Welcome to Los Banos!
We’re very proud of our family-oriented community, which has maintained a small-town atmosphere while accommodating thriving residential and economic growth.
Centrally located at the “Crossroads of California”, Los Banos is much more than meets the eye. From bird watching to water skiing, fishing to elk watching, Los Banos offers thousands of acres of recreational fun and enjoyment opportunities for the young and young at heart.
The City of Los Banos, population 42,869, is situated on the west side of Merced County and is the county’s second largest city. The City is conveniently located in the center of California and is about two hours from the cities of San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento, as well as Yosemite National Park. California’s Monterey Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean are accessible in one and a half hours, as well as the Valley’s major cities of Stockton and Fresno. The Silicon Valley is just more than an hour’s drive away.
A combination of new enterprise, local government, and agriculture-based operations all contribute to the City’s economy, which continues to provide residents with a variety of amenities to enjoy. In addition to public services, including water, sewer, parks and recreation, and a strong public safety departments, the City of Los Banos also offers a variety of retail and entertainment venues for its residents. With its rich culture, prosperous business community, and thriving agricultural industry, you’ll find a family-friendly environment ideal for work or play.
Check out the menu to the left to learn more about our local history, recreation, parks, trails, wetlands, wildlife refuges, reservoirs, and more!