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Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara fits your camping style
Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara fits your camping style

There are two types of campers. The first looks to trade iPads and cellphones for three days of staring at the beauty that is Mother Nature. The other enjoys the great outdoors but also doesn't mind gas stations, boat cruises, nature centers and swimming pools. Luckily, at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area (2225 Highway 154, Santa Barbara; [805] 686-5054, www.sbparks.org), you can be both as the 9,000-acre site provides enough to please die-hard wilderness enthusiasts as well as weekend warriors. The tab: summer camping rates $28-$48; yurts $60-$85 and cabins $110 to $135. A daily automobile pass is $10; a boat pass is $13; kayak/canoe is $5; nature cruises are $15 for adults and $7 for...

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