Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, CA
DescriptionThe East Bay Regional Park District began acquiring land for Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the early 1970s. Today, most of the mining district is within the Preserve's nearly 6,096 acres. The area is an ideal location for hiking, picnicking and nature study. Naturalists conduct a variety of programs relating the Preserve's natural and historic resources. Black Diamond is located in Contra Costa County, south of Pittsburg and Antioch.
Black Diamond is located in Contra Costa County, south of Pittsburg and Antioch.
The area is an ideal location for hiking and picnicking. Naturalists conduct a variety of programs related to the Preserve’s natural and historic resources. For more information, call the Visitor Center at (510) 544-2750.
There are two camping areas in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve. Star Mine Group Camp Area is available all year for organized, educational groups only. Overnight camping is limited to two nights. Parking (maximum eight cars), picnic tables and a pit toilet are available at the site. Stewartville Backpack Camp is for the general public. Camping is limited to two nights during the spring, summer and fall. Picnic tables and a pit toilet are available, as well as water for horses (the water is non-potable and must be filtered or treated for human consumption).
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take Highway 4 to the Somersville Road exit in Antioch, then drive south (toward the hills) on Somersville Road to the Preserve entrance.
Mailing Address:Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
55175 Somersville Road
Antioch CA 94509-151
Phone Number:Information: 1-888-327-2757 x4506