Lake Chabot Regional Park

Lake Chabot Picnic Areas - Castro Valley

Fees
Parking: $5 per vehicle, $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25/per bus.
Dogs: $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free
Daily fishing access: $5 per day.
Boating: Boating, kayaking & sailing fees
Lake tours: $10 per hour per adult, $6 per hour per 12 yr & under.
Guided kayak tour: $45 per 2.5 hours per adult, $25 per 2.5 hours per 12 yr & under.
Charter boat: $120 per hour.
Hours
Park Hours
Open between 5am and 10pm unless otherwise posted or permitted

Gate Hours
Jan.-Feb.: 6am-6pm
Mar.: 6am-7pm
Apr.: 6am-8pm
May-Labor Day: 6am-9pm
Sept.: 6am-8pm
Oct.: 6am-7pm
Nov.-Dec.: 6am-6pm
Address
17600 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA, US 94546
Phone
Reservations Department
1-888-327-2757 option 2
Lake Chabot Regional Park
1-888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4536

Venue Activities

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Picnicing
Picnicking

Lake Chabot Water Quality Conditions

  • A Caution Advisory for blue-green algae is posted. See Blue-Green Algae Information for additional details.
  • Swimming is never permitted at Lake Chabot.

There are six (6) reservable sites at Lake Chabot Regional Park. Beer and wine are allowed without an additional permit.

Cove (200 person capacity)

Nearest site to concession and marina. Flush toilets approximately 50 yards away. Parking approximately 200 yards away.

Elderberry (150 person capacity)

Five (5) ADA picnic tables available at site. Marina and flush toilets approximately 100 yards away. Parking next to site. Paved path to the site.

Heron (75 person capacity)

Site is on top of lawn knoll; there is a moderate uphill/incline walk to the site. Farthest site from parking lot

Mallard (50 person capacity)

Site is uphill. Parking and flush toilets approximately 200 yards away.

Turtle (100 person capacity)

Two (2) ADA picnic tables available at site. Flush toilets approximately 200 yards away. Parking approximately 50 yards away.

Willow (150 person capacity)

Four (4) ADA picnic tables at site. Flush toilets approximately 50 yards away. Parking approximately 200 yards away.

Visit the Picnic’s Frequently Asked Questions for information on fees, rules, making a reservation, and other important information when making a picnic reservation.

Cove (200 person capacity)

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Cove 1
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Cove 2

Elderberry (150 person capacity)

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Elderberry 1
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Elderberry 2

Heron (75 person capacity)

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Heron 1
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Heron 2

Mallard (50 person capacity)

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Mallard 1
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Mallard 2

Turtle (100 person capacity)

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Turtle 1
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Turtle 2

Willow (150 person capacity)

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Willow 2

Contact Reservations

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.