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.
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.
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".