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Old 05-10-2021, 09:52 AM   #1
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Rest stops on NB I5 San Diego thru LA?

There are no cal trans rest areas on I-5 in so-cal. My truck and trailer combined is 50' long. Coming from yuma, az to sf bay area. I've passed this way many times but would always just blow through I-5 from San Diego to Santa Clarita where I'd stop for gas. Nowadays, I need to stop to rest more often. Any recommendations for relatively stress free places to stop along this route?
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Good luck!

I've run that route several times and noticed there were no rest areas nor gas stations along the way that were convenient to get to.
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Is the rest stop just south of I5 exit 62 still in operation? I believe it’s the named Aliso Creek, might be a San Diego County rest stop.
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It will take slightly longer but I-15 has easy access stations off the interstate in the Rainbow/fallbrook area and Temecula.
I-15 , 91 w, 71 n , 57 n then onto the 210 will get you there

There’s at least one station on the 91 right off the highway.

Aliso Creek rest area just north of Oceanside is southbound only
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Is the rest stop just south of I5 exit 62 still in operation? I believe it’s the named Aliso Creek, might be a San Diego County rest stop.
Yes there's a northbound and southbound rest area there, it's in the Camp Pendleton area. In fact last Thursday I was in that northbound rest area and it was full. I just had to stop to use the head, so I parked by a curb for a few minutes, then took off.

After that there's really no rest areas on I-5 north that I know of, until you leave Los Angeles.
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Coming from Yuma why not avoid the big cities and try Hwy 99 rather than I-5? Many places to easily pull over. Take 86 to Indio then I-10 for a short distance to connect to 62 to Desert Hot Springs & Yucca Valley. North on 247 to Barstow and west on 58 to Bakersfield.
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Coming from Yuma why not avoid the big cities and try Hwy 99 rather than I-5? Many places to easily pull over. Take 86 to Indio then I-10 for a short distance to connect to 62 to Desert Hot Springs & Yucca Valley. North on 247 to Barstow and west on 58 to Bakersfield.
For ~30 years, i usually drove non-stop Santa Clarita I-5 through San Diego to I-8. I've also taken roughly the route you recommended getting to 58 west several times. I agree its a good route. Heavy wind forecast out in the Mojave later in the week, was thinking I'd swap the wind for LA. 🤔 It's been a very windy spring in the sw.
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This rest stop is on 5NB just north of Oceanside. Click image for larger version

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There are 3 rest stops on I-10 between the Az border and I-215 (chiraco pass, white water, and near Beaumont) . If you jump up to the 210 then go across LA to I-5, there is the rest stop in Lebec. Also, plenty of spots to stop in Castaic. The rest stop near Beaumont (between the 60 and 215) was closed last time I went through that area in March, so check on that one.
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Just an observation.


I pass the rest stops on the I-5, just north of Oceanside, regularly. Both sides are regularly crowded almost anytime I have driven by. Never seen such a thing on regular travels. The north bound side, which you will be traveling, cannot be seen from the freeway so you will not know if you can fit until you are exited.


Just a heads up if you still decide to go the I-5 route.
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