Anthony Chabot Regional Park

     


Oakland, California
Phone: (510) 562-2267

Sites: 75
Avg. Rate: $28

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Latitude: 37.7353879983966
Longitude: -122.096080183983

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 8
  • Average 7
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 1

22 Reviews

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Cindy S

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a terrific campground for smaller rigs - large ones (especially trailers) will have a hard time getting into most of the sites. The road to the 12 RV sites is narrow, many trees and a steep drop-off. If you have a large rig, sites 1 - 6 are good, but others will be difficult to impossible. The park is about 7 miles from Castro Valley - winding road through the Oakland Hills. Drive carefully and watch for bicycles and motorcycles. Park is very quiet, good views, lots of birds, hiking trails. We love it! If you have little kids looking for playgrounds and swimming pools, this probably isn't for you. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

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June W.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

When you look up this park's website, they talk about it overlooking Lake Chabot, but from the RV sites, we didn't see any water. The 12 RV sites are at the top of a hill and only 2 are drive through. The pads are paved, but not necessarily level. I didn't see a shower in the bathroom but I didn't look very hard for one. The one ladies room toilet was partially outdoors and one night when I went in, there were little paw prints on and in the toilet from some little critter looking for water. The only activity you could participate in from the RV sites (without another vehicle) is hiking. The rate above didn't include our two dogs (another $2 each for each night) or the rental car that we got our second day there. That cost us another $8 a day to park it there. So hidden costs made it more like $44 a day. Their breakers tripped on our rig every time I tried to plug in our 30 amp system. They sent someone immediately after we reported it, but the people they sent said it was us and there was nothing wrong. I asked to move to a different site, but all 12 were rented. There was a sign at the entrance about not using generators so we were really stuck. We did string a couple of power strips together out the window to plug into the 20 amps for our coffee maker and toaster. (Now we have a heavy duty extension cord but we didn't when we got there.) When we tried the full rig on 20 amp with an adapter, that also tripped the breaker. Over the next 3 days I talked to 3 different repair people who said it was not us, it was them. I reported that when a worker stopped to tell us to unplug as they were working on the electric but no one checked further. At that time (our 2nd night) they said we could run our generator which we did for a while. We ended up having to run our generator for a while each of the remaining nights to keep our battery up for our lights. Luckily, it wasn't hot there. We were on a 24 day trip and this was the only place where we had trouble plugging in. I talked to another RV repair guy about a week later and he said breakers on a service are like surge protectors, they wear out over time when they are tripped and eventually they break. I think that is what happened here, but no one would check it our any further. Perhaps, if the next campers there had trouble they did. I sure hope so. If you like hiking, quiet and not many RVs around you, this is a nice park. It is quite a drive to get to it though. And there is a gun range nearby that is open Friday - Monday so if your dogs are gun-shy, I wouldn't recommend it. This is about the only RV park in the Oakland area but I probably wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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AlexD

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Basic campsite in the woods east of San Francisco. Very nice sites with a lot of space in this Regional Park. Very limited /no facilities close to the RV site. No mobile phone service and no WiFi. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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Chbronson

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice park and a good place to relax. Would stay here again. The shooting range in the vicinity is the only thing that is a bit disturbing. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Truck Camper.

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Tuney-GA

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park and a nice setting convenient to visiting the SF Bay Area. However a camp site and 1 car for $30 per night is a misnomer, because the park system counts motors. If I'm driving a MH Towing a car. I have to pay $8 per night for an extra vehicle. $38 per night without the extra amenities like Wi-Fi and Cable TV is expensive. Bring your 5er, tent, or pop up, and have a nice stay. We won't be coming back. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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Traveler_2011

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate includes full hook-up + $2/day dog fee. Beautiful location with 12 full hook-up sites (one of them is ADA only). Gate is locked at 10 PM and it is a long walk, 2.2 miles, to the campground. Currently the park is only open from Friday, 2 PM, to Sunday, noon - it should be open all week long after April 2012. I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a tough campground to drive to, especially if you have a big RV. Luckily, our trailer is only 21' and we had no problems with height or backing in but we had to be careful driving through the camp loops due to narrow roads. Sites are paved and somewhat unlevel; utilities are good. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

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S&K

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent campground. We stayed at a full hookup site. The campground was rustic, many tall trees, wandering wild turkeys. We didn't notice the shooting range. Our particular site (#5) faced an open area so it felt very spacious. On this trip, Oakland, Russian River, Clear Lake, and Pismo Coast, this was by far our favorite site. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

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SargeW

Review Count: 321
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a decent campground and fairly rustic looking. It features trees, tall grass and dirt. The sites are a decent size. Only 12 of the sites are full hook up (1 through 12) the rest are dry camping. Some of the sites (8-12) are thickly wooded so satellite reception would be difficult. Cell signal is present but sketchy. The states budget woes are evident on the way to the campground. The Redwood highway is badly overgrown with large trees growing into the road from the sides and over hanging the top. Redwood highway is a twisty two lane highway with lots of blind corners, and is 6 miles long to the campground. I had to navigate down the middle of the road in several areas to avoid serious damage to the Motor home, a dangerous situation. I still wound up destroying a WiFi antenna on the roof due to overhanging branches. The $36 dollar price per night reflects a $6 charge per night for your towed vehicle to enter and stay at the park. Dogs are also charged at $2 per day, each. So actually we paid $38 per night, not the $30 advertised price on the web site. Water pressure is low, about 25-30 pounds. Sites are paved but narrow. The view of the valley is nice, but mostly obscured by thick trees. I would not stay here again due to the road hazards getting to the park. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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CR Francis

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We had never been to Northern California with the trailer before, and this was the greatest trip ever. There is a shooting range onsite and it was not a bother at all. My dogs enjoyed it, my daughter enjoyed it, and so did my husband and I. We went to San Francisco one day and the Oakland Zoo on another. We will definitely come back. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Rip3d

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground set amongst huge eucalyptus trees. We stayed at site #8 which is one of the full hook up sites. Everything is very clean and tidy, the showers are just fine. In our opinion, one mayor downside to this campground is that the gate that is 2.5 miles from the campground shuts at 10 pm. you can get out, but you cannot get in (tire shredders stop you from coming in through the exit) We were hoping to enjoy a bit of the nightlife in the surrounding towns, but could not because of the gates closing at 10 pm. Although this is a very nice campground, we would not stay here again, but for anyone that does not mind the gates being locked at 10 pm, we would recommend it. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Rayvn

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

I loved the campground here. It was a beautiful place and very outdoorsy. I would recommend this to every, and anyone. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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AGBAT

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is 14 miles away from any amenities. A quiet woods setting with mostly back-in sites. Narrow access road but it's passable. I had a 30ft 5th Wheel in a pull through site (5) with no problems other than the weather. Due to rain and wind the park closed the morning after we arrived. No problem getting a refund for the remainder of our stay and the rangers were very helpful. If the weather had been better and we were not planning daily activities in town it would have been a 8-9 rating. A good park to get away from the city but not a good place to visit the bay area. We did have Verizon cell coverage but no Wi-Fi. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Military Couple in their 30s

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was a very nice ‘surprise’ find for us. Not too far from all the area attractions, offers great walking trails, has water electric and sewer hook-ups, is well shaded and you will get plenty of high definition over the Air channels in your coach. The 6 mile drive to either side of civilization is a bit windy but tolerable for once a day travels into the bay area. It is a tight drive in the full hook-up area of the park but we managed by taking our time. The sites vary greatly as so you may want to change once you get there pretty level where you put your RV but can drop off just a few feet away. Our 3-stair entry was almost 2 feet off the ground and the hook ups at our site (#7) and the hook up pedestals didn’t allow much room to maneuver further away from the drop-off. We will definitely stay again but will try to reserve sites 1-5 or 9-12. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Aloha Utah

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice wooded area in the eucalyptus covered hills above Lake Chabot. The park is reasonably convenient to most Bay Area attractions by way of the BART Train which has a station about 8 miles from the campsites. Wildlife: deer, turkey and an abundance of birds was readily seen. The restrooms and showers are older and a bit primitive but clean and fully functional. Hookups worked just fine. In season, yellowjackets can be a pest. Staff was polite and friendly. There are good hiking trails and excellent biking opportunities. Sites vary significantly in size and levelness but nothing too difficult. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

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jbarry130

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really nice regional park in the Oakland hills. I camped on a Monday and Tuesday night and it was practically empty, however one of the rangers said it's almost totally full on weekends now. I had one of the more remote full hookup sites, with 30 amp electric. The water pressure was a bit low, but not too bad. I agree that the roads are narrow with many sharp turns. I wouldn't recommend this park for large RVs. While it is generally quiet, there is some airplane noise from Oakland airport, but it's not bad. Didn't hear any noise from the firing range while I was there. Dog friendly park and pick up bags are provided at different locations in the park. There is a dog fee of two dollars/dog/night, but that's not outrageous. The park is well maintained by the rangers and maintenance crew, and it's well patrolled by the rangers and Tuesday night I saw a sheriff's patrol car drive through. I definitely intend to return. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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