"Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a trip to beautiful rural Blaine County. Only a few miles away from Los Santos in terms of distance but a million miles away in terms of general outlook on the world, Blaine County is a place to enjoy a simpler life from a forgotten time. Visit Blaine County. Don't be a stranger; they don't like them."
Grand Theft Auto V digital manual

Blaine County is a county in southern San Andreas, featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is bordered by Los Santos County to the south and Paleto County to the northwest. Blaine County's characteristics include an open desert region, as well as thick forests with large mountains. Blaine County is the single largest rural area in the Grand Theft Auto series. Blaine County contains the towns of Grapeseed, Sandy Shores and Paleto Bay, as well as several other smaller settlements. Blaine County is separated from Los Santos County by Route 68. Despite being a separate county, it is also patrolled by the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department as Sheriff Cruisers can be seen patrolling the highways for some reason.

Inhabited communities in Blaine County


Villages and Unincorporated Communities/Settlements

Mountains, Ranges, & Valleys

Places of Interest


Notable Residents



Blaine County is an amalgamation of several Southern Californian counties adjacent to Los Angeles and the Salton Sea. For example, the eastern desert and more rural areas near the Alamo Sea appear to most closely resemble western Imperial and Riverside counties whereas the western and more northerly areas such as North Chumash and Paleto Bay draw inspiration from southwestern Ventura County, and many of the northernmost and southernmost areas such as Paleto Forest and Bolingbroke Penitentiary, draw inspiration from southern San Bernardino County. The area is also very mountainous compared to the adjacent Los Santos County.



  • There is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho also called Blaine County.
  • The official seal of the County's motto reads "The morning glory county". Morning glory is said to be when a male wakes up with an erection for no apparent reason. This is another reference to Rockstar's raunchy humor.
  • Some radio stations based in Los Santos (such as West Coast Talk Radio) will fade out into static and switch over to Blaine County Talk Radio when the player crosses the county line into Blaine County.
  • Despite being an independent county, Blaine County is still patrolled by the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department, which logically should only operate in Los Santos County. This could be because of the heavy arms trading and meth dealing that happens.
  • Trevor Philips lives in Blaine County because he feels that it's more "authentic" than Los Santos, and it's closer to the production of his stock in trade: meth and guns.