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. Shadow Cliffs Lake is stocked with trout and catfish and bluegill and black bass can also be found. Visitors may launch their own boats. Kayak, paddle boat, row boat, electric and duffy boats can be rented with a valid driver license. For rate and rental information, call (925) 426-0197.


A Park District Daily Fishing Access Permit is required to fish in the lake. Only electric motorboats under 17 feet in length are allowed.

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