Lake Casitas Recreation Area

4.4486 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001, United States, Ojai
  • Timings: 06:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8056491122
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Water Park, Biking Trail, Family And Kids, Lake, Bird Watching

Located around 7 miles from Ojai, the Lake Casitas Recreation Area has over 400 camping sites. From sites situated so near the lake that you can hear the water gently lapping, to sites amongst dense trees where the sound of chirping birds is your alarm clock, you get to choose your camp site. All sites come with picnic tables and fire rings. The Lake Casitas Recreation Area has something for everyone- hiking trails, fishing, a water park, camping, RV camping, boating, children’s playground, biking and picnicking.

Entrance Ticket Details For Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Day Use

  • Vehicle: $10.00
  • Vehicle Easter Weekend - Labor Day: $15.00  Fri/Sat/Sun & Holidays 
  • Boats (subject to boating restrictions): $13.00 (Plus vehicle fee)
  • Canoe/Kayak (subject to boating restrictions):$3.00 (Plus vehicle fee)
  • Pets: $2.00
  • Bus Entry: $30.00
  • Walk in and Bicycles: Free
  • Camping sites cost $25 onwards per night.

Lake Casitas Recreation Area Hours

  • Seasonal gate opening and closing timings may apply. Please check official website before planning a visit.

How to Reach Lake Casitas Recreation Area

  • Renting a car and driving down is recommended.

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  • Lake Casitas Recreation Area Address: 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001, United States, Ojai
  • Lake Casitas Recreation Area Contact Number: +1-8056491122
  • Lake Casitas Recreation Area Timing: 06:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • Lake Casitas Recreation Area Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit Lake Casitas Recreation Area(preferred time): 07:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lake Casitas Recreation Area: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Ojai include Lake Casitas Recreation Area in their plan

  • 87.5% of people start their Lake Casitas Recreation Area visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lake Casitas Recreation Area

People normally club together Casa Del Herrero ( By Reservation Only) and Ojai Resort Spa while planning their visit to Lake Casitas Recreation Area.

People also prefer to start their day with Lake Casitas Recreation Area.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Lake Casitas Recreation Area Reviews & Ratings

  • Scenery was gorgeous. Definitely a good place to be on a nice and breezy summer day. Only problems was the snake skin I found near our picnic site. Overall pleasant experience.

  • Very beautiful place. Always relaxing. Ive been coming here for 6 yrs now and will still continue to. Love it here. Rangers don't bug, other campers keep to themselves. No problems ever.

  • Came in late and stayed in overflow on the back side of the lake. The staff and rangers where super friendly and helpful. The other guests where friendly quiet and the evening was cool with a nice breeze. Not loud at all. Loved hearing the sounds of nature while we settled down for the night. We RV camp so no need to use the facilities but there are flushing toilets water facet near every sight.

  • I give it a 2 star because I remember the days when it had A LOT of water. If you are into walking Lake Casitas is nice to walk. Just don't expect to see a lot of water.

  • I love the lake. I keep hoping someday it will be full again. Beautiful lake surrounded by mature trees. Good boat launch ramp. All services available.

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