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Lake Casitas Campsites
updated: Oct 04, 2012, 8:44 AM

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What are some of the best quiet campsites at Lake Casitas?

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 COMMENT 327660 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-04 08:57 AM

Not a question of where but when. Given the civility and consideration of campers these days the best time to go camping for peace and quiet is when you can have the park pretty much to yourself.... imho.

 

 COMMENT 327686P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-04 09:53 AM

Campsite A or F. They have hookups for RVs and limited sites in each area. A only has 4 campsites but it is on the parking lot.

 

 COMMENT 327697P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-04 10:18 AM

Great question --- what about campsites for those who want quiet, do not have an RV and don't want to put up a tent next to one?

660: That's what I've thought, and I've avoided camping there. Any thoughts on Lake Cachuma camping?

 

 COMMENT 327700P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-04 10:22 AM

Great question --- what about campsites for those who want quiet, do not have an RV and don't want to put up a tent next to one?

660: That's what I've thought, and I've avoided camping there. Any thoughts on Lake Cachuma camping?

 

 COMMENT 327792 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-04 12:52 PM

660 is right. I am a tent camper and usually set up in Campgrounds O or H, expecting peace and quiet but sometimes major trouble instead. 2 years ago in O a drunken brawl occured ~1:00 AM in a rented trailer (pre-parked by the park concession) next to us. The fight esclated into a knife fight as well as a demolition contest to rip furnishings out of the trailer. My wife and kids were terrified. No campground hosts nearby (no hook-ups in this particular campground). I drove to front gate only to discover NO RANGER ON DUTY and only recourse was to call 911 and wait. Ventura County sheriff arrived in about 30 minutes. At dawn several of us broke camp and left. Wrote lengthy letter to Casitas management but never even received a reply. I've had similar experiences in Rose Valley and Stekel Park. I'm not a big fan of KOA either, but at least they won't hesitate to enforce a curfew and evict troublemakers

 

 COMMENT 327793 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-04 12:54 PM

I went there once in the eighties and stayed at one of the campgrounds at the far west and will never go back. Model planes whining all day and loud drunks and lousy music all night. If you stay at one of the campgrounds closer to the entrance or go mid week/out of season it might be better but I prefer Cachuma for camping

 

 COMMENT 327811 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-04 01:50 PM

Cachuma is nice, plenty of room to find a spot all to yourself on most weekends. Only bummer is it does get windy, like real windy. Dress warmly.

 

 COMMENT 328015 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-05 07:44 AM

792 - I had a bad experience at Casitas with gang members hanging out
at the kids playground drinking, tossing trash around and swearing.
An older couple I talked to said they got no sleep all weekend because
of the drinking and fighting going on. No one was at the front gate
when I stopped to inform them of the situation. I wrote a complaint to
the park management and like you never got a reply. I then emailed
the complaint to every member of the board of the water district - all
their emails are on the web. Every one of them emailed back
apologetically and the manager got back to me with apologies. The
manager gave me a free admission to the lake, (big deal) and ended up
emailing me a message that said "people's ideas of recreation differ."
I also complained about the fact that the campground store, which is
a ripoff, sells cheap knives, basically daggers, on the front counter.
they said they'd have a word with them. right.

 

 OLDLAWOMAN agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-05 08:08 AM

In the 70s & 80s, when our sons were growing up, we'd take them to Lake Lopez to go camping in tents. Also, rented cabins at Sequoia. So much fun! Just do not camp next to a bus of school children or church campers - then you'll have no peace whatsoever. Rule that out at check-in time.

 

 HEATHER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-05 08:20 AM

Thanks guys. Maybe we'll switch to Cachuma. Too bad there are so many negatives with Casitas.

 

 COMMENT 328123 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-05 11:37 AM

Just drive to Nacimiento.

 

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