Los Banos West / I-5 KOA

If a family-oriented RV park is what you're looking for in Northern California, look no further than Los Banos West/I-5 KOA just slightly west of the city of Los Banos. This wonderful campground is subject to cool morning and evening breezes coming directly off of the nearby San Luis Reservoir, allowing you to enjoy your motorhome camping experience. If you're itching to barbecue your own meals, the campground has a patio equipped with a Texas-style grill; if you had something fancier in mind, there is also a club room with an indoor kitchen and all the necessities. If games are more your thing, the park has a horseshoe pitch, croquet, and a playground and large grassy areas where your kids can play (it is also pet-friendly).Once you've arrived, you will probably want to let everyone back home know that you're safe using the KOA's Wi-Fi service. Cable TV is available to help you relax after a long trip on your first evening here, and firewood is available if a campfire is your preference. Some of the sites have up to 50 amp service, full hookups, picnic tables, and pull-through access; many of the sites have some trees that will provide shade on hot days. You can also make use of the restrooms with hot showers and the swimming pool which is open from early May until early October, and find any necessities you're running low on at the camp store. Feel like trying something different? Los Banos West/I-5 KOA has banana bikes you can use to make your way around the campground.When you're ready to begin exploring, there is a lot to see and do in the surrounding area. You're already at San Luis Reservoir, so stopping here is natural. You can use this body of water to go boating and water skiing, windsurfing, and fishing. The reservoir and two additional bodies of water are open from early morning until sundown, but all boats must be off the water by sunset. The area is occasionally subject to sudden winds; a lighting system on-site will indicate if the wind is becoming unruly. You can also picnic and enjoy the spectacular wildflowers that bloom around the water's edge.If nature and wildlife observation is more your thing, fire up the Los Banos campervan rental and head to the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, where you will find wetlands and grasslands, forests, and vernal pools. Here you'll have a chance to observe varieties of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and more.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

If you and your kids have never seen a mountain lion, now is your chance. Head to Henry W. Coe State Park, one of the largest state-owned parks in Northern California, with lofty ridges and steep canyons. This refuge is a popular place for hiking and backpacking, mountain biking and fishing, but you can also go geocaching while you're here or camp overnight. If you happen to be here in the fall, you'll be just in time for the Tarantula Fest and barbecue. And, of course, there are the mountain lions. Camping at Los Banos West/I-5 KOA puts this and other attractions right at your feet.Head farther south, and you will find yourself in Pinnacles National Park, a unique landscape formed from volcanoes and today consisting of chaparral, oak woodlands, and canyon bottoms. You can hike here with the family or tackle more serious hiking trails if you don't have kids with you. You can enter rare talus caves and exit in the vicinity of massive rock spires that are home to falcons, eagles, and the California condor. It's also a popular site for rock climbing.A little closer to the ocean, you'll find the Sierra Azul Preserve, a true undisturbed wilderness area (although there are restrooms). Renting an RV means you can enjoy the area and know that the creature comforts you need are still close by. It's a popular place for hiking and mountain biking, and dogs are allowed in the area with a leash, but you should pay attention to the signs posted as not all activities are permitted on all of the trails. While you are here, you'll be passing through serpentine grasslands, bay tree and oak woodland forests, and deep ravines if you're after a challenge. It's a great opportunity to observe wildlife such as coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions.

Exploring The Area

It wouldn't be a California vacation if you didn't spend at least some time near the coastline; that's why you should head for Salinas to absorb some of the culture and cuisine. Search for an RV in Merced County, and you can travel here in comfort. There are a number of wineries where you can sample the local wine and scenery at the same time, and art galleries galore because this is, after all, California. If you need to get some shopping done, there are malls where you can browse the latest fashions, or you can take a walking tour of Oldtown, a Salinas neighborhood with shops and a farmers market. It's also near the Steinbeck Center, a historical landmark celebrating the famed author John Steinbeck.Continue on to the coast, and you will find Monterey, where the dining options abound. The local restaurants range in price from inexpensive to fine dining, so you can choose exactly what you want at a price that suits you. Find a venue near the beach, and you can add a sunset to your evening meal.Choosing a California RV rental vacation will put all of this and more within your grasp, and it all begins at Los Banos West/I-5 KOA.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.