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San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area

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Address: 31426 Gonzaga Rd, Gustine, CA 95322-9737
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Went camping at the San Luis Creek Campground. Originally planned to stay two nights but ended up leaving early. The staff was 5 star excellent customer service. The camp host was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
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Ede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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 apparently is the California aqueduct with a length of 444mile) Anyway, it was just a... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The water shortage is leading to be what looks like 100 foot drop in the water level.it is a pretty area and offers nice wildlife and hiking areas. It is a place for families to go for some outdoor fun.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Went camping at the San Luis Creek Campground. Originally planned to stay two nights but ended up leaving early. The staff was 5 star excellent customer service. The camp host was very accommodating and friendly always willing to help. We bought firewood from them and it worked out great for our needs. The hosts were very active and kept a... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We have been to San Luis Reservoir several times for picnics and hiking. This time we stopped by on our drive from LA back to home. It was a beautiful day. Its nice to see with our rains this year that water level is very good. There are breathtaking views of the reservoir. There is a visitor center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

So serene and beautiful. g-d's work. A four hour drive north from Los Angeles. Like another world. Just drove down from Monterey and the views just don't stop!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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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Paso Robles, California
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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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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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