Del Valle Lake

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 firewood. 

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 is 10mph. 

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 fishing permit. 

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 fish report. 

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.

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.

Type Max


All Day
Regular 14' 3 $85 $35 (2 hrs) $10 $85
Deluxe Boat 6 $150 $65 (2 hrs) $20 $150
Pontoon 10 $300 $100 (2 hrs) $40 $300
Sun Cruiser 10 $300 $100 (2 hrs) $40 $300
Canoe 2 $50 $15 (1 hr) $10 $50
Row Boat 3 $50 $15 (1 hr) $10 $50
Pedal Boat 4 $50 $15 (1 hr) $10 $50

All prices are subject to change without notice.

Capsized Boat Charge: $75.

Tour Boat: Price varies per program

Half Off Rentals: Wednesdays Oct 1 until April 18 (Excludes Holidays)

Senior Discount: 40% off full or half day rentals, Monday-Friday only; excludes holidays and weekends

You will need to follow all rules posted.  To see a list of these rules, please click here.

The Del Valle Family Campground has 150 sites, 21 have water, sewage and electrical hookups. The sites are served by centrally located toilet and shower facilities. There are also 7 group campgrounds.  For family or group reservations please call (888) 327-2757, or visit for more information.  Reservations can be made at least 12 weeks in advance.






Marina Information:
(925) 449-5201

Camp Store:
(925) 449-4707

Camp Reservations: (888) 327-2757

CA Fish & Game
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Regular Motor Boat

Deluxe Boat
Deluxe Motor Boat


Sun Cruiser Boat
Sun Cruiser


Deluxe Row Boat
Row Boat

Pedal Boat
Pedal Boat

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