Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers year-round RV hook-ups, tent and yurt camping, group camping, private cabins, guided lake cruises and nature walks, picnicking, boating, fishing, boat rentals, bait ; tackle shop, a nature center, a laundry facility, and a general store. Two swimming pools, miniature golf, a snack bar and an arcade are open during the summer. For information call (805) 686-5054 or go to and click on Nature Activities Calendar. Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers year-round natural history adventures for the whole family, including exciting Lake Cruises and Nature Walks led by a Santa Barbara County Parks Naturalist. From March – October the 2-hour Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise is offered Fridays 3-5 pm, Saturdays 10 am-noon and 3-5 pm, and Sundays 10 am-noon. From November – February the 2-hour Eagle Cruise is offered Friday – Sundays 10 am-noon and Fridays and Saturdays 2-4 pm. Cruises focus on Bald Eagles and other wildlife, flora, cultural history, and geology; $15/adults, $7/kids (4-12 years old; please no children under 4 years of age) and a $10 per vehicle Park Admission Fee. Reservations are recommended by calling (805) 686-5050 weekdays or (805) 686-5055 weekends. County Parks Jr. Rangers Program teaches kids about wildlife and how to care for the environment as they earn a badge. Meet at the Cachuma Lake Nature Center 12:30 - 1:30 PM each Saturday $2 per child. Cachuma Lake Fireside Programs are available Friday and Saturday evenings during the summer. Free with a $10 Park Admission per vehicle. Call the Naturalists' Office at (805) 688-4515 for more information on nature programs or visit Calendar of Events The Cachuma Lake Nature Center, open year-round, has hands-on exhibits for kids and adults, and a gift and book shop. Admission is free with $10 Park Admission per vehicle. Open Wednesday-Sunday, call for hours. Throughout the year various special events are offered. Call (805) 686-5054 for more information or visit Calendar of Events.

2225 Hwy 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 686-5055

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