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.