Camping: Lake Casitas Wildlife and Falling Tree Limbs
Lake Casitas Recreation Area is surrounded by wilderness areas. Due to the historic drought, trees and limbs may fall at any time. Be aware where you place your tent and equipment.
A variety of animals make the Recreation Area and the surrounding wilderness their home. There are deer, coyotes, mountain lions, skunks, bobcats, raccoons, opossums, many species of birds (bald eagles nest in the trees!), and ground squirrels to name a few. Bears have even been seen in the Recreation Area although on few occasions. There is also an abundance of insects and arachnids including ticks - so insect repellent is a must.
Please plan your visit to the wilderness carefully, protect your family, your pets and your camp site. Appropriately select your tent and equipment location away from tree or limbs that can fall, store your food so it will not attract animals and secure your site.
All trees in the photo are currently stressed, but may look healthy. They may NOT show obvious signs of stress like the tree centered in the photo.
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