49713 Gorman Post Rd.
Gorman, CA 93243
Phone: (661) 248-6411
Fax: (661) 248-6415
Fort Tejon was a US Army military outpost that was was built with the purpose of protecting settlers from attacks by Californios and the Chemeheui, Mojave, and Paiutes Native American tribes. Later transformed into a state historic park, it features the remaining parts of the ruined fort. The park also has a museum that showcases collections pertaining to American and military history.
Located in Los Padres National Forest, this artificial lake was created in 1955 after the construction of the Santa Felicia Dam. The lake is known for its recreational area with campgrounds, boating facilities, fishing, and picnic spots. There is also a beach that's open during the summer and is available for swimmers.
This area features a man-made lake with 29 miles (46.6 kilometers) of shoreline and 8,800 acres (3561 hectares) of land to hike, bike, ride horses or just get back to nature. The Castaic Dam attracts a lot of attention and picture-snapping. And the lake is separated into two sections; the lower lake for swimming and rowing and the upper lake for sailing, power boating, fishing and jet skiing. Boat rentals are available and there are plenty of picnic tables. There is a bait shop for anglers and a mini-mart for snacks, drinks and ice. This is a fun place to spend the day exploring both land and water.