Group campsite reservations are by phone only. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com before you call. Search by park name. “C” = CALL – the date is available.
Group campsites cannot be reserved online. Reservations may be made by calling 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), press option 2. For persons with hearing impairments, please use the Telecommunications Relay Service at 711. Telephone hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm. The Reservations Office is open for walk-in reservations or questions Monday-Friday, 8:30-5pm. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com before you call. Search by park name. “C” = CALL – the date is available.
Group camping and photos are not currently available online. Group campsites are available for large groups to camp together in one site, located throughout 11 different parks. There are 3 developed Group campsites and 30 primitive campsites available. Please refer to our Camping Fee Schedule or call the Reservations Department for more information at 888-327-2757, option 2.
Groups of 9 people or more may make a reservation in a group camp.
-- "Developed" group campsites are located within a family campground and have access to flush toilets and showers. These sites are Puma Point at Anthony Chabot Regional Park and Wild Turkey and Punta Vaca at Del Valle Regional Park.
-- "Primitive" group campsites are generally in more remote locations, have chemical toilets, and no access to showers.
|Site Capacity||per Night **|
|50 person or less capacity sites||$75.00|
|75 person capacity sites||$100.00|
|100 person capacity sites||$125.00|
|150 person capacity sites||$175.00|
|300 person capacity sites||$200.00|
|Puma Point in Anthony Chabot Campground||$100.00|
|Punta Vaca in Del Valle Campground||$100.00|
|Wild Turkey in Del Valle Campground||$150.00|
** SECURITY/DAMAGE DEPOSIT equal to one night’s fee is charged per site.
** SERVICE FEE: $8.00 non-refundable fee is charged per site reserved.
FIRST WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER: The Reservation Written Request form will be available here to download. You must fill it out and send to the Reservations Office before the last Wednesday in October. Requests will be considered in the following order: Park District events, reservations part of a special event permit, then the written Reservation Request Forms from in-county residents.
LAST WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER: Deadline to submit the Reservation Written Request Form
FIRST MONDAY IN NOVEMBER: PHONES OPEN - Residents and organizations based in Alameda and Contra Costa counties may begin calling to make reservations for the following calendar year.
FIRST WEDNESDAY IN DECEMBER: The Reservation Written Request form will be available here to download. You must fill it out and send to the Reservations Office before the last Wednesday in December. Requests will be considered in the following order: Park District events, reservations part of a special event permit, written Reservation Request Forms from in-county residents, then out of county resident request forms.
LAST WEDNESDAY IN DECEMBER: Deadline to submit the Reservation Written Request Form
SECOND MONDAY IN JANUARY: PHONES OPEN - Residents and organizations not based in Alameda and Contra Costa counties may begin calling to make reservations for the calendar year.
|I want my reservation to BEGIN:||Last day Reservation staff can BOOK:|
|Friday||Tuesday (of same week)|
|Saturday||Wednesday (of same week)|
|Sunday||Thursday (of same week)|
|Monday||Friday (of prior week)|
|Tuesday||Friday (of prior week)|
|Wednesday||Friday (of prior week)|
|Thursday||Monday (of same week)|
All reservations of group camp sites require a refundable security/damage deposit equal to the current rate for one night of camping. All or part of your deposit may be forfeit for violating any of the terms of your reservation contract. The deposit is fully refundable if the area is left in good condition and regular servicing is sufficient to prepare for the next group. If excessive staff intervention is required, you will be charged. You will be notified if your deposit is retained for any reason. Otherwise, deposits paid by credit card will be refunded to the same credit card 14-21 days after your camp-out; refunds for checks, cash or money order will be by check mailed to the address on the reservation 4-6 weeks after your camp-out.
Parks passes for group campsites are included in your reservation fee. The number of parking spots varies per site; please inquire. Parking permits are mailed 7-10 days before the reservation starts.
Follow all rules and posted signs; vehicles in violation may be cited and/or towed. Where allowed, vehicle access is permitted only with a valid parking pass (may also require pre-arrangement with park staff). Vehicles must park in the permitted area. Except for cases of an emergency, vehicle access is limited to one group trip in and one group trip out: shuttling campers and/or equipment is strictly prohibited. Carpooling is strongly suggested. WALK-IN sites have NO VEHICLE ACCESS.
No, RVs/trailers cannot be parked at group campsite locations.
Effective May 1, 2014, PAYMENT in full is due at the time of booking.
NO REFUNDS will be given for unfavorable weather conditions (heat, rain, wind, etc.) during your stay. To cancel or change your reservation, you must call the Reservations Department at 1-888-327-2757, option 2 (8:30am – 4:00pm PST, M-F).
NOTE: * The $8 reservation service fee paid upon initial reservation as well as any incurred from changes to a reservation are non- refundable.
There are no refunds for bad weather. Regular cancellation and rescheduling policies apply.
FIRES and BBQs are only allowed within the BBQ pit or fire ring provided by the park, and must be attended by at least one responsible adult at all times. All fires must be extinguished before going to sleep or leaving the site. Fireworks are never allowed. Stricter fire restrictions, including park closures, may be in force during your visit: call 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 4 then 2, or go to the Parks and Trails Closure Page.
FIREWOOD: To limit the spread of Sudden Oak Death fungus, you may NOT BRING UNPROCESSED/NATURAL FIREWOOD into the park. You may bring wood which has been commercially purchased and certified to be uncontaminated, processed fire logs or cut lumber. Family campground kiosks at Anthony Chabot and Del Valle have firewood for purchase.
Ordinance 38 prohibits alcohol in primitive group campsites EXCEPT with a permit. Beer and wine are allowed in the developed group sites (which are part of the family campgrounds). Beer and wine permits are $25 and must be purchased in advanced preferably no later than 5 days before the reservation. Beer and wine permits cannot be purchased at the parks.
Parks that allow beer and wine permits for group camping are all sites at Anthony Chabot, Coyote Hills, Del Valle, Garin, Las Trampas, Point Pinole, Redwood excluding Girl’s Camp, and Tilden only at Gillespie.
Puma Point at Anthony Chabot, Wild Turkey and Punta Vaca at Del Valle do not require a beer and wine permit.
NOTE: Hard Alcohol is never allowed in any of the East Bay Regional Parks.
You may need other permits. A full list can be found on the Permits Page
Reservations telephone hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm. Please call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757, press option 2), For persons with hearing impairments, please use the Telecommunications Relay Service at 711. The Reservations Office is open for walk-in reservations or questions Monday-Friday, 8:30-5pm.
There is a nightly dog fee of $2 per pet/per night which is charged at the parks with an on-duty gate attendant.
|GROUP CAMPSITE PARK||
|Anthony Chabot Regional Park||Yes|
|Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve||Yes|
|Briones Regional Park||Yes|
|Coyote Hills Regional Park||Yes|
|Del Valle Regional Park||Yes|
|Garin Regional Park||Yes|
|Las Trampas Regional Park||Yes|
|Point Pinole Regional Shoreline||Yes|
|Redwood Regional Park||No|
|Sunol Regional Wilderness||Not permitted overnight|
|Tilden Regional Park||Gillespie group camp only|
Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am. CAMPGROUND DISTURBANCES: PLEASE CALL 911 ON THE PARK PAYPHONE OR (510) 881-1121 TO NOTIFY PARK POLICE OF AFTER HOURS PROBLEMS that need police attention. Other campers will be glad you brought the problem to the attention of the Regional Parks Police.