Del Valle Regional Park

Del Valle Regional Park

Livermore, California 94550
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Local Phone: (888) 327-2757

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Del Valle, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, is a 5,000-acre park set amid oak-studded hills.

Its centerpiece is a lake five miles long. Some 67 miles of trails lead into the hills, and there's a campground with 150 sites as well as a marina with boat rentals.

Del Valle also is the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, 28 miles of scenic back country trail.

Dogs must be on leash in developed area and under voice control and within sight in undeveloped areas.

Parking/entrance fee is $6 per vehicle, $4 per trailered vehicle, $3 per vehicle at Arroyo staging area, $25 per bus.

Dog fee is $2 per dog; guide/service dogs free. Gate hours vary by season. The visitor center is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Help us keep this area beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

trails lake marina boats fishing camp

Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve <br/> Photo Credit: @mr_wigglebutt
Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve
Photo Credit: @mr_wigglebutt
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Happy dogs at Point Isabel. Photo Credit: @theemmanation
Happy dogs at Point Isabel. Photo Credit: @theemmanation
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Hiking Sunol Regional Wilderness. Photo Credit: John Kay (CC)
Hiking Sunol Regional Wilderness. Photo Credit: John Kay (CC)
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Sunol Regional Wilderness. Photo Credit: @rufiosf
Sunol Regional Wilderness. Photo Credit: @rufiosf
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Dogs enjoying the vineyard
Photo Credit: Elsa Day
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Pleasanton Ridge
Pleasanton Ridge - Photo: Maverick Wyatt Myers
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Willow at Del Valle
Willow at Del Valle Regional Park
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Many of the 65 parks included in the East Bay Regional Parks District are not known outside the region; in fact, many Northern Californians don’t even know the EBPRPD exists. more »
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