The Lafayette Reservoir is operated by the East Bay Municipal Water District (EBMUD). Click here for more information.
Lafayette Reservoir is located off of Highway 24 and a mile from the Lafayette BART station. This all-year, day-use area is ideal for hiking, jogging, fishing, boating and picnicking.Rowboats and pedal boats can be rented. Private rowboats, canoes, kayaks and small sailboats are allowed if carried atop your auto (no gasoline engines). Launching docks and a small bait shop are added conveniences. A daily fishing access fee ($3.00) is required. (Fees here and at other EBMUD reservoirs cover costs of stocking fish taken by anglers.)
Families, groups and companies can reserve picnic areas holding 50 or 200 people. Many individual tables and barbecues accommodate smaller groups. Two play areas offer lively fun for children. The park has restrooms and a disabled-access fishing dock with adjacent parking.
The daily entry fee to the park is $6.00, and hours of operation range from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., depending on the season. Discounts for seniors and disabled persons are available also.