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Briones Regional Park, CA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Jan 12 2015   Later Dates
Site, Loop:Maud Whalen - Overnight(75), Maud Whalen
Find Similar Sites Type:GROUP CAMPING Amenities:
Accessible Pets Allowed
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Reservation Window: Tue Oct 21 2014 – Fri Nov 20 2015

Check-in: 2:00 pm

Departure date:
Check-out: 12:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: GROUP CAMPING
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • ADA Accessible: Y
  • Site Access: Hike-In
  • Checkin Time: 2:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 12:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Min Num of People: 11
  • Max Num of People: 75
  • Pets Allowed: Domestic
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 4
  • Shade: Partial
  • Lean To/Shelter: Y
  • BBQ: Y
  • Campfire Allowed: Y
  • Fire Pit: Y
  • Looking For Category: Group Site
  • Picnic Table: Y
  • Platform: Y
  • Privacy: Y
  • Quiet Area: Y
  • Security Deposit: Y

Alerts and Important Information


This site is open Apr-Oct by advanced reservation only. Maud Whalen is a primitive HIKE-IN group campsite (minimum size 11; maximum capacity 75) a 1-MILE HIKE from the Bear Creek entrance, with a shelter, a fire circle, two 8'x10' ADA-accessible platforms, nine 10' picnic tables, one 10' ADA-accessible table, 2 extra-large BBQ's w/shelves, and a drinking fountain with a spigot. Maximum 4 vehicles may drive in once per stay; NO shuttling. NO VEHICLE ACCESS WHEN TRAILS ARE WET; driving on closed trails will result in loss of future access and you will be billed for repairs. 15 parking passes included with reservation; parking availability is set by site capacity; no extra passes will be issued. Passes will be mailed five days prior to reservation start date.

Park Phone: 1-888-EBPARKS, option 3, x4508

* Reservations must be completed and paid in full 5 working days prior to your arrival date or 3 days prior if picking up parking passes/permits. * Closed NOV - MAR.

There is a 1 Mile Hike to this site. Tents Only. This site has grills/fire rings.



Directions FROM HWY 24: exit Orinda Village and head north on Camino Pablo Rd. Soon after Camino Pablo becomes San Pablo Dam Rd, turn right at the light onto Bear Creek Rd.; park entrance is on the right just past Happy Valley Rd. FROM HWY 80: exit San Pablo Dam Rd and head east through town past San Pablo Reservoir. Turn left at the light onto Bear Creek Rd; park entrance is on the right just past Happy Valley Rd.

Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.