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Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Oakland, California


9999 Redwood Road
Oakland, California 94552
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.73568
Longitude: -122.09606

Elevation: 677' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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29 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

One the good campground in bay area. Sites are spacious, quite and in the nature. Chabot lake is the best attraction. Restrooms are clean. Not sure if there is a store inside the campground. Overall nice place, will visit again. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is an urban jewel. I lived in the Bay Area for 30 years and didn't know this existed. It's a gorgeous East Bay Regional Park campground. It's splendid. Close to perfect. Now I'm going to mention some cautionary things, because there are some aspects that a prospective camper needs to know. • The gate is closed two miles from the campground at 10pm. After that, you CANNOT get in. Period. Plus, they can (and did while were there) shut it at 9:25pm. How whimsical! They denied even the possibility when we told them about it the next day. • The campground is a 25-minute drive on an extremely narrow and winding road from the freeway. Given Bay Area traffic, if you're out enjoying the area or visiting friends, you need to leave extra time to aim for being back safely to get into the campground. • It's California. There is poison oak everywhere. • Guests must pay for their car to visit. • If you're thinking about a big rig of any kind, let me know, 'because I want to watch. The road end is tight turns and narrow lanes. My 25' travel trailer was in the other lane. And in the campground, there are three-foot diameter Eucalyptus trees immediate next to the very narrow single "lane" road and tight turns. Like I said, I want to watch. The remove from civilization provides something of a barrier to "bad actors" who might think to go back there, but it's a lot of work to get back there, and bad actors are usually lazy. Still, I'd go back, but I'd plan on more time at the campground and less time travelling around the Bay Area. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It's the Bay Area! But the #$%^&* traffic!

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in a site with FHU. Very narrow road inside park and site pad was narrow and short. Our site was on the side of the hill so everything off the pad was uneven but this is expected in a regional park. The park itself is gorgeous and you truly get the feel of being in the middle of nowhere. Sites were spaced far enough apart that we didn't hear our neighbors on either side. The road in is an older, narrow, winding road which was an adventure pulling our trailer up and down. We would definitely stay here on a visit to the Bay Area. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Safeway market on Redwood Road at Castro Valley Blvd is closest market. Castro Valley Village next door is a quaint shopping center with "Mom and Pop" shops.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is only 30 minutes from central Oakland. We were in site 12, which fit my 25' trailer just fine. My tow vehicle had to park perpendicular. Some of the RV/utility sites are close, and others are widely spaced. Ours was the latter - perhaps the best of the 12 utility sites in my opinion. The access roads are narrow and a bit twisty. Only the first 6 sites would probably work for a rig in the 30+ range. There are no facilities/playgrounds for children, but we did some hiking and spent the rest of our free time in Oakland or SF. There are a couple pig green grassy areas that are good for a ball game. The campground is very quiet. We saw turkeys, deer and raccoons. If you have a long haired dog, like I do - keep them out of the dry summer grasses. There are so many burrs and sticky seeds, it will be a disaster for your dog. Short hair dogs are probably fine. I checked, and there were lots of TV channels available for a broadcast antenna, but so many eucalyptus trees that a satellite dish might have problems. They were allowing campfires, so we indulged ourselves every night. I would happily stay here again. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This park is about 20 miles from home for me so it was a great quick getaway. Some sites are pretty close to each other but on the edge of the loops you'll find lots of open space outside your door. The gun range is close, but was only background noise for us, and stops at 5:00pm so we were never bothered by it. You'll find a ton of hiking and biking trails, plus some pretty good fishing here.

Redwood Road is windy, and doesn't have much of a shoulder, but you'll find pullouts fairly often. Also, watch out for the cyclists, they're on the road any time of the day, every day of the week. In California you much give cyclists a 3 ft clearance when passing. We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 4
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

You're about 10 miles from Oakland so if you want to take in some high end cuisine or museums you easily can. You're also about 10 miles from Castro Valley. No longer the cute little town I grew up in, but very convenient for a meal or stocking up.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This rustic regional park campground is in the hills above Castro Valley - a beautiful retreat above the city surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Twisty, narrow road through the hills so take your time and avoid driving at night. Very quiet and peaceful - nice and dark at night - spacious gravel sites (you'll need to do some leveling). We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Thirty minutes or so from Castro Valley and the Oakland Hills - so stock up before you head up. Tons of shopping, entertainment, culture in the region.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Very pleasant and friendly, clean and quiet We camped at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $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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Review Count: 396
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 52

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $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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