This post is sponsored by Lake Chabot Recreation which is an authorized concessionaire of East Bay Regional Park District and a part of Urban Park Concessionaires, dba. Basecamp Hospitality.
Come Play on Lake Chabot
About 20 minutes from Oakland, Lake Chabot is a 315-acre oasis that is popular for outdoor enthusiasts with activities for everyone in the family including boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, and more so you can choose exactly what you are comfortable with to take in the sights and explore the wildlife on land and by boat.
There’s really so much to do, it’s like a mini-vacation that doesn’t require any packing.
Win a special day on a family-sized patio boat with delicious snacks and fishing gear below!
Win a Half-Day of Play on Lake Chabot with Patio Boat & Fishing Gear ($405 value)
Your Special Time on Lake Chabot includes:
- A Half Day Deluxe Patio Boat Rental for up to four (4) people.
- Chef Prepared Basket to include Crackers, Chips, Sweets & Sips
- Rods, Reels, and Bait for Fishing
Prize package-specific details
Valid Monday (excluding holidays) through Friday.
The half-day patio boat is available for up to four hours.
Anyone 16 years & older is required to have a CA State Fishing License. A one-day fishing license can be purchased for $16.46 each on-site at the marina.
Well-behaved pets are welcome and count in the total number of guests.
Reservations are required in advance by calling (510) 247-2526.
Expires September 30, 2022.
Lots more to do for families
After your float on the boat, stay in the Lake Chabot Regional Park as long as you like, Lake Chabot has lots more to do for families off the water as well as on. The paved trails around the reservoir make it easy for strollers. The breathtaking views of the sunset are well worth the walk.
Pro tip: Bring a stroller for children under five, since the hilly trails can get steep and difficult for toddlers to keep up or continue walking.
Catch Fish and Watch the Animals
Some of the wildlife around the lake include deer, raccoons, eagles, hawks, herons, and cormorants. Trout and catfish are regularly stocked so come prepared to fish with your rod, reel, bait & tackle.
What to bring to Lake Chabot
- Dog (patio boats are pet-friendly but your pooch counts as a single rider)
- Outdoor blankets for sitting or eating
- Water bottles
- Packed lunches (or grab food from the cafe)
- Fishing gear (or rent some during your visit!)
- Bikes, scooters, helmets
- Good walking shoes
Rent Boats to Really Enjoy Lake Chabot
When you arrive at Lake Chabot for a boat rental of any kind, they make it so easy! You can pre-sign the release waiver to save time or do it on the spot. Marina staff will walk you down to the dock, get you fitted for life vests, go through boat training, and send you off to enjoy the adventure that awaits.
You can visit Lake Chabot year-round and get out on the water. Find out more >>
A few words on Covid-19 Safety
Help keep Lake Chabot safe by cooperating with the statewide social distancing requirements and rules. Please do the following to protect yourselves, other visitors, and park staff during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Bring cloth face-covering / mask as recommended by the CDC.
- Bring water and hand sanitizer. Drinking fountains will not be available. Bottled water will be available for sale at the Marina.
- Keep a 6-foot distance from other park visitors while shore fishing, hiking, biking, or horseback riding (or with only immediate household members.)
- Masks will be required for the Marina & Café, boat renters while on gangway and dock, and 6-foot social distancing and masks while in line. Any interaction with staff requires a mask to be worn.
[Photos provided by Lake Chabot Recreation unless otherwise specified. All rights reserved.]
Thanks again to Lake Chabot Recreation and Basecamp Hospitality.