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piru California

Above is Lake Piru as viewed from the dirt back roads (Whitaker Peak) off Interstate 5
on the edge of Los Padres National Forest and near Angeles National Forest

Lake Piru Recreation Area

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If you cannot stand the LA bling and crowds over at busy Castaic Lake, maybe you wanna head west on Hwy. 126 to this place which is tucked away in a canyon. Only one road leads into this lake and the camp is gated and locked overnight. One large campground serves this lake & admission is charged to enter the area. Speed boats are common.

Very limited shore access is apparent by the 'no parking signs'. You can only reach the eastern shore from back country hiking trail #17W05 through Los Padres National Forest.

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Lake Piru California

near Piru, California Highway 126,
east of Fillmore, west of Santa Clarita, CA

los angeles map elevation: 1043'
surface area: 1240 acres
recreation: boating, speed boats, canoeing, kayaking, wake-boarding, water-skiing, hiking, camping, picnic
fishing: trout, catfish, bluegill, crappie, bass

Lake Piru Campground

(Blue Point Campground is now closed)

RARE FIND: (in the wet season) -
Middle Piru Creek between Pyramid Lake and Piru Lake is a beautiful class 4 wilderness kayak run through incredible geology. It can be runnable for a few days immediately during and after large winter rain storms, or during very wet winters.

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Piru Lake


limited lake shore access

Lake Piru Star Trails with Sylmar Fire Glow

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