Cachuma Lake Campground

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We camped at Cachuma Lake Campground in California for a full week and LOVED this park. We took a tour around the campground to see all of the amenities and scoped out which basic sites are the best for RVs.

Campsites at Cachuma Lake

Cachuma Lake campground has about 500 campsites from basic sites without hookups to partial and full hookups. For those without an RV or tent, they also have yurts and cabins available on a nightly basis. We stayed on a basic site at the beginning of March and were so surprised to have (nearly) the whole area to ourselves during the week. The weekend filled up, but then it was all ours again by Sunday evening. The hookup sites were much busier.

Example of a basic site without hookups. This is site # 416.

Not all of the basic sites are what we would call RV accessible, though. In this area of the park, there are some large trees with low hanging branches and sites of all sizes. Among the basic sites, we feel that sites 211, 278, 294, 296,  320, 331, 332, 359, 361, 358, 416, 419, 421, 465, 481,and 479 are best suited for trailers and RVs in terms of size and clearance from overhanging branches. Some of the other sites may be suitable, but these were our favorite sites where we would happily park our 25’ travel trailer.  

Amenities at Cachuma Lake

We rented a canoe and took Benny the cat for his first boat ride.

The park is well equipped with amenities, including fuel/propane, laundry, sani-station, showers, boat launch and boat rentals, a restaurant, general store, and a pool. There is a disc golf course and disc rentals, and the nature center is informative about the various animal species that call the area home.  

Nearby Attractions at Cachuma Lake

Within a 40 minute drive of the Cachuma Lake campground (in opposite directions) are the cities of Santa Barbara, known as the American Riviera, and Solvang, a Danish themed town full of interesting shops, beautiful Danish-style architecture, and an ostrich farm. More information on these sites can be viewed in our videos.

We absolutely loved this park and will be returning at some point, for sure. The area is beautiful, the park is well equipped, and there are some great destinations nearby to explore the region. We hope you will have the opportunity to check this gem out for yourself.

Until next time, keep on living the life you’ve imagined!

Mel, Jay & Benny

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