Wander.     Adventure.     Discover.

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


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


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


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!

While social distancing, masks and other COVID-19 public health protocols are still being practiced at the lake, our Rangers and staff will be taking every precaution to ensure a safe, fun family experience for all our guests.

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.

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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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