Coronavirus (COVID-19): The health and safety of our staff and customers are top priority.  Please note the District offices will be closed to customers until further notice, and the Lake Casitas Recreation Area is closed until further notice. We are here to serve you, and we request that all business be conducted via Internet or phone.  More information is found here.


The District continues to work on important capital improvement and maintenance projects. Please visit the News section on the Home page for projects currently under construction.

  • Camping

    The LCRA is closed until further notice, see below for more information.

Camping at the Lake Casitas Recreation Area

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Campsite Descriptions
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Snowbird Program


UPDATE 5/20/20: While there is still much uncertainty to this unprecedented pandemic, the safety and well-being of our customers and staff remain a top priority. The District is following the Federal, State, and Ventura County guidelines with respect to park closures. 

 Given the nature of the current closures of State and Ventura County parks, the Lake Casitas Recreation Area(LCRA) is closed until further notice. This includes closure to pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles, boating, and camping. No new camping reservations are currently being scheduled, and existing camping reservations through June 14th have been cancelled. Refunds and credits will be provided to the patrons affected.  Annual vehicle/boat decals will be extended on a pro rata basis relative to the closure period.

Though the Water Adventure will be closed for the 2020 season, the Lake Casitas Recreation Area is expected to open for day use at some point this year. The timing of re-opening will depend on the status of State and Ventura County park closures, including the re-opening of restrooms and parking areas at those locations. The District continues to monitor the situation and will re-open in a careful manner that protects public health and safety to the greatest extent possible.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.

When the Recreation Area is opened back up to camping please see below information: 

You can make reservations up to 180 days in advance online, by phone, or in person. Full payment is due at the time of your reservation request. Many campers find out the hard way that from mid-March through September our campgrounds sell out on the weekends. 

At Lake Casitas, with over 400 sites, you can choose the camping experience that suits you best. Some sites are lakeside, close enough to hear the lapping water, others are nestled among the trees, and still more are located on hillsides offering splendid views of the sparkling lake.

We have sites to accommodate tents, tent trailers, campers and RVs, all with picnic tables and fire rings, and some with children's playgrounds close by. Shower houses with bathrooms are located at the front gate and towards the back of the park.  We also have a convenient, fenced, dry storage facility for recreational vehicles, boats, canoes & kayaks.

To reserve your campsite in person or by phone:

  • In Person 
    • Lake Casitas Recreation Area's Reservation Office hours are 7 days a week from 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • The Recreation Area's Reservation Office will be Closed: November 28th, December 25th, 2019 and January 1st, 2020.
  • By Phone
    • Open during Reservation Office hours - (805) 649-1122
      Please have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover card ready to confirm your reservation
  • View our Reservation Transfer, Cancellation & Refund Policy & General Information

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