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Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore
(4.5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Del Valle Regional Park is a park of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) in unincorporated Alameda County, California, south of the city of Livermore. The park is 4,316 acres (~17.47 km2., ~6.74 sq. mi.) big.The park largely surrounds Lake Del Valle, an artificial reservoir made from the damming of Arroyo Valle, a small river. The lake provides a source of recreation for visitors including swimming, fishing, and boating. There are lifeguards present at designated swimming areas. The park also offers 28 miles (~45.1 km) of hiking, horseback, and bicycle trails, in addition to 150 camping sites.There are many prominent and locally famous cliffjumping locations around the lake including The Rock, The Swallow Bay Cliff, and The Pillars. All can be accessed through various trails surrounding the park.The park can be approached from Mines or Arroyo Road, where the parking meter is often broken.
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  • I've been traveling to livermore for the last 3yrs. Twice a week and it was only a couple of months ago I found out about Del Valle park. Ever since then I've been going their to sit and watch the duc...  more »
  • I have been going here for years, more than i care to remember and even remember the dam construction! Great place to camp. though I have not had much luck with the fishing I know others who have. Lot...  more »
  • One of my favorite hikes. Once you get to the top of the hill, there are beautiful views of Del Valle Lake. Dogs are fine off leash and trails are easy to follow. Gets hot in summer, go early. 
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  • Very crowded during weekends, but still fun for big groups. Things to watch for: - If you're planning to BBQ. Make sure to take grill cleaners. You can only imagine how dirty they are. - No phone network - Your ticket is invalid if you drove out of the park
  • Perfect day gateway for the family. Never stayed in the swimming area of the park. It's you crowded for me there. Instead rented a motorboat and took the kids on the water to fish and swim in our own location. We never caught anything but the kids were so entertained just being on the water. $150 for a motor boat is all day from the time they open to the time they close. If your not there all day make sure to have at least 150 for the deposit. We paid 75 for 2.5 hours at the end of it. Bring some binoculars for sightseeing. There are deer,different birds and all kinds of cool things kids could find.
  • My first time here was with a group of 7 friends and we decided to camp overnight. We chose this place because of it's popularity on Facebook. It had the most number of likes, second to Big Basin. I loved that this place was only about an hour 20 away from the south bay with traffic. Our campsite only allowed for 2 cars, but there was plenty of overflow parking. Site 143 is right under a tree and is definitely one of the few shaded campsites that they offer. We had a water spout just 20 feet away from our tent, which was nice for cooking and washing our hands. The restrooms and showers were not super clean, but I'd say acceptable given that it's a campsite restroom. I was happily surprised to note that the showers were free and had very warm water, the perfect temperature! The other nice pro about the camping area was the convenience store. It is tiny, about 1/4 of your typical 7/11, but it has EVERYTHING. You could quite literally come to this campsite empty handed with nothing and be prepared for the night. It has all the essentials: tent, cookware, food (ice cream included :) ), firestarters, firewood, etc. The lake unfortunately was not within walking distance from the campsite, but this was fine. We drove about 2 miles to get to it and spent the afternoon kayaking.
  • The campground is safe and almost everywhere that is a little bit of shade. There is water and there is a little convenience store. The restrooms and showers are not to clean but acceptable. Kind of a normal king for a campground with so many people in. The lake is not really close of the campground , mabey two mile and a half away. It is more of a drivable distance, not really walkable. On the lake that is swimming , kayaking , marina boat launch, fishing Etc. On one side of the lake there is some shade , but on the other side , the one where you rent kayaks , there is almost no shade if the day is very hot may not be really pleasant being in the sun the whole time. The beach is not made of sand but small pebbles.
  • Loved this place. Definitely want to come back to stay a few days and camp. Looks amazing, I was swimming for hours, the water wasn't cold at all..!! This place is just beautiful, wonderful