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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

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Address: 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001-9769
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Good for a day trip or camping overnight

This was my 4th camping experience at Lake Casitas. The previous 3 were average, but the 4th one was a much better experience. Improvements from previous ones: 1) The... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
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Ojai
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is our 4th year in a row at Lake Casitas - Creekside camping site. We just have a great fun time, and going to the lazy river in the evening is always a blast for the kid's.

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Thank Jerry M
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52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was my 4th camping experience at Lake Casitas. The previous 3 were average, but the 4th one was a much better experience. Improvements from previous ones: 1) The restrooms were cleaner and it looks like they are now taking the trouble to clean up regularly. Always ensure you get the sites with flush toilets and avoid the sites with... More 

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Thank Arun I
Stanwood, Washington, United States
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Beautiful place I'd visited as a child, came back as an adult. Due to the very low water levels, not much going on..concessions closed etc. Hopefully it will rain soon in California!

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Thank Dennis B
Ventura, California
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

So. If you want a quiet time, do not go here. Prices are exhortbitant. Prices ridiculous. Children atrocious. Absurd expenditure of money.

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West Coast
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129 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

A diverse and very spread out bunch of campsites. No swimming in the lake, but other than that, all your lake activities are here. Including boat rentals. .... and Coin Showers, Picnic Areas, a model airfield and a Camp Store. One can see the striking evidence of the lake receding on the sides and can walk on the shells and... More 

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Thank Bentheredunthat
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stayed here at the last minute in a tent this past Friday. We reserved it on the afternoon of our stay and got the last site in the place. Like some other reviewers mentioned, we had to pay for two nights in order to stay for just one because of the two night minimum. We too found the place... More 

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Thank happy2hike
Ventura, United States
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

If you make reservations for the weekend, you must pay for the whole weekend regardless of only staying one night. Camping is ok. Hot and dry. You cant touch the water with your body as it is the water source for Ventura California. It does have a water park but be sure to buy tickets well ahead of when you... More 

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Thank Marcie Y
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Although we found the area quite beautiful and discovered a eucalyptus grove filled with herons nests and new spring babies, the drought has taken a huge toll....boat ramps lead down to rocky river beds filled with spring flowers and greenery. The former lake lines are still visible, but it is estimated that within four years, the lake will be gone.

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Thank Suanne S
Ventura, California
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136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

With the winter rains it was still green and beautiful at the lake. Trees, mustard plants and trees in bloom all over. Lake is still very low. There is a nest of Eagles to check out. Camp sites are close together so pray for quiet neighbors.

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Thank georgemaxson
Palmdale, California
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Had a great weekend camping at Lake Casitas with a big group of family and friends. Very nice camp ground with hookups and an easy check in process. There was a big grassy area for the kids to play by our campsite, as well as a playground. Safe for riding bikes or scooters and has a small water park that... More 

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