Del Valle Recreation

Lake Del Valle water safety

Water recreation at Lake Del Valle in Livermore, Calif.

Updated MAY 24, 2023: Lake Del Valle is opened with limited amenities. The Visitor Center remains closed. For additional information, visit East Bay Regional Parks District.

Lake Del Valle, a State Water Project reservoir hidden in the beautiful oak-covered hills of  Livermore, stretches five miles in length and offers 16 miles of shoreline. Del Valle Dam and its lake provide storage for the South Bay Aqueduct, flood control for Alameda Creek, fish and wildlife enhancement, and multiple types of recreation.

Operated by East Bay Regional Park District as part of Del Valle Regional Park, the lake is located just 10 minutes from downtown Livermore. Visitors to Lake Del Valle can enjoy swimming, boating, camping, picnicking, interpretive tours, hiking and bicycle trails, and a visitor center.

The Del Valle Visitor Centeris on the west side of the lake and contains exhibits and information about Lake Del Valle and its surrounding wilderness. Campers and park visitors are encouraged to visit and learn about Lake Del Valle’s vast history that dates back to 1966 and enjoy a scenic boat tour of the lake accompanied by naturalist staff who can provide details on the wildlife. For more information about the visitor center or the boat tours call (510) 544-3146.


(510) 562-7275

Park Hours

The Del Valle Visitor Center is open weekends June 1st through September 30th; 9am - 6:30pm. 

Visit the East Bay Regional Park District for a full list of park hours.