Contra Loma Regional Park

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Park Info

Address - Main Entrance:
1200 Frederickson Lane,
Antioch, CA 94509


Park Entrances:
> Main Entrance
> Swim Lagoon
> Boat Launch
> ADA Fishing Dock

Phone Number:
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4518

Maps
> Trail Map
> PDF Map
> Transit & Trails 
> Wayside Panels - Anza

Park Hours
January
  7am - 5:30pm
February
  7am - 6pm
March
  7am - 7pm
April
  6am - 8pm
May - August
  6am - 8:30pm
September
  6am - 8pm
Oct 1 - Nov 5
  7am - 7pm
Nov 6 - Dec 31
  7am - 5:30pm

Fees
Parking Fee:
$5 per vehicle; $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25/per bus.
Dog Fee: $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free

Beach Access Fee
See the Swim Facilities page

Boat Launch Fee
See the Boating/Sailing page

Contra Loma Regional Park

About The Park

Contra Loma's 780 acres include an 80-acre reservoir for year-round fishing and a lifeguarded swim lagoon for summertime swimming. Enjoy these attractions along with year-round hiking, biking, and nature study at this Contra Costa County oasis. Alcohol is not permitted.

Wildflower Photo Guide

> Contra Loma  1.6 Mb, 11 x 8.5, 14 pp., PDF

Park Hours

Park Gate Hours

  • January:  7:00am - 5:30pm
  • February:  7:00am - 6:00pm
  • March:  7:00am - 7:00pm
  • April:  6:00am - 8:00pm
  • May to August:  6:00am - 8:30pm
  • September:  6:00am - 8:00pm
  • Oct 1 - Nov 4:  7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Nov 5 - Dec 31:  7:00am - 5:30pm

Swim Lagoon Public Swim Hours

Hours may vary due to weather, water  quality, staffing  availability and  visitation. Food concession hours are same as swim hours.

  • Open Weekends & Holidays
    April 28 - Sept 16,  11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Open Daily
    May 28 - Aug 17, 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Open Weekends & Holidays
    Aug 19 - Sept 17, 11:00am - 6:00pm

Park Activities

Contra Loma

The lake's swim lagoon has a sandy beach with restrooms and a concession stand. Shady picnic areas on a green lawn are accessible to the disabled. Alcohol is not permitted anywhere in the park. Swimming is permitted in the lagoon only, in the summer when lifeguards are on duty. There is a beach access fee. For fee information and lifeguard schedule, visit the Swim Facilities page. Swim lessons and the Jr. Guard program are held at the lagoon in the summertime. For information, see Aquatic Programs at the Park District's http://www.EBParks.org/Register program registration page. Visitors to Contra Loma may launch their own boats. For boat launch information, see our Boating and Sailing page. Persons using float tubes must have with them life jackets.

The reservoir contains catfish, black and striped bass, bluegill, trout, and red-eared sunfish for fishing. A Daily Fishing Access Permit is required and can be purchased at the park entry kiosk. Other information on fishing can be found in the Fishing section of this site.

From Contra Loma there are trail connections to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Note: The Contra Costa Water District, which owns the reservoir, requires that all windsurfers shower a minimum of 2 minutes prior to entering the reservoir and wear at least a short wetsuit. Showers are located outside the restrooms and next to the beach used by windsurfers. Persons using float tubes must wear waders or other wetsuit material to eliminate body contact with the water in the reservoir. People using sea kayaks that self bail must shower prior to entering the reservoir and wear at least a short wet suit. Other dry-type kayaks are permissible with the only restriction being no rollovers or other activities that cause body contact with the water.

ADA accessibility iconPark Accessibility

Contra Loma has wheelchair accessible restrooms, drinking fountains, and parking. The south fishing dock is wheelchair accessible and may be reached by paved trail. The shady picnic areas near the lake's swim lagoon are wheelchair accessible. The swim lagoon has an accessible pool lift.

A beach wheelchair, intended to provide a means for wheelchair users to travel around the swimming lagoon, is available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. It requires an assistant to push and may enter the water. For information about use of the beach wheelchair or pool lift, please contact the park office at 1-888-327-2757, option 3, ext. 4518.

Trail Accessibility Report

West Shore Trail: Download PDF | Download MS Word

To Reach The Park

To reach Contra Loma from Highway 4 in Antioch, exit on Lone Tree Way, go right on Golf Course Road and right on Frederickson Lane to the park.

> Click HERE for public transit information.

Transit & Trails: Contra Loma Regional Park (transit, biking, and walking directions)

Trail Map

Click the map image below to see an enlarged version.

Contra Loma Trail Map

Interpretive Panels

CL Butterflies in the Garden

Events:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
The Over-The-Hills Gang-Contra Loma

Saturday, June 2, 2018

8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
Fishing - Bass Basics

Saturday, June 30, 2018

12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
Creatures of Contra Loma

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