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Lafayette Reservoir

#1 of 2 things to do in Lafayette Features Animals
3849 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA
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A nice slice of country not very far away

Wanna get out, away from cars but don't have much time? This is the place for you. Lots to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vista, California
Nature in our backyard

Take a morning walk or a sunset walk. They are the best! So much to see and enjoy, so close to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lafayette, California
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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3849 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanna get out, away from cars but don't have much time? This is the place for you. Lots to do here - especially if you like to walk. Early morning and sunset time very recommended - but anytime is good. Can get hot in the...More

Thank jenLeCreate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a morning walk or a sunset walk. They are the best! So much to see and enjoy, so close to home!!

Thank gp94549
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Any season, any time, it's a beautiful place to walk or run. If you haven't seen this gem of a park, plan on an hour to walk the 2.9 mile loop. You'll be back.

Thank catmom01
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I walk the reservoir every day and every day this is totally different. It is beautiful with all kinds of birds and other wild life, deer are very used to people and don't run away.

Thank lbbabb
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The views here are nothing to write home about, but the walk is paved and good for people who need a less rigorous walk. The other issue is that you don't really see very much of the water when you are on the walk. There...More

Thank Josie243
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you are looking for a picturesque nature walk in a lovely semi-rural suburb east of San Francisco and just east of Berkeley;this is it. Choose between a 2.8 mile round trip on a meandering paved path, mostly flat but with a few small upgrades...More

Thank Hawkoak17
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The one time, I tried to picnic at the reservoir, there were yellow jackets all over the place, completely ruining the lunch.

Thank silverlongjohn63
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I've been going to the reservoir since I was a kid. My parents loved to fish and I loved to catch frogs and crawdads! Now all these years later I meet my friends there and hike around the paved trail to get some exercise. And...More

1  Thank sherdiz
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A stunningly beautiful place for a short or long walk or a challenging hike; (The Lakeside Nature Trail (paved, 2.7 miles) and the Rim Trail (unpaved, 4.7 miles) a place to picnic and hang out with family and friends; a place to rent canoes or...More

Thank skiparoundtheblock
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great exercise, lovely views and opportunity for good and lively conversation. The rim trail is more exciting and challenging but one of my walkers is 83 and often needs to shorten his adventure to just part of this walk.

1  Thank bhhoffman1
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Is there a list of catering vendors that are a good fit for events at the Lafayette Reservoir?
14 April 2017|
Response from Helen A | Reviewed this property |
Lafayette Reservoir is best suited for casual events. Vehicle access to its reserved picnic sites is limited, so it's best to contact the Rangers at the reservoir directly to better understand how that works. That said... More