Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area

Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area

The Lafayette Recreation Area is a year-round, day-use park ideal for hiking, jogging, fishing, boating and picnicking, located off Highway 24 only one mile from the Lafayette BART station. Dogs are allowed so long as they are on-leash at all times. Note they are not allowed in the water.

There are two loop trails at Lafayette Reservoir: The Lakeside Nature Trail (paved, 2.7 miles) and the Rim Trail (unpaved, 4.7 miles). Including connector trails, Lafayette Reservoir offers over 10 miles of scenic hiking. Hikers are required to stay on designated trails. 

Tables and BBQ grills are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Several picnic areas are available for reservation. If you like to fish, EBMUD plants trout October through April. The reservoir is also home to catfish, bass, and sunfish. In addition to a California State Fishing License, an EBMUD Fishing Access Permit is required and may be purchased at the Visitor Center.

Last updated on November 27, 2023.

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