Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay

Park Info

Address:
9400 Quarry Road,
Fremont, CA 94555


Phone Number
1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757)

Park 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.


Maps
Activity Map [PDF]
> Campground Map [PDF]
> Google Map


About The Park

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)
 

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 deepest human-made point 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. 


Trucks filling a 320-foot hole in the ground previously used to mine gravel for major infrastructure projects in the Bay Area.

Park Features

Camping

Drive-in family campsites are available by reservation year-round for tent camping, walk-in camping, bike camping, and RVs. Sixty sites are paved and have hookups for water, sewage, and electricity (50 amp). Three sites are water only and unpaved. The campground has restrooms, hot showers, picnic tables, open areas, and connections to park trails.
Camping reservations can be made up to 12 weeks in advance, and at least 48 hours in advance. 
Reservations for camping can be made by calling (888) 327-2757, option 2 or online at ebparks.org/DumbartonQuarryCampground/reservations.

Camping Fees and Charges*
Campsite: $45 a night water only, no electrical or sewer
Campsite: $65 a night sewer, water, electric up to 50 amp
Overflow Parking: $8 a night per vehicle limited availability
Reservation Fee: $8 per site
Dog Fee: $2 each per day
Guide Dogs/Service Animals: Free

Registered campers may use their reservation for parking at Coyote Hills Regional Park during their stay.
*2021—Fees are subject to change.

Campground Rules Safety and Courtesy

  • Bring plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
  • Keep the parks clean. Pack out what you pack in.
  • Extinguish campfires completely before leaving your site.
  • Bring a first aid kit.
  • Be respectful of your neighbors by keeping your site clean and the noise down.
  • 24/7 Dispatch Center numbers: Emergency (510) 881-1121; Non-emergency (510) 881-1833

Campground Rules

  • Check-in: 2pm; Check-out: 12pm
  • No entry after 10pm or before 8am
  • Quiet hours 10pm – 7am
  • Eight people maximum per site; Two vehicles.
  • Stay limit: Maximum length of stay is 15 consecutive days or 30 total days per year with a two-day break following the first 15 days visit.
  • Camping allowed in only designated areas.
  • Campsite length: 35-65 ft.
  • Fires are allowed only in the fire pits provided. Never leave campfires unattended.
  • Charcoal BBQ’s are permitted only in picnic and camp sites and not on lawns or grassy areas.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times. Clean up after your pet.
  • Motor vehicles must stay on paved roads; bicycles on designated trails. E-bikes are permitted only on select paved regional trails. All bicyclists under the age of 18 must wear an approved helmet.
  • No alcoholic beverages except beer and wine are allowed in the park. Users must be 21 or older.
  • No spikes or stakes may be driven into the ground.

The following are prohibited:

  • Generators
  • Amplified sound
  • Wood collection
  • Firearms and weapons including axes, hatchets, and saws
  • Smoking and vaping
  • Drones (all types and sizes)
  • Attaching or tying anything to trees, including hammocks and swings
  • Wading and/or swimming
  • Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with park rules (Ordinance 38).  

Park Activities

Naturalist-Led Programs

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

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.

To Reach The Park

From I-880, take CA-84 to Paseo Padre North, left on Quarry Road, right into the Campground. Located next to the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay in Fremont, this is East Bay Regional Park District’s first full-service campground, convenient to the towns of Fremont, Union City, and Newark, with easy access to nearby Coyote Hills Regional Park,
Ardenwood Historic Farm, Mission Peak Regional Preserve, and Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge.

Campground Entrance

2.05 miles from from Bayview Trail to Shoreline Trail 

Campground Map

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Dumbarton Quarry Campground Map

Activity Map Brochure

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Dumbarton Quarry Activity Map

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