Del Valle Lake is located 10 miles south of Livermore off Interstate 580
in the San Francisco East Bay area. The lake is surrounded by over 5,000 acres
of beautiful oak-covered hills at an altitude of 745 feet. The water level
at Del Valle Lake fluctuates seasonally from a high of 703 feet in the
summer to a low of 678 feet in the winter. The lake stretches for 5 miles and
has 16 miles of shoreline.
For your convenience there are two stores which provide grocery items,
ice, hot and cold drinks and snacks, toys, swimming apparel, camping goods, and
The marina provides Department of Fish & Game fishing license and the East Bay
Regional fishing permit, bait and tackle, and a boat rental fleet of motorboats,
patio boats, pedal boats, canoes, and row boats. Any size boat may be launched
at the paved boat ramp, offering 6 lanes for your use. The lake speed limit
Swimming is permitted south of the boat ramp in the
designated areas only as shown on map. Lifeguards
are on duty as posted. Swimming is permitted north of the of the boat ramp,
although no lifeguards are on duty; Swim at your own risk. NO FLOAT TOYS are
allowed at the Beaches.
Other activities include 67 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails,
a nature study area, and much more which will keep you and your family
and friends entertained.
Fishing is excellent at Del Valle Lake. Anglers 16 year of age or older must
purchase a Department of Fish & Game fishing license and a East Bay Regional
Regular trout plants take place from October through May by the California
Department of Fish and Game. In addition, East Bay Regional Park District has
a supplement fishing program which promotes the stocking of trout from the fall until
spring and catfish in the summer; the revenue generated from the sales of the fishing
permits allows the District to stock rainbow trout and channel catfish (each fish
between 2-10 lbs) on a weekly basis.
Other species of fish include Black Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth
Bass, Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Salmon, Crappie, Bluegill and variety
of pan fish which bite throughout the year. You can call the marina for the most recent
The lake speed limit is 10mph and fishing is permitted only during the
posted park operating hours. NO FISHING is permitted in the stream entering
the lake except during the regular State trout season. The limit for all species
is five fish per person per day.
For fishing regulations, visit the California
Department of Fish and Game.
BOAT RENTALS/ RULES:
To rent any watercraft you must provide
the deposit, your driver’s license,
and be 18 years of age. Dogs are counted as people in the maximum person allowed.