Lake Casitas Trail

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Lake Casitas Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ventura, California 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
282 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.

2 months ago

Not a bad walk. Minimal elevation changes, it's as wide as an access road, so having to squeeze and losing the trail are not an issue. There are picnic tables at the end (in the sun), and one bench (in the shade mid-day). Pretty light blue lake, which you can see the whole way.

3 months ago

This is a great hike if you enjoy something calm and easy that will give you a beautiful view of the lake! I recommend it if you’re with kids or have bad knees. Not much incline and it’s a steady hike. Would come back again!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

$20 day use. Then the trail is at the other end of the park and all overgrown. Not very scenic either

Monday, January 30, 2017

Be aware that to access this trail you need to either pay a $10 per vehicle access fee at the entrance to the recreation area or walk in at the entrance and walk through RV campgrounds and picnic areas for over a mile before the trail starts. The trail is really an unsurfaced road along the east shore of the lake, though at its current depth you see as much of the lake bed as you do the lake. Nice vistas of the lake and mountains, though. An easy walk.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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!

Monday, June 13, 2016

enjoyed the view of the lake ❤

Monday, May 12, 2014

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

Thursday, September 01, 2011

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.

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