Kayaking and Canoeing Now Allowed at Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County | KCET
Kayaking and Canoeing Now Allowed at Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County
If you're heading to a number of freshwater lakes in Southern California--say Casitas, Lopez, Piru or Santa Margarita--you're able to go kayaking or canoeing. But for Lake Cachuma, the only freshwater lake in Santa Barbara County, that has not been the case. At least until now.
On Saturday, after the county changed its rules, kayaking and canoeing on the 3,100-acre body of water (it has 42 miles of coastline) is no longer verboten. Boating was already allowed; swimming, however, is still not--that change basically would take an act of the legislature--but incidental contact, such as accidentally falling into the water, is okay.
Visitors bringing their own kayak or canoe must pay a $5 launch fee, in addition to entry fees, and pass an inspection for Quagga Mussel and other aquatic nuisance species. Rentals are also available, starting at $10 for the first hour.
Huell investigates a onetime tradition, the Yosemite Firefall, and experiences the natural version of the "Firefall" at Horsetail Fall. Huell calls it "one of the most magnificent sights you'll ever see in your life."
Deportations, Assassinations, and Dictator Nations: A Timeline of U.S. Intervention in Latin America
Begun in 1970, the Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival is California’s longest continuing free arts education initiative and has introduced more than 845,000 young L.A. students to the magic and inspiration of the performing arts.