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Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore

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Del Valle Regional Park is a part of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) in unincorporated Alameda County, California, 10miles south of the city of Livermore. The park covers 4,316 acres (~17.47 km2., ~6.74 sq. mi.).
The park largely surrounds Lake Del Valle, an artificial reservoir made in 1968 by damming 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. It is the eastern gate for the Ohlone Wilderness Trail.
The park can be approached from Mines or Arroyo Road, where the parking meter is often broken.
Del Valle Regional Park suffered widespread damage from the unusually heavy rains that struck the East Bay in early 2017. Much of the damage was around Lake Del Valle, where runoff overflowed five times into beaches, campgrounds and picnic areas. Some of the trails were washed out and needed to be rebuilt. The park was closed for nearly three months, before reopening on April 15, 2017. EBRPD estimated the cost to repair this park alone at $1.8 billion, and said the cost would rise further if the rains continued. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Del Valle Regional Park by using our Livermore trip itinerary maker website.
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  • Lovely regional park in the region - worth a trip out if you are in the area. Will come back for sure 
    Lovely regional park in the region - worth a trip out if you are in the area. Will come back for sure  more »
  • We love visiting this park. It is so beautiful to explore by hiking and by renting a boat. It is a lovely place to spend a day! 
    We love visiting this park. It is so beautiful to explore by hiking and by renting a boat. It is a lovely place to spend a day!  more »
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  • There is staff shortage and the main entrance can have very long line of cars. During peak hours and campers are going to check-in, we wait 50m-1hour to get in the campsite. Definitely I won't do that again. The ranger station at campground is closed. Each car might take at least 1min to check-in. If they even talk or ask questions, one car can take up to several minutes. The ranger is super nice and friendly, they need to tell each car visitors about campground rules, when is day use area close, when is campground entrance closed. If the camper doesn't know where the campsite is, definitely they would take 5 minutes for each car. Nice and clean campground. Easy to access the reservoir beach, swimming, and boating
  • It was our first time visiting this park and I love it. Wide trails, multiple directions, green hills, blue lake, and flowers. You will enjoy it. I’d probably not going here in the hot summer day but winter/early spring 100% worth it. Also, be prepared that to find parking space is not a piece of cake. Parking on the shoulder is prohibited. Pay attention on signs in order not to get a ticket. I would recommend to take a hike along the lake. It guarantees spectacular views.

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