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Camping at Cachuma Lake

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BOATERS: Due to the potential of quagga mussels infecting Cachuma Lake, all boats are subject to a mandatory 2-week quarantine except boats that already have the Cachuma tag as well as canoes and kayaks.  Please follow this link for full information. 

 Tent, Trailer and RV Camping
Tent and hookup sites may be reserved up to 6 months in advance of the check-in date.  Make your reservation at www.sbparks.org/reservations. *A non-refundable $6.50 reservation fee will be charged for each site reserved. There is a 2-night minimum stay for weekends (Friday and Saturday), and a 3-night minimum stay for holiday weekends. Cachuma Lake campground offers more than 400 campsites.  We have 100 full electrical, water, and sewer hookup sites, and 30 electrical and water with no sewer.  Conveniently there is a dump station on site.  Our campsites vary in size so plan accordingly if you have a large RV.  There are restrooms and coin operated showers nearby each campsite area.  We also have a coin operated Laundromat next to the New Dog Park!

 


 

Yurt Camping
Cachuma YurtYurts provide a camping experience with homey comforts. A cross between a tent and tepee, the yurts at Cachuma Lake feature platform beds to sleep 5 to 6, lockable door, inside lighting and heating, and screened windows in the wood and fabric siding. Set on the bluff with access to the lakeshore, the view is spectacular.

Currently there are 7 Yurts at Cachuma Lake, which may be reserved year-round up to 6 months in advance. Fees range from $60-$85 per night depending on yurt size. * A non-refundable $20 reservation fee will be charged for each yurt reserved. There is a 2-night minimum stay for weekends (Friday and Saturday), and a 3-night minimum stay for holiday weekends. For reservations visit: www.sbparks.org/reservations

 

Yurt

 Max Vehicles

 Max People

 Nightly Fee *

       Lupine       

2

6

$70.00

Poppy

2

5

$60.00

Sage

2

5

$60.00

Oak

2

6

$85.00

Sycamore

2

6

$85.00

Pine

2

3

$60.00

Redwood (ADA)

2

5

$85.00

 


Group Area CampingCachuma Group Area
Group areas may be reserved for groups ranging in size from 32 to 120 people. Group areas may be reserved up to six months in advance.

Each group area contains enough picnic tables to seat the whole group, a food preparation table, a large adjustable barbeque grill, a large fire ring, and a water faucet. Some also have electric lighting fixtures and an electric outlet. One group area, Apache Pines, has 13 RV pads each with its own water and  electrical hookups, fire ring and  picnic table, in addition to all the above amenities. For reservations visit:  www.sbparks.org/reservations

Group Area

Max Vehicles

Max People

Apache Pines

13

 52

Apache Sunrise

15

 60

Barona Butte

 8

 32

Barona Shores

 8

 32

Dakota Plains

20

 80

El Dorado Vista

 8

 32

Chumash Meadows

 8

 32

Lanford Memorial

30

120

Mohawk Shores

22

 88

Pawnee Plateau

15

 60

* Two-night minimum reservation on weekends (three-night minimum on holiday weekends.) A $30 non-refundable reservation fee is required at the time the reservation is made.

 


Cabin Rentals

Santa Barbara County Parks Division now offers four NEW cabins for you camping convenience! There are three six sleepers and one four sleeper (ADA).  The three 6 sleeper cabins are conveniently located near the marina and the store and offer stunning views of the lake. these cabins are all equipped with electricity, full bathrooms, kitchenettes, living rooms, private porches, picnic tables and fire pits. Simply pack your sleeping bags/bedding, pillows, towels/toiletries and groceries. Your effortless vacation begins the moment you arrive at your cabin. 

To make a reservation for a cabin at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area please visit: http://reservations.sbparks.org 


Recreation Facilities
You'll find a fully stocked general store, gas station, and hot showers. Great care has been taken to make our facilities accessible to everyone. Children's playgrounds, lake cruises, the nature center, fishing piers, and hiking trails await you and your family. The Marina is open year-round and sells bait and tackle, fuel and fishing licenses.

Dogs

Dogs are Welcome! Thanks to your participation in our Dog fee program, we now have a New Dog Park for you to take advantage of when you come to stay with us!  Please be sure to read the signs before you enter and remember all other rules still apply.  Dogs are required to be on a leash of 6 ft. or less anywhere else in the Park.  We ask all dog handlers to bring current copy of proof of rabies vaccination.  Don’t forget dogs are Now Allowed in Boats, as long as they have no contact with the water at any time.  Dogs are not to be left unattended at any time within the Park and handlers must clean up after their pets. Vicious or very noisy animals will be evicted.  The fee is $3.00 per day per dog.

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
Santa Barbara County Parks
225 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Reservations: www.sbparks.org/reservations
Recorded Info: (805) 686-5054
Ranger Gate: (805) 686-5055
Fax: (805) 686-5075