Cachuma Lake

Cachuma Lake is located in the Santa Ynez Valley and is approximately 12 miles east of Solvang, CA and 22 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.  Lake Cachuma is a non-body contact reservoir lake with a shoreline stretching 42 miles long where you can fish for Bass, Crappie, Trout and Catfish.

A bait/tackle shop, along with a gas station is located for your convenience on the marina dock. California Fishing & Hunting licenses are also available for purchase at the marina store.

Come rent a boat for a day of fishing or relaxation on the lake! See our affordable prices below. Read the latest Fishing Report.
Type # People Deposit
2-hour Min Each Add'l All Day
Boat & Motor (6hp) 4 max $100 $30 $12 $78
Boat & Motor (9.9hp) 6 max $150 $50 $14 $110
Patio Deck Boat (25hp) 10 max $250 $85 $30 $210
Patio Deck Boat (25hp) 14 max $300 $95 $40 $260
Patio Deck Boat (25hp) 20 max $370 $135 $45 $320
Type # People Deposit
First Hour Each Add'l
All Day
Luxury Patio Boat
(no fishing/no pets)
10 max $300 $95 $40 $260
Type # People Deposit
First Hour Each Add'l
All Day
Side Console Jon Boat (9.9hp) 5 max $200 $65 $20 $145
Type Deposit
First Hour Each Add'l All Day
Kayak-single $40 $10 $7 $38
Kayak-double $40 $12 $9 $38
Per Month
Per Slip $15 $70 $85 (2 month min)
Deposit N/A N/A $85 Refundable


Launch & Inspection Fees Rates
Daily Launch/Entry $13
Annual Launch/Entry
*Seniors, Disabled & Travel Club
Mandatory Boat Wash No Fee
Optional Boat Wash Service $30


Standard-designed Boat Minimums:

  • 10 ft. long, 42 in. wide and 12 in. deep in the passenger carrying space
  • Inflatables must have rigid flooring, a rigid transom, and 2 or more inflatable chambers.
  • Boats under 12 ft. long and 48 in. wide may carry no more than 2 persons.
  • Collapsibles must be at least 12 ft. in length, bow to stern, may not carry more than 2 persons, and may not carry a motor weighing more than 50 lbs. All collapsibles must display a Coast Guard certificate for design and manufacturer.
  • Catamarans with trampoline decks must be at least 14 ft. in length, and may carry a maximum 4 persons. 

Boat Inspections:

  • Quagga Muscle Inspections are MANDATORY
  • All vessels MUST display a Cachuma Lake annual or day-use permit and current state registration (decal and number)
  • More Information

The County of Santa Barbara manages the campgrounds. Please visit their website for more information.


For marina staff call
(805) 688-4040.

CA Fish & Game
Licenses Sold Here

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