Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Location: 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, California, 93001
Lat/Long: 34.416499 / -119.337979
Phone No: Info:(805)649-2233 RES: (805)649-1122
Website : http://www.casitaswater.org
Rating
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Amenities Onsite: Marina | Docks | Launch ramp | Cafe | Camp store | Ice$ | Firewood$ | Propane$ | Paved roads | Shade trees | Lake | Tenting | RV sites | Hookups | Restrooms | Showers | Drinking water | Picnic tables | Fire rings | Dump station | Pets ok |  
Amenities Nearby : Closest services are in Ojai(5mi) | Fuel(5mi) | Markets(5mi) | Restaurants(5mi) |  
Recreation Onsite: Lake Casitas | Model Air strip | Water park | Playgrounds | Fishing | Boating | Hiking | Photography | Star gazing | Biking |  
Recreation Nearby: Downtown Ojai(5mi) | Beaches(12mi) | Bike paths | Ventura Raceway(12mi) | Ventura County Fairgrounds(12mi) | Soule Park Golf Course(6mi) | Downtown Santa Barbara(25mi) |  

Description

California, Lake Casitas Recreation Area.  The address used here may not take you to the entrance.  The Campbase map pin pinpoints the entrance to the recreation area.  Please see the Campbase MAP tab.

Directions:

In Ventura, take the101 FWY North to Highway 33 and go Northbound on the 33.  After approximately 5 to 8 miles turn left on Santa Ana Blvd and then right on Santa Ana Road.  Continue on Santa Ana Road for approximately 2 miles and the entrance will be on the left side of the highway.

5 miles from Ojai, 4 miles from Oak View and 12 miles from Ventura.

Comment

Lake Casitas Recreation Area.  The lake is drinking water so there is a "no body contact" policy in place for the water.  In 2016 during the Campbase visit to Lake Casitas the lake levels were extremely low.  Campgrounds that may have once been on the water are now almost a mile away.  See the photos tab for lake level pictures.  There are approximately 13 campgrounds in the recreation area.  Each campground is associated with a letter and name.  For example,"A"=Angeler, "B"=Bass, ETC.  There are also a few group sites available.  Campbase has documented each campground and provided links Below.

Lake Casitas Recreation Area Campgrounds
Campground Name # of Sites Daily fee Season

Max

RV size

Comments.      
(A) Angler 7 $57 All 50 RV sites with hookups, level, at Marina.
(B) Bass 61 $26 and $36 All 50 RV sites with hookups, level spots, 
(C) Creekside 41 $26.50 All 20 Tent only.
(D) Deer 15 $26.50 All 20 Tent sites
(E) Egret 24 $36.50 All 50 RV sites, with hookups.
(F) Fox 46 $57.50 All 50 RV sites, with hookups. Camp store.
(G) Grebe 34 $26.50 All 40 Lake view, water access.
(H) Hawk 32 $26.50 All No RV Tent only, slopped roads. 
(I) Indian 30 $36.50 All 50 RV sites with hookups, water, electric.
(J) Jay 10 $26.50 All No RV Tent only, Restroom, Showers.
(K) Kingfisher 30 $26.50 All No RV Tent sites, hilly.  
(M) Mallard 52 $26.50 All No RV Tent sites, hilly, Lake view.
(O) Osprey 44 $26.50 All No RV Tenting, hilly, Model airstrip
(P) Pollywog Group 1 $315.00 All No RV Group tent site.
(T) Trout Group site 1 $157.50 All No RV Group tent site, lake view. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the campgrounds above use the same entrance gate on Santa Ana Road.  A few campgrounds are near the entrance while others are a few miles inside the recreation area.  The best campgrounds for larger RV's needing full hookups or partial hookups are A, B, E, F, and I.  Campground F is closest to the campground store.  A and F have full hookups.  B, E, and I have electric and water only.  All other campgrounds are dry camping.  Note that some campgrounds are hilly with winding camp roads that are not suited for RV's.  Please see the list above.  The lake has two launch ramps however, the paved part of the ramps no longer reaches the water.  

Boats between 11 and 26 feet are allowed on the lake.  The maximum speed limit on the lake is 40 MPH.  Canoes, kayaks, and some inflatable boats are allowed.  Boat rentals are available by calling (805) 649-2043.  

The park has a bait and tackle shop along with a cafe and park store.  The park store has firewood, ice, drinks, and the basics are available.  A propane refill station is available at the camp store.  Drinking water is available in most park campgrounds.  There are two RV dump stations in the park.  There are also two launch ramps in the park although the pavement no longer reaches the water.  There is also a water park at the entrance to the recreation area.  The water park is seasional and may only be open during the summer months.  The park is located in a remote area with the closest town being Ojai, it's about 5 miles to the east.  Ojai has all the essential services including fuel and markets.  

Most big rigs can be accommodated.  The park states that there is no rig maximum length.

Cellular service is excellent. 


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