Anthony Chabot Regional Park

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About Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Anthony Chabot Regional Park is a massive park in the hills of Oakland, stretching from San Leandro to Castro Valley at a whopping 3,314 acres. This pristine reservoir is perfect for summer family vacations as well as weekend getaways that aren’t over an hour’s drive away. There are plenty of family campsites, fun activities and miles of trails for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Bring your dog for a relaxing walk around the lake, go kayaking on a romantic date, barbecue with the grandparents, or catch the biggest rainbow trout! There is no shortage of options: if you want to be adventurous, try horseback riding, the shooting range, or embark on a hike through multiple cities on the Skyline National Trail!

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Anthony Chabot Family Campground

1. Anthony Chabot Family Campground

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With 75 different campsites available at the Anthony Chabot campground, each with fire pits, charcoal grills and picnic tables, family camping has...

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Jack: Try and book sites 69 - 73. These are the campsites that overlook the Lake
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Try and book sites 69 - 73. These are the campsites that overlook the Lake

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Instead of waiting in rush hour traffic to get home, head to the park and spend the night under the stars. The outdoors are better for your health than road rage!

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What wood you do if you were responsible for spreading sudden oak death? Keep the oaks alive in Oakland and don’t bring your own firewood!

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There's a Safeway about 15 minutes away just in case you forget to bring the chocolate for the s’mores!

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For the rest of 2014, the third Friday of each month offers some free services, like free parking, dog entry and boat launching!

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Hipcamper Ivan

Close to civilization, so great for beginners in case you forget to bring anything.

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History of Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Lake Chabot Reservoir was built in 1874-75 as a primary source of water for the East Bay. The 315-acre lake was closed to recreation for 91 years. Legislation passed in the 1960s opened the lake for controlled recreational uses. Currently, the lake serves as a standby emergency water supply. For this reason, visitors are asked to observe certain necessary regulations to keep the waters pure.