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Address: HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Camped out in Santa Barbara County Recreational area Cachuma Lake - claims to be in the rain shadow and does not have its fair share of renewed water resources.... so its at 50... read more

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Florida
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Watching the level of the lake rise and fall with the droughts (I've been around for a couple of cycles) it is interesting to take a picture from the same spot every time I drive by. I live on the East coast and only get out to the SB area every couple of years, but spend a day in the... More 

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Thank Lynn K
Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lake level is up and is was beautiful. Lake Cachuma campground is open for day use and over night camping. There are tent spaces, cabins and yurts. There is boating and fishing.

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Thank Sharmhaynes
Tappahannock, Virginia
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707 reviews
297 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Camped out in Santa Barbara County Recreational area Cachuma Lake - claims to be in the rain shadow and does not have its fair share of renewed water resources.... so its at 50% and boats are using the lowest of the three ramps to launch... and the human body is not allowed to touch the water! No paddling, no swimming... More 

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2 Thank northernneckinn
San Jose, Costa Rica
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346 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going to Solvang from LA, its a nice stop, just 10 minutes to admire the laje and the mountains behind. Them continue 15 minutes and you arrive to solvang.

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Thank rzccr
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These cabins were perfect. Entire area was beautiful and well maintained. We would plan another trip to CA just to stay at Lake Cachuma.

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1 Thank Priscylla O
Thousand Oaks, California
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a good camping ground with family and friends for this ground is wide and clear. The lake is large but the water level was too low every time that I visited.

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1 Thank ddaseden
Carlsbad, California
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A large lake where you can camp or just relax and enjoy the scenery. It's a state run park, very clean and well kept. Good for the entire family to have a nice day out and maybe picnic.

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Thank Richard A
Washington, DC
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Boy - at Lake Cachuma you can really see the toll six years of drought have taken on California. The landscape is spectacular, the campground is huge and well furnished - they even have yurts. But the lake is 90% empty. "Floating docks" are sitting on dry ground. Still, it's a beautiful place and worth the 30 minute drive from... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Sadly, Lake Cachuma is down to 5% of its capacity, and is the source of the Sta Barbara water supply! This should have been a wake up call long ago, what is surface water recreation compared to water to drink?? A sad situation for our world.

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1 Thank Anabel-2013
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Don't bother. It will take years of rain to replenish. The Southern California Drought has deal this once wonderful attraction a death blow.

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