Basalt Campground

San Luis Reservoir SRA

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Gustine, CA
209-826-1197
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GPS: 37.029, -121.0645

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 79
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 599 ft
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Weboost
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 26(?)

Escape Pod would stay here again

“Good layover campground near I-5”

Reviewed Apr 22, 2018

Overall Rating

Nestled in a nicely wooded hollow about 15 min. drive from Santa Nella, CA, Basalt campground is part of the San Luis Reservoir Recreation Area. It offers showers & flush toilets, picnic table, and level asphalt pad for your camper/RV. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because the bathrooms were locked, apparently due to plumbing issues. Had to use weathered porta pottys instead. It’s location off the I-5, south of Los Banos, makes it a good choice for a quiet place to layover.

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


3 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 28

Lunaru would stay here again

“Basalt Campground: A tranquil and beautiful place”

Reviewed Jan 15, 2018

Overall Rating

We camped here over a holiday weekend this January. It’s off season and the area is often foggy this time of year. Check-in is at 2 and we arrived about 4 pm. The reservation was not site-specific and we were able to choose which site we wanted, especially since we were there with only one other camper. The rangers and camp host were friendly and welcoming. We picked a site that had lovely view of grassy hills and some of the water. The sites were very clean, with paved back-in spots, most of which were level. It also had picnic table and food storage box. Some spots had more shade trees than others; with the fog, we opted for less shade. This would be a great place for birders. Heard owls, saw hawks, white pelicans, egrets, and others I don’t know the names of. The second night, some rowdy coyotes ran through the camp while we slept; otherwise very peaceful. We took a walk on nearby trail the second day there. A few people were fishing on the reservoir. It’s also a popular boating spot and there are lots of activities for folks.
There weren’t any hookups, which was fine since we were in a roof tent on a truck. Water was easily accessed with nearby spigots around campground. Restrooms were clean yet lacked soap dispensers, and most were locked, understandable with off season. Our only complaint was the shower facility. Coin operated, it didn’t appear to work. We put in 50 cents for minimum time, just to test out and nothing happened. Maybe we needed to put in full amount first? The camp host and rangers told us the shower was available, so not sure what happened. Perhaps instructions for us newbies would be nice, my only reason for 4 stars. We didn’t notify the camp host and maybe we should have. However, all said, this is very quiet and lovely place to camp and we would definitely stay here again. The second night saw three more campers arriving but it was still very peaceful. It may get busier and noisier on peak weekends, later in year. Note that summer temps can spike at upper 90s plus, so be prepared for that. Also, great cell service.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • water available

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