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San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area

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Open Now: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Leave the city behind in minutes

Kennedy Grove at the foot of San Pablo Dam has a large lawn area with bbq-ready picnic areas, and... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Jeffrey F
Great place for fishing and just enjoying the outing and great facilities that are offered.

During my last two visits I had the great opportunity to catch my limit of trout, and the nest trip... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Gene Y
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6 Aug 2018
“Leave the city behind in minutes”
3 Mar 2018
“Great place for fishing and just enjoying the outing and great facilities that are offered.”
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7301 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803-3717
+1 510-223-1661
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Kennedy Grove at the foot of San Pablo Dam has a large lawn area with bbq-ready picnic areas, and has several relatively short hiking trails leading out into the hills, some of which take you quickly up several hundred feet in elevation. The reservoir, which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed March 3, 2018

During my last two visits I had the great opportunity to catch my limit of trout, and the nest trip I was lucky enough to catch a 6lb trout. This is not my only big trout from San Pablo, my largest was a 11lb trout...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gene Y
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We are so lucky to have such a beautiful place like this! We kayak out there and love it. It's only a few minutes from where we live but feels like hours away when you are out there in your kayak.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Patti H
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Had a good time. With my niece. We fished for a little while then played on the play ground with my niece till she was all tired out. Staff was friendly and facilities were in good condition.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Javieravalos1988
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, great fir fishing, BBQ,family & friends meeting spot, picturerisque vuew, boating @ your leisure!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank barbarabeautiful60
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to have family reunions. There are picnic tables, a food store, boat rentals, swings, slide etc. cost $7 for parking all day. Plenty of space for games.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Sky G
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We've visited the San Pablo Dam Reservoir for picnics and kayaking. There is grass, trees, picnic tables and grills for relaxing by the water. There are also some group picnic sites with gazebos that can be reserved for a fee. And I especially enjoy renting...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank kayakmama54
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is not a great place to bring kids to run around and picnic. They can't get in the water. Be sure you know the boat regulations before you go because they are strict. It IS a nice quiet nearby place for fishing though, and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed January 27, 2016

We've done most everything here: kayaks, pontoon boats, sailboat, fishing, bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, picnics, wildlife observation... Closed a couple of months during the winter. Boat and kayak rentals. Tackle/bait and cafe. Car, boat and fishing permit fees. Bring your own boat = must...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank yvonne p
Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This reservoir has it all, good fishing, great open spaces to play sports, play structures for kids, trails to hike/walk, several bbq areas, and my personal favorite, boat rentals! Due to the drought the water levels aren't as high, but they've been pumping in water...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Lady J
June 17, 2017|
Response from Marcella S | Property representative |
Unfortunately there is no public transportation that currently stops out here at the reservoir.
Carlos M
April 8, 2017|
Response from Marcella S | Property representative |
Please call 510-223-1661 for availability