Sunday, January 19, 2014

Camping with the Elks

So our first trip in 2014 (January) was with the Simi Valley Elks. The location we stayed at was not your typical campground, it was hidden in a corner of an Oil Refinery near the city of  Piru, California.

Entrance sign to the Piru Petroleum Club Campground

The Elks sign lets you know you're in the right place
We are here...
Our camp spot

I've been a member of the Simi Valley Elks Kamping Club for over a  year now and we have been on a few trips with them. They have managed to find some interesting locations to gather and camp, but this place I believe is the most interesting of them all.

With that said, I had a great 4 days camping with the club. We even got in a 5 mile hike on Saturday. The most important thing to know is that this Elks Club loves to eat and drink. So be prepared to participate in the action, because no one is left hungry!

The campground is managed by the Piru Petroleum Club and they rent out the location for other groups. It has a main community room, two large Santa Maria style Bar-B-Ques and several 110 volt outlets to plug into. You can also find two Horseshoe Pits and plenty of space to park your rig. It is not the typical RV campground you would expect, it does have it's own unique style that truly fits in with the Fillmore-Piru area.

Horseshoe pits

Did you say Bar-B-Que?
Fellow Elks enjoying an relaxing afternoon...

Our Wagon Master, Bill Sears
I must say with all the eating, drinking and great camping camaraderie, the Piru campground did supply a unique and relaxing weekend.


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