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Located in the Los Padres National Forest is where you will find beautiful Pyramid Lake on Piru Creek in California. The lake is easily accessible thanks to its position just 55 miles north of Los Angeles, in the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Due to the scenic beauty and warm climate, it attracts thousands of visitors every year from neighboring cities such as Bakersfield and Lancaster, as well as those from further away.
The lake and dam, which were completed in 1973, were both named after a pyramid-shaped rock which was carved out by engineers who were building the old Highway 99. Pyramid Lake is formed by the dam on Piru Creek and is now a 180,000-foot reservoir that looks as though it has always been there. Visitors can enjoy fishing, swimming, water skiing, boating and hiking on the miles of trails, so it is no wonder so many people search for an RV in Los Angeles County before starting their outdoor adventure.
There is a huge range of things available to do on the lake, but one of the most popular activities is to simply make use of Vaquero Beach, a lovely wide sandy beach which is used by visitors for sunbathing, playing, swimming, and fishing. The beach offers a great way to start any trip to the lake, and thanks to the beautiful surroundings, people often end up spending a good portion of the day here. Another beach area around the lake is Emigrant Landing, offering fishing access, picnic areas, and three unique day-use areas that are only accessible by boat.
Fishing is available from all points of the lake, and many people make fishing part of their trip whether there for a day or for a more extended stay RV camping at Pyramid Lake. A variety of fish call the lake their home such as the smallmouth and largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, trout, and striped bass, to name a few.
Boating is also a popular way to spend time when visiting Pyramid Lake, especially as boats with a motor are allowed. Speed restrictions vary depending on where on the lake you are. For those that are kayaking or canoeing, the best place to head tends to be the canyons as this is where boats with a motor are restricted to lower speeds, and there are more places to explore. On the main body of the lake, powerboats are allowed to go that little bit faster, so people can enjoy different water sports such as water skiing.
The closest RV campgrounds to Pyramid Lake is Los Alamos Campgrounds, which has 93 sites that are suitable for families. The site has bathrooms with flush toilets, potable water, and a dump station that are free for overnight guests to use. There are also three group campsites that are available for up to 40 guests available as long as they are reserved in advance.
For a unique camping experience in a Los Angeles camper rental, head to Pyramid Lake RV Resort, which is located around 4 miles from the lake and located in an open canyon. There are 117 full-hookup sites in this park, with 50 of these being pull-thru. There are both shady and sunny sites when camping at Pyramid Lake, as well as a range of recreational activities such as a ball field, hot tub, playground, swimming pool, video rentals, and miniature golf course to name just a few.
To learn a little more about the lake and surrounding area, head to the Vista del Lago Visitors' Center. The center is full of information on Pyramid Lake itself, as well as about water conservation and the SWP. Ideal a rainy day, the center is open every day free of charge, and also offers a great vantage point for looking down onto the waters of the lake.
The incredible city of Los Angeles is close enough to Pyramid Lake for a day trip for those that fancy a dramatic change of scenery. The city is famous all over the world for its unique landmarks and plethora of things to do. For shopaholics, the city is simply paradise, with streets and streets of designer shops. There is, of course, the world-famous Walk of Fame and Hollywood sign which can be great fun to visit and look at, or alternatively see the homes of the stars during a tour of the Beverly Hills area. There are also many places to grab a bite to eat or drink in the evening. Rent a camper near Pyramid Lake to experience all this and more.
For a town that is a little closer, camp in an RV near Santa Clarita. This is a good option as although it is still a popular town, and it will be a lot less crowded than Los Angeles. Again, there are lots of places to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the scenery, or alternatively, you could hunt out some family fun and visit the Mountasia Family Fun Center for a range of rides and amusements which will keep the whole family entertained for hours.