Home to a plethora of migratory and native birds as well as a number of fish species, the San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area is a hidden gem on the East Bay offering an array of activities like hiking, fishing, picnicking, and more. Overlooking the lake, the nine picnic sites are equipped with gazebos, barbeque pits, and tables near the kids’ playground and the visitor center. The water based activities offered by San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area are fishing, fishing derbies, boating, rowing, kayaking, and canoeing. The boat launching pier is suitable for docking or launching the cruises, motorised boats, patio boats, and other watercrafts. While hiking, you will get to see the native ducks, geese, pelicans, dove, quail, turkey, osprey, hawks, owls, and eagles, as well as animals like whitetail deer and bobcat.
How to Reach San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area
- Rented Car / Taxi
San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area Reviews & Ratings
Beautiful, great fishing, very helpful staff - especially Jonathon.
Best fishing ever! From trophy sized Rainbow trout, Steelhead, Catfish and Large mouth bass. They also have row boats and motor boats rentals.
Peaceful and full of beautiful views. You should definitely try boating here.
Very nice and nicely kept, great views of the res. You can rent cheap kayaks for something like ten dollars. Grills and tables available and not too crowded during the week at least. A little pricey to enter per car ($7) but great for a hang out for a day.
Cool place to hang or bbq and enjoy the lake.