The swimming season has come to a close here at Lake Piru. Our season officially runs Memorial Day to Labor Day and that window has closed. This is a friendly reminder that swimming from the shoreline is not permitted at this time and could result in a citation for failure to comply. Swimming will resume beginning Memorial Day 2024. Water sports such as water skiing and tubing are still permitted, so long as participants are wearing a Coast Guard approved flotation device.
Due to unprecedented rainfall, the District is now releasing 280 cubic feet a second from the Santa Felicia Dam, which has triggered our whitewater boating access notification as required under our Federal Energy Regulatory Commission License for the facility. Whitewater access will be available by reservation only on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice. Potential boaters should be aware that the District has no control of conditions downstream and extreme caution should be exercised. The conditions on lower Piru Creek are believed to be poor due to excessive vegetation that established during the prolonged drought in preceding years. To make a reservation please call at (805) 525-4431 at least 24 hours prior to your requested put-in date.
Personal watercraft (PWCs) will be limited to no more than 20 units on the reservoir at any given time. No vessels will be permitted past the 5 mph buoy line at the Reservoir’s South End near Santa Felicia Dam. This area will remain closed until further notice.
Picturesque Lake Piru offers endless recreation opportunities just 50 miles north of Los Angeles. The lake and recreation area are owned and operated by United Water Conservation District and are a hub for fishing, camping, watersports and picnicking.
LAKE PIRU RECREATION AREA IS OPEN FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPING
Reservations are available online via the exciting new ExploreLakePiru.com website
We’ve been making a number of improvements to the Lake Piru Recreation Area during the past few months and are excited to welcome guests back to enjoy overnight camping, as well as boating, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, waterskiing, hiking and more family fun activities outdoors and on shore including picnicking, basketball courts, volleyball nets, horseshoe pits and a 9-hole disc golf course!
While social distancing, masks and other COVID-19 public health protocols are still being practiced at the lake, our Rangers and staff will be taking every precaution to ensure a safe, fun family experience for all our guests.
Visit the new ExploreLakePiru.com website and try out our new and improved online reservation system where you can view all available campsites, select your camping dates and specific site, include additional guests, vehicles, pets and order amenities like firewood or ice from the Lake Piru store, and charge it all to your credit or debit card.
If you need help with your reservation or have a specific special request, please contact our Lake Piru Rangers at (805) 521-1500.