A large lake where you can camp or just relax and enjoy the scenery. It's a state run park, very clean and well kept. Good for the entire family to have a nice day out and maybe picnic.
Boy - at Lake Cachuma you can really see the toll six years of drought have taken on California. The landscape is spectacular, the campground is huge and well furnished - they even have yurts. But the lake is 90% empty. "Floating docks" are sitting on dry ground. Still, it's a beautiful place and worth the 30 minute drive from... 更多
Sadly, Lake Cachuma is down to 5% of its capacity, and is the source of the Sta Barbara water supply! This should have been a wake up call long ago, what is surface water recreation compared to water to drink?? A sad situation for our world.
Don't bother. It will take years of rain to replenish. The Southern California Drought has deal this once wonderful attraction a death blow.
In one sense, everyone should see Lake Cachuma because the water level is so low. You will feel like conserving water. On the other hand, the recreational opportunities are better when the Lake is higher so I rated it average. Hopefully, it will fill up this winter.
Travelling past on way from Santa Barbara to Solvang so called in to see the lake area. It was a sad sight to see how far the water has receded. Camping area appeared to be well maintained. Security at the gate allowed us 15 mins look around free of charge. I don't think you would want to holiday here if... 更多
The CA drought has really affected Lake Cachuma and the lake has almost disappeared. So sad! From what I could see from the road, it appears that the campground is still open though. You might want to call and check before showing up.
Avoid at all costs if you want to sleep. There is no type of enforcement and people pretty much do what they want all night; including arriving with full families at 3 am. We were unable to sleep and had to leave early. I'm asking for a refund for the night we paid and did not use as we decided... 更多
Went to the observation point for a look at the lake I used to fish and boat in as a kid. The drought has turned it into a mud puddle. Sad to see. The coves I used to fish in are all empty canyons now.
My wife used to camp and fish by this lake when she was young. Tells me it was a huge lake. Drove by on this trip. Saw a very small pond. The lake is no more.