Park rangers were nice and let us park free for 15 minutes. The camp grounds were packed with tents and trailers but were far enough from the water to Not ruin the view. The lake... More 

Thank Mane A
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had to pay a small fee to check out the park, but it was definitely worth it to get in a short, easy hike (we walked about an hour) and to see the wonderful nature center they have here. We had to look for it, because it's kind of behind the general store. There is so much info in... More 

Thank MarianneCa
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I feel very sorry for the people around here. The lack of rain has made this a pupple of water surrounded by brown. The state observation site was litter filled and the restrooms were disgusting.

Thank beezbay
Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The area is beautiful, but the campground was horrible - dirty showers, dirty bathrooms, dirty campsites… We tent camp a lot and love to do it, and understand that this is a heavily used campground, but have never stayed in a campground so poorly maintained. When we checked into our campsite, late in the afternoon, there were plastic bags, dirty... More 

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Bell, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This was he first time camping here! It is a very nice place the lake even though the drought has made the water level very low its still very nice! The only reason why I did not give it full 5 star is because some people next to our site did not respect the quiet time from 10pm-7am! It was... More 

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Sacramento, California
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362 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

In spite of what some Republican nominees say, the drought it still very much with us in California. The drive from Santa Barbara to Lake Cachuma is interesting. We stopped at the vista point and admired the view and learned some California history. The Lake itself is a puddle compared to what it is like when full. They have built... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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141 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We camped here in our 5th wheel. The view of the lake is beautiful. We had full hookup so we didn't use the showers but saw that they cost 75 cents for 3 minutes. The other thing that I found odd was there wasn't any towels or dryers to dry your hands in the bathroom. It was nice and quiet... More 

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