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Day Use Fees & Hours

Day Use Fees

  • Vehicle Weekdays in Off Season (Labor Day to Easter): $10.00  
  • Vehicle Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays (Easter Weekend - Labor Day): $20.00
  • Boats (Subject to Boating Restrictions): $15.00 (Plus Vehicle Fee)
  • Canoes/Kayaks (Subject to Boating Restrictions): $5.00 (Plus Vehicle Fee)
  • Pets: $2.00  
  • Bus Entry: $30.00  
  • Annual Vehicle Decal: $150.00  
  • Annual Boat Decal: $145.00  
  • Annual Canoe/Kayak Decal: $40.00  
  • Walk In and Bicycles: Free


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!

Day Use Hours

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 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Second Monday in February 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Second Sunday in March 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • First Monday in April 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fourth Monday in April 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Second Monday in August 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Monday in August 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Third Monday in September 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • First Monday in October 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • First Sunday in November 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Second Monday in December 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.

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