14 Parks near Piru, California
Sep 2009 - $28.00
Dry, dusty and empty. That was the campsite at the end of September 2009. No doubt this lake is very popular with boaters and is likely very busy in prime season. Our visit was a disappointment: the restrooms were gag-a-maggot dirty, the dust was overwhelming and there just wasn't much to be said in favor of the campground except it's location which is half way between the Hwy 101 and I-5 freeways between Ventura and Magic Mountain. This campground's not for us - we will not stay again. - Aloha Utah
Jun 2009 - $25.00
Very pleasant campground - we had space #25, mostly level. Fire ring & table at site. Shaded with olive trees (caution! Olives on ground!). This is park is adjacent to L.A. and attracts many families. Park has snack bar. Golf cart sells both ice and firewood. Very nice get away; enjoyable. Fishing & boat rentals at lake. Snack bar. - ms883
May 2016 - $33.00
This was our second stay at this park so we knew what to expect. Cannot walk the dogs in the day area part of the park so walked them on the side of the road. LOTS of stickers for them to get in their paws so that is not good. There is a very large dog park about 3 miles away that is very nice. There is NO internet or phone service if you have Verizon. Sites were concrete with dirt on the sides. But - very clean and the hosts were very friendly. Since we have relatives in the area we will stay again. - joans8849
Jan 2016 - $32.00
Read a couple of reviews on this park. Decided to unhook the dinghy & drive up for a quick look for future reference before heading on to our very high priced coastal one night destination located right next to a freeway. For half the price & no traffic noise . . . We went back & got the motorhome. What a truly great find. Concrete pads are probably only 10-12' wide, so, with slide-outs deployed, you'll likely be walking in the dirt. Precautions must be taken to avoid tracking it in. Evidence of past water coursing thru the lower sites where we were, but this is a picturesque semi arid canyon. Most sites would have provided roof mounted satellite TV clearance. Great shopping & lots of food options located at the off ramp where you exit and the next. Speaking of the off ramp, the campground- not an RV park - is located straight up the road from the off ramp. Easy coming & going! While we only stayed one night this trip, we're already planning for an extended stay in the very near future. - biosensai
May 2015 - $38.00
Fear not! The crazy lady host that was referred to in prior posts and who ran people off is no longer here! With trepidation, we took a chance on this park despite the negative reviews about the host-from-hell because it was the only place we could find that was convenient to Simi Valley. Happily we found there was a new host who was very nice. (He's leaving at the end of the month, though, so who knows!)
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend while we attended the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues music festival (a great festival by the way!). It was very convenient to Simi and, even on a holiday weekend, it was not full and was very quiet. The sites are well spaced and laid out so each has plenty of room and the angles of the sites and the bushes in between provide a fair amount of privacy. There's not a lot to do as far as I could see, but it's great if you need to be in the Simi area.
As others have mentioned there is almost no cellphone coverage and no internet. Also, as others have mentioned, dogs are barred from the adjacent park where there are large areas of grass and can only be walked in the dirt and bark dust around the campground. Not ideal for those of us who travel with canine companions.
There are two showers, both handicap accessible, which is nice because they include a bench, handrails, and both a shower head and handheld. Pressure was good on the handheld, but in the one I used it wouldn't shut off completely so pressure in the overhead was lessened. Didn't bother me and there was plenty of hot water. It was clean and spacious, but there was no bench or chair outside of the shower area to put your dry clothes and only two little hooks on the wall. Very inconvenient.
That and the lack of a nice dog area are my only complaints. I expect we will stay here again next time we come to the festival. - Pdxjoanne
Jan 2017 - $45.00
We were at this park only overnight. Overnighters have long pull-throughs near the pools and rest rooms. The site was gravel with grass and a concrete patio and picnic table. It was a nice, reasonably private site. This is a large park with a lot of longer term visitors. The sites were all quite different. Most were pull-thought and had some privacy. Lots of trees and shrubs. In the center was complex with two large pools (one adults only) plus a hot tub and wading pool. Complex also had a good laundry facility and nice restrooms. Also a convenience store. Overall a nice park we would stay at again - thyde
Jan 2017 - $35.00
Friendly staff. Two swimming pools plus a Jacuzzi and a children's pool. Close to I-5. About 3 miles to Walmart and many other stores. Sites in the first two rows are pull-through. Not much maneuvering space. It took me three swings to get into the pull-through. Sites in the rear appear to be seasonal or permanent. - Paripatetic One
Nov 2016 - $45.00
We have stayed here before and made a reservation for a specific site. Upon arrival, there was some confusion about the reservation being made/cancelled on the same day (2 weeks ago). We were able to get one of our preferred sites but the office staff were not their usual helpful selves.
The sites are tight with trees and/or light poles at the entrances/exits to the sites. Hence our policy of calling far enough ahead to get a workable site for our rig's width and length. Lucky for us it was Sunday night and off-season, so our choices were available even though the office insisted that we only had one option. - zen_letitbe
Nov 2016 - $26.00
This is a fairly large county park, with a small camping area. You don't feel like you're in a city, but the RV park backs to the railroad track. Commuter and short freight trains come by 10-12 times a day, starting at 5am, and running into the early evening. The trains are loud, honk their horns, but are short, so it goes by fast. This is the main downside to this park. big rigs can fit into sites 10-16, which also have 30amp and water, and are the sites that back directly to the tracks. The sites are not level, so some blocking is needed. The sites across are shorter, also not level and have 30a & water. There are also 13 group RV sites up above, which are located on one large paved parking lot. These sites also have 30a and water. There is one pay dump site, which costs $15 per use. There is one host on site, who is very nice and helpful. - Scott Hicks
Jun 2016 - $32.00
This is a no frills county park. The sites are asphalt back-in with water & electric. They do have a dump station. The sites are not very level, so bring leveling blocks. They do have a picnic table and a fire pit and are in a grove of trees so there is nice shade. There are train tracks right next to the park, but the trains are not very frequent. So for a couple of nights it is not a problem. The location of this park close to the Ronald Reagan Library makes it the best choice for visiting the library. - Michael Kibler
Jun 2015 - $31.00
We got to Oak Park late in the afternoon and found a nice spot and started to set up and a passenger train came by and blew the horn right next to us (the rail is elevated about 20 feet above the RV spots and just 15 feet from the site). Before we could recover from this experience, a freight train went the other direction (I am not sure why they did not run head long into each other). You could feel the freight train inside the RV. Therefore, we did not stay. There are few choices in the area but we could not handle the trains. - lyzzards
Jan 2017 - $45.00
Very friendly and helpful staff. Well stocked camp store. Donuts and coffee in the morning. Former KOA but that's not a negative. Buildings, grounds and sites are very well-maintained. Many long term residents but sites are their sites are neat and organized. Spaces fairly narrow but adequate. Picnic table, fire fing and artificial lawn at each site. Roads and sites paved. Absolutely need reservations - probably less than 8 sites available at the beginning of the day and often none by 6 pm. - R&P
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi during our stay. The bathrooms and showers were great, as they were recently upgraded, clean and large. However, they close the bathrooms at night and open them back up in the morning. (Not good for late night bathroom runs while our bathroom is being refurbished).
Most of the people were fulltimers living there, with what appeared to be only a handful of sites available for camping. Many of the sites looked 'ghetto', dirty, junky, and messy with broken umbrellas, old furniture and lots of junk laying around. I was a bit uncomfortable. There wasn't much to do besides swim. We tried going for a walk, but there wasn't anything to see or do (besides walking across the street to the ARCO gas station). The pictures on the website made it look much nicer than it really was. Castaic Lake was not in walking distance, however the freeway was.
The on-site store was good sized and well stocked with a variety of supplies and necessities. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Someone patrolled the grounds in a golf cart regularly.
There was no built in campfire ring or place to cook outdoors, but they did provide a portable fire ring and brought it to our site. The camp sites were very close together so there wasn't much room between us and the guy next door to enjoy our campfire and meals outside. - BarbaraD
Jan 2016 - $45.00
Good for overnight close to highway. Nice people in office. Looks like a lot of FT residences. Not for us. Looked somewhat rundown.
Lot spacing is nearby to very close. Site surface was gravel with sunny, open exposure and featured a picnic table. - Susie GR
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Sites are level, but if you are the last one in, it might be tight maneuvering. It's quiet and doesn't feel like a city but you are close to everything. There is overflow parking for $5 a night- no hook up for that. As mentioned, the entrance is sort of an alley- a very wide driveway behind the parking lot of Old Susana's café. The driveway is called Elks Trail and is easy to miss, but if you do, there is a large dirt parking lot right down the street. Can't beat this place for the price! - Soos
Mar 2014 - $20.00
This is for Elks members only. They have just updated (wide) the RV parking sites. Good level gravel with full hooks on 8 sites. Rate is now $20.00. We could not get the cable to work but that might be a work in progress. Verizon works great. Close to Regan library about 12 miles. - margeandbob
May 2013 - $15.00
Elks Members Only. There are 5 sites in the shade, no satellite possible and 3 other sites OK for satellite. No local TV. Social Lodge, plenty of activities. Close to Reagan Library. No reservations. Verizon Strong. Pet Friendly. Enter through alley off Kuehner Dr. - silverado
Feb 2017 - $59.00
Very nice space, clean, great staff, beautiful views, VERY well laid out for rvs, tent campers, etc. - Judy2shoes
Oct 2016 - $60.00
This KOA is 5 miles up a two lane road. It only has 6 sites with sewer. The rest are water/electric only. It is Sunday morning and I am sitting here watching 30 trailers lined up to dump. Painful. I have one of the 6 sites with sewer. The park is dusty and dry, but is the best park in the area. It is $40 a night cheaper than the parks on the coast, so mostly used by younger folks, new to RVing. - Luke
Sep 2016 - $50.00
This park is a bit off the beaten path and you drive through town to get there. For an overnight it wasn't too convenient but if you have kids for a few days it would be great. It's built into the hills so going to the pool or showers required a hike down steep uneven stairs - would not be good for anyone not agile or small kids. They have a lot to do - nice pool, zip line, climbing wall and playground. The staff was very helpful. Our space was not level and a bit tricky to get in to - there's lots of turns and hills in this park. Also a lot of trees which is nice for ascetics but not so nice for the sap and bird poop on the rig. There are a lot of wild peacocks which are beautiful - they don't bother anyone but I did hear them early in the morning. - Catsinatrailer
Feb 2016 - $32.00
We had a nice shaded back-in site. The pull through sites are very close. The tent sites are really neat and some are close to a creek. The manager was super nice. It is in a larger day use park with big peacocks in it. Loved listening to them. Dogs can't go in the day use area but are allowed in the camping area. - Two_Huschels
Dec 2012 - $31.00
Nice county park with ten full hookup sites,regular spaced, level concrete pad, back in, picnic table, and fire pit. When we camped there in December just two other campers were there. It was fairly quiet during night time. Our rate reflects the winter rate which is less expensive than the other park across the creek. Good place for a weekend or stop-over. The exit lane has a tight turn so we took the entrance lane and had no trouble with our 34'fifth wheel. We would not recommend anything larger than 40'. We would stay there again. - TheSchweitzers
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Not much to it, but what is there, is good. Sites are paved, but tight. Cable provided, but lots of local channels. Little area for pets. No laundry. WiFi is OK, but cuts off from time to time. But a very clean park. - ta96silver
Nov 2014 - $31.00
+ 6 paved sites are level front to rear and side to side; elec is OK [voltmeter at 110 with space heater and hott rodd on]; noise from street is not objectionable; park is within walking distance to supermarket, hardware, pharmacy; and some restaurants
- 4 no bathrooms or laundry; office only open from noon to 6 M-F; sites are narrow with minimal privacy hedges; no rigs older than 12 years allowed; no cable; free wi-fi is spotty, as is maintenance
We do like being able to walk to shopping and restaurants. - RaySc
Nov 2013 - $29.00
Roads and sites are very tight and it's hard to negotiate into your site due to strategically placed lamps and plants. No extra room to hang around outside your rig. Park Wi-Fi is slow. Decent 4G Verizon signal, but slow too. Plenty of constant noise from neighboring roads and highway. One mile to downtown Santa Paula where there are some beautiful murals. - Metamorphosis Road
Jan 2017 - $65.00
This is a park in transition. Many long-time residents are being moved out to accommodate newer rigs at higher rates. Long term guests must sign a lease and agree to 15 pages of rules. The park is clean; the restrooms, while small, are clean and tidy. The laundry room could use some updating. The clubhouse is spacious but dull and poorly used. The pool was not open while we were there. The staff is very friendly and attentive. They do their best to provide a clean and quiet environment. Most long-term folks here are working people, so the park is largely empty during the daytime. - rfmscat
Dec 2016 - $51.00
The one thing you do NOT have when staying in the LA area is choice. You come here for a safe place to park and hookups for your RV while you're going out to see the sights of LA.
We stayed in the front, and there is a LOT of traffic noise from sun up to midnight. It actually quiets down overnight, but when it's happening, it's loud. And there are a LOT of sirens. And trains.
There are quite a few long term renters who seemed nice and the place was clean and well-kept.
It's "pet friendly," but we were told not to let our dog go anywhere in the RV park. There is a strip of grass out front that pets use (on the high traffic street) or you can walk a couple of blocks to a park in the area.
The laundry was $1.50 a wash (top load) and $1.25 to dry (front load). The sites are gravel and wide enough for your RV and to park a vehicle, and our site was JUST long enough for our 40' RV. No tables or patio. There is a pool, laundry room, clubhouse. We were here a week and never saw anyone use the pool, and it needed to be cleaned.
The Wi-Fi worked but was SLOW, and from the other reviews I'm guessing we got a signal because we were near the clubhouse. - chasmyn
Dec 2015 - $56.00
Maybe we have stayed in too many nice campgrounds but I cannot agree with the comments of others. Even though the sites are wide they are very short. We had to back our 36 ft into a site and maneuver it past the other rv backed in from the other side an over lap of about 5 ft. We were lucky that the pole that was on the site before was removed because the gentleman next door said we wouldn't have gotten in before.
The price was pretty high especially since there was no cable and the only WiFi is in the clubhouse.
We only used this as a one night stop to visit the Ronald Reagan Library. Probably won't stay again. - John Borajkiewicz