San Luis Reservoir Recreation

San Luis Reservoir

Fishing is one of the recreational opportunities at the San Luis Reservoir.

Update: At San Luis Reservoir, basalt campground and day use area are temporarily closed due to Sisk Dam Safety of Dams Modification Project

San Luis Reservoir, located in the western San Joaquin Valley near historic Pacheco Pass, serves both the State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project. San Luis Reservoir, O'Neill Forebay, and Los Banos Creek Reservoir are part of the San Luis Joint-Use Complex that is operated jointly by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Department of Water Resources, and the Bureau of Reclamation.

San Luis Reservoir SRA offers a popular destination for fishing, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and windsurfing.

DWR operates the Romero Overlook Visitors Center, just off Highway 152, which overlooks the reservoir. The visitor center provides information on the reservoirs and the State Water Project. Admission is free.


Romero Overlook Visitor Center

(209) 827-5353


Park Hours

Romero Overlook Visitors Center is open Thursday-Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) except major holidays, and admission is free.