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AKA: San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area

Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill and striped bass at San Luis Reservoir in California.
San Luis Reservoir, CA

Bragging size striped bass are caught with regularity at San Luis Reservoir, a 12,700 acre lake, located in the west central part of the state, 10 miles west of Los Banos. Just five miles off Interstate 5, this is an easy getaway for a weekend of boating, camping and fishing. Bass, crappie, trout, catfish and bluegill inhabit the relative shallows of the fourteen miles of shoreline wrapping the lake. Stripers roam the deeper channels and ledges, many growing to trophy size. Lake levels drop and rise often, and the area can be excessively windy at times. Primary boating access is via the nice boat launch ramp and facilities at the Dinosaur Point State Park Entrance Station, on the west side of the lake on Dinosaur Point. A second boat landing is located at the Basalt Day Use Area in the southeast corner of the lake.

Primary fish species residing in San Luis Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Rainbow Trout Bluegill Striped bass

San Luis Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Basalt Campground - 209 826-9709

San Luis Creek Campground - 209 826-1197

Medeiros Campground - 209 826-1197

Los Banos Creek Campground - 209 826-1197

Santa Nella RV Park - 209 826-3105

San Luis Reservoir CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

San Luis Reservoir
San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
31426 Gonzaga Road
Gustine, CA 95322
209 826-1197

 

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San Luis Reservoir, in California.