Lake Piru Recreation Area

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Lake Piru March 7, 2019
Campground Overview:

Lake Piru, CA Current Conditions (updated August 15, 2020)
 Lake Piru will re-open Monday, August 17, 2020.  Parks Management Company and the United Water Conservation District continue to follow local and state guidelines regarding COVID-19.  Please click HERE for updates on the most recent visitor guidelines and restrictions. 

Lake Piru 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 include 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.


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Operating Seasons:
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Busiest Seasons:
  • Memorial to Labor Day
Best Seasons To Visit:
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Passes Accepted:
  • Lake Piru Recreation Area Annual Boating Passes
  • Campfire Rings
  • Grocery Store
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers


The Largest Bass Fishing Tournament Organization 

in the Western United States

Phone: (714) 423-4532


We have 4 Special Events starting Saturday June 8th!

American Bass Tournaments are a fun and friendly events that allow anglers of all skill level and fishing knowledge to come together and compete amongst each other.  The goal is to catch the heaviest “Tournament Limit” during the competition.  The top finishers at each event are awarded Cash Prizes!

All participants must be a member of American Bass.  Membership runs for one-year from the date you join.  Membership is open to all.  There are no meetings or minimum requirements, this is not a “Fishing Club” that requires participation outside of the events.

Registration takes place at the tournaments site prior to the start of the event.  These is an entry fee paid for each event.  In addition to the basic entry fee, there are addition “Entry Options” that may be entered for an opportunity to win additional cash prizes.

The launching of the tournament boats is very organized.  All boats are gathered in one area after launch.  When it is time for the competition to start, the boats are released in single file, this assures a safe start to the event.

Teams fish in any area of the lake, other than any area deemed “Off-Limits” by the lake or tournament officials.  Only artificial lures are allowed.  Fishing techniques and equipment must be considered “legal and allowed” by lake, state and tournament rules and regulations.  The fish must be held in an aerated livewell.  Large Ice Chests equipped with an aerator may be used.  Any livewell other than a built-in livewell must be approved by tournament officials prior to launch.  The care of the fish is our main concern at our events.  

All boats are assigned a time to return to the weigh-in site.  Any boat arriving after the designated time will not be allowed to weigh their fish.

The fish are weighed-in at the weigh-in site.  The fish are released back into the lake.

An awards ceremony is held after weigh-in to present cash, awards and prizes to the top finishers.

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Phone: (714) 423-4532

Please Note:

Boats cannot be reserved. They are rented on a first come, first served basis

Campground Photos:
4780 Piru Canyon Rd, Piru, CA 93040, United States

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