Camping

Tentative Construction Schedule for Del Valle Water System Improvements
January – May 2020: Distribution system replacement (park-wide). Dog Run Trail, Ridgeline Trail, Equestrian parking / staging area CLOSED. Intermittent shutdowns of portions of the water system. Please bring your own water. Expect some traffic delays.
• May – September 2020: Minor non-disruptive work at water treatment plant
• September – December 2020: Major equipment replacement at water treatment plant, 90-day water treatment plant shutdown, possible water rationing due to limited storage capacity, some campsites limited availability of water. Please bring your own water.
Notice
Through April 1, 2020, the Morgan Territory Backpack Camp will be CLOSED due to limited Winter accessibility. After April 1, 2020, the camp closure may remain in effect until access roads dry.
Cabin Camping Update
New! Cabin Camping Reservations: Reservations can only be made by calling 1-888-327-2757, option 2. The cost is $100 per night, plus a $100 security deposit and $8 transaction fee. More information.

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Fishing
Information on fishing in the Park District 

Permits 
Find out which activities require a permit

East Bay Regional Park District offers a wide variety of camping options.


Types of camping offered

  • Group campsites are available for groups with 9 or more people.
    There are sites available at eleven different parks throughout the East Bay.
    • Group camping FAQs and important reservation information.
    • Fees
    • Group campsite reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to your arrival date.
        Example: The last day to reserve for a Friday arrival date is the previous Tuesday.
  • Backpacking sites are available at seven different parks throughout the East Bay.
    • Backpack camping FAQs and important reservation information
    • Fees
    • Backpack camping reservations must be made at least 2 days prior to your arrival date.
        Example: The last day to reserve for a Friday arrival date is the previous Wednesday.
  • Cabin camping is available at Del Valle Regional Park. There are five cabins available.
    • Cabin camping FAQs and important reservation information
    • Fees
    • Cabin camping reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to your arrival date.
      Example: The last day to reserve for a Saturday arrival date is the Wednesday (of the same week)
  • Equestrian (Horse) camping is available at four different parks throughout the East Bay.
    • Equestrian FAQs and important information
    • Fees
    • Equestrian camping reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to your arrival date.
        Example: The last day to reserve for a Friday arrival date is the previous Tuesday.
    • NOTE: in order to reserve an equestrian site, a horse must be at the site and staying overnight.
      Caballo Loco requires a minimum of 5 horses to reserve.

Free Camping Partnership for Non-Profits

The Outdoor Recreation Department offers a 3-year partnership program to Alameda and Contra Costa County non-profits where our staff provide one free camping trip and three-day trips to your organization for three consecutive years. Not only do the kids or families receive a memorable experience in the great outdoors, but partner staff also receive valuable training and resources to eventually lead their own camping trips. Through the Community Outreach Outdoor Program (CO-OP), the Park District provides a bus, all camping gear, food, program leadership, and training. The non-profit partner provides promotion and registers campers, attends trainings, and then helps lead the trips. If your non-profit organization is interested, apply for this partnership.

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