There is a $6 per person daily permit fee for fishing on site at Los Vaqueros.
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The watershed has two entrances. There is a north entrance on Walnut Boulevard near Brentwood and a south entrance off of Vasco Road near Livermore. See Directions to Los Vaqueros.
No. Body contact is not allowed in Los Vaqueros Reservoir or in any of the streams or ponds in the watershed. The Los Vaqueros Reservoir stores drinking water for communities in central and east Contra Costa, therefore every effort is made to prevent microbial contamination of the water in order to protect public health.
No. Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the Los Vaqueros Watershed. This protects the multitude of small animals, some of which are endangered, that live in this protected watershed environment. Many of these endangered animals are easily disrupted by both the presence and scent of dogs. This rule also protects public safety and water quality.
The Round Valley Regional Preserve, which borders Los Vaqueros, is also under this rule. At Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, which is located above the Marina, dogs are allowed.
Parking fees are $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors, and $4 for those who live in the Contra Costa Water District Service Area. See more detailed information about Fees.
No, there are no outside boats allowed on the reservoir. There are 16-foot and patio electric boat rentals available. Find boat rental information on our fees page.
Yes, there are sodas, snacks and some limited hot microwave food like burritos and hot pockets available only at the Marina.
The Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The weather is often very different from the surrounding areas, very hot and windy in the summer and very cold in the winter. Call the Marina at 925-371-2628 for live updates.
Call the Marina at 925-371-2628.