San Pablo Reservoir

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7301 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803, United States
7301 San Pablo Dam Road El Sobrante California 94803 US
(510) 223-1661(510) 223-1661

The San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area offers exciting outdoor activities including fishing, boating, picnicking, kayaking and hiking. The park also has facilities for group events, weddings and meetings. San Pablo Recreation Area is located off San Pablo Dam Road between Orinda and El Sobrante.

Swimming and Paddle Boarding is not permitted at this lake, thank you for your cooperation.

Park Hours

PARK HOURS
Feb. 6:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mar. 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Apr. 6:30 am to 7:00 pm
May. 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
Jun. 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
Jul. 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
Aug. 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sep. 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
Oct. 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Nov 7:00 am to 4:00pm
CLOSED for Season November 13th. Park will Re-Open February 3rd 2017

Entry Fees
DAILY ENTRY FEES
Vehicle $7.00
Van $22.00
Bus $40.00
Dog $2.00
BOAT LAUNCH FEES
Daily $8.00
Float Tube $4.00
Cartop / Kayak $4.00
FISHING ACCESS TICKET
Daily $5.00
GROUP PICNIC SITES
Gazebo, Lakeview or Eagles Nest $60.00
Pines $150.00
Oaks
*Includes a horseshoe pit and a volley ball net ($50.00 deposit if used)
$260.00
SEASON PASS 8 MONTH 3 MONTH
Entry or Boat $110 $36
Entry + Boat $163 $62
Entry + Cartop $124 $41
SENIOR/ADA/POW SEASON PASS 8 MONTH 3 MONTH
Entry or Boat $55 $18
Entry + Boat $81.50 $34
Entry + Cartop $62.00 $20.50
Boating & Rentals

BOAT LAUNCH
San Pablo Reservoir offers a six lane boat launch facility that can accommodate motor boats and kayak/canoe launching. All boats must be inspected prior to launching. Launch open 7 days a week.

EBMUD’s boat inspection program includes two parts: a history survey and a subsequent physical inspection. Boats that fail either the survey or the inspection cannot be legally launched in EBMUD reservoirs. For more information visit http://www.ebmud.com/recreation/east-bay/san-pablo-reservoir/invasive-mussel-prevention/

KAYAKING/CANOEING
Sab Pablo Reservoir offers some of the best flat water kayaking and canoeing in the East Bay. Come for the day or just a few hours. We offer rentals of tandem and single kayaks from the marina at the main recreation area. Paddle along 14 miles of shoreline and discover sandy beaches, great fishing spots, and spectacular wildlife viewing.

BOAT RENTALS
Patio boats, motor boats, kayaks and row boats are available for rent daily. The aluminum fishing boats come equipped with a four stroke motor, which is ideal for fishing and cruising the waters of the reservoir. All rental boats must be returned and checked in 1 hour prior to closing the park.

All rental boats must be returned and checked in 1 hour prior to closing the park

Deposit Minimum Add’l Hr
All Day
Kayak/Row Boat $50 $10/ 1 hr $7 $38
Pedal Boat $50 $10/ 1 hr $7 $38
Regular Boat $75 $33 / 2 hr $9 $70
Deluxe Motor Boat $150 $60 / 2 hr $15 $120
Pontoon/Patio Boat
(10 passenger max.)
$200 $75 / 2 hr $20 $160
Suncruisers
(10 passenger max.
$350 $100/ 2 hr $35 $300
Ultra Pontoon Boat
(14 passenger max.)
$300 $85 / 2 hr $25 $240

Rental prices subject to change without notice.

BOAT RENTAL DISCOUNTS: Seniors 62 and over, Disabled, POW & Disabled Veteran rates are discounted 50% Monday through Friday. Discounts are not available Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

Park Information

PICNICKING
The main recreation area and the boat launch offer picnic sites with tables and barbecues. All of the sites have lake views. The main recreation area has a children’s playground and lawn area. The visitor center and cafe are conveniently located. There are also 9 reservable picnic sites that can accommodate 25 to 100 people. Rates $60 to $260.

THE OAKS AND PINES GROUP SITES
A lush, beautiful park setting, perfect for your wedding, reception, anniversary, birthday party or other special event. Rustic, yet private, with lake views, each offers a spacious area for up to 100 guests, including parking. ADA accessible. For additional information, please contact the recreation area at 510-223-1661.

VISITOR CENTER/CAFE
The visitor center offers a complete array of fishing bait and tackle, as well as outdoor clothing, hats, sunscreen, gifts, and supplies. The Cafe offers premium coffee and a range of healthy snacks for everyone. A visitor’s pass (no entry fee) is available for up to one hour. Validation required.

WILDLIFE VIEWING
Bird watching opportunities feature flocks of white pelicans and migratory water fowl such as geese, ducks and shorebirds. Along the trails within the park, a viewer can see a variety of upland game species including wild turkey, quail and dove, and an array of predators such as eagles, ospreys, hawks and owls. Also be on the lookout for deer and bobcats.

Pet Rules
Pets are allowed on paved roads & the developed picnic areas only
Must be on a leash at all times
Not allowed in boats or on the shoreline
Do not leave unattended

Swimming and Paddle Boarding is not permitted at this lake, thank you for your cooperation.

For a full list of Rules & Regulations at the Park visit http://www.ebmud.com/recreation/rules-and-regulations/

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Fishing Information

FISHING
San Pablo Reservoir is known as one of the finest fisheries in the East Bay. The visitor center offers fishing licenses for sale and a wide array of bait and tackle. The lake is stocked regularly with trout and catfish. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you with all your freshwater fishing and boating needs. They know the best fishing spots and can help you catch the BIG ONE!

Boating & Rentals

BOAT LAUNCH
San Pablo Reservoir offers a six lane boat launch facility that can accommodate motor boats and kayak/canoe launching. All boats must be inspected prior to launching. Launch open 7 days a week.

EBMUD’s boat inspection program includes two parts: a history survey and a subsequent physical inspection. Boats that fail either the survey or the inspection cannot be legally launched in EBMUD reservoirs. For more information visit http://www.ebmud.com/recreation/east-bay/san-pablo-reservoir/invasive-mussel-prevention/

KAYAKING/CANOEING
Sab Pablo Reservoir offers some of the best flat water kayaking and canoeing in the East Bay. Come for the day or just a few hours. We offer rentals of tandem and single kayaks from the marina at the main recreation area. Paddle along 14 miles of shoreline and discover sandy beaches, great fishing spots, and spectacular wildlife viewing.

BOAT RENTALS
Patio boats, motor boats, kayaks and row boats are available for rent daily. The aluminum fishing boats come equipped with a four stroke motor, which is ideal for fishing and cruising the waters of the reservoir. All rental boats must be returned and checked in 1 hour prior to closing the park.

All rental boats must be returned and checked in 1 hour prior to closing the park

Deposit Minimum Add’l Hr
All Day
Kayak/Row Boat $50 $10/ 1 hr $7 $38
Pedal Boat $50 $10/ 1 hr $7 $38
Regular Boat $75 $33 / 2 hr $9 $70
Deluxe Motor Boat $150 $60 / 2 hr $15 $120
Pontoon/Patio Boat
(10 passenger max.)
$200 $75 / 2 hr $20 $160
Suncruisers
(10 passenger max.
$350 $100/ 2 hr $35 $300
Ultra Pontoon Boat
(14 passenger max.)
$300 $85 / 2 hr $25 $240

Rental prices subject to change without notice.

BOAT RENTAL DISCOUNTS: Seniors 62 and over, Disabled, POW & Disabled Veteran rates are discounted 50% Monday through Friday. Discounts are not available Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.