San Pablo Reservoir

NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge announced for Lake Del Valle & San Pablo Reservoir! Visit Anglers Press for details and registration.

The San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area offers exciting outdoor activities including fishing, boating, picnicking, kayaking and hiking. The park also has facilities for group events, weddings and meetings. San Pablo Recreation Area is located off San Pablo Dam Road between Orinda and El Sobrante. The park is open from February 7 through November 2014.

FISHING
San Pablo Reservoir is known as one of the finest fisheries in the East Bay. The visitor center offers fishing licenses for sale and a wide array of bait and tackle. The lake is stocked regularly with trout and catfish. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you with all your freshwater fishing and boating needs. They know the best fishing spots and can help you catch the BIG ONE!

BOAT LAUNCH
San Pablo Reservoir offers a six lane boat launch facility that can accommodate motor boats and kayak/canoe launching. All boats must be inspected prior to launching. Launch open 7 days a week.

KAYAKING/CANOEING
Sab Pablo Reservoir offers some of the best flat water kayaking and canoeing in the East Bay. Come for the day or just a few hours. We offer rentals of tandem and single kayaks from the marina at the main recreation area. Paddle along 14 miles of shoreline and discover sandy beaches, great fishing spots, and spectacular wildlife viewing.

BOAT RENTALS
Patio boats, motor boats, kayaks and row boats are available for rent daily. The aluminum fishing boats come equipped with a four stroke motor, which is ideal for fishing and cruising the waters of the reservoir. All rental boats must be returned and checked in 1 hour prior to closing the park.

  Deposit
Minimum Add'l Hr
All Day
Kayak/Row Boat $50 $10/ 1 hr $7 $38
Regular Boat $75 $33 / 2 hr $9 $70
Deluxe Motor Boat $150 $60 / 2 hr $15 $120

Pontoon/Patio Boat
(10 passenger max.)

$200 $75 / 2 hr $20 $160
Suncruisers
(10 passenger max.
$350 $100/ 2 hr $35 $300
Ultra Pontoon Boat
(14 passenger max.)
$300 $85 / 2 hr $25 $240

Rental prices subject to change without notice.

BOAT RENTAL DISCOUNTS: Seniors 62 and over, Disabled, POW & Disabled Veteran rates are discounted 50% Monday through Friday. Discounts are not available Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

PICNICKING
The main recreation area and the boat launch offer picnic sites with tables and barbecues. All of the sites have lake views. The main recreation area has a children's playground and lawn area. The visitor center and cafe are conveniently located. There are also 9 reservable picnic sites that can accommodate 25 to 100 people. Rates $60 to $260.

THE OAKS AND PINES GROUP SITES
A lush, beautiful park setting, perfect for your wedding, reception, anniversary, birthday party or other special event. Rustic, yet private, with lake views, each offers a spacious area for up to 100 guests, including parking. ADA accessible. For additional information, please contact the recreation area at 510-223-1661.

VISITOR CENTER/CAFE
The visitor center offers a complete array of fishing bait and tackle, as well as outdoor clothing, hats, sunscreen, gifts, and supplies. The Cafe offers premium coffee and a range of healthy snacks for everyone. A visitor's pass (no entry fee) is available for up to one hour. Validation required.

WILDLIFE VIEWING
Bird watching opportunities feature flocks of white pelicans and migratory water fowl such as geese, ducks and shorebirds. Along the trails within the park, a viewer can see a variety of upland game species including wild turkey, quail and dove, and an array of predators such as eagles, aspreys, hawks and owls. Also be on the lookout for deer and bobcats.

DOGS
Dogs are welcome at San Pablo Recreation Area in the west side parking lots, picnic areas and paved roads. Dogs are not allowed in any boat or in the reservoir itself. Dogs must be kept on a leash (6 foot maximum) at all times. No more than three dogs per person please.
   
DAILY ENTRY FEES  
Vehicle $7.00
Van $22.00
Bus $40.00
Dog $3.00
   
BOAT LAUNCH FEES  
Daily $7.50
Float Tube $4.00
Cartop / Kayak $4.00
   
FISHING ACCESS TICKET  
Daily $5.00
   
GROUP PICNIC SITES  
Daily $260.00
   
SEASON PASS 8 MONTH 3 MONTH
Entry or Boat $103 $34
Entry + Boat $163 $62
Entry + Cartop $124 $41
     
SENIOR/ADA/POW SEASON PASS 8 MONTH 3 MONTH
Entry or Boat $51.50 $17.00
Entry + Boat $81.50 $31.00
Entry + Cartop $62.00 $20.50

 

 

PARK HOURS
Feb. 6:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mar. 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Apr. 6:30 am to 7:00 pm
May. 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
Jun. 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
Jul. 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
Aug. 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sep. 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
Oct. 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Nov 7:00 am to 4:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day

BOAT RENTAL HOURS
All rental boats must be returned and checked in 1 hour prior to closing the park.

ADDRESS
San Pablo Reservoir
7301 San Pablo Dam Rd.
El Sobrante, Ca. 94803
(510) 223-1661


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