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San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area

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Address: 31426 Gonzaga Road, Gustine, CA 95322
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Very Nice Reservoir

We stopped by this place during our new year driving trip from Las Vegas to San Fransisco. The view is very nice and the surrounding is clean and well managed. We took a few nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped by this place during our new year driving trip from Las Vegas to San Fransisco. The view is very nice and the surrounding is clean and well managed. We took a few nice shoots here and displayed it on our BB Display Picture and they were questions asking about the place. I am truly amazed and highly appreciate... More 

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Corona, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We drove by on our way to San Jose from Los Angeles and saw this beautiful lake, decided to take a short break at the visitor center and time we took to this stop was well worth it. Not only we were able to see the beautiful scenary, we also learned about how much work it took for water to... More 

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Yosemite National Park, California, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Like the title suggests there was great bird watching, even just the drive delivered some great stuff like horas of egrets, a great blue heron and at least 5 different birds of prey. If you stop and look around the opportunities are endless!

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Duarte, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
132 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Unlike my recent visit to Lake Shasta this reservoir still looks ok since the 3 year old drought has ravaged California in so many ways but it is far below it's normal capacity , the reservoir is 82% below normal but looked still contained enough water to launch a boat at least, I have never been in this area before... More 

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Los Altos, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great campground in a grove of Eucalyptus and Pine in the midst of rolling grassland and hills (parched in summer/fall). Herd of elk wandered past the campground and lots of ground squirrels. Clean restrooms, plenty of water spigots and garbage containers, flat sites good for both RVs and tents. Very quiet and dark, granted - it is fall and 1/2... More 

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went there and were fortunate enough to see a herd of deers, birds, squirrels and other animals. There are tables and a lot of space to sit and just enjoy the green area. There is also an area where visitors are allowed to get in the water. Like in many other parks, there was a fee to get in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

we were looking for a nice place to stop on the way south and the area is notoriously boring we were pleasantly surprised by this spot. very clean and kept in great condition, there is water access, beach, picnic areas, lots of space to walk around and our kids had a lot of fun in the water. i only have... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stayed in San Luis Creek Cmpgrd. Sites nicely spaced with lots of pine trees, but spaces VERY short & all straight back ins, which is not a problem unless you have a long rig then manuerability is extremely tight especially if someone is parked right across from your site. We have a 30foot trailer which barely fit in the space.... More 

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133 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great place to let the dogs and kids run. What a nice relaxing area. The campsites are spread out and have fire pits so you can enjoy those s'mores! So grab your camping gear and drive 3 miles out of Santa Nella for a tranquil and quite stop.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We discovered this tranquil, open spaced property, about 8 yrs. ago, after staying in Santa Nella / Los Banos for the night. We have stayed up to 10 days in this area, between trips to Frisco & Carmel.... We have a dog so we're on the alert as to where we can exercise him when we're on the road. This... More 

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