This was a delightful little find, not too far from home and somewhere we might go for a weekend. Our aim was to get a head start on southward travel Friday so we didn’t have to cover as much ground later. This place clocks in at 112 miles from home and was completely empty on a Friday night. It was cold, mind you, so understandable that the lakeside sites might not have appealed to the masses.
This campground is a part of the San Luis Recreation Area and is a short detour off Interstate 5. There are no services and the bathrooms are porta potties. We think it is a first come, first serve campground, but we could be wrong there. On arrival around 4, we got the pick of sites and the guy at the kiosk recommended #1. It’s the only one right on the water and it was quite nice, with its own ramada (I learned what a ramada is too, thanks Google).
Richard joined me for a night walk and we got to put our OLights to use. I also got to wear my sleeping bag jacket and that baby will keep away any chills. We could see I5 and the lights of Los Banos, as well as lots of stars. Fun!
The next morning we made tracks further south and Richard rode out of the campground. Besides one shallow water crossing, it was an uneventful departure. I amused myself with the sign stating that was a “Detention Reservoir.” Somewhere out there are some very naughty fish.
Lat note: captain’s chair is fully installed and such an improvement. Very comfortable and it improves the storing of things around me. It’s my nook of happiness. Southward for Winter Break!
Total miles: 112.2, 17.3 mpg, 3 hours 15 min. Site 1. No hookups, weak LTE for both at the water, but 4 bars once you climb a little out of the valley.