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 Camping Fees click here.

Only coming in for a meal at the Marina Café? The Café Pass was created to encourage customers to come in and enjoy a meal at the beautiful Casitas Marina Café. Upon entering the Recreation Area in your vehicle, tell the gate staff you are only here to eat 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 lot. Keep the pass displayed in your windshield and bring the detachable stub into the Marina Café. Your gate fee ($10 or $15 dependent on time of year) will be used as credit on a dollar for dollar basis toward your meal.

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 Sunday in April 6:00 am to 7:30 pm

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

Second Monday in August 6:00 am to 8:00 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 lake is mandated to generate sufficient revenue to cover all operating expenses with no subsidy of taxpayer or water ratepayer dollars.