In 1965, the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) renamed Grass Valley Park the Anthony Chabot Regional Park. The area still reflects the small but mighty Chabot, who helped create and preserve this area as you see it today. Bold yet wily, stubborn, quiet, solid, generous of nature, restless, and ever changing describes both the man and the land. The 4,972-acre parkland offers walks by burbling creeks, through groves of eucalyptus, redwood, and oaks, over hills alive with swaying grasses, and along the rim of the well-loved Lake Chabot, rippling with bass looking for flies. The recommended hike takes you through a lush canyon along Grass Valley creek and dramatically arrives at the northern ridges of Lake Chabot. But there are many alternatives. The terrain ranges from gentle to rugged with flat uplands, steep-sided ravines, and the deep, narrow Grass Canyon. Elevation ranges from 235 feet at Lake Chabot to about 1,200 feet at Vulture’s View. Besides the popular fishing and boating at Lake Chabot, recreational facilities in the park include Willow Park Public Golf Course, the Anthony Chabot Family Campground, the equestrian center, archery range, marksmanship range, motorcycle area, and several overnight group camps. This eTrail also includes suggested nearby attractions, camping & lodging, restaurants, and local outdoor retailers.
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