Campgrounds in Livermore, California

Campgrounds in Livermore, California
Considered the eastern most city in the Bay Area before entering the Central Valley, Livermore is one of the oldest wine regions in California. The quaint town also offers a number of picturesque hiking and mountain biking trails that rise past iconic rock formations and climb the area's lofty peaks. Camping enthusiasts will find campgrounds for RVs and tents while offering close proximity to the area's wineries, attractions and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Del Valle Regional Park

Located 10 miles south of Livermore, the Del Valle Regional Park is a lakeside resort lined with old-growth oak trees that provide a shady area for camping. The campground has 150 sites, 21 with water and sewage hookups (no electric). All campsites offer centrally located toilet and shower facilities. Park activities include year-round swimming in much of the lake and fishing for trout, catfish, striped bass and panfish. Del Valle also offers miles of hiking trails that serve all skill levels and are dog-friendly.

Del Valle Regional Park
7000 Del Valle Road
Livermore, CA 94550
(888) 327-2757 Option 3, Ext. 4524
ebparks.org/parks/del_valle#activities

Mount Diablo State Park

Offering three family campground locations, Mount Diablo State Park features a total of 64 campsites that can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 20 feet, but hookups and dumping stations are not available. All campsites include picnic tables, fire pits or stoves, water and restrooms within close proximity. Hot showers are available at the Live Oak and Juniper campgrounds at no additional charge. Hikers and mountain bikers may enjoy exploring the more remote trails of the mountain or climbing to the 3,849-foot summit that offers panoramic views of the surrounding Bay Area. The park also has an array of rock-climbing opportunities. Reservations for Juniper and Live Oak can be made from 48 hours to seven months in advance, while Junction Campground is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Mount Diablo State Park
96 Mitchell Canyon Road
Clayton CA 94517
(925) 837-2525 Park Information
(800) 444-7275 Reservations
parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517

Carnegie SVRA

Located within the hills of southern Alameda and San Joaquin counties, Carnegie is one of eight SVRAs (State Vehicular Recreation Areas) managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. A popular destination for off-road enthusiasts of all skill levels and hikers, the park offers over 1,500 acres of riding area with a variety of terrain. The park has 23 campsites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All sites feature ramadas with picnic tables, fire rings, public restrooms, coin-operated showers and potable water spigots. Campers arriving with RVs or trailers should be aware that the park does not have a dump station for waste-water disposal.

Carnegie SVRA
18600 Corral Hollow Road
Tracy CA 95736
(925) 447-9027 Ranger Station
(800) 444-7275 Reservations
parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1172

Article Written By Patricia Poulin

Patricia Poulin is a freelance writer based out of the western slope of Colorado. Poulin's travels and insight have chronicled in print media resources, such as "Inside Outside" and "Breathe" magazine. She is also a regular contributor for other various publications including "USA Today." Poulin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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