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Castaic Lake State Recreation Area



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    12661.10 acres

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Castaic Lake State Recreation Area is one of the largest and most spectacular state water reservoirs in California! It not only provides fresh water to local communities, but this 12,658-acre facility is also a great local recreational escape for the entire family! This northern oasis features two lakes: the Upper Lake which offers two launch ramps for boating with various waterways and coves for exploring and the Lower Lake that includes picnic areas, launch areas for Kayaks, float tubes and other non-gasoline boating, and a swim beach. During summer months, kids can participate in the Junior Lake Lifeguard Program and fishing enthusiasts can enjoy world class fishing. The park is also known for hiking, horseback riding, wake boarding, jet skiing, and camping; all located 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and 8 miles north of Six Flags Magic Mountain on Interstate 5.