If I tested positive for COVID-19 can I go camping at Lake Casitas to quarantine?
NO. Do not enter the Lake Casitas Recreation Area if you or any member of your group has tested positive for COVID or has the following symptoms:
Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
Which parks have FULL hook-ups (water, electric & sewer)?
Parks Angler & Fox.
Which parks have PARTIAL hook-ups (water & electric only)?
Parks Bass, Egret, Fox & Indian.
Which parks allow TENT camping?
Parks Grebe, Hawk, Jay, Kingfisher, Mallard & Osprey.
Bass & Fox have just a few spots for tent camping.
We have blocked out sites for social distancing. Only every other site is open in our tent campgrounds. Please leave blocked sites empty.
Can I put a tent in a hook-up site?
ONLY if it's secondary to a motorhome or trailer. Tents are not permitted on any irrigated grass areas.
Indian is the only park with hook-ups (water & electric) that tents can be in without requiring a motorhome or trailer.
Are your park showers & playgrounds open?
No. Currently our park showers & playgrounds are CLOSED.
When can I reserve a campsite for Easter Weekend?
Easter weekend camping reservations opened up on Sunday, February 21. There is a 3 night minimum requirement. Arriving Friday, April 2 & departing Monday, April 5. Holiday rates apply.
Are picnics allowed?
The picnic areas are first come, first served. We are not accepting group reservations for any picnic areas due to the pandemic. If your group is small, there are several picnic areas to choose from throughout the park on the day you arrive. No groups larger than 10 please. Having a picnic in a campsite is not permitted. Day use fees apply upon vehicle entry.
How much does it cost to enter the park just for the day?
Day Use Entry Fees:
$10.00 per vehicle during "off" season. (Labor Day to Easter)
$20.00 per vehicle during "on" season weekends. (Easter to Labor Day)
$20.00 per vehicle on holidays.
How many vehicles am I allowed to bring when camping?
There is a 2 vehicle maximum per campsite. One vehicle included & 2nd vehicle at an additional cost.
The fee is $14 per night & should be paid for at the front gate upon arrival.
Can I cancel, change or transfer my reservation online?
As of now, no. You will need to call into our guest services office & have one of our assistants help you with that. Please know, there is a $10 non-refundable reservation fee & a $6 cancellation/change fee that applies.
805-649-2233 ext. 101
How do I extend my reservation?
You may call our guest services office from 8am to 5pm daily for help with this. There is no extra charge for extending a reservation. Please have your booking number ready.
Temporary Guest Services phone numbers:
or 805-649-2233 ext. 101
When is check-in / check-out?
Check in is 2:00pm of your arrival date & check out is 12:00 noon of your departure date.
Is your waterpark open?
Normally, our waterpark is open from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend but due to the pandemic we are uncertain if it will be open for the Summer of 2021.
Can I swim in the lake?
No body contact or swimming is permitted in the lake.
Can I bring a kayak, canoe, inflatable boat or fishing boat to the lake?
All vessels are subject to a mandatory 35 day quarantine period before you can use it on the lake. To schedule a kayak/canoe/boat inspection appointment, please email email@example.com. In your email, please include your phone number so we can reach you to explain the process in detail.
Do you offer storage for a motorhome, kayak, canoe or boat?
Yes, we do offer trailer storage. Prices are $105 for a back-in space & $130 for a pull through space. Kayak & canoe storage is $2 per foot.
Decal stickers are required on all water vessels & must be renewed annually while in storage.
In order to get on our waitlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you email us, we will email you a waitlist form to fill out.
If you are wanting to store a kayak, canoe or boat your vessel must pass the inspection & quarantine process. Please email email@example.com to get started.
Lake Casitas Recreation Area is OPEN for camping!
OUR GUEST SERVICES / RESERVATION BUILDING IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
If you need to speak to a guest services assistant please call 805-767-0184 OR 805-649-2233 ext. 101. We are open daily from 8am to 5pm.
There is a 3 night minimum requirement when reserving EASTER weekend. Arriving Friday, April 2 & departing Monday, April 5. Spots are going fast!
Lake Casitas Recreation Area is OPEN to camping on a limited capacity. You may now reserve a campsite up to 42 days prior to your departure date.
2 night minimum when reserving weekends is required. (Fridays & Saturdays)
2 vehicle maximum per campsite. One vehicle included & 2nd vehicle at an additional cost.
8 persons maximum per campsite.
Park showers & playgrounds remain closed.
We are also open for day use. Day use hours are currently 6:00am to 6:00pm daily.