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San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area

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31426 Gonzaga Rd, Gustine, CA 95322-9737
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On our way to the coast, we stopped at the visitor's center to check things out, since we had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
melrox3
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Fresno, California
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We stopped to stretch our legs on our way from San Jose to Merced. The wind was kicking that day... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
bethanynd
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Savannah, Georgia
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31426 Gonzaga Rd, Gustine, CA 95322-9737
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way to the coast, we stopped at the visitor's center to check things out, since we had driven by it for 40 years and never managed to stop. We were very happy that we did. On the day that we stopped, wind was...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped to stretch our legs on our way from San Jose to Merced. The wind was kicking that day- approx 40 mph gusts. The visitor’s center has interesting displays about the history of the reservoir and how this it supplies Southern CA with water....More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you are driving from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, I would definitely recommend visiting this reservoir. It is simply beautiful and calm and definitely worth the stop. You can take some awesome pictures if it is the right time of the day and...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Came here on a suggestion from another bass fisherman who said the fish were biting. I had heard about this lake which it's quite a drive from San Jose but when the fish are biting it's time to give it a try. It took me...More

Thank Perry W
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Numerous informational displays regarding water conservation and water management in California, including videos, brochures, dioramas, among others. Best of all are the views of the reservoir, which was nearly full at the time of our visit and quite beautiful. Water fountains and restrooms make this...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This spot is lovely for reservoir watching. great museum nearby with information. If you are travelling to Sacramento, stay for sometime.

Thank Gul K
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

San Luis Reservoir is just a lovely area, filled with green rolling hills and a beautiful reservoir of clean water to enjoy. Can't wait to get the kayak in there!

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were driving along the northeast side of the reservoir on the fire road (you can turn directly onto it from SR-152), and we saw a huge herd of elk. Some of them had very large antlers. They were extremely impressive, maybe 50 of them....More

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We visited O'Neill Forebay, just north of the 152, not sure if this belongs here. The San Luis Creek RV campsite is a niced spaceous site. There is a toilet and that's about it. Though we visited end of July and it was quite hot...More

Thank rometrips
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

While traveling from the coast towards Merced, we passed the San Luis Reservoir of highway 152. It was a scorching 104F outside, still a break was needed. The visitor center provides a small tour through the world of water reservoirs, hydro electric and aqueducts (biggest...More

Thank Henri D
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Jose J
4 June 2016|
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Response from Backsi | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, our spot had water and electricity and a 30' space for an RV, but we had a tent so I didn't pay attention to the RV accommodations at other sites.There are three or four different campgrounds at the San Luis... More
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sass o
8 April 2015|
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Response from aprildoornbos | Reviewed this property |
I don't know , i didn't camp there , i was on my way to Oregon but there are pull in along the east bound side of the 152 that afford a great view of the reservoir that you can stop , cook out and spend the night for free
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