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Los Banos, California is located in central California on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. The closest large city is Modesto, located within about an hour’s drive north. This semi-rural city was mainly settled by Henry Miller, a man who would own most of the San Joaquin Valley, and create a vast agricultural empire in the area. The area had always been ripe for agriculture as it has natural flowing waters and wetlands in addition to the gorgeous weather. The nearest large city is Merced, less than an hour away to the southwest.

The famous California sunshine does not fail to provide over 300 days of beautiful clear skies, perfect weather for your Los Banos travel trailer rental. Mix the ideal weather with the abundance of wildlife refuges and state parks in the surrounding area, and you have a perfect little slice of California.

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The Great Outdoors

When you book an RV in Los Banos, you will have access to several unique recreational activities. An array of parks and designated wildlife areas provide even the most hardcore outdoorsman entertainment that will last for weeks on end.

There are 6 protected wildlife areas and state parks within just a half hours drive from downtown Los Banos. The closest area, the Los Banos Wildlife Area boasts a healthy 6,200 acres of untouched land just a few minutes north of town. The wetlands here support beavers, muskrats, and over 200 species of birds. Wildlife viewers, hunters, and anglers are all able to enjoy the Los Banos Wildlife Area.

One of the most popular options for outdoor recreation to park your luxury RV rental from Los Banos, is the San Luis Reservoir. The reservoir is boater friendly, and opportunities for guided kayak tours led by state park employees are available. Nearby Pacheco State Park lies west of the city and just east of Gilroy, and offers amazing reservoir views from numerous access points. The reservoir is a great way to spend a day having a picnic and cooling off with the whole family on a sunny summer day.

RV Parks

When you rent a motorhome in Los Banos, CA you will need somewhere to park it for the night. The Los Banos area caters to out-of-town visitors and there are plenty of campsites within the state run San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area.

Los Banos West/I-5 KOA Journey is right down the road near Santa Nella and is a great option for your luxury RV rental from Los Banos. It offers year round service that caters to all ages. It is conveniently located off the interstate, so you should have no issues in getting to the park. In addition, the park provides cable and Wi-Fi, along with full hookups for your RV. Enjoy the nearby San Luis Reservoir for daytime boating and other recreational activities after you have settled in. Short term stays, as well as long term stays up to 27 days are welcome.

The San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area is one of the best camping areas near Los Banos. The Basalt Campground on the lakes south-eastern edge, offers 79 developed family campsites. Although relatively small, a few sites are able to accommodate up to 40 feet long RVs. The site also provides water faucets for your water needs.

In a pinch, the Walmart in town is RV friendly, but always be sure to check in with the manager before staying the night. Gas stations, larger grocery stores, and truck stops may also meet your needs. Of course you’ll need permission for those as well. Being located near the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, RV rental near Los Banos is common, therefore, you should be able to find great amenities.

Exploring the City

Most people see Los Banos as just another exit off of the I-5, but everyone who has hopped off the interstate for a closer look knows the truth. Los Banos is a diamond in the rough. With an abundance of wildlands, deep history, and strong cultural presence, it’s hard not to fall in love with this place!

The culture in Los Banos is a refreshing change from everyday life in nearby San Jose. In the spring, Merced County holds their annual Spring Fair right in Los Banos. It’s a wonderful event for everyone in attendance. Various exhibits, rides, and live shows are available to keep the whole family entertained. One of the main staples at the fair is the show ring, where farm animals are shown in competition. This ties in perfectly with the rich history of the city.

If it’s a taste of the warm California sunshine you are seeking, consider a camper rental in Los Banos. Enjoy excellent authentic Mexican cuisine, watch a sunset, and take in the beautiful landscape. Rent an RV in Los Banos, CA and explore The Golden State!

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


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  • Lone Oak Trail, CASan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, CA
  • Raccoon Marsh/Woody Pond Trails, CALos Banos, CA
  • Great Valley Grasslands State Park Trail, CAGustine, CA
  • Great Valley Grasslands Exploration, CALos Banos, CA
  • Spikes Peak Loop Trail, CAHollister, CA
  • Diamond Spring Trail, CASan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, CA
  • Pig Pond Trail, CASan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, CA
  • Canyon Loop Trail, CASan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, CA
  • Tunnel Mountain Trail, CASan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, CA
  • Spikes Peak Dinosaur Loop Trail, CASan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, CA

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