9999 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
2950 Peralta Oaks Ct.
Oakland, CA 94605
Parking: No fee.
Dogs: No fee.
No fee for guide/service dogs
Camping fee schedule
10pm - 5am
Campground & Group Camps
8am - 10pm, All year
> Main Entrance: Marciel Gate
> Family Campground
> Big Trees/Bort Meadow Staging Area
> Clyde Woolridge Staging Area
> MacDonald Staging Area
> Big Bear Staging Area
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4502
> Trail Map
> Map PDF
> Campground Map PDF
> Google Map
> Transit & Trails
Camping and a wealth of other outdoor activities are available only 20 minutes from downtown Oakland at the 3,314-acre Anthony Chabot Regional Park. A beautiful, year-round public campground and 70 miles of hiking and riding trails make Chabot one of the District's most varied parklands.
Visitors can explore miles of beautiful hiking, riding, and bicycling trails through grasslands, chaparral, and shady eucalyptus groves, or along the shores of Lake Chabot. The East Bay Skyline National Trail, which traverses 31 miles of East Bay hills from Richmond to Castro Valley, runs the length of the park. Anthony Chabot is connected to Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area by a six-mile section of the Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail.
Anthony Chabot Family Campground, overlooking Lake Chabot, is a year-round getaway only 35 minutes from downtown Oakland and Oakland International Airport. The campground features 53 drive-to tent campsites, 10 walk-to tent campsites, and 12 RV/trailer campsites with full hookups (sewer, water, and 30 amp electrical). All sites have a picnic table and fire ring with grill. Restrooms include hot showers. Firewood and charcoal are available for purchase. The campground provides access to miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, along with fishing at nearby Lake Chabot. Park Naturalists lead campfire programs at the campground amphitheater, Saturday evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
For Anthony Chabot Family Campground map and rules, click HERE. Note that the campground entry gates are locked every night at 10pm. No entry is possible after 10pm until the gates re-open at 8am the next morning. Campers may exit the campground at any time.
For reservations, call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), option 2, up to 12 weeks in advance, or click HERE to book a campsite online. Reservations are recommended year-round.
Anthony Chabot Regional Park features seven group camps ranging in capacity from 35 to 300 campers, reservations required (a minimum of 11 people to use the group campsites). All group camps include picnic tables, BBQ, fire ring, water, and chemical/vault toilets. Equestrian camping is available by reservation at Bort Meadow Group Camp. For reservations, call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), option 2. Group campsites cannot be reserved online.
Backpack camping is available at Two Rocks site April through October, reservations required. Backpacking use is for groups of 10 or less and will be charged backpack fees. Two Rocks is located in the middle of Anthony Chabot Regional Park near other group campsites and is connected by a side trail to the Skyline National Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, and Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Two Rocks site may be reserved for backpacking no more than 30 days in advance and must be made at least 5 days in advance. For reservations, call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), option 2. This site cannot be reserved online.
Chabot Equestrian Center (510-569-4428) and Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center (510-336-0850) offer horse boarding.
Guided trail rides are NOT offered at this time.
For information about horseback riding in the Park District, see the Equestrian/Horseback page.
There are several access points to Anthony Chabot Regional Park on Redwood Road in Oakland. From I-580 westbound in Castro Valley, take the Redwood Road exit. At Redwood Road, turn right. (From I-580 eastbound, take the Redwood Road exit and turn left at Redwood.) After about two miles on Redwood you will first come to Proctor Staging Area, then Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course (formerly Willow Park), both on the left. Another few miles will bring you to Marciel Gate at Marciel Road. This is a hiking and equestrian staging area, and Marciel Road leads to a group camping area, and the Chabot Family Campground, which is also the home of evening campfire programs held in the summer; non-campers are welcome. Farther along Redwood Road, you will find Bort Meadow Staging Area and group camp. After another few miles, you will reach Redwood Regional Park's Redwood Gate on the right, just past Pinehurst Road. Anthony Chabot's MacDonald and Big Bear Staging Areas are farther along Redwood Road on the left. Finally, the Skyline Ranch Equestrian Facility (510-336-0850) will be on the left just before Redwood's intersection with Skyline Boulevard in Oakland.
To reach Clyde Woolridge staging area, take Hwy 24 west to Oakland. Take Hwy 13 South to Hayward. Merge onto Hwy 580 east. Take the Keller Ave exit towards Mountain Blvd. Turn left on Keller Ave, then right on Skyline Blvd. The staging area is on the left near the intersection of Skyline Blvd and Grass Valley Road.
Trail access to Anthony Chabot is also possible via hiking trails originating on the northeast side of Lake Chabot Marina area. In Castro Valley on I-580 westbound, take the Strobridge Avenue exit. Turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Boulevard, and left on Lake Chabot Road. The Lake Chabot Marina is about two miles ahead on the right. In Castro Valley on I-580 eastbound, exit at Redwood Road and go left, go left at Castro Valley Boulevard, right at Lake Chabot Road, and follow the directions above. From I-580 in San Leandro, exit at Fairmont Drive and go east (uphill). The Lake entrance will be to the left at the bottom of the hill. (parking fee).
To reach the Chabot Equestrian Center (510-569-4428), take the Keller Avenue exit off I-580 in Oakland and proceed uphill. Turn left at Skyline Boulevard. The equestrian facility will be just ahead on the right.
Transit & Trails: Anthony Chabot Regional Park (transit, biking, and walking directions)
Maps are available at most of the bulletin boards at trailheads in the park, or you can print your own.
Click the map image below to see an enlarged version.