Camping

Notice
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 Family camping, backpacking, and group camping reservations are currently on a rolling 4-week window.
In early January, family camping and backpacking will revert back to a rolling 12-week window.
2022 group camping reservations open on Tuesday, January 11.  Reservations will open for all of 2022 excluding dates impacted by seasonal closures.  See Group Camping FAQ for details.
Group camping and backpacking reservations must be made by calling 1-888-327-2757, option 2 between 9am-4pm.  Family camping reservations can be made by calling or online at www.reserveamerica.com.
• At this time, the Reservations Department is experiencing a very high call volume with extended wait times. If you hear the message that the call center has reached the maximum number of calls and/or encounter a busy signal, please try your call at a later time. We are working through the calls as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience.
• Anthony Chabot Campground:
  • PG&E will be doing required maintenance on Thu 11/18, 8 am-4 pm  at Anthony Chabot Campground. There will be no power in the campground during this time. Please plan accordingly.
  • 
The Anthony Chabot Family Campground and Puma Point Group Camp will be closed from 11/29 to 12/13 to remove hazardous trees in the campground. Reservations will resume for the night of 12/13.

Links

Fishing
Information on fishing in the Park District 

Permits 
Find out which activities require a permit

East Bay Regional Park District offers a wide variety of camping options.


Types of camping offered

  • Group campsites are available for groups with 9 or more people.
    There are sites available at eleven different parks throughout the East Bay.
    • Group camping FAQs and important reservation information.
    • Fees
    • Group campsite reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to your arrival date.
        Example: The last day to reserve for a Friday arrival date is the previous Tuesday.
  • Backpacking sites are available at some parks throughout the East Bay.
    • Backpack camping FAQs and important reservation information
    • Fees
    • Backpack camping reservations must be made at least 2 days prior to your arrival date.
        Example: The last day to reserve for a Friday arrival date is the previous Wednesday.
  • Cabin camping is available at Del Valle Regional Park. There are five cabins available.
    • Cabin camping FAQs and important reservation information
    • Fees
    • Cabin camping reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to your arrival date.
      Example: The last day to reserve for a Saturday arrival date is the Wednesday (of the same week)
  • Equestrian (Horse) camping is available at four different parks throughout the East Bay.
    • Equestrian FAQs and important information
    • Fees
    • Equestrian camping reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to your arrival date.
        Example: The last day to reserve for a Friday arrival date is the previous Tuesday.
    • NOTE: in order to reserve an equestrian site, a horse must be at the site and staying overnight.
      Caballo Loco requires a minimum of 5 horses to reserve.

Free Camping Partnership for Non-Profits

The Outdoor Recreation Department offers a 3-year partnership program to Alameda and Contra Costa County non-profits where our staff provide one free camping trip and three-day trips to your organization for three consecutive years. Not only do the kids or families receive a memorable experience in the great outdoors, but partner staff also receive valuable training and resources to eventually lead their own camping trips. Through the Community Outreach Outdoor Program (CO-OP), the Park District provides a bus, all camping gear, food, program leadership, and training. The non-profit partner provides promotion and registers campers, attends trainings, and then helps lead the trips. If your non-profit organization is interested, apply for this partnership.

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