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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

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Address: 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: +1 805-649-2233
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For years I have gone the Lake Casitas. The Bass and Trout fishing is great. With the drought the lake is really low so it is more difficult to do. It is a nice place to go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Simimike
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Simi Valley, California
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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years I have gone the Lake Casitas. The Bass and Trout fishing is great. With the drought the lake is really low so it is more difficult to do. It is a nice place to go camping with the family. Again the main issue is the water levels because of the drought.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We have camped here many times, but the water was so low this time that it really made us sad. Ordinarily I would be hitting the 4 or 5 star button. Really not the fault of those who care for the area. However, we did have an issue with the online reservation system. It showed all spaces, except one, in... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

To be fair we only made a short visit by car hoping to drive round the lake but that's not possible and as such it wasn't great value for $10. Hardly a 'Wilderness' and the lake itself is really struggling as a result of the water shortages which have left many of the boat ramps looking decidedly high and dry.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

So I came on a Sunday and I wanted to bring my 20 month old son to enjoy the water park. BIG MISTAKE!!! First of all the prices are ridiculous even for a 20 month old they charge $15.00 what a rip off. I thought the water park was going to be bigger considering all the lifeguards they have around... More 

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1 Thank Maria C
San Diego, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

In the summer this place is hot and very dusty. Most people who day trip go for the water park or have boats they take on the lake. Yo can't swim/play in the lake. There are picnic area for day use and may have grills, or you can bring your own.

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We visit Lake Casitas about 2 times per summer. The waterpark is great for little ones al the way up to teens. Pack your lunch in a cooler to eat at the car. No food allowed inside. Camping at Lake Casitas has been a nightmare. On 3 separate occasions we had to call the hosts to manage noisy, drinking, cussing... More 

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Ojai
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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Stanwood, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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Ventura, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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