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Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

30 Reviews

About This Campground

Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and celebrated fishing conditions…


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite


30 Reviews of Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Ralph W.
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2021

Our yearly go to for a great RV place

We love this place. spaces are good sizes and easy to get into and out. Park is clean and well kept. Very nice and quiet. Plenty to do whether it is hiking, boating, fishing, or biking, or more. One recommendation,  don't take the 154 from just outside of Santa Barbara. It is full of crazy curves…

Holly  K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2021

Among the Oaks

We've camped here several times. This last trip was for a week. We had a site w hookups near a group area. The group areas are closed due to COVID so it was very quiet and peaceful. There were not many campers even though the weather was perfect and the whole park was green and lush. Lots of…

BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2020

SO peaceful!

This was our first time at this site. There are several areas to choose from and we were in the 500s. Though this is a non-hook up area and mostly Tenters, this is a nice out-of-the-way, spaciously spaced, quiet, right on the water, great spot for boondocking!

Not too far from restrooms and…


Cachuma Lake Recreation Area is located in California


For GPS, Input: 1 Lakeview Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 From the South: Take Highway 101 north to Santa Barbara. Take the "Cachuma Lake/Highway 154" exit and follow the signs. Drive approximately 18 miles. There is a sign for the park ½ mile before the entrance, and there is a right turn lane to use for your safety. From the North:Take Highway 101 south to the "Cachuma Lake/Highway 154" exit. Make a left at the stop sign and drive approximately 14 miles. There is a sign ¼ mile before the park entrance, and there is a left turn lane to use for your safety.


34.57434016 N
119.95856067 W

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