Lake Casitas is formed by Casitas Dam, which is a feature of the Ventura Project. Lake Casitas Recreation Area offers one of the nations best bass fishing areas. Record catches have been made at the Lake and the availability of trophy bass lures sports fisherman from throughout the United States. During the winter months the lake is stocked with trout to provide additional fishing opportunities. Nestled below the Laguna Ridge of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the views are inspiring. The availability of camp sites is extensive and includes full hook-ups. Call 805.649.1122 for reservations. The recreation area includes a snack bar, boat rentals, bike rentals, and a grocery store. The recreation area is adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest and opportunities for hiking, camping, and outdoor recreation are extensive.