Lake Piru
Olive Grove Campground

Ventura County

Jet skis now allowed on Lake Piru

Lake Piru Recreation Area
Attractions and Activities

For those staying at Olive Grove Campground near Lake Piru, there are plenty of choices for having fun.

  • At Lake Piru enjoy all kinds of boating, including waterskiing and wakeboarding (even jet skis now).
  • Splash around in the designated swim areas.
  • Visit Reasoner Park and picnic area for day use.
  • Have fun at the new children's play area.
  • Take advantage of the Lake Piru Marina and launch ramp. Find boat rentals there.
  • Set out fishing for bass, trout, catfish, crappie, and bluegill.
  • Play disc golf at the 9-hole course.
  • Enjoy Bird Watching at nearby Saticoy Spreading Grounds.
  • Try Whitewater Rafting on Piru Creek.

Key Regulations for Lake Piru and Olive Grove Campground

  1. Alcohol is not permitted at Lake Piru.
  2. Fires may only be in the provided campfire rings.
  3. Generators may only be operated between 8:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
  4. Dogs are not allowed in the water or on the swim beach.

Olive Grove Campground at Lake Piru

Lake Piru's Olive Grove Campground is located 14 miles northeast of Fillmore in Ventura County. Visitors to Lake Piru enjoy waterskiing, fishing, and swimming. Boats less than 12 feet or greater than 26 feet are not permitted. However, kayaks and canoes are allowed in a designated area. And beginning in 2015, Lake Piru is permitting up to 50 jet skis on the lake. For shore-side recreation, the lake also has a disc golf course.

Olive Grove Campground is situated on the west shore of the lake near the designated swimming area, marina, and launch ramp. Managed by Parks Management Company, the campground has 234 closely grouped campsites. Some campsites have full hook-ups, others have only electric hook-ups. Tent sites are also available. Olive trees provide nice shade. A minimum 2-night stay is required, 3 nights on holiday weekends. Note: No alcohol is permitted at Lake Piru.

Lake Piru also has 2 Group Campsites

Campground Basics
Olive Grove Campground Location: 4780 Piru Canyon Rd., Piru, CA; 14 miles northeast of Fillmore
Elevation: 1,050 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Ventura - 55 miles
Los Angeles - 64 miles
Number of Sites: 234
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1, extra vehicles $12-$14 if space permits
Pets: On leash, always attended, $2 per night
Information: (805) 521-1500

Reservations available: Whenever campground is open, from one week to a year in advance
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: none designated
Fees: (lower prices are off-season Oct.-Mar.) Full hook-up sites $32 - $44
Electric only $22 - $32
Tent sites $20 - $28
Reservations: (805) 521-1500
(Mon.-Thurs., from 9am to 3pm)
Check-in, check-out: Check-in 2:00 PM,
or earlier if site is available.
Check-out, 12:00 Noon

Olive Grove Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, store, WiFi ($5 per day)
Showers: Yes, fee
Dump station: Yes
Campground Map: Olive Grove Campground Map
FH = Full hook-ups, E = Electric sites,
White = tent sites
Self-contained RVs may use tent sites
Attractions near Olive Grove Campground: At Lake Piru find a swim beach, marina, launch ramp, fishing, waterskiing, and children's play area. Enjoy Lake Piru Disc (Frisbee) Golf and Piru Motocross Park.
Additional Information: Lake Piru

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Lake Piru Group Campgrounds

Lake Piru has 2 group campsites. The first site can accommodate up to 50 people, the second up to 100 people. As with the main campground, there is a 2-night minimum stay. These are primitive camping areas with picnic tables and a large firepit.
Fees: Site #1 - $112 to $390
Site #2 - $144 to $390
Reservations: (805) 521-1500

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