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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Ventura, California


11311 Santa Ana Rd
Ventura, California 93001
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 400
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.41650
Longitude: -119.33787

Elevation: 602' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We come for the water park. Reservation staff friendly on the phone. Call them because the website doesn't work well. We arrived early and they let us check in, which was very nice. Then our electric box didn't work and when we reported it, the young man at the front lectured me about checking in early, repeating the same diatribe several times. Eventually he said he would call maintenance, but it might be a long time before they come, because check in isn't until 2:00 PM. So maintenance guy showed up promptly and solved the problem quickly. Great because it was 100+ degrees. Anyway, the sites are spacious and pretty and the tubing experience is great. The lake is at 30% - due to southern CA global warming and an exceptionally dry winter. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
B-14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 167
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 67

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Lake Casitas is located in the hills between Ventura and Ojai, CA. This is a large park with a variety of camping areas, picnic areas and a water park. They have several campgrounds designated with letters A through O. Some are primitive camping and others have full hookups. Somehow when I was booking I was not able to discern the details of each camping area. Knowing what I know now I would have chosen Campground F which has nice concrete pads and several sites with full hookups. We booked in Campground E which has water and electric only with uneven, dusty site pads. An added bonus was that the Eucalyptus trees were dropping sap which made a nice mess of my newly cleaned RV roof. The campgrounds have adequate toilets, trash and recycling facilities. There are pay showers available in two areas. The water park is not included in the price for camping. There is no WiFi but we got a strong Verizon signal. We paid $40.80 per night. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E-21
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $75.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice, large sites in executive area. So sad that the lake is almost gone: it was only 40% when we were here due to our drought. The campgrounds are very nice but expensive. Water park opens in August. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Camp store has most of what you might need, but town is very close to go to the supermarket.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

Way over-priced, as most everything in southwestern CA!! A nice enough spot, pretty and peaceful. We liked our stay, and it was very close to Ojai for a day visit. However...our visit got off to a rough start, simply because we are transporting kayaks to some friends in San Fran. area. Unbeknownst to us, this lake quarantines ALL boats for 35 days before they're allowed to even ENTER the park!!!! Looking back, the only place in my on-line research where it noted this was on the receipt I printed out! My bad - I didn't read all the fine lines on that print-out, but even if I did, I'm not sure I would've understood that meant we would have to take our kayaks off our truck - after a tough 4-hr slog through heavy traffic on the 101, store them in the park's locked storage, and then spend another 1/2 hr putting them back on the truck on our way out!!! We were pretty mad about all that. But I understand them trying to avoid the invasive mussels, and sadly, I understand that they apparently can no longer believe what people tell them - so that it didn't matter if we said we had no intention of getting our kayaks anywhere near the water... So, this was an otherwise nice stay, but had I known about the kayaks, we would not have stayed there! We liked our site but, as expected with the shady trees at that site=no satellite signal, and their cable selection is pretty pitiful. And keep in mind all sites that have electricity are 30amp only. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Fox 3
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

For the price you pay to camp, you would think it would include a day at the water park, but no that's extra. More dirt than expected, but that could be because CA is in a drought. There are ants like crazy. They got into our rig from the sewer hose. It took us 2 days to get rid of them. Bring Comet to chalk your tires. The fire pit was near a sloping hill, so that made it challenging to get everyone around it without falling over in their chairs. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E-3
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 8 nights, sparsely populated except weekend, but still quiet. Some nice shade and grass. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The lake is not for swimming, just boating and fishing - and bird watching. Nice walking trail too.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 161
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $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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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $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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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Camped at Lake Casitas at a non-hook-up site on in the G loop, site 20. We had a wonderful view of the lake. We were the only coach on the loop. Neighbors consisted of tents and trailers. Choose this loop for the wonderful lake views. A few large groups were in the loop "partying" but did not cause problems and quieted down after 10:00. My only issue with campground is the dirty restrooms and lack of showers. As far a I can tell, there are only two "bath houses" for a campground with over 400 sites. I would definitely be back. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is our second time camping here. It is a great campground with lots of activities for the kids. Like previous reviews have said, there are different campgrounds for different types of camping. We enjoyed ourselves very much. I do need to give this word of warning to my fellow campers who come here. If you are going to go to the store across the street from campground F to buy anything, look for and find the expiration date! My wife was buying medicine for my 2 year old daughter and she found medicine that had an expiration date of August 2005! Not only that, but the price tag was deliberately put over the expiration date, so you NEED to look! But over than this, it is a real nice campground to stay in. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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