San Luis Reservoir
San Luis Reservoir Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
This sprawling reservoir offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including fishing, boating, swimming, jet and waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing. The dangerously fierce wind conditions; the wide spread distance between shorelines; and the sixty-five miles of shoreline are special factors you will need to take into careful consideration when paddling on this desolate reservoir.
The two most scenic arms on the reservoir located by the Dinosaur Point Road boat launch, on the northwestern shore, are more preferable for novice paddlers. All boats must travel in a counter-clockwise directions, (including kayaks). The Romero Visitors Center is open daily except, on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area is noted for boating, board sailing, camping, and picnicking. But it’s kayak anglers who find the reservoir the most inviting.
Striped bass draw the majority of anglers to San Luis Reservoir, but catfish provides the best fishing opportunities in the spring and summer throughout the lake’s abundant coves.
Open: San Luis Reservoir and O’Neil Forebay are open daily all year, one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, for boating, unless there are high wind conditions.
Open:San Luis Reservoir and O’Neil Forebay are open daily all year, one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, for boating, unless there are high wind conditions.
Fees: There are day use, launch, pet and camping fees at both locations.
Reservoir Facilities: The facilities consist of sail and power boating, windsurfing, fishing, swimming, hunting, hiking, bicycling, jet and waterskiing, camping, and picnicking. Restroom facilities are provided. Launch accesses are located at Dinosaur Point and the Basalt. Sections of San Luis Reservoir have boat speed restrictions. All boats must remain at least 500 feet away from the dam and intake structure. The San Luis State Recreation Area is operated by California State Parks. The office is located at 31426 Gonzaga Road, Gustine, CA 95322, Ph: 209 826-1197. Current wind conditions can be retrieved by calling. Ph:800 805-4805.