ATTENTION: Due to a shortage of water, all campgrounds have portable toilets or pit toilets. All of the showers and all of the water faucets in the picnic areas, campgrounds, and Rock City have been shut off. Water is NOT available in the campgrounds. CAMPERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING WATER FOR CONSUMPTION DURING THEIR VISIT.

MT. DIABLO SP, CA

On a clear day, from the summit of Mount Diablo State Park visitors can see 35 of California's 58 counties. It is said that the view is surpassed only by that of 19,000-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. With binoculars, Yosemite's Half Dome is even visible from Mt. Diablo....

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ATTENTION: Currently Mount Diablo State Park is suffering a water shortage as is most of California. The majority of the water used by park visitors at Mount Diablo State Park is produced through a series of springs that is fed to various water tanks. Once at the water tank, the water is treated, tested and then is ready for the public to use. However, with the lack of rain the past three years the springs on the mountain have been reduced to a trickle and the water tanks are close to empty. In order to meet the park's basic water needs, Mount Diablo has been forced to take a number of drastic measures. All campgrounds have portable toilets or pit toilets. All of the showers and all of the water faucets in the picnic areas, campgrounds, and Rock City have been shut off. CAMPERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING WATER FOR CONSUMPTION DURING THEIR VISIT.

Disabled Discount Pass or Distinguished Veterans Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

  • PARK GATES ARE LOCKED AT SUNSET - please plan your arrival time accordingly.
  • Campers can register at either the North Gate Entrance Station (1250 North Gate Road, Walnut Creek) or the South Gate Entrance Station (2699 Mt Diablo Scenic Boulevard, Blackhawk).
  • Due to narrow, windy roads with steep grades and limited visibility, RV's over 20' long are prohibited.
  • The consumption of any alcoholic beverages is prohibited at Mount Diablo State Park.
  • Between May 15th and October 1st , all campers are encouraged to call the park at (925) 837-0904 one day prior to their arrival date to ensure that the park is not closed due to "EXTREME FIRE DANGER".
  • Camping fee includes 1 vehicle. Additional vehicles will be charged an extra vehicle fee per night at the park.
  • Due to a shortage of water, all campgrounds have portable toilets or pit toilets. Water is NOT available at the campgrounds. Campers are encouraged to bring water for consumption.
  • Dogs are not recommended due to extensive restrictions.
  • Juniper Campground: Reservations available all year.
  • Live Oak Campground: Reservations available April 1st – October 31st, 2014; November 26th – 29th, 2014; and December 19th – 31st, 2014. The Live Oak Campground is closed when not on reservations.
  • Group Campgrounds (Buckeye, Wildcat, Barbecue Terrace, Boundary and Stagecoach): Reservations available all year. Restrictions vary per site (vehicles, occupants, etc.).
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.
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    +When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Description

    On a clear day, from the summit of Mount Diablo State Park visitors can see 35 of California's 58 counties. It is said that the view is surpassed only by that of 19,000-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. With binoculars, Yosemite's Half Dome is even visible from Mt. Diablo. The park features exce hiking and rock climbing opportunities. The mountain was formed when a mass of underlying rock was gradually forced up through the earth's surface so, unlike other mountains, older and older rocks are encountered as you climb t mountain. The mountain was regarded as sacred to Native Americans.

    Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

    Park Kiosk Hours:

    • Hi Season: 8am-Sunset
    • Lo Season: 8am-Sunset
    Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

    On a clear day, from the summit of Mount Diablo State Park visitors can see 35 of California's 58 counties. With binoculars, Yosemite's Half Dome is even visible from Mt. Diablo. The park features include hiking and rock climbing opportunities. The mountain was formed when a mass of underlying rock was gradually forced up through the earth's surface so, unlike other mountains, older rocks are encountered as you climb the mountain. The mountain was regarded as sacred to Native Americans.
    Park Kiosk Hours:

    • Hi Season: 8am-Sunset
    • Lo Season: 8am-Sunset

    Booking Window
    Sat Oct 04 2014 - Thu Apr 30 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

    New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

    The next on-sale is Sat Nov 01 2014

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Non Peak Tue Sep 16 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
    Peak Fri May 15 2015 Tue Sep 15 2015
    Non Peak Wed Sep 16 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Comfort Station
    • Dock, Accessible
    • Group Camping
    • Hiking Trails
    • Nature Trails
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Tables
    • Ranger Station
    • Restrooms
    • Showers
    • Stargazing
    • Telephone
    • Visitors Center
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    Getting There
    Business address only!

    The park is located on Diablo Road, five miles east of I-680 in Danville. Take Highway 680 to Danville and get off at the Diablo Road exit. Then go 3 miles East to the Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    The park can also be reached from Walnut Creek via Ygnacio Valley Road.

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    MT. DIABLO SP
    96 MITCHELL CANYON RD.
    CLAYTON  CA  94517

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (925)837-2525
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