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Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • 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. 
  • This was our second time camping for our young family. The location is just 45 minutes away from our home! We stayed at site 65 because it seemed to be the more private of the locations, and from what...  read more »
  • Lake and pleasant walks. We rented a boat, easy to drive that allowed us to have a good day. picnic at the edge of the Lake. a good time
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  • 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 family and I have been camping here for the past 3 years going on 4 and we have had the best experience. Our kids love it, it's always peaceful, staff is courteous, lots of activities, and a good size lake! We will continue to visit yearly!
  • This is among the best parks in the bay area for several reasons: Scenery, especially winter aka green season. You can swim nearly the entire lake, legally. You can mountain bike the whole park legally. Great spot to kayak, canoe, stand up paddle board. Lots of elevation change. You can have beer or wine legally in the designated areas. Tons of hiking. Great view of Mount Diablo looking Northwest from the road. Great views of the western horizon. Camping. Water that's not freezing like Tahoe or the ocean. Warm to hot climate for summer swimming/beaches.
  • Nice to get away from it all. Boat rentals fishing swimming... Just fished on the quiet side, needed a break. Good place to go. Saw a few deer.
  • A great park/lake. It's really peaceful and quiet on weekdays. Weekends, especially holiday weekends can get busy here.
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