Los Banos Reservoir

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Los Banos Reservoir

California

(209) 826-1198

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Overview

The Los Banos Dam and Reservoir are on Los Banos Creek above the San Luis Canal, near Los Banos, California. The dam and reservoir are features on the Central Valley Project - San Luis Unit. The reservoir has 620 water surface acres and 12 miles of shoreline. The recreation area offers trails following the Path of the Padres, a boat and hiking trail. The Path leads to the baths used by the padres of early California. During the spring, guided interpretive tours are provided on the trail. The reservoir offers day use facilities for picnic and family activities. A horse camp is available and there are equestrian trails for the horse enthusiast.

Map of Los Banos Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 36.983960, -120.953136

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Activities

  • Camping

    Twenty undeveloped camping/picnicking sites are located along the shore Los Banos Creek Reservoir. Each has a shade ramada, table, and stove. There is drinking water and chemical toilets.

  • Fishing

    Fishing opportunities are available, and the reservoir is stocked during the fall and winter months with trout.

  • Hiking

    The recreation area offers trails following the Path of the Padres.

  • Historic Sites

    During the spring, guided interpretive tours are provided on the trail.

  • Horseback Riding

    A horse camp is available and there are equestrian trails for the horse enthusiast.

  • Picnicking

    The reservoir offers day use facilities for picnic and family activities.

Directions

Driving

Site is about six miles south of the town of Los Banos on State Highway 165.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(209) 826-1198

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