Lake Chabot Regional Park, California

Tucked away in the suburb of Castro Valley, Lake Chabot is only 30 minutes away from San Francisco. This scenic destination boasts over a dozen hiking and biking trails, trophy-sized fish, boat rentals, bay area kayak tours, and a picturesque eating area at the surprisingly delicious cafe – the perfect place to cool down and refuel after a fun-filled day.

Lake Chabot is very popular with anglers, families, kids, hikers, runners, seniors, mommy stroller groups, kayak enthusiasts, and dog owners.

What makes this place so special? Is it the family of deer, the hummingbirds, being able to walk to the local dam, or the honeypot lake… we don’t know for sure. However, once you visit, you will know exactly why some are keeping this place a secret all to themselves.

Lake Chabot won 7th place in America’s Top 100 Family-Friendly Places to Boat & Fish by

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