Lake Piru camping is located in Ventura County, California, in the Los Padres National Forest next to the Sespe Condor Sanctuary. You would never know it floating on our peaceful lake, but we are less than an hour away from Los Angeles. Visitors to our campground can also enjoy the uncrowded beaches of Ventura, Venice, and Santa Monica.
Lake Piru offers level tree-shaded camping sites, clean restrooms, coin operated hot showers and a fully stocked store to meet most camping and boating needs. Motor homes, trailers and truck campers are welcome. Lake Piru has paved roads, tree-shaded sites, and a convenient dump station.
Our day use and picnic area includes lots of grass space to play, a playground, plenty of picnic tables, wooden awnings, a horseshoe pit and a 9-hole disc golf course.
We also have Two Group campsites available for your family reunion & big get together. Please note that all campsites do come with a Picnic table & fire ring with a grill top.
We went with friends and picked this site because it s close to LA and has electric hook up for their RV. The campsites are way too close to each other? While luckily it did feel relatively private, it definitely felt very crammed. There are flush toilets, but they are not the cleanest and didn’t always flush properly. There s plenty of water source for dishes, including a big sink, as well as coin operated showers and a small laundry area. There’s very little shade though, and if you go on a hot weekend, like we did be prepared to sweat! There is the lake which can be refreshing,but sadly, because of the drought the level was very low and the mud and slime made it somewhat unappealing. There is, however a small convenience store at the dock as well as boat rentals, should you want to be a bit more adventurous. Also there’s no cell service, unless you are with AT&T, so plan accordingly.
Here is another great campground that is not far from Los Angeles. The great thing about camping is that you don’t have to go far to make it seem like you’re away. My kids loved this place. We arrived on a Saturday, and it was very crowded, but by Sunday, most everyone cleared out. We pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. Clean coin operated showers, flush toilets, and a nice sink for washing dishes were a quick walk from our camp site. The lake is also a short walk away for water sports and fishing. We had a great time here roasting marshmallows, making s’mores, and hanging out by the campfire. We can’t wait to go back.
Great campground outside LA. Weekly/monthly rates. 120 day max per year, seasonal limits. Full hookups at about 10-15 sites and the other 160 Mostly water/ electric. Deer in site nightly, many movie companies film here at and around the lake. Boating , fishing, disc golf. I spent a couple months here, off season and rarely did I have neighbors except maybe on a weekend. Most of the time it was 90% empty.
My least favorite and I camp alot. It's not the campgrounds fault. The California drought is the problem. The lake side is so muddy and slimy, its unappealing. The campsites are slightly shaded. Each site comes with a fire ring/grill and picnic tables. There are nice bathrooms, with coin operated showers and the campground is kept pretty clean. The kids loved the disc golf course and horseshoe pit. Nice hiking trails. Its about an hour from LA so its a nice weekend getaway without going to far.
Piru is one of the smaller lakes in the area, but it's location to the surrounding communities makes it one of the closest lakes to get to.
The campsites themselves are of ample size, with plenty of room between neighbors.
The lake can be a bit choppy mid morning to afternoon, we tried canoeing on it. Although it was fun it was a workout getting back to the shore.
Close to town but no cell signal, this place is amazing! Large camping area and I’ve never felt crowded ! Quarter showers and laundry, and a dog park! Lots of deer in the area and Great Lake to fish at! They also offer some hook ups for the rv campers