Dogs: $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free
Beach Access Fees
Adults $3, Children and Seniors $2
8am-8pm (in winter months)
Nov. 1-Feb. 28: 8am-8pm
Mar. 1-Oct. 31: 8am-10pm
Closed for the 2021 season
Hayward, CA 94541
1-888-327-2757 option 2
Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
1-888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4527
There are three (3) reservable sites at Don Castro Regional Recreation Area. Beer and wine are allowed with an additional permit. Alcohol is not allowed inside the swim area. Entrance to the swimming area is first come, first serve. A picnic reservation does not guarantee entrance to the swim area.
Siesta (100 person capacity)
Parking lot is approximately 300 yards away. Site is near fishing dock and lawn. Includes one (1) ADA chemical toilet
Twilight (50 person capacity)
Must walk across two parking lots to reach swim area. Site is adjacent to back parking lot and close to highway
Whispering Creek (75 person capacity)
Site has view of lagoon/swim area
Visit the Picnic’s Frequently Asked Questions for information on fees, rules, making a reservation, and other important information when making a picnic reservation.
- Don Castro Regional Recreation Area: Specific information
- Don Castro Regional Recreation Area: Park map
Reservations & drop-in info for upcoming activities, classes, programs & events and
indoor facilities & picnic sites availability info can be accessed online, 24 hours a day.
For Questions and Indoor Facilities/Picnic Reservations,
please call our Reservations Department
Phone: 1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 2
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Closed weekends and holidays.