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. Rental boats (row boats, canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, Duffy boats, and boats with electric trolling motors), and tour boat rides are available at the marina. Canoes, kayaks and scull craft 20 feet and under can be carried in and launched for a fee.


All vessels entering Lake Chabot must be inspected for quagga and zebra mussels.

Operating Hours

Park open daily from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting.


There is a 50% senior discount available Monday through Friday on rental of nonmotorized boats. There are launch, parking and dog fees. There is free parking on Chabot Rd. If you bring your own boat, a $3 inspection fee will be charged.


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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

For information on rental boats and tour boat charters call (510) 247-2526 For naturalist led boat tours call (510) 521-6887.