Welcome to Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and celebrated fishing conditions make camping here during winter months exceptionally rewarding.
Reservations may now be made online for tent sites, hookups, cabins, yurts and group area.. Reserve a 1 or 2-bedroom CABIN with full bathrooms and kitchenettes. We also offer YURTS, a cross between a tent and tepee, with spectacular views of the lake, or reserve a GROUP area for your next group get-together.
Located off scenic Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley, Cachuma Lake is midway between the beaches and bustle of Santa Barbara and the Danish Community of Solvang. At any age... in any season... you'll find that the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers a fun and relaxing getaway.
CACHUMA LAKE NEWS
UPDATE: TEMPORARY VESSEL QUARANTINE
RESTRICTIONS are currently in place until further notice, as of
January 14, 2014. Please follow this link for full information.
This notice affects visitors planning to bring trailered watercraft and kayaks/canoes to Cachuma Lake. This temporary measure was taken due to the quagga or zebra mussel infestation discovered recently at a nearby lake in Ventura county. Beginning Friday, December 27, 2013, all vessels seeking to launch at Cachuma Lake will be subject to a TEMPORARY MANDATORY 2-WEEK QUARANTINE. There will be two exceptions: 1) Boats with existing, intact boat launch security tags from Cachuma Lake will be allowed to launch without a 2-week quarantine, and 2) Canoes and kayaks will be allowed to launch after passing the inspection program AND after receiving an additional power wash as boats do. For the full text of the Cachuma Lake Boat Launch Protocols, please go to the following link: Boat Launch Protocol 2013 December
Check out the Cachuma webcam!
Ronnie Kovach fishes at Cachuma Lake! Click here to watch the video or tune in to Fox Sports West on Sunday, June 9th at 9:30AM!
Dogs are now allowed to join boaters and fisherman on the Lake! Body contact is still prohibited, so please make sure all dogs stay out of the water.
Click to View the Cachuma Lake PSA
Don't miss out on Lake Cachuma's new recreational sport, Bow Fishing!
Directions to Cachuma Lake
View Map to Cachuma Lake.
From the South: Take Highway 101 north to Santa Barbara. Take the “Cachuma Lake/Highway 154” exit and follow the signs. Drive approximately 18 miles. There is a sign for the park ½ mile before the entrance, and there is a right turn lane to use for your safety.
From the North: Take Highway 101 south to the “Cachuma Lake/Highway 154" exit. Make a left at the stop sign and drive approximately 14 miles. There is a sign ¼ mile before the park entrance, and there is a left turn lane to use for your safety.
Cachuma Lake is a domestic water supply, and as such, swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing or any other body contact with the water is prohibited.