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Cachuma Lake Tours

Learn About the Flora and Fauna

Smell the sweet perfume of wildflowers and listen to the birds’ songs of spring while cruising the waters of Cachuma Lake. From March-October, the park offers two-hour tours aboard the pontoon boat the Osprey that get folks up-close to the area’s thriving nature; a park naturalist comes along, giving information about the surrounding flora and fauna. Ages 4 and up are welcome. The watercraft has seats for 30, most of which are shaded. Summer Wildlife Cruises take place Fridays, 3-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-Noon and 3-5 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $15 (adults), $7 (kids, 4-12 years old). Reservations are recommended. Call 686-5050 (weekdays, 10am-3pm), 686-5055 (Fri. after 3pm and weekends). For more information, visit

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