Frenchman's Flat Day Use Area
The access road to the Day Use area is CLOSED to vehicle traffic. Plan to hike in or bike in.
Amenities: 3 Hike-in campsites- picnic tables, no FS provided fire devices - no campfires. Vault toilets, trash receptacles, no piped water. Seasonal stream water (treat before using). However, water flow may be low or non-existent due to reduced rainfall. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires.
Waterplay: Access to Piru Creek for fishing, swimming, and wildlife viewing.
Fees: Camping - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required. Vehicles must park at the gate.
Day use - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required.
The 2,200-acre Frenchman’s Flat standard amenity recreation fee area is a popular riparian area most well-known for the Wild and Scenic River designation, and its native trout fishery. Recreation activities include wildlife viewing, swimming, hiking, and picnicking.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||First come-First served. No reserving or holding of campsites allowed.|
|Fees:||Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted.|
|Permit Info:||A California Campfire Permit is required.|
|Restrictions:||Fire Restrictions are in effect. All backpack stoves and portable gas stoves must be put completely out before you leave the area.|
|Passes:||Adventure Pass/Interagency Passes Required.|
|Information Center:||Please call the LA Gateway District Office at (818) 482-8937 for current conditions and additional information.|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
River and Stream Fishing
Alerts & Warnings
- NEW! Office Updates - Need Info or Passes?
- NEW! Closures Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
- UPDATED! Forest Service Road Closures
- Fire Danger: HIGH
- Temporary Closures (Bobcat Fire)
- Advisory: Safety by Waterfalls / Streams / Creeks
- Driving to the Forest?
- Advisory: Hiking at High Elevations
- Planning to Camp? (Stay Limits & Dispersed Camping Restrictions)