Temescal Picnic Areas - Oakland

There are five (5) reservable sites at Temescal Regional Recreation Area. Beer and wine are allowed without a permit.

Big Rock (50 person capacity)

There is no shade at this site. This site is near the south parking lot, but still a 200 yard walk away. Flush toilets are 100 yards away. This site has a view of the lake.

Landvale (75 person capacity)

There is no shade at this site. This site is near the north parking lot, but still a 50 yard walk away. Vault toilets are 100 yards away. This site is a wheelchair accessible site. Three (3) picnic tables at the site are ADA. The freeway can be seen and heard at this site.

North Temescal (150 person capacity)

This site is near the north parking lot. Vault toilets nearby and are ADA accessible. This site is a wheelchair accessible site. Five (5) picnic tables at the site are ADA. There is a view of the lake. The site is close to the “tot lot” and the fishing dock.

Parkview (75 person capacity)

This site is accessed by a short walk uphill. This site is near the south parking lot, but still a 150 yard walk away. Flush toilets are 75 yards away.

Streamside (75 person capacity)

This site is near the south parking lot, but still a 200 yard walk away. Flush toilets are 100 yards away. There is a lawn and stream adjacent to the site. This site has shade.

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


Big Rock (50 person capacity)



Landvale (75 person capacity)

North Temescal (150 person capacity)



Parkview (75 person capacity)


Streamside (75 person capacity)

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