Welcome Rodeo Fans! We are looking forward to an exciting year.
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and admission is FREE. Come watch local team roping and wild cow milking. Enjoy $1 hotdogs and $1 sodas. A great family bargain!!!
Oakland & Hayward area:Take 580 east to Livermore. Take the Portola exit. Continue on Portola to “L” Street. Turn Right. Continue on “L” Street through town. Just after you cross the little bridge you will turn left into Robertson Park/Livermore Rodeo and follow the signs to parking.
Stockton & Tracy area:
Take 205 west to 580, continue west on 580 to the North Livermore Ave. exit. After your exit, go left, (south), on N. Livermore Ave to Portola. Go right on Portola to “L” Street. Go left on “L” Street. Continue on “L” Street through town. Just after you cross the little bridge you will turn left into Robertson Park/Livermore Rodeo and follow the signs to parking.
San Jose area:
Take 680 North to the 580/680 interchange. At 580 go east, toward Livermore and Stockton. Continue east on 580 to Livermore. Take the Portola exit. Continue on Portola to “L” Street. Turn Right. Continue on “L” Street through town. Just after you cross the little bridge you will turn left into Robertson Park/Livermore Rodeo and follow the signs to parking.
Rapids Water Slides at Shadow Cliffs
Voted the number one top place to cool your toes.
Private Parties and Group Reservations:
School picnics, private parties, scout outings, family reunions, youth groups, corporate picnics, mom's groups, service organization parties, church parties. Special rates available for groups of 75 or more. Seven picnic areas available for small to large groups. Rental equipment including shade canopies, kiddy pools and inflatable slides 5:30-8:30pm.
Del Valle Regional Park
Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters, Del Valle is like a lakeside resort only 10 miles south of Livermore. Centerpiece of the park is a lake five miles long with all kinds of water-oriented recreation, surrounded by approximately 5,000 acres of beautiful land for hiking, horseback riding, and nature study. Del Valle also is the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, 28 miles of scenic back country trail.
Del Valle offers two swimming beaches with lifeguards on duty during posted periods. Year-round swimming is allowed in much of the lake, at the swimmer's own risk. For lifeguard service schedule, visit the Swim Facilities page.
There is an abundance of landscaped picnic grounds, some of them reservable for large groups. To make a group picnic reservation, call 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2, then 1.
The Del Valle Family Campground has 150 sites, 21 of them with water and sewage hookups (no electrical). The sites are served by centrally located toilet and shower facilities. For reservations, telephone 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2, then 1, up to 12 weeks in advance. There are also several youth group campgrounds, available by reservation only. Telephone 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2, then 1 for information. For Del Valle campground map and rules, click here .
Lake Del Valle is known for excellent fishing. The lake is stocked regularly with trout and catfish. There are also large- and smallmouth bass, striped bass, and panfish. Visit the Fishing section of this site for more information.
Boat Rental and Launching
Please note the boat launch fees have been increased: $5.00 trailered boat and $3.00 for car-top.
The public may rent motorboats, patio boats, peddle boats, canoes, and kayaks at the marina area. Any size boat may be launched at the public boat ramp. For more information on rental boats and fees, see our Boating and Sailing page. The boat speed limit is 10 miles per hour on the entire lake.
All bathroom buildings and many water fountains are wheelchair accessible. There is one wheelchair accessible camp site within the park. There are many paved paths such as West shore trail and Portion of the East shore trail throughout the park but very few flat trails.
Trail Accessibility Report
Del Valle Regional Park is located on Del Valle Road off Mines Road south of Livermore (parking fee). Exit I-580 eastbound or westbound in Livermore at North Livermore Avenue. Head south and proceed through town (North Livermore Avenue will become South Livermore Avenue in town). About 1.5 miles outside town, turn right at Mines Road, go about 3.5 miles and continue straight on Del Valle Road (Mines Road turns left). The park entrance is about four miles ahead.
Transit & Trails : Del Valle Regional Park (transit, biking, and walking directions)
Ohlone Wilderness, a rugged, remote, and beautiful area. Along the way, you will also pass through Sunol Regional Wilderness and Del Valle Regional Park, and spend two nights (or more if you like) camped in oak woodland, surrounded by wildflowers and birds, perhaps listening to the howl of a coyote or the hoot of an owl.
The Ohlone Trail passes through the Ohlone Wilderness and three regional parks: Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, Sunol Regional Wilderness near Pleasanton and south of Sunol, and Del Valle Regional Park. It also passes through two watershed areas leased from the San Francisco Water Department. The remote and beautiful wilderness areas of the Ohlone Wilderness are accessible only through the Ohlone Wilderness Trail. The Ohlone Trail traverses 28 miles of mountains and canyons in southern Alameda County and is open to hikers and equestrians. Its centerpiece is 3,817-foot Rose Peak, just 32 feet lower than Mount Diablo. The abundance of wildlife includes golden eagles, mountain lions, and tule elk.
Notice: Traveling in the backcountry can be hazardous. You are responsible for informing yourself about these hazards and taking necessary precautions. Information on this web site comes from volunteer reporters and may contain errors or omissions. A current guidebook and proper equipment are essential for safe enjoyment of the hikes posted on this site.