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. The lake is stocked with trout and catfish and there are also bass, blue-gill, crappie, and other fish. A popular event is the annual spring fishing derby. There are several fishing piers in the park. A wide range of rental boats as well as fishing license and permits are available at the marina.


Valid CA fishing license and daily fishing permit are required. All vessels entering Lake Chabot must be inspected for quagga and zebra mussels, and a $4 inspection fee will be charged.  No live fish may be used as bait.  Fish may only be cleaned at the cleaning station along the walk near the parking lot.  Daily bag limits are 5 for black bass, trout and catfish and 25 for crappie.  There is no limit for blue-gill or carp.

Operating Hours

Park open daily from sunrise to sunset


Anglers aged 16 and older are required to possess a valid California fishing license and a daily fishing access permit. There is a 50% senior discount available Monday through Friday on rental of nonmotorized boats. Canoes, kayaks, and scull craft 20 feet and under may be carried in and launched for a lower fee. There are parking and dog fees unless you park on Chabot Rd.


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17936 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 call (510) 247-2526.