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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.
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  • Visiting my sister and we wanted to rent kayaks but due to Covid-19, they were only renting canoes. So we rented one and rowed around the lake. Beautiful weather and not a lot of boats on the...  more »
  • It's a good place for picnic, hick, or kayak, definitely not a fun place to swim as it has a small marked area that gets packed at noon, they even don't let you to swim to the half of the designated area, they yell at you to get back, it's very restricted. Arrive there before 8am if you would like to get a good spot near the swimming area. It's good to go for a first time, but I will not go the second time.
  • The staff working at the regional park are very friendly and helpful. The lake is on the small side but well kept, clean, and had a lot of visitors. Overall, I would definitely come back again

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