Mountain Biking Highlight
Lake Chabot reservoir was built in 1874-75 as a primary water source for the East Bay and remained closed for 91 years. Legislation passed in the 1960s opened the lake for controlled recreational uses such as fishing and non-water-contact boating. Swimming is not permitted.
Bike entry free. Cars $5, $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25/per bus.
Boat Launch: There is no boat launch facility. Car-top canoes, kayaks, and scull craft 20 feet or less may be carried to launch ($2). Personal watercraft and inflatables are not permitted. Float tubes permitted, users must wear waders or other wetsuit material to prevent body contact with the water in the reservoir.
Mandatory Watercraft Inspection for invasive mussels: $4 cartop
Boat Rental: row boats, canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, and boats with electric trolling motors. ebparks.org/parks/lake_chabot
March 6, 2017
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