Lake Casitas Recreation AreaCurrently Closed
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.
- 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.
- Seasonal gate opening and closing timings may apply. Please check official website before planning a visit.
- Renting a car and driving down is recommended.
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95% of people who visit Ojai include Lake Casitas Recreation Area in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lake Casitas Recreation Area
We camped in fox on the no sewer side and my in laws camped on the side with sewer hookups. Because they were fully booked on the sewer hookup side I didn't mind saving $20 to camp on the other side of the street across from my in law and boy did we get lucky. There were way more trees on our side and they provided some nice shade on the hot days we were there
We missed the arrival time of 9pm because we simply couldn’t find it. It was pitch black in the area without any street lights. We tried to call every number on the website and emailed (before 9pm when we realized we wouldn’t make it) in hope of SOMEONE being able to help us out. We only got answering machines letting us know business hours were 8am-3pm. What campground does not have some sort of contact 24 hours/day?? We had to take into a hotel. The next day, in the light, we were able to find the campground. The staff let us know that you can absolutely check in after 9pm, but the night staff were not good at answering the phone. We were welcome to fill out a refund for the night we missed. Our request was denied, surprise surprise. We will never go back there for sure. We did spent the second night at the campground and it was probably one of the most boring places we’ve stayed at. We had picked a site, that according to the map, was close to the water. It was probably half a mile away, but it wouldn’t have mattered. There was a fence blocking it anyway. It was clean and the cement slab was leveled, but other than that it was pretty snore. We could have parked in a Walmart lot, same difference. The water park was not open. There was literally nothing more than a parking experience. The fact that the staff doesn’t seem available or care enough to answer the phone obviously didn’t help. Worst customer experience to date.
Water level is really low right now but the lake is still good sized. The sites are nice. The campstore has everything you need. Word of warning, there are a ton of yellow jackets. We bought of few yellow jacket traps and seemed to keep most of them way.
The Water Adventure is a great place for young kids. Everything is designed for children under 48 inches. There's nothing they can't do. Lifeguards are diligent but not overly sensitive. We will definitely go again.
Always love coming here! It's my family's annual camping trip! But...if you want to get tickets for the water park I suggest purchasing them online! Otherwise they'll probably be sold out! (For Saturdays at the water park anyway)