Don Castro Picnic Areas

There are six (6) reservable sites at Don Castro Regional Recreation Area. Beer and wine are allowed with an additional permit. Alcohol is not allowed inside the swim area. Entrance to the swimming area is first come, first serve. A picnic reservation does not guarantee entrance to the swim area.

Green Heron (50 person capacity)

Inside swim area: reservation does not guarantee admittance for guests. Picnic site on concrete pad. Wheelchair accessible with a ramp and path from swim entry kiosk. Three (3) ADA picnic tables available.

Red Oak (35 person capacity)

Inside swim area: reservation does not guarantee admittance for guests. Restrooms located outside the swim area.

Siesta (100 person capacity)

Parking lot is approximately 300 yards away. Site is near fishing dock and lawn. Includes one (1) ADA chemical toilet

Twilight (50 person capacity)

Must walk across two parking lots to reach swim area. Site is adjacent to back parking lot and close to highway

Vista Hermosa (35 person capacity)

Inside swim area: reservation does not guarantee admittance for guests

Whispering Creek (75 person capacity)

Site has view of lagoon/swim area

Visit the Picnic’s Frequently Asked Questions for information on fees, rules, making a reservation, and other important information when making a picnic reservation.


Green Heron (50 person capacity)


Red Oak (35 person capacity)


Siesta (100 person capacity)


Twilight (50 person capacity)
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Vista Hermosa (35 person capacity)


Whispering Creek (75 person capacity)


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