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Due to a recent storm event and subsequent release, whitewater boating is available on weekends and by reservation by calling Chief Park Ranger Clayton Strahan at (805) 790-4311. Please be advised that while whitewater boating is available, we are advising extreme CAUTION due to heavy flows and significant debris in the watershed as a result of storms.

Due to the impending storm and its probable impact, as well as rising lake levels, the Lake Piru Recreation Area will be closed until March 15, 2023, to allow staff to focus on providing a comprehensive storm response.

Please check back with us on March 15 for updates as to public access and reopening of the Recreation Area. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these challenges and will do our best to keep you apprised of the latest news and conditions.

Our lake and shores offer so much more.

There are no limits to fun at Lake Piru! Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, you can find it here. Nestled in the Los Padres National Forest, picturesque Lake Piru offers an escape from city life, with a tree-shaded campground, fishing, boating and water sports. Or chill at our lakeside picnic area with a playground, horseshoes, disc golf and more. All this less than an hour’s drive from Los Angeles!

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Amenities

Camping

238 sites for RVs, campers, trailers, and tents; hookups; restrooms, showers, laundry

Boating

66 boat slips, launch ramp, marina store and boat rentals (coming soon)

Fishing

Shoreline fishing, tournaments, fish cleaning station, tackle sales

Water sports

Water skiing, personal watercraft, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding

Shore activities

Picnicking, swimming (Memorial Day to Labor Day), playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball nets, 9-hole disc golf course

Wifi

WiFi is now available in most Lake Piru campsites! For details, contact a park ranger or inquire at the entry kiosk upon your arrival.

LAKE PIRU RECREATION AREA OPEN FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPING

Reservations are now available online – Holiday hours: the Lake will only be open 7 am to 12 pm on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and will be completely closed Christmas Day. The campground will remain open.

We’ve been making a number of improvements to the Lake Piru Recreation Area during the past few months and are excited to welcome guests back to enjoy overnight camping, as well as boating, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, waterskiing, hiking and more family fun activities outdoors and on shore including picnicking, basketball courts, volleyball nets, horseshoe pits and a 9-hole disc golf course!

Try our new and improved online reservation system where you can view all available campsites, select your camping dates and specific site, include additional guests, vehicles, pets and order amenities like firewood or ice from the Lake Piru store, and charge it all to your credit or debit card. You can also purchase Day Use passes online, print the pass and place it on your vehicle’s dashboard and get waived on through at the Lake Piru entry kiosk!

If you need help with your reservation or have a specific special request, please contact our Lake Piru Rangers at (805) 521-1500.

Beat the rush!

Visit our online store and get everything you need for camping and fun at Lake Piru.

Skip the lines and pay in advance for day and boating passes and pet fees. When you purchase a day pass online, you can print it at home and get waved through at the entry kiosk. You can even order that bundle of firewood you need for toasting marshmallows!

Click the button below to visit our secure site and pay using a credit card. Then just print your passes at home and you’ll be ready to explore Lake Piru from the moment you arrive!

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Make a Camping Reservation

To reserve a campsite, please select your desired dates and location on the map below.
For questions, please email Reservations Coordinator Kathryn Prado at kathrynp@unitedwater.org.

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