Lake Casitas Recreation Area

     


Ojai, California
Phone: (805) 649-2233

Sites: 400
Avg. Rate: $42

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Latitude: 34.4165044318309
Longitude: -119.337873458862

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 8
  • Good 11
  • Average 4
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 0

25 Reviews

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sbav8r

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a pretty miserable experience here, admittedly due to the other campers more than the actual area. It was a madhouse, with tons of rude campers who did not care at all about the quiet time and were loud well into the night. No park staff to address the issue. And because of the crowds, the bathrooms and showers were filthy. It didn't help that the facilities had one sign up that said they were closed for cleaning from 12-1 daily, another that said 2-3 daily, but actually they were closed whenever the staff got around to it, which turned out to be pretty much any time we wanted to use it. There are some nice things about the lake and overall area, but I'd never camp there again anytime that school's out. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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sdayman

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was a wonderful surprise. We reserved a full-hookup executive site in F. The hookups worked well, the site was clean when we arrived, and we had a quiet loop. Nice playground and the loop was very kid-friendly – lots of kids playing nicely and riding bikes. The camp store is the best we've seen. It was well-stocked and the prices were decent. We went to the water park twice on weekdays and it wasn't too crowded. My kids loved it. The staff everywhere we went was friendly. The cafe near the boat ramp serves good food for decent prices. We'll be back. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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PupRV

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

If you have kids, they will love this place. It has a wonderful water park. We only have a dog, so the waterpark isn't a big attraction, but the park was very nice. The main problem for us is that you can't go into the lake. We knew that before camping here, but it's still disappointing. Our campsite was wonderful. It had a nice flat slab and very wide. We had full hookups. If you want to shower outside of your rig, you have to go to the front entrance and pay. We stayed in the "F" section and all the sites looked nice. They are all pretty wide and have lots of stretching out room. The one thing the park needs to improve is their trail system. We could not find the trail on the map for our entire stay. We backpack frequently and have never had trouble finding a path. We may visit again. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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600 Day Travelers

Review Count: 73
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

There is only 30 amp service in the full hook up sites (where the larger RVs would usually be), which is not sufficient during hot weather for a 40+ RV. As a previous camper stated, it is not comforting to have fires when the fire danger is listed as "High". The campground should not permit this. We probably would stay somewhere else if we are in the area again. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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CampExperience

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This was my first time at this park and I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed in the executive spots in the Fox Camping area. We were lucky that there was a cancellation just before we arrived as we didn't have reservations for President's Day weekend and they were sold out. The spot was a nice level, newer concrete pad with a big fire ring. The road was wide even when people parked on the road we still had room to maneuver into our spot. I was worried at first because I couldn't find the cable TV hook-up. It was in the lower portion of the electrical box. Once I had the cable hooked up, I was surprised by how clear the cable was compared to some private campgrounds that I've been at. One other nice convenience was the general store right across the main road. As usual there were a few items I forgot to pack in my haste to get going. I choose to rate this park a 9 and not a 10 because it would have been nice to have some privacy hedges between the spots, and many campers just waked through our spot as though it was no big deal. Also, because the grounds were so dry and they still allowed campfires, it made me a bit uneasy with how dry everything was. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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ChuckD

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

We have visited this site twice now and a couple of things we noticed on the first trip were still present on the second. The entrance is extremely tight for a large RV and you have to pay attention to the low overhang in one of the lanes. Likewise exiting you must be very careful because the lane is barely 8 feet wide with objects on both sides. For some reason they won't open a large gate at the entrance which would make it much easier. They provide no maps to your site and little information on getting there. We stayed in Campground A which is RV sites placed around a very large parking lot. No cable TV and no Wi-Fi. The market is located on the other side of the lake and quite a walk away. The good is that it is very well maintained and clean. Be aware you will need your water pressure regulator as pressure is high. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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rncordy

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

I can agree with what prior reviews have offered. But, like most of the California RV Parks, this is way overpriced compared to the rest of the USA. I am not sure where one finds a cable TV connection here. Look at their online reservation site for good descriptions of the various types of sites. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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angd

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This location was very nice as it was lake front and also offered a children's water park which was perfect for us since we had a very rambunctious 4 year old in our party. It was a pleasant summer location which we thoroughly enjoyed. Would definitely return for a second visit. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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smogdodger

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife and I stayed here in November and it was very nice. Great little cafe by the boat launch and lots of trees on our campsite. Best to get one of the sites with full hook-ups so book early, they were all gone by the time we made reservations so we had to watch our water level. We would definitely come back but prefer the Fall season over the crowds in the summer. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Nillawilla

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely lake and nice park. The sites in B are dirt with 30 amp and water. Most sites have shade. The dump site requires care for big rigs. Watch for low limbs at the pull-throughs. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is a water park and a variety of rental bikes, plus lake activities. This is our second stay, and we will return again. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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one family's word

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here during school spring break for many years now, and even tent camped here long before we purchased our travel trailer. The Executive sites are spacious, have level pads, nice grass and views of the lake. The lake is very large, and offers lots of activities. We had a great lunch at the Marina Cafe, and talked all about fishing with the friendly staff at the Marina Store. We rented a pontoon boat for the day, and even took the dogs on board. The fishing was great! This is a park we look forward to every time. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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It's Miller Time

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Lake Casitas was the first place we camped in our fifth wheel trailer (3 years ago). We've been back three times and have to say the staff has always been friendly and helpful, the sites are well maintained, and the bathrooms always clean. A very family friendly atmosphere with lots to do for kids. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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NHLJNKY

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in mid July and mid August. We enjoyed ourselves so much in July that we immediately reserved the same site for August. The campgrounds were nice and clean. The people we met both times were extremely nice. Our kids loved the water park, we played there every day of our stay. Only negatives on our trip were the restrooms at the water park - reeked of urine and on the last day of our trip our RV was was invaded by ants. One last suggestion, on Wednesday mornings leave the site early because the sewage pumper does his/her rounds and it smells terrible. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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SierraCamper

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place for kids, especially if you use the water park! Sites were nice and level. Nice, friendly staff. We stayed in a partial hook-up site with electric and water. You can stay in a full-hook up site for $55 a night. Sites were a little close together in our loop. Half of the spaces were empty, but if the campground was full (as it is almost every weekend in summer) it would have been a little cramped. Lake was beautiful. If you fish, this is the place to be! Great cafe over-looking lake if you don't feel like cooking breakfast. The only issue we had were the yellow jackets. They were everywhere (there was even an underground nest in our site!), but they didn't seem to bother us too much. If we did more eating outside, however, I could see it being a problem. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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joniGeee

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The lake is beautiful, but some of the sites leave a lot to be desired as far as levelness and information about the length of the sites can leave you without a site if your RV is larger than the site you've reserved. I would think twice about going again. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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