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Lafayette Reservoir

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A piece of peace

I have walked, picnic'd and played (with the kids) - no boating - but this place has as much as you... read more

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Anytime under any circumstances!

This is by far, one of the best things about Lafayette. The experience for individuals, families... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Lafayette, California
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3849 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA
+1 925-284-9669
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Reviewed today

I have walked, picnic'd and played (with the kids) - no boating - but this place has as much as you need to be outdoors in the city/burbs. Everything seems well maintained, clean and smooth. Complete with two play structures, many bbqs and tons of...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is by far, one of the best things about Lafayette. The experience for individuals, families, clubs, events or jsut solitary exploring is achievable. East walk (under 3 miles) around the lake, tougher hike around the rim (under 7 miles) or large picnic gathering ares...More

Thank TerryCamp
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful well set for walkers runners or just picnicking . You can also have a birthday party and use the B B Qs

Thank michaellab123
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great for picnics, walks (with dogs on leash), non-motor boating, fishing and group gatherings/events.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

You can walk on the paved path around the reservoir or hike up above on the Rim Trail. The water is clean and beautiful. And you can extend your walk from 2.75 miles parking above (metered parking) to much more parking below on Mt Diablo...More

1  Thank deenakurz
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Hikers,walkers and joggers and leashed dogs will enjoy the Lakeside Trail, a paved path of 2.7 miles, and /or the unpaved Rim Trail is 4.7 miles. Bikes, scooters and skates are welcome three days a week. Row boats, paddle boats and kayaks are available for...More

Thank WeSawIt2013
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This is a wonderful place to walk with a friend or alone. The path around the lake is entirely paved with gorgeous views of the reservoir from every vantage point. It can get plenty hot mid-summer but dressing for the weather means great exercise, good...More

1  Thank coachorem
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Made a stop here after a long day of travel. Despite having to pay for parking, I quickly fell in love with the area. Surrounding the expansive reservoir are loads of dirt trails that allow you to get lost in the wilderness for a while....More

Thank Gmoney221
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We went to enjoy an easy stroll around this beautiful park. Many other families were their to enjoy some time in the sun and walk their dogs. Also saw a number of fisherman testing their skills. We spent $3 for two hour parking which was...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Lafayette reservoir is a beautiful place to go for a walk, run, hike or boat trip. I like to go for about an hour, which is about how long it takes to walk around the lower, paved 3 mile trail, but there are longer, more...More

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August 19, 2018|
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Response from deenakurz | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for sure but I have seen a lot of people fishing and I have seen trucks stocking the reservoir with fish numerous times. I hope this helps.
April 15, 2018|
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Response from reise-tanta-di | Reviewed this property |
If you are not a member of the park you can use the parking meters. I think it cost about $1.50 for an hour, maybe less. The park is very safe. You can walk on the paved part around the lake. It is a popular hike and there... More
October 9, 2017|
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