Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

This 266 acre park hosts an 80 acre lake and an arroyo with a chain of smaller lakes and ponds. Numerous waterbirds may be sighted throughout the year in the smaller lakes and ponds. Boating is only allowed in Shadow Cliffs Lake. Visitors may launch their own boats with a size limit is 17 feet and only electric motors are allowed. Kayak, paddle boat, row boat, electric and duffy boats can be rented with a valid driver license.

Operating Hours

Park hours are 7 am to 6 pm all year round, opening earlier during the fall and winter and closing later in the spring and summer.


There are parking and dog fees but guide dogs are free. There are boat launch fees that depend on the type of boat.

Disabled Access

Beach wheelchairs are available free of charge, please call (925) 846-3000. There are three wheelchair accessible parking lots, wheelchair accessible picnic tables, restrooms and boat launch.


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2500 Stanley Boulevard

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Contact Info

Phone: 888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4557. For rate and rental information, call (925) 426-0197.