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San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area



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    25592.44 acres

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Cool off at the reservoir! Nestled in the western San Joaquin Valley near the historic Pacheco Pass, this centrally located oasis is 64,000 acres of heaven for outdoor enthusiasts.

Use one of four launches to put your boat in the water for a day of world-class fishing, skiing, or tubing. Take a dip in the designated swim area at North Beach. Bring a picnic lunch and your ATV to the Jasper Sears OHV area. O'Neill Forebay is the perfect spot for windsurfing. Make it an overnight adventure in one of the campgrounds or host a family reunion in one of the group picnic areas.

Allowed Activities
Horseback Riding
Atv Riding
Motorcycle Riding
Rv Camping
Tent Camping
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Rules & Regulation
Dogs Permitted With Restrictions

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Camping: Basalt Campground: Six accessible campsites are dispersed through the park. Accessible campsites are #’s 20, 35, 36, 40, 51, 56 and 73. Restrooms: There are two accessible combination restrooms with showers, one in each campground loop. Parking: Designated accessible spaces are adjacent to each restroom. Medeiros Campground: There are three accessible campsites available with accessible restrooms (non-flushable) available in the campground. San Luis Creek Campground: Accessible campsites are available. Accessible Campsites are #’s 9, 12, 13, 32, 34, and 45. Restrooms: There are accessible restrooms (non-flushable) available in this campground.

Picnic Areas: Dinosaur Point: Accessible picnic sites and restroom (non-flushable) are available. San Luis Creek Area: Accessible picnic sites are available. There are accessible restrooms available on North and South Beach Areas. An accessible trail (approximately 3 miles in length) follows the O'Neill Forebay shoreline from the North Beach Area through the campground and ends at a popular fishing spot known as the Check 12 Area. This is where the CA Aqueduct empties into the O'Neill Forebay. Basalt Area: Accessible picnic sites are available. Los Banos Creek: This area has accessible picnic sites with shade ramadas and an accessible vault restroom.

Trails: The San Luis Creek Trail begins at the San Luis Creek campground and extends south for 2.1 miles to South Beach day-use area. The 5’ wide paved trail provides linkage to multiple destination points including the group campground, north day-use area and several fishing spots. The surface is asphalt. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% slopes with intermittent sections between 5% to 8% and one section for 15 feet at 9%. Accessible parking is available at several locations along the trail route.


Visit Dogs in State Parks. Please be aware of all regulations related to bringing your fur friend for your visit

Dogs allowed only in campground, must be on a maximum 6-foot leash at ALL times and physically under your control.