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Lake Cachuma is located at an elevation of 800 feet in the Santa Ynez Valley. It has 3,200 surface acres. The Cachuma Reservoir, created by Bradbury Dam, has a storage capacity of 205,000 acre-feet. The Santa Ynez River feeds this reservoir.

Campsites for tents and RV's of all sizes are available year-round on a first-come first-served basis. The Cachuma Lake Recreation Area boasts 500 regular camp sites; 90 sites with full electrical, water and sewer hook-ups; 38 sites with electrical and water hook-ups; and 6 sites with corrals for horses. All campsites include picnic tables and BBQ pits and are located near showers, rest rooms, and water.

Directions: From Santa Barbara, proceed 24 miles northwest on Hwy 154 (San Marcos Pass Road) to the park entrance. From Solvang, proceed 12 miles east on Hwy 154 to the park entrance.

For more information, call (805)688-8780 for reservations and information.

Cachuma Lake, Elevation: 781ft. Daily Statistics
Date Res. Elevation (ft.) Storage (ac. ft.) Ouflow (ft.3/sec) Inflow (ft.3/sec) Evaporation (ft.3/sec) Precip. (in.)
Aug 28 693.16 63994 60 16 ??? 0

Recent ReportsPost a Report
Name: Bruce C Date: 2012-04-21
Location: Ventura E-Mail:
Water Temp: 66-70 Water Clarity: 3
Report: Algae bloom starting to show with the warm weather. The bass are in 10' or less. The bite is great. Nothing very large today, but good #'s on both smallies and LMB.

Tips: Fished split-shot robo 4.5" curly hologram shad all day. Pulled 17 fish out in the 1.5 to 3.5 lb range.

Name: Josh Date: 2011-03-18
Location: taft E-Mail:
Water Temp: Water Clarity: 1
Report: I was just wondering if the inspections up there are still hard to pass.


Name: Bruce C Date: 2011-02-20
Location: Ventura E-Mail:
Water Temp: 51-55 Water Clarity: 2
Report: Lake fished like I thought it would following the rains. Slooow. 3 people on the boat fishing. Only scrounged up 3 1.5- 2 # smallies. Fished from 8:00 til 3:30

Tips: All 3 fish came on split shot robo hologram shad curlytail 2-12 ft of water.

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