1. Remember, LV is Home to All Kinds of Animals: Stay Aware of Your Surroundings

    Los Vaqueros is home to all kinds of animals, including mountain lions and rattlesnakes. Stay safe by staying aware of your surroundings, and knowing what to do.
  2. Take A Look At This In-Depth Los Vaqueros Podcast

    Save Mt. Diablo put together a wonderful 12-part podcast of the Los Vaqueros-area. It features history, interviews, hiking suggestions, great photos and much more. Look here for all 12 chapters....
  3. Golden Eagle Nesting Closes Some Trails at Los Vaqueros

    During the spring and early summer months, CCWD is required to close trails near golden eagle nesting sites. Depending on the habits of the birds, trail closures can change. So please check back. Map of Trail Closures
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  1. June 4

    Free Fishing Clinics at Los Vaqueros Learn everything you've wanted to know about lake fishing. Fishing topics rotate on a monthly basis and may be tailored to participants' skill level. From bait to knots to trolling and cleaning, our experienced staff can provide tips to help you snag a catch! Whether you're casting for the first time or the thousandth, these clinics have something for everyone. Open to people of all ages. For details call 925 371-2628.
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  2. June 4

    The Art of Keeping Kids Safer in Nature A fun and gentle approach to an often scary topic.
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  3. October 15

    Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run The Tarantula Run was first held in 2006, organized to recognize the Contra Costa Water District's 70th anniversary and encourage visitation to the Los Vaqueros watershed. It's held in October, since that's the time when male tarantulas are usually roaming the watershed looking for mates. The run has plenty of excitement including the chance of tarantula sightings along the course! Add in a free Kids Spider Scramble for children 10 and under of half marathon, 10K and 5K runners and you have adve…
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