Entrance Fees

Day Use See day use hours on this page

Vehicle $  10.00  
Vehicle Easter Weekend thru Labor Day $  20.00 Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays
Boats (subject to boating restrictions) $  13.00 Plus vehicle fee
Canoes/Kayaks (subject to boating restrictions) $    3.00 Plus vehicle fee
Pets $    2.00  
Bus Entry $  30.00  
Annual Vehicle Decal $120.00  
Annual Boat Decal $130.00  
Annual Canoe/Kayak Decal $  35.00  
Walk In and Bicycles   FREE  

For a Picnic Area Reservation Application click here.

For Camping Fees click here.

The Marina Café Pass is available for guests who are only visiting the Café for a meal. The pass does not allow for travel throughout the Recreation Area, only from the entrance to the Café and back to exit the Recreation Area. Upon driving into the Recreation Area , inform the gate staff that you will only be eating at the Café. You will be given a special yellow pass with a 1-1/2 hour time limit and parking restricted to the Santa Ana Ramp parking lot. Display the pass on your windshield. Detach the stub and hand in to the staff at the Café. Bon Appétit!

When coming for the day, allow enough time to play. Day use hours are generally sunrise to sunset and change with the season. 

The main gate to the Recreation Area opens and closes following the monthly calendar as follows:

Third Tuesday in January 6:30 am to 5:30 pm

Second Monday in February 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Second Sunday in March 6:30 am to 7:00 pm

First Monday in April 6:00 am to 7:30 pm

Fourth Monday in April 5:30 am to 8:00 pm

Third Monday in August 6:00 am to 7:30 pm

Third Monday in September 6:30 am to 7:00 pm

First Monday in October 6:30 am to 6:30 pm

First Sunday in November 6:00 am to 5:00 pm

Second Monday in December 6:30 am to 5:00 pm

Lake Casitas Recreation Area user fees fund all park operations and maintenance at Lake Casitas Recreation Area. As an Enterprise Fund facility, the Recreation Area is mandated to generate sufficient revenue to cover all operating expenses with no subsidy of taxpayer or water ratepayer dollars.