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Park Closures and Notices

Storm Damage in the East Bay Regional Parks

The heavy winter rains have caused severe damage in our parks, including landslides, washed out trails, erosion and downed trees. In some parks, flooding and rising lake waters have submerged trails, picnic areas, campgrounds, swim beaches and access to lake areas. Our park staff is working hard to get as many of the parks back to public access and recreation. However, some trails or access to recreational areas may take months or longer to restore, and will remain closed to ensure public safety. We appreciate your patience during this time. Please check this page frequently for current park conditions before visiting the parks. Thank you.
More Information: Map and photos.

Fire Warnings and Weather Related Information

Park & Trail Closure Information - Listed by Facility

Alameda Creek Regional Trail

Swimming is never allowed and water contact is currently not permitted at Shinn Pond. Now due to the presence of toxic algae in the lake and we recommended that you avoid all skin contact with lake water; supervise your children and pets, especially dogs, at all times to keep them away from the water. If your skin touches the water, rinse with tap water.


On Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17, 2017, the Alameda County Public Works – Flood Control Maintenance department will be operating a rolling closure of the Alameda Creek Trail (both paved and unpaved sides) from Niles to the bay from 6:00am-4pm for maintenance. The county will post signs at trail entrances notifying the public.
The Alameda County Water District (ACWD) has begun work along the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel that will have temporary impacts on recreation along the Alameda Creek Trail and at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area. See the ACWD website for project information and upcoming meetings in Fremont. 

Alamo Canal Trail

No closures at this time.

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Trail Closure

  • Until further notice, Honker Bay Trail is closed due to fallen treesl.
  • Until further notice, Towhee Trail is closed between Honker Bay Trail and the main campground road due to a large fallen tree and trail damage.
  • Until further notice, Ranch Trail is closed due to landslide and trees on trail.
  • Until further notice, Loggers Loop Trail is closed due to multiple trees down.
  • Until further notice, Escondido Trail is closed due to fallen trees.
  • Until further notice, Horseshoe Trail is closed due to a mud slide and unsafe conditions.
  • Until further notice, East Shore-Honker Bay Footbridge is closed due to flooding.
  • Until further notice, Columbine Trail is closed due to landslide and trees on trail.
  • Until further notice, Lost Ridge Trail is closed due to erosion.

Weather Conditions

Cascade Trail at Columbine Trail and Cascade Trail to Bass Cove is now, seasonally flooded, and has become a part of the creek; with the current storm forecast, it is not advisable to cross the creek from Columbine Trail to Cascade Trail. Please use alternate routes to enjoy the park or if encountering unsafe conditions, simply turn around and walk back out to your point of entry. Best access to Bass Cove is from Clyde Woolridge Staging area to Goldenrod Trail south.

Lake Loop Closure

Portions of the West Shore Trail, Bass Cove Trail and the area around Chabot Dam at Lake Chabot Regional Park are CLOSED seven days a week until late summer 2017 while the East Bay Municipal Utility District completes seismic retrofit work on the 142-year-old dam. During this closure, the Lake Chabot Bicycle Loop and hiking loop will be closed across the dam. For more information, please go to http://www.ebmud.com/about-us/construction-my-neighborhood/chabot-dam-upgrade/.  

Marksmanship Range Closure

The Marksmanship Range is closed. Click HERE for More Information.

Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Big Break Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve 

No closures at this time.

Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail

No closures at this time.

Briones Regional Park

 No closures at this time.

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

Annual Closure Notice:

From Feb. 1 to July 31, the “Castle Rock” area of Mount Diablo State Park will be CLOSED to all visitors.  This area is accessed mostly by Stage Road Trail which is in Diablo Foothills Park and Castle Rock Recreation area of EBRPD.   Stage Road Trail will NOT be affected by this closure, but all areas east of the trail leading up to the rock formation areas will be off limits.  This closure is to help protect the American peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum). This protected species is territorial and highly sensitive to disturbance during nesting season. The rocks – located in Pine Canyon – are CLOSED to all access during these same months each year. 

Although the peregrine is no longer endangered, it is still a fully protected species in California, and disturbance of nesting peregrines is punishable by fines and even arrest.
Please abide by the posted regulations, stay out of the restricted areas and don’t disturb the nesting birds. Public cooperation will be key to the success of the program.

For information please contact the Park Supervisor Bridget Calvey at 510-544-3086.

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Contra Costa Canal Trail

No closures at this time.

Contra Loma Regional Park

No closures at this time.

Coyote Hills Regional Park

 

Due to the recent storms, Coyote Hills is experiencing flooding on trails in the marshes. The Muskrat Trail and the boardwalk are CLOSED.


Picnic area closure update
Four picnic areas in front of the Visitor Center will be CLOSED through April 2017, but will be opened for Easter weekend. During the closures tables and BBQ’s will be removed and landscaping will be replaced with a native sedge that will require less water and be better for the environment. Once the project is complete there will be new tables and BBQs in addition to the new landscaping. New grasses may take time to become establish and certain areas will remain closed.

Crockett Hills Regional Park

Until further notice, the Gold Finch Trail and the Chorus Frog Connector are CLOSED to the public, to protect sensitive species during the nesting season.

Crown Memorial State Beach

There is no entry into the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary to facilitate ongoing restoration work, until further notice.

Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area

During a closure due to full capacity, guests may not be permitted into the lagoon area until deemed safe by Park staff.

Delta de Anza Regional Trail

Until further notice, the Delta de Anza Regional Trail is CLOSED in Pittsburg, at Love Ridge Road to the west end of the school property at the bridge. The closure is due to construction in the area.

Del Valle Regional Park

The main park, campground, reservations,  and the trail access from the "Dog Run" section of the East Shore Trail will be CLOSED until further notice, due to safety and power issues. Please abide by all posted Trail Closure notices in the park. Cleanup efforts are underway and a tentative re-opening date for the developed park areas and campground is April 15, 2017.

The Arroyo Staging area and fire trail access is open. It is advised to exercise caution while on trails as there may be storm damage and flooding.


Lake Del Valle contains toxic algae. Do not swim or have any bodily contact with the water. Toxic algae can be fatal to dogs - do not let your dog swim in or drink the water.

Diablo Foothills Regional Park

As of January 11, 2017, and until further notice, parts of all trails at the Diablo Foothills are affected by storm-related damage. Landslides, erosion, ruts from water runoff, rocks, trees and branches have caused damage to trails. Staff has not inventoried all trails in the park due to accessibility issues. Please use caution and not do put yourself in harm’s way - the ground is extremely saturated and unstable. Please report any damage to park staff at (510) 544-3085.  


Castle Rock Trail, a single track trail at the intersection of Castle Rock Trail (fire road) and Stage Road Trail, is closed as of March 3, 2017, due to a large landslide. The trail is not safe to use. Please use Castle Rock Trail (fire road) or Stage Road Trail to go around that section.

Annual Closure Notice

The “Castle Rock” area of Mount Diablo State Park will be CLOSED to all visitors until further notice.  This area is accessed mostly by Stage Road Trail which is in Diablo Foothills Park and Castle Rock Recreation area of EBRPD.   Stage Road Trail will NOT be affected by this closure, but all areas east of the trail leading up to the rock formation areas will be off limits.  This closure is to help protect the American peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum). This protected species is territorial and highly sensitive to disturbance during nesting season. The rocks – located in Pine Canyon – are CLOSED to all access during these same months each year. 

Although the peregrine is no longer endangered, it is still a fully protected species in California, and disturbance of nesting peregrines is punishable by fines and even arrest.
Please abide by the posted regulations, stay out of the restricted areas and don’t disturb the nesting birds. Public cooperation will be key to the success of the program.

For further please contact the Park Supervisor Bridget Calvey at 510-544-3086.

Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

Garin/Dry Creek Regional Park

Until further notice, the South Fork Trail and the Chabot-Garin Trail from Llama Lane to Stonebrae Radio towers is CLOSED. The trail is damaged due to the recent storms, mud slides and downed trees.

Hayward Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve

Until further notice, the Skyline National Trail is closed in Huckleberry Preserve.

Iron Horse Regional Trail

Until further notice, the Iron Horse Trail underpasses at Concord Avenue and Diamond Blvd. in Concord are closed due to flooding and silt build up.

Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

 No closures at this time.

Lake Chabot Regional Park

Until further notice, the following trail is flooded: Honker Bay is under water near the suspension bridge at Cameron Loop.

Lake Loop Closure

Beginning May 16, 2016, portions of the West Shore Trail, Bass Cove Trail and the area around Chabot Dam at Lake Chabot Regional Park will be CLOSED seven days a week for 16 months, while the East Bay Municipal Utility District completes seismic retrofit work on the 142-year-old dam. During this closure, the Lake Chabot Bicycle Loop and hiking loop will be CLOSED across the dam. For more information, please go to http://www.ebmud.com/about-us/construction-my-neighborhood/chabot-dam-upgrade/.

Swimming & Water Conditions

Although swimming and water contact is not permitted at Lake Chabot, due to the presence of Blue-green algae in the lake it is recommended that visitors avoid all skin contact with lake water; supervise your children and pets, especially dogs, at all times to keep them away from the water; and if your skin touches the water, rinse with tap water. Enjoy our lake and stay safe. Download: Information Flyer Adobe Acrobat PDF

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

No closures at this time.

Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve

Storm damage has occurred along Pyrite Trail. Caution is advised for all, especially bicyclists heading downhill..

Marsh Creek Regional Trail

No closures at this time.

Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park

The right dock (south side) is CLOSED until the pilings are replaced and made safe for public use.
Only the left dock (north side) is OPEN for use at the south Doolittle Dr. parking area in Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline.

McLaughlin Eastshore State Park

Until further notice, the East-West Trail at Berkeley Meadow, which runs from University Avenue to Marina Boulevard, is temporarily CLOSED due to flooding.


January 30, 2017, an update on the work on the "Giant Dirt Pile".

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline

Until further notice, the Bay Area Water Trail access point at Ferry Point, Miller/Knox, is closed due to logs and debris from the recent storms. The access point will be reopened as soon as possible.


Beginning mid-August 2015, many areas of the park will be either CLOSED or access will be limited by the "Miller Knox Park Renovation Project" Acrobat PDF. The south parking lot will be CLOSED on weekdays, for the duration of the project.  Water service will be disrupted and drinking fountains may be shut off.  For construction project questions, please contact Ren Bates, Project Manager at RBates@ebparks.org. For questions about the Miller/Knox Land Use Plan Amendment, please contact Michelle Julene, Senior Planner at MJulene@ebparks.org  Download: Public Access Improvements &  Land Use Plan Amendment Update Flyer Acrobat PDF

Mission Peak Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Until further notice, the Miwok Trail through Los Vaqueros Watershed will be CLOSED for resource protection.

Until further notice, the Morgan Territory backpack camp will be CLOSED due to limited winter accessibility. The camp closure will remain in effect until access roads dry.

Old Moraga Ranch Trail

No closures at this time.

Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline

Trucks will be delivering soil to Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline on weekdays. The project, which is expected to continue through 2017, is part of the Park District’s ongoing efforts to build up the topography of the park to meet the standards of the District’s Oyster Bay Land Use Plan adopted in 2013. Please observe signs about areas that might be closed to the public during this process.

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

No closures at this time.

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

The swim beach at Quarry Lakes is closed due to blue/green algae.

Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Redwood Regional Park

Trail Closures

  • The Golden Spike trail is closed at the Fish Way and by the park entrance at Redwood Rd.
  • The Stream trail is closed past Trails End.
  • The Bridle trail is closed between Fern Dell and Trails End.
  • The East Ridge trail from Skyline Gate is closed, due to a growing slide.  East Ridge trail is open beyond the slide and can be easily accessed via the Skyline National Trail.
  • The Phillips Loop trail is closed from Eucalyptus trail to the northwest intersection with East Ridge trail ( the closest intersection with Skyline Gate). There are multiple large Pine trees down across the trail.

Trails are impassable due to several downed trees and trail washouts. Trails will remained CLOSED until made accessible and safe for public use.

Roberts Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time. 

Round Valley Regional Preserve

Until further notice, the Miwok Trail through Los Vaqueros Watershed will be CLOSED for resource protection.

Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area

Until further notice: the Lake Trail, South Arroyo Trail, the Arroyo Del Valle bridge and the North Arroyo Trail are CLOSED due to storm damage.

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

Until further notice, the south end of the McCosker Loop Trail is closed due to a landslide.

Skyline National Trail

No closures at this time.

Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve

Until further notice, the Sobrante Ridge Trail (which is also a section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail) is CLOSED from Conestoga Way to the Sobrante Ridge Trail Loop, due to a trail washout.

Sunol Regional Wilderness

Adjacent to the park, the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project construction will continue until the end of 2018, for the replacement dam. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will be building the new dam at Calaveras Reservoir. Sunol Regional Wilderness is expected to remain open for day use during this time. Sunol Backpack Camp will also remain open. There is currently no overnight camping at Sunol's Family Camp School Camp, or High Valley Group Camp. All other campsites and the reservable picnic sites will remain open at this time.

For information contact the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission at (866) 973-1476 (a 24 hour answer line).

Fish Passage Facilities within the Alameda Creek Watershed: This project is a sub-project of the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project. The project will entail improvements of the facilities, and construction of a fish ladder to facilitate fish passage around the existing Alameda Creek Diversion Dam. Construction begins March 2016 and completion is expected in 2018. East Bay Regional Park District patrons should anticipate seeing increased construction traffic from the Geary Road entrance of the Sunol Regional Wilderness Park and along Camp Ohlone Road during construction. Please pay attention to park signage, construction activity may warrant temporary closures to Camp Ohlone Road and access to Little Yosemite on weekdays and Saturdays.

Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve

No closures at this time.

Tassajara Creek / Ridge Trail

No closures at this time.

Temescal Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

Tilden Nature Area

No closures at this time.

Tilden Regional Park

The Selby Trail is CLOSED at the connector trail to the Merry-Go-Round until further notice.

From Oct. 31, 2016, through March 31, 2017, South Park Drive in Tilden Regional Park will be CLOSED to all automobile traffic to protect migrating and breeding newts. Bicycles are allowed, although bicyclists are asked to proceed slowly and avoid newts crossing the road. Dogs may be off-leash on South Park Drive during the closure, but they must be under voice control and owners must carry a leash. More Information.

Vargas Plateau Regional Park

Vargas Plateau Regional Park is CLOSED until further notice. See the press release for more information.

Vasco Caves Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

The Wildcat Peak trail is CLOSED due to a landslide.  The closure runs from the top of the trail just below the Rotary club stone monument, to the Sylvan trail in the Tilden Nature area.

The Rifle Range Road Trail is CLOSED due to a major landslide. Alternate entry points into the park are through the Alvarado Staging Area off Park Ave. in Richmond, from Bonita Road, Monte Cresta Ave., or Clark Road in El Sobrante, through Tilden Nature Area, or via the Nimitz Way from Inspiration Point on Wildcat Canyon Road in Tilden Regional Park.

Wildcat Marsh Trail

No closures at this time.