Lake Casitas Trail

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Lake Casitas Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ventura, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles 275 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


This campground is an excellent place to walk in and explore.  Since it's free to walk in and there are probably 10+ miles of paved surface, you can get a good walk in, have access to restrooms and a small store if needed.  There are no restrooms once you leave the paved road. Park rangers ask that you be back on the paved surfaces by sundown.  Lake Casitas is a "No body contact" lake. So, you cannot get in the lake to cool/wash off.  Also, don't walk around with open beer or soda cans or the yellow-jacket bees will swam your can. FYI ... Have kids that like water?  Between June and September, the lake offers a water park for kids, they even have a "lazy river" for them to float around on.  The water park does have an entrance fee.

1 month ago

Yeah, there's no trail here. Even the folks who work there say there's no trail here. There's also very little water and lots of goatheads. There's a million less than there was because my dog brought them all home! But have fun!

4 months ago

enjoyed the view of the lake ❤

2 years ago

Love this park for camping, great for family. The lake is so beautiful! And there are bike trails too!

5 years ago

Definatly worth checking out if you are in the area.....

The lake also holds some very big bass if you are into fishing.

Lots of wild life in the area as this is a main water source for wild life in the area....lots of deer,racoon,bobcat,mountain lions and the ocassional bear are known to be in the always just depends on where and when you are there as to what you will see.

Nice to camp there during the week when the camp areas are not full of people,very few stay during the week and off times.We had atleast 6 coons visit the campsite in one night and the place was practically deserted....kinda spooky and neat.

The sunset views from the very back campsites are amazing with the mountains in the background.