Visit Los Vaqueros

Safety Rules and Guidelines at Los Vaqueros

Help us keep Los Vaqueros safe by cooperating with watershed rules. View a comprehensive list of rules and regulations in Ordinance No. 14-01 (PDF).

Before Visiting Los Vaqueros

  • Bring water. Bottled water is also available for purchase at the Marina.
  • Download a Los Vaqueros Watershed Map (PDF) before leaving home. Or, at the entry kiosk, request a brochure with a map so you can familiarize yourself with the area.

While Visiting Los Vaqueros

  • No alcohol 
  • No swimming
  • No outside watercraft
  • No pets
  • No smoking (only designated area at Marina is between parking lots)
  • California fishing regulations are enforced.
  • Parking only in designated (paved and gravel) areas. Citations will be issued for vehicles parked outside of designated areas.
  • Pack it in. Pack it out. Do not leave trash on trails or near the shore. Thank you for keeping the watershed clean!

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Los Vaqueros is open every day, including holidays. Gates lock promptly at closing time. Citations will be issued for late departure. Call 925-688-8374 after hours.

January7:00 am5:00 pm
February7:00 am5:00 pm
March7:00 am6:00 pm
April6:00 am8:00 pm
May6:00 am8:00 pm
June6:00 am8:00 pm
July6:00 am8:00 pm
August6:00 am8:00 pm
September7:00 am7:00 pm
October7:00 am6:00 pm
November7:00 am5:00 pm
December7:00 am5:00 pm

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The National Weather Service has hourly updates on the weather at Los Vaqueros. For real-time information on the weather conditions, call the Marina at 925-371-2628.

View from Los Vaqueros Marina

The video below is a live feed directly from the Los Vaqueros Marina, providing a real time view of reservoir conditions. If the dock entrance is open, it's a good indication we may be renting boats. If not, that may mean wind conditions are preventing boat rentals. For real time conditions, call the Marina at 925-371-2628.