Castaic - Santa Clarita Valley
Castaic, California is an unincorporated community located in Castaic Canyon just north of the City of Santa Clarita. The geography of this region has served to shape this town into the community you will find today. Castaic local leaders strive to maintain the rural look, feel and natural resources which comprise the area.
Castaic dates back to 1915 and the opening of the original Old Ridge Route which brought tired travelers into this region in search of amenities such as food, gasoline and Castaic hotels. The earliest residents of Castaic provided these essential services along with the same genuine hospitality you can still find today.
This quiet mainly residential community is best known currently for it's proximity to Castaic Lake. Castaic Lake is the largest state water project reservoir in Southern California, and contains over 11,200 total acres of parkland and open space habitat. Castaic Lake is a favorite outdoor destination for many in the Santa Clarita Valley for boating, fishing, swimming, camping and all water sports. Castaic also has a Sports Complex which hosts a variety of events and programs for all community residents.
Jerry Reynolds, a late Santa Clarita historian, once wrote that the name "Castaic" had been spelled various ways through the years but the area was originally called "Kashtuk", an Indian word meaning "eyes".