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Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

About

Municipal

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 make camping here during winter months exceptionally rewarding. The County entered into a long-term lease with the Federal Bureau of Reclamation in 1953 to manage the 9,000 acre Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Cachuma Lake was formed by the construction of Bradbury Dam in that same year. Located off scenic Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley, Cachuma Lake is midway between the beaches and bustle of Santa Barbara and the Danish Community of Solvang. At any age... in any season... you'll find that the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers a fun and relaxing getaway.

Reservation Info

Reservation Only

Reservations can be made up to six months in advance of your arrival date, starting midnight Pacific Time, for all camping sites. There is a 2-night minimum stay on weekends and a 3-night minimum stay on holiday weekends.

Location

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area is located in California

Detail location of campground

Directions

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.

Address

2225 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Coordinates

34.57334212 N
119.958885 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Cachuma Lake Recreation Area have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Cachuma Lake Recreation Area has water hookups and sewer hookups.

Are fires allowed at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Cachuma Lake Recreation Area have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Cachuma Lake Recreation Area does have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is available.