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Lake Chabot Marina Park

Lake Chabot Reservoir is a 315 acre lake that was built in 1874 as a primary source of water for the East Bay. Services include boat rentals, the Marina Cafe, picnicking, grassy play area, horseshoe pits, hiking, bicycling, jogging, and running trails, and seasonal lake boat tours.  There is a part paved, part dirt 12 mile trail around Lake Chabot for bicycles.  There are also fire roads open to mountain bikes unless otherwise posted. In winter, dirt trails are muddy so be careful.  Lake Chabot trails connect to even more trails in Anthony Chabot Regional Park.


Narrow single-track trails are closed to bicycles.  Wear a helmet.

Operating Hours

Park open daily from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting.


There are parking and dog fees.  However, there is free parking on Lake Chabot Road.

Disabled Access

Part of the lake trail loop is paved. There are wheelchair accessible restrooms, drinking fountains and parking spaces.


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17600 Lake Chabot Rd

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In Castro Valley on I-580 westbound, take the Strobridge Avenue exit. Turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Boulevard, and left on Lake Chabot Road. The Lake Chabot Marina is about two miles ahead on the right. In Castro Valley on I-580 eastbound, exit at Redwood Road and go left, go left at Castro Valley Boulevard, right at Lake Chabot Road, and follow the directions above. From I-580 in San Leandro, exit at Fairmont Drive and go east (uphill). The marina entrance will be to the left at the bottom of the hill.

Contact Info

Phone: 1-888-327-2757 or for TDD: (510) 633-0460, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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If you like bicycling on paths away from cars and having a view while you ride, this is the place to go! Ride your bicycle there or park on the road and ride in.
3/8/2012 07:03 PM
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