Alameda County is a great destination for camping, offering a wide range of options for outdoor enthusiasts. From Angel Island State Park to Moon Crest Valley Ranch, there are plenty of places to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. The East Bay Regional Park District provides a variety of camping sites, and their map (PDF) shows the exact locations. Before heading out, it's important to check the status of the park you plan to visit.
This will help you determine if it's temporarily closed or what restrictions and guidelines are in place. For large groups looking to camp at Tilden Park, you can call the East Bay Regional Park District Reservations Department at 1-888-327-2757. Payment must be made upon booking. Angel Island State Park is a great place to start your camping adventure in Alameda County. This state park may not be the most exciting in the Bay Area, but it has a small beach with calm waters that are perfect for children. San Mateo County Regional Park is another excellent campground with plenty of trails to explore, quiet streets, a small convenience store, and lots of tall trees that provide shade from the sun.
You can also visit Gillespie, a dog-friendly group camp in Tilden Park, close to steam trains. Moon Crest Valley Ranch is another popular campsite in Alameda County. This ranch offers a variety of activities for campers, including horseback riding, fishing, and hiking. The ranch also has a swimming pool and hot tub for those who want to relax after a long day of exploring. Here's an overview of the best campsites in Northern California, along with some useful links to weekend trips similar to camping trips, all selected with parents in mind.