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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)

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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

Visit the Dumbarton Quarry Campground page.

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.

For more information on the five reserveable picnic areas, visit the Dumbarton Picnic Areas page.

Naturalist 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 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.