Quagga Information

Cachuma Lake Given Maximum Protection from Invasive Species: Santa Barbara County Extends Vessel Quarantine to 30 Days.   The County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department Parks Division has received Board of Supervisor's approval to increase protection from aquatic invasive species at Cachuma Lake. Staff will be enforcing a 30 day vessel quarantine on all trailered vessels entering Cachuma Lake, which is an extension of the current 14 day quarantine period.  A longer quarantine period provides additional protections against the invasive species. There are two exceptions to the new quarantine policy: 1) Vessels that already have a Cachuma Lake boat launch security tag will not have to be inspected, and 2) kayaks and canoes will be allowed to launch after passing the inspection program and power wash. With more stringent quarantine protocols the lake can continue recreational boating.

Cachuma Lake Boat Inspection Hours:  7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

To help prevent the introduction of Quagga & Zebra mussels, ALL boats will be subject to inspection, wash treatment, and/or quarantine prior to being allowed to launch at Cachuma Lake. Please refer to our Boat Launch Protocol .

Thank you for helping keep Cachuma Lake Quagga Free!