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Lake Cachuma

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If you’re craving water recreation, continue the side trip on CA-154 to Lake Cachuma Recreation Area. Nestled within the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, the picturesque man-made lake is a glorious sight. Enjoy a 2-hour guided nature cruise aboard the Osprey. This pontoon boat holds 30 people and a naturalist will ferry you to the far reaches of the lake to see area wildlife such as deer, bald eagles, hawks, osprey, kites, waterfowl, and other migratory birds. There are also hiking trails, fishing, boat rentals, and camping with cabins and yurts available by reservation. Swimming in the lake is not permitted as it is a water source for Santa Barbara but there is a swimming pool nearby.


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