Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing day in the great outdoors. With mild temperatures & typically sunny skies, the lake is a great place for boating, kayaking, fishing, and hiking.
Cachuma Lake Nature Center
Cachuma Lake Nature Center was established in 1988, to encourage public understanding, enjoyment, and protection of Cachuma Lake, the Upper Santa Ynez River, and the San Rafael Mountain Range Watershed. It is located within Cachuma Recreation Area in a picturesque old ranch house. Developed and operated by a corps of committed volunteers, it offers exhibits on the local valley and mountain environment for all ages, emphasizing hands-on exhibits to appeal to children.