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Lafayette Reservoir

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A walk at the reservoir

I live up the street on Mt Diablo Blvd my dog Roscoe and I walk up and around the reservoir often... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lafayette, California
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Like Paradise with a Fun Play Area for Kids!

On a beautiful day in Autumn, our family visited the Lafayette Reservoir and spent a little time at... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Dra B
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  • Average4%
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“rim trail”(38 reviews)
“boat rentals”(9 reviews)
“lower trail”(8 reviews)
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3849 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA
+1 925-284-9669
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I live up the street on Mt Diablo Blvd my dog Roscoe and I walk up and around the reservoir often. Nice path, surface and even good walk on light rainy days. The spring is the best time especially if you see the turkeys running....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BigButch52
Reviewed 30 October 2018

On a beautiful day in Autumn, our family visited the Lafayette Reservoir and spent a little time at the children's playground area, which I definitely recommend. Allow about 45 min to an hour to spend here, where kids can have a blast. A gorgeous lake...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dra B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Park has many places to picnic, hike, fish, rent paddle boats. Offers many challenging levels of hiking trails. Dogs allowed on leash. Nice fenced in play area structure for kids. Con would be metered or annual permit parking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelzipca
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TeamSIG
Reviewed 16 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TerryCamp
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank michaellab123
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tony S
Reviewed 6 August 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank deenakurz
Reviewed 5 August 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WeSawIt2013
Reviewed 2 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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19 August 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.
16 April 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
9 October 2017|
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