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Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay

Hours
Open dusk to dawn unless otherwise posted or permitted
Gate Hours: Jan 1-Mar 1: 8am-6pm, Mar: 8am-7pm, Apr: 8am-8pm, May-Aug: 8am-9pm, Sep: 8am-8pm, Oct: 8am-7pm, Nov 1-Dec 31: 8am-6pm
Fees
Parking: $5.00 | Dogs: $2.00. Dogs must be on leash at all times.
*See Camping Fees on the Campground Info Page*
Address
9400 Quarry Road Fremont, CA 94555
Phone
510-544-3205
1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757)

Park Activities

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biking
Biking
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camping
Camping
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Dogs Allowed
Dogs
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Hiking
Hiking
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equestrian
Horseback Riding
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Kid friendly
Kid-Friendly
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Picnicing
Picnicking

EXTREME Fire Danger in Effect for Parks in SW REGION on SUNDAY, July 3. Follow All Restrictions Below.

  • No open fires or barbeques of any type. Gas-fueled stoves are permitted in all areas.
  • No off-road driving. Drive only on designated roadways. Do not drive or park on dry grass; heat from vehicle's undercarriage can start a fire.
  • Secure all tow chains -  dragging tow chains can spark fires. 
  • Parks in South West region || See more info: Fire Danger Levels & Restrictions

Located within Coyote Hills Regional Park and next to the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay in Fremont, Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay is the Park District’s first full-service campground, complete with 63 campsites, a camp store, an amphitheater, a playground, Wi-Fi, and picnic areas. 

It has easy access to nearby Ardenwood Historic FarmMission Peak Regional Preserve, and Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge.

The Park District is in the process of completing a design plan to incorporate  306 acres of the former Patterson Ranch property into the Park.

Year opened: 2021
Acres: 45 (Phase I) 

To Reach The Park

Attractions

Camping

See Campground Info above.

Hiking and Horseback Riding

Miles of scenic hiking and riding trails can be found around Dumbarton Quarry Campground and in Coyote Hills Regional Park. Hikers are permitted in all areas of the park. Dogs are not allowed in the Marsh at Coyote Hills (see map). Horses and horseback riding are excluded from the marsh area in Coyote Hills. 

Picnicking

Picnic sites with barbecues are provided in many areas. Ground fires are not permitted. Fires are permitted only in personal cooking units. Picnic reservations may be made by the Wednesday prior to the weekend; weekday reservations may be made 72 hours in advance. Phone 1-888-327-2757, option 2.

Please see the five reservable picnic areas located on the map before reserving:
 DeSilva, Jarvis, Mowry, Patterson, and Agua Caliente.

Naturalist Programs

Naturalist-Led Programs

See the schedule on park bulletin boards, or visit Naturalist Information / Programs.

Upcoming Events

History

Tuibun Ohlone Indians inhabited a nearby village for 2,000 years before the arrival of Europeans. Their descendants preserve Ohlone culture with programs and special events at adjacent Coyote Hills Regional Park. Subsequent land use has included ranching and farming. 

Dumbarton Quarry was in operation from the 1950s through 2007. The gravel was used to build parts of San Francisco and Oakland International Airports, highways, and many other projects. Quarrying changed a 190-foot hill into a pit 22 acres across and 320 feet  below sea level at the deepest point, making it the lowest human-made elevation in North America.

Filling the pit (photo) with clean fill from Bay Area construction projects, East Bay Regional Park District, in partnership with The DeSilva companies, including Dumbarton Quarry Associates, Pacific States Environmental Contractors, Inc., and DeSilva Gates Construction, and with the assistance of the City of Fremont, transformed the depleted quarry into a beautiful new recreational resource. Trails connect the campground to adjacent Coyote Hills and the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge for hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and viewing of the abundant wildlife.