SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Parks is encouraging outdoor activities at Cachuma Lake Recreation Area this Presidents' Day weekend after recent rains helped the lake levels ready the waters for public activity.
According to park officials, boats, pontoons, outboards, and kayak rentals are available at the Cachuma Lake Marina and Boat Rentals.
In mid-December, officials say they dumped triploid rainbow trout in the lake and expect to dump another 4,000 pounds of fish in the lake sometime later this month.
The trout come from Mr. Lassen Trout Farms Inc., according to the county.
State Route 154 is closed at Paradise Road temporarily. Visitors from the Santa Barbara area can take north US Highway 101 through Buellton to exit 146 toward Los Olivos/Lake Cachuma.