Reviews for Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area

By user-5903352... on 2017-10-23.

Nice park but too many rangers ready to give you a ticket for anything that you do makes you afraid to even litter

By user-5800347... on 2017-10-23.

Large campsites and FLIES EVERYWHERE. Smells of the stockyard and no swimming in the lake.

By user-5809601... on 2017-10-23.

| Really impressed until the wind changed

By user-4824895... on 2019-08-09.

We got a great site right on the lake for a one night stay arriving mid afternoon in early November. It was off season so no neighbors it was quiet and peaceful with a beautiful view across the lake. We had to get an early start in the morning and woke up to a lovely sunny day. I stepped outside to admire the lake, took a breath and about fell over. The stench was terrible, apparently the wind had shifted and we were now downwind of something very stinky, it was bad, really bad. I was afraid I was going to get sick breathing the foul air while I was breaking camp. I was wishing I had at least a particle mask to breath through. On the drive to I5 we found out what the smell was as we passed a number of massive dairy farms with thousands of cows. As long as the wind is in the right direction this is a great place to stay a night. But don't think I'd risk staying here again.