There’s something for everyone at Lake Piru, even if you prefer to skip the water

On-shore recreational facilities include:

Covered picnic area
for individuals & groups

Grills

Grass area

9-hole disc
golf course

Basketball
courts

Volleyball

Horseshoe pits

Hiking
for all levels

Shoreline
trail

Dog park

Hiking Trails

Those looking to set out on foot can enjoy the hiking trails in and around Lake Piru Recreation Area. We have easy strolls around the lake or more challenging routes in the Los Padres National Forest. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy beautiful scenery and may even see some of our local wildlife!

Agua Blanca Trail
This 12-mile trail offers wilderness access and spectacular views. The terrain is moderate with some steep sections and is not recommended for horses. Additional information about this trail is available at the USDA website.

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Pothole Trail
This 5.9-mile trail switchbacks up the ridgeline for 2.7 miles, enters the Sespe Wilderness, and descends for another 2 miles. A loop hike may be taken by connecting with the Agua Blanca Trail. Additional information about this trail is available at the USDA website.

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Fees/Purchase

Firewood bundle, $8
RV & Bus (day use), $32
Motorcycle (day use), $8
Daily Vessel Permit (w/ motor), $8

Daily Vessel Permit (no motor), $5
Daily Personal Watercraft Permit, $8
Vehicle Day Pass, $14

Fee Schedule