Castaic Lake Campground

Los Angeles County

Castaic Lake

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
Attractions and Activities

Castaic Lake Campground is a popular destination for those who want to enjoy Castaic Lake's recreation opportunities for water sports and many shore-side activities.

  • Find all kinds of boating, including waterskiing, wakeboarding, and jet skis.
  • Set out on the water in a separate lagoon for canoes, kayaks, and small sailboats.
  • Find nearby boat rentals and a store with fishing tackle and snacks.
  • Enjoy great fishing for bass, trout, bluegill, crappie, and catfish.
  • A Junior Lifeguards Program is offered by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Lake Lifeguards.
  • Cool off swimming in the lagoon in a designated swim area.
  • Set out hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.
  • Enjoy bird walks led by naturalists on the first Saturday of each month.

Key Castaic Lake Campground Regulations

  1. All Belongings should be kept inside your tent or vehicle.
  2. A maximum of 2 tents are permitted per campsite.
  3. A maximum of 2 dogs are allowed per campsite. Pets must be on leash, always attended, and kept in vehicle or tent at night.
  4. Alcohol is not permitted in the campground.
  5. Fires may only be in the provided campfire rings and not higher and knee high.
  6. Generators may only be operated between 8:00 AM and 10:00 PM.

Castaic Lake Campground

Castaic Lake Campground is in the Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, north of Los Angeles. The recreation facilities are operated by the County of Los Angeles. Visitors to Castaic Lake enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, boating, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.

Castaic Lake Campground is on the west shore of Castaic Lagoon, just below the main lake. The lagoon is open to paddle boats such as canoes and kayaks. It also has a dedicated swim area with lifeguards, open in the summer from Thursday through Sunday. Castaic Lake Campground has 65 campsites. Some of the sites are designated for RVs or trailers only, others can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites are rather close together and many campsites have limited shade. A 2-night stay is required on weekends; 3 nights on holiday weekends.

Castaic Lake also has 3 Group Campsites

Interstate 5 Camping Map

Travelers along Interstate 5 may want to view the Interstate 5 Corridor Campgrounds Map for this area. The map includes a number of RV Parks.

Campground Basics
Castaic Lake Campground Location: 32132 Castaic Lake Dr. (off I-5), Castaic, CA
Elevation: 1,170 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Los Angeles - 41 miles
Ventura - 51 miles
Number of Sites: 65
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, if they fit within site boundaries, additional vehicles $11 and parked in separate lot
Only 1 RV or motorhome per campsite
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (661) 257-4050

Reservations available: Whenever campground is open
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: C-4 and C-5
Fees: $20 per night
Reservations: Castaic Lake Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 1:00 PM, 10:00 AM

Castaic Lake Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes, fee
Dump station: Yes, $7 fee
Attractions near Castaic Lake Campground: Swim beach, kayak rentals, fishing pier, Castaic Lake with boating, waterskiing and fishing, boat rentals, hiking trails
Additional Information: Castaic Lake

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Castaic Lake Group Campgrounds

Group camps at Castaic Lake are for organized non-profit groups such as Scouts or church groups. Maximum vehicles length is 30 feet. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Fees: $50 per night + $1 per person, per night. Vehicle entrance fees are extra.

Group Camp Hideaway

The Group Camp Hideaway on the northwest end of the lagoon can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 tents. It is a tent-only campsite; RVs and campers are not allowed.

3 Acres Group Camp

3 Acres Group Camp is located at the southwest end of the main lake. The campsite has a maximum capacity of 300 people. The campground is designed for tent camping. RVs and other vehicles must remain in the parking areas.

Overlook Group Camp

Overlook Group Camp is located on the southern end of the lagoon, overlooking the water. The camp can accommodate up to 100 people. The campground is for tents only. Vehicles are not allowed in the campsite.

Reservations: Group Site Reservations

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