Lake Piru Recreation Area

Lake Piru Recreation Area

The 60 acre Lake Piru Recreation Area is located on the western shore of Lake Piru, an artificial lake in the Los Padres National Forest. Lake Piru offers 238 tree-shaded campsites, coin-operated hot showers and a store. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and grill top.

The dam is owned and operated by the United Water Conservation District of Santa Paula and a third party operates the campsite; visit campone.com/campsites/lake-piru for more information. Boat rentals and fishing available as well as a newer children's playground area. Fees vary and are listed on the website. Day use fees as of July 2015 are $10 per vehicle during the off season (Oct 1 to Mar 30) and $13 from Apr 1 to Sep 30., plus another $2/day per pet.  Make camping reservations by calling 805.521.1500.

Lake Piru in Summer 2015