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Attention: Mount Diablo State Park is suffering a water shortage. In order to meet the park's basic water needs, Mount Diablo has been forced to take a number of drastic measures. Most of the permanent flushing restrooms have been closed and porta potties have been rented. The showers and water faucets in the campground have been shut off. CAMPERS NEED TO BRING WATER FOR CONSUMPTION.

MT. DIABLO SP, CA

Photo: MT. DIABLO SP
 

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

Services & 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
Alerts and Important Information

Due to a shortage of water the Juniper Campground showers are closed until further notice.

Discount 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).

  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • The Live Oak Campground restrooms are under construction. The Live Oak Campground has Porta-Pottie toilets and NO SHOWERS. Water is available through water faucets located in the campground
  • Incoming campers can register at either the Northgate entrance or the Southgate entrance.
  • No RV's over 20' in length
  • PARK GATES ARE LOCKED AT SUNSET, please plan your arrival time accordingly. Camping fee includes 1 vehicle; all extra vehicles will be charged a nightly fee at the Park.
  • Between May 15 and October 1 all campers should call the park @ 925.837.0904 one day prior to their arrival date to check on parks status, due to "extreme fire danger."
  • Dogs not recommended due to extensive restrictions.
  • Showers available ONLY in Juniper Campground; NO SHOWERS in group sites. All campgrounds have porta-pottie toilets or pit toilets.
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.
  • All sites are reservable All Year except Live Oak Campground.
  • Live Oak Campground: Reservations available April 1 - October 31, 2012; November 21 - 24, 2012; and December 21 - 31, 2012; April 1 – October 30, 2013; closed when not on reservations.
  • 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