East Bay Municipal Utility District Lafayette Reservoir
3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, CA
EBMUD has a seven-member, publicly elected board of directors from wards within the EBMUD service area. The Board is committed to implementing policy through a transparent, public process, driven by the EBMUD Statement of Mission. On 2nd and 4th Tuesday, the Board of Directors meets twice a month, and at other times as required.
EBMUD staff work 24/7 under the direction of the Board and General Manager. EBMUD provides mountain water to East Bay customers from the Pardee Reservoir and via a network of pipes and installations. EBMUD handles wastewater every day of the year before it is discharged to the river. The District recycles water, produces waste energy, and works with residents and businesses to prevent pollutants from getting to the bay.
The Lafayette Reservoir is located on the west end of Lafayette, off Mt. Diablo Boulevard. The reservoir was constructed in 1933 and is an emergency drinking water source for customers of the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). In 1966, with hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking, the 925 acre site with a 1.4 billion gallon reservoir was opened for public recreation. Fishing at the reservoir has a daily fee and the usual state license requirements and bait restrictions apply. Every year the State Department of Fish and Game is planting thousands of trout joining bluegill, black bass, black crappie and other catfish types.
Privately owned rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and sailboats at the reservoir are required. Boat registration fee is available. Furthermore, there are rowboats and pedal boats for daily, half-day, or all-day hire at the activity centre. There are 35 picnic areas around the reservoir, to accommodate families and community groups. The majority of the picnic areas are near the dam; some are spread around the reservoir. The Lafayette Visitor Centre will book places in person. Prepaid booking fee is required. For more details please call 925-284-9669.
This is not allowed to open fires and barbecues outdoor developed areas. The main lot is subject to an entry fee as well as short-term (metre) parking. Annual passes are open, too. The area is available during daylight hours year-round. Times to open and close are posted at the doors.
This amazing landmark is located near the following amazing site in Lafayette, California:
- Elam and Margaret Brown Plaza
- East Bay Municipal Utility District Lafayette Reservoir
- Lafayette Community Center
- Lafayette Community Park
- Buckeye Fields
- Leigh Creekside Park
- Brook Street Park
- Dinosaur Hill Park
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!