Santa Barbara County, Southern California

Cachuma Lake Camping


Live Oak
Large Group Campground


Live Oak Camp is a 40-acre wilderness camp located between the Santa Ynez Mountains and San Raphael Mountains. Once a cowboy camping site, it may now be rented out as a large-group facility for camping or special events. The campground can accommodate 1,500 campers and 2,000 more others during the day. Camping is in an Open Site manner.
Camping Rates: $1100 per night, 2 night minimum, plus a $200 reservation fee.
Live Oak Camp


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Ventura Ranch KOA

7400 Pine Grove Rd.,
Santa Paula, CA
Reservations: (800) 562-1899   Information: (805) 933-3200
Ventura Ranch KOA
Seasonal pool, pavilion, Bigfoot Watering Hole, Laundry, Zip Line, Nature Trails, and much more
RV and Tent sites, Full hook-ups, 50amp, WiFi,

Ventura Oaks RV Park

255 Burnham Rd., Oak View, CA
(805) 649-9103
Ventura Oaks RV Park







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Camping around Cachuma Lake

Cachuma Lake County Park has more than 400 campsites available in four campground areas. One hundred of them have full hook-ups for any size RV, while another 30 have just electric and water hook-ups. Campsites are first come, first served.

They also have other camping options such as yurts and 9 group campsites. Both yurts and group sites may be reserved for a $20 - $30 reservation fee. For cabin rentals, see Cachuma Lake Lodging.


Cachuma Lake Recreation Area Campgrounds

Location: Off San Marcos Road, at Tequepis Point on the southwestern side of the lake.
Phone: (805) 568-2460
Cachuma Lake County Park
Campground Facilities: Showers, Restrooms, Piped Water, RV Dump Station
Campsites: All campsites come with Picnic Tables and Fire Rings

  • Dakota Area: Near the tip of the point, Playground, Lanford Memorial Grove, Fireside Theater; No RV Hook-ups
  • Barona Area: Close to Park Entrance, General Sore, Nature Center; Full Hook-up Sites
  • Apache Area: Near Park Entrance, Marina, Snack Shop, Fun Center, Pools, Golf, Laundry; Partial Hook-ups
  • Mohawk Area: East of other Campgrounds at Martini Cove, Close to UCSB Rowing Center; No Hook-ups


Campsite Fees:

  • Basic Campsite (no hook-ups):   $30 ($25 Oct. 1 - March 31)
  • Premium Sites (Lake View):   $40 year-round
  • Water and Electric Hook-ups:   $45 ($40 Oct. 1 - March 31)
  • Water, Electric, and Sewer Hook-ups:   $50 ($45 Oct. 1 - March 31)

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Cachuma Lake Recreation Area: Group Campsites

For groups from 32 to 120 people
Location: Off San Marcos Road, at Tequepis Point on the southwestern side of the lake.
Reservations: (805) 686-5050 (up to 6 months in advance), 2 night minimum
Cachuma Lake County Park
Campsite Facilities: Picnic Tables to Seat Everyone, Food Preparation Table, Large BBQ, Fire Ring, Piped Water. Some have electric outlets.
Fees: $220 - $825 per night (about $6.88 per person if used to maximum capacity)

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area: Yurt Camping

Location: Off San Marcos Road, at Tequepis Point on the lake shore.
Reservations: (805) 686-5050 (up to 6 months in advance), 2 night minimum for weekends, 3 nights over holiday weekends
Cachuma Lake County Park
Yurt Amenities: Platform Beds, Sleep 5-6 People, Lockable Door, Lighting and Heating, Screen Windows
Fees: $65 - $90 per night



Nearby RV Resorts & Campgrounds

Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground

Location: 180 Ave of the Flags, Buellton, CA
(877) 783-5247   Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground
Resort Facilities: WiFi, Restrooms, Free transport to casinos, Swimming Pool, Indoor and Outdoor Spas, Fitness Center, Laundry, Dump Station
RV and Tent Sites: Full Hook-ups, 50 Amp, Cable TV, Grass Tent Sites
Summer Rates for 2: $34 - $70

Ocean Mesa

Location: 100 El Capitan Terrace Lane, Santa Barbara, CA
(866) 410-5783   Ocean Mesa
Resort Facilities: Heated Pool and Spa, Laundry, ATM, Store, WiFi, Snack Bar
RV and Tent Sites: 20 Tent Sites, 80 RV Sites with Full-Hook-ups, 50 Amp
Summer Rates Tent Site $70, RV Site $125



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Los Padres National Forest Campgrounds


Fremont Campground

On Paradise Road, 9 miles east of Cachuma Lake County Park
Reservations:
Fremont Campground Reservations
Campground Facilities: 14 Sites, Piped Water, Flush Toilets, along the Santa Ynez River
Campsite Amenities: Table, Fire Ring, BBQ
Summer Fees: $30
Nearby Attractions: White Rock Day Use Area


Paradise Campground

On Paradise Road, 9.5 miles east of Cachuma Lake County Park
Reservations:
Paradise Campground Reservations
Campground Facilities: 22 Sites, Piped water, Flush Toilets
Campsite Amenities: 13 Sites, Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills or Fire Rings
Fees: $30
Nearby Attractions: White Rock Day Use Area, Santa Ynez River


Los Prietos Campground

On Paradise Road, 10 miles north of Cachuma Lake County Park
Reservations:
Los Prietos Campground Reservations
Campground Facilities: 37 Sites, Piped water, Flush Toilets
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, and Fire Rings
Fees: $30
Nearby Attractions: White Rock Day Use Area, Santa Ynez River, Nature Trails


Sage Hill Group Campground

Off Paradise Road, 5 miles from Highway 154
Four sites for groups up to 50 and one equestrian group site for up to 60 people
Reservations:
Sage Hill Group Campground Reservations
Campground Facilities: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Campsite Amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings
Fees: $125 and $150 per site per night
Nearby Attractions: Cachuma Lake, White Rock Day Use Area, Santa Ynez River, Nature Trails






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