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Park Info

Address
7000 Del Valle Road
Livermore, CA 94550
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Phone Number
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4524

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Park Gate Hours
January
  7:00am - 6:00pm
February
  7:00am - 6:00pm
March
  6:00am - 7:00pm
April
  6:00am - 8:00pm
May - Labor Day
  6:00am - 9:00pm
After Labor Day - Sep 30
  6:00am - 8:00pm
October
  6:00am - 7:00pm
November
  7:00am - 6:00pm
December
  7:00am - 6:00pm

Park Curfew
  10:00pm - 5:00am

Rocky Ridge Visitor Center:
Visitor Center open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day;
10:30am - 5:30pm (except during boat tour hours Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Park Events:
Click HERE for upcoming events

Payment Policy
Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Traveler's Checks are accepted. Personal checks are NOT accepted.

Parking/Entrance Fee
$6 per vehicle. $4 per trailered vehicle. $25 per bus. No parking fee at Arroyo staging.
No drop-offs of any kind.

Dog Fee
$2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free.

Grazing Information
Grazing in the Parks

Boat Launch Fee
See the Boating/Sailing page

Camping Reservations
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2
Book a campsite online
For more information, visit the Camping page.

Picnic Reservations
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2

Naturalist Programs
510-544-3249
Nature Nearby Newsletters

Emergency Number
911

EBRPD Headquarters
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757

Del Valle Regional Park

Watercraft Owners - Please Help Keep Invasive Mussels Out of Our Water.
> Read more about mandatory watercraft inspections and the Invasive Mussel...
 
 

About The Park

Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters, Del Valle is like a lakeside resort only 10 miles south of Livermore.

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The centerpiece of the park is a lake five miles long with a variety of water-oriented recreation, from swimming to windsurfing and boating, surrounded by 4,395 acres of beautiful land for hiking, horseback riding, and nature study. Del Valle also is the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, 28 miles of scenic backcountry trail.

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Park Features

Visitor Center 

The Rocky Ridge Visitor Center is open 10:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  (Note: the visitor center is closed during boat tours hours--Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.) The visitor center is on the lake's west side and contains exhibits and information about the natural history of Del Valle and surrounding wilderness. Campers and park visitors are encouraged to visit and talk with naturalists and student aides about the park and the lake, and to take part in the exciting programs happening all summer long. Campfire programs at the campground amphitheater begin Memorial Day weekend; campers and park visitors are welcome to join naturalists for an evening of campfire fun, including songs, stories, games, and marshmallow roasting. Park visitors can also enjoy a scenic boat tour of the lake with naturalist staff. Purchase tickets at the marina store on the lake's east side at the boat launch area.

Park Activities

SwimmingDel Valle

Del Valle offers two swimming beaches with lifeguards on duty during posted periods. To see the lifeguard service schedule, visit the Swim Facilities page. Year-round swimming is allowed, but only north of the boat ramp and at the swimmer's own risk.

> Current Water Test Results Acrobat PDF
> Swim Beach Information

Picnicking

There is an abundance of landscaped picnic grounds, some with groups of picnic tables that are reserveable for large groups. To make a group picnic reservation, call 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757,  and press option 2.

Camping 

Family Campground: The Del Valle Family Campground has 150 sites (two accessible), 21 of them with water and sewage, and electrical hook-ups (120 volt, 50 and 30 amp). The sites are served by centrally located toilet and shower facilities. For reservations up to 12 weeks in advance, telephone 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, and press option 2. Book a Del Valle Regional Park campsite now.

Group camps: There are several group campsites for groups of 11 people or more, available by phone reservation only at least 5 business days in advance at 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, and press option 2.

Equestrian camps: The Little Chaparral horse camp area has 4 small paddocks. The reservation of one paddock includes space for 1-2 horses, 4 people maximum, and parking for one trailer and rig only. Equestrian groups should reserve the Caballo Loco equestrian group camp as Little Chaparral is not designed for group use. Please note that horses are not allowed in developed areas of the park. To reserve, call 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, and press option 2. 

 

Visit our camping page for more information.  See the maps page to download Del Valle campground map and rules.

Fishing

Lake Del Valle is known for excellent fishing. The lake is stocked regularly with trout and catfish. There are also large- and smallmouth bass, striped bass, and panfish. Visit the Fishing section for more information.

Boat Rental and Launching

Boat launch fees are $5 per day for a trailered boat, $3 per day for a car-top, and $1 per day per windsurf board. For information on mandatory boat inspection for invasive mussels, see our Invasive Mussel Program page.

The public may rent motorboats, patio boats, pedal boats, and canoes at the East Beach marina area. Kayaks can be rented at the Kayak Center at the east beach. Any size boat may be launched at the public boat ramp. For more information on rental boats and fees, see our Boating and Sailing page. The boat speed limit is 10 miles per hour on the entire lake.

Lake Tours

Interpretive staff accompany visitors on scheduled natural and cultural history boat tours of the lake. Call the Rocky Ridge Visitor Center at (510) 544-3146 for information.

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ADA accessibility iconPark Accessibility

All bathroom buildings and many water fountains are wheelchair accessible. The family campground has two wheelchair accessible campsites. Paved and gently sloped paths include portions of the Westshore and Eastshore trails.

Trail Accessibility Report

East Shore Trail: Download PDF format | Download Word format

To Reach The Park

Main entrance: Del Valle Regional Park is located on Del Valle Road off Mines Road south of Livermore (parking fee). Exit I-580 eastbound or westbound in Livermore at North Livermore Avenue. Head south and proceed through town (North Livermore Avenue will become South Livermore Avenue in town). About 1.5 miles outside town, turn right at Mines Road, go about 3.5 miles and continue straight on Del Valle Road (Mines Road goes left). The park entrance is about four miles ahead.
Arroyo Road Staging Area: From I-580 in Livermore, exit at North Livermore Avenue. Drive south on North Livermore Avenue. Turn right at Portola Avenue, then left on North L Street. North L Street becomes South L Street, then Arroyo Road. Continue on Arroyo Road past the entrance to the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital and Sycamore Grove Park. The staging area is on the left at the end of Arroyo Road (parking fee).

Click here for public transit information.

Transit & Trails: Del Valle Regional Park (transit, biking, and walking directions) 

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Trail Map

Click the map image below to see an enlarged version. Visit the map downloads page to download the Del Valle Recreation Area map, a detail map of the swim, marina, and picnic areas.

Trail Map

Directions for navigating the enlarged map:
When the enlarged version of the map opens click on the 'Full Expand' icon in the lower right hand corner of the map to see the 'Actual Size' map.

'Full Expand' icon > Full Expand

When the 'Actual Size' map is viewable, you can 'Click-Hold and Drag' the mouse button (left on a PC) to reposition the map, as desired.

'Single-Click' on the 'Enlarged' or 'Actual Size' map to return to the park page.

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Interpretive Panels

Mnt. Lions
Mountain Lions at Lake Del Valle? (PDF)
Eagle
The Eagle Has Landed (PDF)

Fish

Guess Who's coming to Dinner (PDF)

Snakes

Snake Sense (PDF)