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Welcome to one of the most magnificent reservoirs in the U.S., with 12,658 acres to enjoy. These waters feed the local communities and attract campers and adventurers from near and far. One of the most popular reasons for visits to this dam, besides the 29 miles of shoreline, is the epically tall 425-foot Castaic Dam. The park's two bodies of water provide a bevy of options for water sports.

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area caters to families, with playgrounds for children and tent and RV camping facilities. Fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and picnicking for groups as large as 600 people are a few of the other highlights at the park. The Angeles National Forest is around a two-hour drive from the park, and Santa Clarita is right around the corner, so you'll have plenty of places to explore nearby once you've wrapped up your Castaic Lake Recreation Area camping trip.

Getting Outdoors

Biking, hiking, and horseback riding are favorite pastimes for visitors. Over seven miles of trails varying in length and difficulty wind their way throughout this scenic expanse. Along the way, you'll enjoy magnificent views of Castaic Lake. The single-track trails provide a challenge for mountain bikers.

Launch your motorized watercraft from one of Upper Lake's two boat ramps, or set out for a serene paddle at Lower Lake. Upper Lake is most popular with boaters and anglers, while the smaller Lower Lake caters to swimmers and those in powerboats without gasoline motors. Fishing is permitted in both lakes. If you forgot to pack your fishing supplies, you can stock up at Castaic Landing, which also offers boat rentals. The east side of Lower Lake permits shore fishing 24 hours per day.

The park also hosts regular family-friendly events, with one of the highlights being the annual Fishin' & Fun for Kids Day. Over 400 children come to the dam and enjoy support from sponsors and experienced anglers. The initiative aims to get children out to the dam and enthusiastic about outdoor sports and activities.

Camping at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area campers can enjoy a selection of camping options. Whether you want to rough it in a tent or camp in an RV, Castaic Lake has got you covered. No worries if you don't have your own rig — you'll find a wide selection of RV rentals in Los Angeles County. For those seeking motorhome rentals near Santa Clarita, California, Hesperia is convenient. Alternatively, rent an RV in Palm Springs or Long Beach.

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area campground features 65 sites for tents, trailers, and motorhomes. Hookups aren't available here, but standard amenities include restrooms, hot showers, picnic tables, fire rings, and drinking water. The maximum length for motorhomes is 35 feet.

Exploring the Area

The closest city to Castaic Lake State Recreation Area is Santa Clarita, where you'll find the usual urban pursuits alongside a few leisurely outdoor activities. You can refuel your camper rental or grab a bite to eat in Santa Clarita before setting out on your next adventure.

Gibbon Conservation Center is an hour’s drive from Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. This is an educational destination that focuses on the conservation, protection, and rehabilitation of gibbon monkeys. These "singing" monkeys are truly a special breed and well worth seeing on your Castaic Lake State Recreation Area camping trip. The center offers public tours, private tours, and a number of exciting programs. If you really want to get involved, you can even apply to become a volunteer assistant for a day.

Desert Pines County Wildlife Sanctuary is also about an hour’s drive from Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. This small 100-acre conservation center lies on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert and makes an excellent place for a hike through the arid wilderness. Along your walk through this biodiverse wilderness, you'll pass by a diverse array of desert flora, including the Joshua tree. Bring plenty of water for your hike, as the walk can be strenuous.

Located an hour and a half from Castaic Lake State Recreation Area is Orange County Zoo, where you can see several species that call the American Southwest their home. The kids will especially love the barnyard will all the usual farm animals. The zoo is located within Irvine Regional Park, which boasts scenic trails venturing past a pond, scenic waterfall, and picnic areas.

Once you've had enough wildlife watching or if you'd rather stay closer to the park, venture 40 minutes southeast to Los Angeles. Here, you'll find all the big-city attractions you and your camping crew can handle.

RV Rentals in Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, CA

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. Outdoorsy's Castaic Lake State Recreation Area RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, CA

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Castaic Lake Trail Loop via West Launch Ramp Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, CA
Castaic Lagoon - Toddler Trail Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, CA
Warm Springs Mountain Angeles National Forest, CA
Warm Springs Fish Canyon Truck Trail Angeles National Forest, CA
Tapia Canyon Trail Castaic, CA
Tapia Canyon Fire Road Castaic, CA
Canton Canyon Devil Canyon Truck Trail Angeles National Forest, CA
Cienaga Canyon Trail Angeles National Forest, CA
Fish Canyon Trail to Atmore Meadows Castaic, CA
Del Sur Ridge Angeles National Forest, CA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Castaic Lake RV Campground Los Angeles County, CA
Valencia Travel Village Los Angeles County, CA
Acton / Los Angeles North KOA Los Angeles County, CA
Wading Pines Camping Resort Burlington County, NJ
Ventura Ranch KOA Ventura County, CA
Ventura Beach RV Resort Ventura County, CA
Heaven's Up North Family Campground Oconto County, WI
Los Angeles / Pomona / Fairplex KOA Los Angeles County, CA
Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park Santa Barbara County, CA
Canyon RV Park Orange County, CA

Popular Nearby Parks

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