Nestled in the grassy hills of the western San Joaquin Valley near historic Pacheco Pass, San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area is noted for boating, board sailing, camping, and picnicking. But its anglers who find the units three lakes most inviting. The area around San Luis Reservoir and O'Neill Forebay is often very windy, and winds can come up quite suddenly. Watch the wind warning lights at the Basalt entrance station, Quien Sabe Point, and Romero Visitor Center. On the forebay, wind warning lights are located at the Medeiros boat ramp and above the South Beach picnic area at San Luis Creek. Summer temperatures here average in the mid-90s and occasionally exceed 100 but evenings are usually cool and pleasant. Rainfall averages eight to nine inches a year, mostly between November and April. In winter, temperatures seldom go below freezing, and tule fogs are frequent. In the spring, the golden-brown hills are coated with a fleeting green, highlighted by bursts of wildflowers colors. HOURS OF OPERATION: On-season hours: (April 1-Sept 30): 6am-8pm Off-season hours: (Nov 1-Feb 28): 6am-6pm Spring hours (March 1-March 31): 6am-7pm Fall hours (Oct 1-Oct 31): 6am-7pm

hiking
1 month ago

While the area is lovely, the trail itself is completely overgrown and riddled with burs and bugs. We were only able to get in about 1 mile before it became too itchy and had to turn around. I'd love this hike though if it were maintained a bit better!

on Lone Oak Trail

mountain biking
Thursday, May 08, 2014

mountain biking
Sunday, March 09, 2014