Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area

Notice
Due to the popularity of swimming at Cull Canyon, the swim facility reaches capacity very early on weekends and Holidays. Once the swim facility capacity is reached, there will be no new entries allowed for the remainder of the day. Please take this into consideration when you are planning your visit.

Park Info

Address:
18870 Cull Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546
(Heyer Ave. at Columbia Dr.)

Fees
Parking:
No fee
Dog: No fee. No dogs allowed inside fenced swim area

Park Hours
Open between 5am to 10pm unless otherwise posted or permitted.

Gate Hours
Mar - Nov
   8am - 10pm
Dec - Feb
   8am - 8pm

Swim Lagoon Hours
    11am - 6pm

Phone Numbers
510-544-3076
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4523

Maps
> Trail  Map
> PDF Map
> Google Map

Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area

About The Park

This popular Castro Valley swimming spot is only a short drive north from Interstate 580 on Cull Canyon Road in Castro Valley.

When the swim area was constructed, a secondary dam was built to provide an inner swimming area complete with sandy beach. Never previously tried, this innovation made the swim area water level independent of the reservoir's, unaffected by summer draw-downs.

The lagoon won the 1966 Governor's Design Award for Exceptional Distinction for Recreational Development in the category of landscape.

Park Activities

There are several reservable picnic areas outside the swim complex. For information, call 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2.

Cull Canyon also is on the Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail, which is being developed between the two parks. The trail runs along the east side of Cull Canyon Reservoir, then heads north for six miles through East Bay Municipal Utility District property to EBMUD's Chabot Staging Area on Redwood Road (an EBMUD hiking permit is required for this section, phone 287-0459). From here the Willow View Trail leads into Anthony Chabot Regional Park.

To Reach The Park

  • From I-580 eastbound in Castro Valley, take the Grove Way exit. Turn to the north (left) on Grove Way. Turn left onto Cull Canyon Road and continue to the park entrance on the left hand side.
  • From I-580 westbound, take the Castro Valley exit and continue west (left) on Castro Valley Blvd. to Crow Canyon Road. Turn right on Crow Canyon, then left on Cull Canyon Road and continue to the park entrance on the left.

Map

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Trail Map

> Park Map  [PDF]

Events:

Thursday, October 18, 2018 (Today)

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