Equestrian (Horse) Camping: Frequently Asked Questions

Equestrian (horse) campsite reservations are by phone only. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com before you call. Search by park name. “C” = CALL – the date is available.

When can I make a Equestrian (Horse) Camping reservation?

For In-County Residents of Alameda or Contra Costa County

FIRST WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER: The Reservation Written Request form will be available here to download. You must fill it out and send to the Reservations Office before the last Wednesday in October. Requests will be considered in the following order: Park District events, reservations part of a special event permit, then the written Reservation Request Forms from in-county residents.

LAST WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER: Deadline to submit the Reservation Written Request Form

FIRST MONDAY IN NOVEMBER: PHONES OPEN - Residents and organizations based in Alameda and Contra Costa counties may begin calling to make reservations for the following calendar year.

For Out-of-County Residents

FIRST WEDNESDAY IN DECEMBER: The Reservation Written Request form will be available here to download. You must fill it out and send to the Reservations Office before the last Wednesday in December. Requests will be considered in the following order: Park District events, reservations part of a special event permit, written Reservation Request Forms from in-county residents, then out of county resident request forms.

LAST WEDNESDAY IN DECEMBER: Deadline to submit the Reservation Written Request Form

SECOND MONDAY IN JANUARY: PHONES OPEN - Residents and organizations not based in Alameda and Contra Costa counties may begin calling to make reservations for the calendar year.

I want my reservation to BEGIN:     Last day Reservation staff can BOOK:  
 Friday   Tuesday (of same week)
 Saturday   Wednesday (of same week)
 Sunday   Thursday (of same week)
 Monday   Friday (of prior week)
 Tuesday   Friday (of prior week)
 Wednesday   Friday (of prior week)
 Thursday   Monday (of same week)

How do I reserve an equestrian campsite?

Reservations telephone hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm. Please call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), press option 2, For persons with hearing impairments, please use the Telecommunications Relay Service at 711. The Reservations Office is open for walk-in reservations or questions Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm. 

How much does it cost to reserve an equestrian campsite?

Equestrian (Horse)   Site Per Night***
Bort Meadow in Anthony Chabot $200.00
Caballo Loco in Del Valle $100.00
Corral Camp at Las Trampas $75.00
ES Anderson Camp in Tilden $120.00

 

***SECURITY/DAMAGE DEPOSIT equal to one night fee is charged per site. 
***SERVICE FEE:  $8.00 non-refundable fee is charged per site reserved.  

How do I CHANGE or CANCEL my reservation?

NO REFUNDS will be given for unfavorable weather conditions (heat, rain, wind, etc.) during your stay. To cancel or change your reservation, you must call the Reservations Department at 1-888-327-2757, option 2 (8:30am – 4:00pm PST, M-F).

CANCELLATION:

  • 14 or more days in advance, 90% of the site use fees + 100% of the security deposit is refundable
  • 13 - 3 days in advance, 50% of the site use fees + 100% of the security deposit is refundable
  • Under 3 days, 100% of the security deposit is refundable. NO site use fees are refundable.

CHANGES:

  • NO changes to the reservation will be made under 3 days.
  • 3 or more days in advance, an $8 reservation service fee will be assessed for adding or dropping nights, changing dates and/or changing sites. You will be responsible for paying for any additional nights or difference in site cost + the $8 reservation service fee. If dropping nights, you will be refunded the night(s) less the $8 reservation service fee. Each change to a reservation will incur an additional $8 reservation service fee.

NOTE: * The $8 reservation service fee paid upon initial reservation as well as any incurred from changes to a reservation are non- refundable.

Are horses included with my reservation?

No. All horses must be brought into and out of the park by their owner(s).

What are the check-in and check-out times?

All camping reservations begin at 2pm and end at noon the following day.

Am I allowed to make a reservation without having a horse?

No, at least one horse is required for each reserved equestrian (horse) site.
Caballo Loco requires at least 5 horses to reserve.

What are the quiet hours?

Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am. CAMPGROUND DISTURBANCES: PLEASE CALL 911 ON THE PARK PAYPHONE OR (510) 881-1121 TO NOTIFY PARK POLICE OF AFTER-HOURS PROBLEMS that need police attention. Other campers will be glad you brought the problem to the attention of the Regional Parks Police.

Locations:

Anthony Chabot Regional Park
Del Valle Regional Park
Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
Tilden Regional Park

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