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San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Jasper Sears Road, Gonzaga Road, O'neill Forebay Reservoir, Jasper Sears OHV Area, San Louis, San Louise

Last Known StatusOpen

Open to both red and green sticker OHVs year-round, this day use only park offers a small staging area with loading ramps, picnic tables, two gazebos, vault toilets and trash cans.

Due to the flat landscape and small area only novice level ATV trails can be found here which can be covered within 20 minutes. Overnight parking and campfires are not permitted but camping facilities are close by.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenDaily dawn to dusk.CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesResidents of any state not listed must purchase a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
2 Cycle EnginesNo RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Motocross Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic
CommentATVs that are factory classified for two riders are permitted.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size640 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail2
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation300 to 320 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state recreation area has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state recreation area has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe state recreation area has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis state recreation area has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis state recreation area has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has almost all beginner terrain.All
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has no intermediate level terrain.None
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Recreation

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Chevron (209) 826-3108
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)Chevron (209) 826-3108
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (E)Chevron (209) 826-3108
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (E)San Luis RV Resort (209) 826-5542 or (800) 378-7275
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (E)San Luis RV Resort (209) 826-5542 or (800) 378-7275
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NW)Medeiros Camground (209) 826-1197
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)Chevron (209) 826-3108

FEES & PASSES

ParkingYes ($10.00)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Prospark is open year round to both red & green sticker OHVs, nice staging area
Consno shade, small area, no single track, no interesting scenery
Our RatingRatingFair
Recommended StayHalf Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLos Banos, CA
AddressJasper Sears Road, Gustine, CA 95322
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From: Los Banos, CA
1) Take SR-152 west about 10 miles
2) Take exit for SR-33 (San Luis Drive)
3) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp, continue about 250 yards
4) Turn right (west) on Gonzaga Road, continue .5 miles
5) Turn left on Jasper Sears Road, continue about 250 yards. Park entrance is on the right.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
31426 Gonzaga Road
Gustine, CA 95322-9737
(209) 826-1197
info@parks.ca.gov
www.parks.ca.gov
Contact InfoPacheco State Park
38787 Dinosaur Point Road
Hollister, CA 95023
(209) 826-6283
www.parks.ca.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

San Luis Reservoir Trail Photo

San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

San Luis Reservoir Trail Photo

Terrain example at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

This 'trail' runs the perimeter of the area.

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

San Luis Reservoir Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirtbike popping a wheelie at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

These trails are the best part, but none of them are more than a hundred yards long.

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Some terrain at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

There is one small area with some vegetation and shallow rises.  There is no more than what you see here.

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Honda CRF Motorbike at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

The hills in the background are not part of the riding area.

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

This trail cuts diagonally across the area.

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OHV at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

San Luis Reservoir Trail Photo

OHV at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

San Luis Reservoir Trail Photo

Some terrain at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

There are no berms on any of the play tracks.  The corners look like this.

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Terrain example at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

If you had to sum up the place with one photo, this would be it.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

The staging area has two nice loading ramps.

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Amenities at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

The staging area has two sun shades with picnic tables.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

This is the entrance to the staging area.  It is a small leveled lot with picnic tables and portable toilets.

San Luis Reservoir Trail Photo

Scenic view at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

San Luis Reservoir Trail Photo

Terrain example at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

The trails are marked, but the area is so small you could not possibly get lost.

San Luis Reservoir Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Trail

It is still a great place to learn to ride, teach someone to ride, break in a motor, or practice your turns.

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