Lake Casitas Campground

Ventura County


Lake Casitas


Creekside Campground, Lake Casitas, CA

Creekside Camp at Lake Casitas Campground

Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Beach and Lake Attractions

Visitors to Santa Barbara and Ventura counties had wonderful beaches and lakes to enjoy. Campers at Lake Casitas Campground have a wonderful choice of camping amenities along with all the attractions around the lake.

  • Have a great time at the Lake Casitas Water Adventure.
  • Play Disc Golf at the Lake Casitas course.
  • Head to the Casitas Boat Rentals at the Marina.
  • Fish for monster bass at Lake Casitas.
  • Enjoy the calm waters of beautiful Cachuma Lake.
  • Head to the coast and surf the point at El Capitan Beach, Mondos, or Rincon Point.
  • Find excellent pier fishing off the Gaviota Pier.
  • Take off hang gliding at Douglas Preserve near Arroyo Burro Beach.
  • Spend the afternoon kiteboarding at Leadbetter Beach.
  • Take a look at the Harbor Seals near Carpinteria Beach.
  • Watch some exciting beach volleyball at East Beach.
  • Kayak the Santa Barbara coast.
  • Explore Channel Islands Harbor where you can rent a boat or take a cruise out to the Channel Islands.
  • Visit the Flight 261 Memorial Sundial at Hueneme Beach.

Lake Casitas Campground

Lake Casitas Campground has more than 400 campsites along the lake's north shore. The 2,500-acre lake is only 10 miles inland from Ventura and offers a wonderful spot for families to relax by the water. Fishing for largemouth bass is popular here. Although there is no body contract allowed with the lake's water, Lake Casitas' Water Adventure with water slides, inner tube rides, and a swim lagoon, has something for everyone.

Lake Casitas Campground is divided into 13 camping areas, each with varying amenities. There is a 2-night minimum on Friday and Saturday nights. Lake Casitas also has Group Camps.

  • Angler Campground: 7 Executive Sites with 40' concrete pad, Hook-ups (water, electric and sewer), individual turf area.
  • Bass Campground: 59 Basic Hook-up Sites (water and electric) and some Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV)
  • Creekside Campground: 30 Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV)
  • Deer Campground: 12 Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV), Chemical Toilets
  • Egret Campground: 24 Basic Hook-up Sites (water and electric), Flush Toilets
  • Fox Campground: 46 Sites along Santa Ana Creek Cove, Flush Toilets, Some Basic Hook-up Sites (water and electric), Some Deluxe Sites with 40' concrete pad, Hook-ups (water and electric), TV reception, some Executive Sites with 40' concrete pad, Hook-ups (water, electric and sewer),TV reception
  • Grebe Campground: 34 Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV), Lakeside
  • Hawk Campground: 32 Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV), Chemical Toilets
  • Indian Campground: 30 Basic Hook-up Sites (water and electric), Close to Showers with Flush Toilets, Chemical Toilets
  • Jay Campground: 10 Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV), Close to Showers with Flush Toilets
  • Kingfisher Campground: 29 Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV)
  • Mallard Campground: 48 Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV), Flush Toilets
  • Osprey Campground: 64 Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV), Chemical Toilets

Lake Casitas Campground Basics
Location: 10 miles northeast of Ventura
Elevation: 570 feet
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 425
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended, maximum 2, $3
Information: (805) 649-2233

Reservations at Lake Casitas Campground
Reservations available year-round, available up to 180 days in advance
Maximum Vehicle Length: any length
Accessible Sites: Accessible sites available
Fees: Basic campsites: $30 - $35
Hook-up sites: $38 - $45
Deluxe hook-up sites: $50 - $55
Executive hook-up sites: $60 - $66
Extra person beyond 6: $5 per night
Reservations: Lake Casitas Campground Reservations
Check-in, Check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Lake Casitas Campground Amenities
Campsite: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, some sites with hook-ups, turf areas
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, chemical toilets, store, amphitheater
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: Lake Casitas Campground Map
Attractions near Lake Casitas Campground: Take advantage of the marina for boat rentals (no water contact, so no jet skis, water skiing, etc.). Try your luck at fishing. Cool off at the Water Adventure Park. Find bike rentals and nice bike trails. Grab a meal at the cafe. Play a round at the disc golf course. Enjoy the model airplane airstrip.

Lake Casitas Group Campsites

Lake Casitas had two group camp areas, Owl Court and Lakeside. Owl Court is near the entrance gate and Water Adventure. It has a large BBQ with a sink, horseshoe pits, and limited electricity. The site can accommodate up to 60 people with tents or self-contained RVs or trailers.

Lakeside, located on a gently sloping peninsula, is used as an overflow camping area and sometimes as a group site. It has no individual campsites. The campground can accommodation unspecified numbers of campers. It has a natural amphitheater. Chemical toilets are available along with some water spigots and fire pits.

Fees: Owl Court or Trout $350 per night (includes 10 vehicles)
Pollywog $175 (includes 5 vehicles)
Reservations: Lake Casitas Group Campsite Reservations

Water Adventure, Lake Casitas, CA

Lake Casitas Water Adventure


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