Lake Chabot Reservoir was built in 1874-75 as a primary source of water for the East Bay. The 315-acre lake was closed to recreation for 91 years. Legislation passed in the 1960s opened the lake for controlled recreational uses. Currently, the lake serves as a standby emergency water supply. For this reason, visitors are asked to observe certain necessary regulations to keep the waters pure.
This 315-acre anglers oasis sits in the heart of Castro Valley but you would never know it by your surroundings. Miles of parkland and trails make Chabot a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The Lake Chabot Marina and Cafe provide a well stocked bait and tackle shop, rod and reel rentals, boat rentals, kayak tours and a cafe serving cooked-to-order breakfast and lunch.
Because Chabot is a drinking water reservoir, swimming and gasoline motor boats are not allowed. Chabot is very popular with trout anglers and like most EBRPD (East Bay Regional Park District) lakes, it has a regular trout and catfish planting program.
The best trout bite can be found from the fall through spring months, catfish during the summer months. Some impressively sized, Largemouth Bass have been caught here including the lake record, a 17 lbs. 10 oz. caught in 2002. Catfish, Crappie and Bluegill can provide good summertime fishing.
Lake Chabot is a public facility operated for the East Bay Regional Park District by Urban Park Concessionaires.
17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546.
Visited on July 28, around 4 pm.
>City(s) = Castro Valley; State(s) = CA; Country = USA.
>Title = Lake Chabot Regional Park, Castro Valley, CA, USA - Video.
>Keywords = Lake Chabot Regional Park, Castro Valley, CA, USA (796)