Safety Rules and Guidelines at Los Vaqueros

Help us keep Los Vaqueros safe by cooperating with watershed rules.

Before heading to Los Vaqueros

  • Bring water and hand sanitizer. Drinking fountains will not be available. Bottled water will be available for sale at the Marina.
  • Download a 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 at Los Vaqueros

Keep in mind the following:

  • No alcohol 
  • No swimming
  • No outside watercraft
  • No pets
  • No smoking (only designated area at Marina is between parking lots)
  • No BBQs due to potential fire hazard.
  • California fishing regulations are enforced. 
  • Boat rentals
    • Boats are first come, first serve.
    • Boat rentals are weather dependent. Strong winds prevent us from allowing any boats on the water, so be sure to call the Marina at 925-371-2628 to check wind conditions at LV before heading out to the watershed.
    • Masks will be required for boat renters while on gangway and dock, and 6-foot social distancing and masks while in line. Any interaction with staff requires a mask to be worn.
    • See details about boat rental fees.
  • 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. We appreciate everyone’s effort to keep the watershed clean!
  • Marina building is open. Cash and credit payments are accepted.
  • Watershed Office is closed.
  • Interpretive Center is closed.

Recreation at Los Vaqueros