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24 Reviews of 7 Atherton Campgrounds

Stuart K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2021

Del Valle: Of The Valley

After time spent here at this oasis in the middle of Eastbay, California, you’ll very much feel like part of this place with its endless trails, fantastically well-kept camping grounds and the warm hospitality given you both by the camp rangers and fellow campers you’ll come across. 

From a…

  • Ensure you bring a bottle or two of water here for this hike
  • Just getting up here will take some effort - but the view is the great reward
  • Fantastic views from atop of the Mount Diablo range where you can see for miles
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Stuart K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2021

Campground Cul-de-Sac

This site is a nice hidden gem that many won't know even has a campground. While tiny and available only for a small number of campers, if you can get a spot booked well in advance, you'll have the place nearly all to yourself. Located just off of 680, you'll take Bollinger Canyon Road where you'll…

  • From the parking lot, you'll walk 100 paces to come to this gate, push and enter
  • Looking back at the parking lot (where there's a solid 70 or so parking spots) - careful, on the weekend, this place gets crowded!
  • Keep this gate shut, otherwise we'll have cows on the highway!
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Month of VisitOctober
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2021

Occasionally crowded, but great get away for the Bay Area

Close to the Bay Area and probably one of the better options.  It can get crowded over the weekends.

Looks like they recently increased the price for campsites, which makes it easier to find/reserve a site.  Not sure that this was a good thing, but it is what it is.

Overall, the…

Site104 (not as flat as the surrounding sites)
Month of VisitOctober
Susie R.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

Hot now

I've been coming here since in jr. High.good hiking exploring is fun fishing too

Sitedon't know which site
Month of VisitApril
Bryan B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2021


All roads approaching the park are very narrow and windy. Quimby Road is especially difficult. The campground has an extremely narrow access road and small sites. Only use the campground if you are in a small vehicle. Campground has RV dump but only bring a very small RV into the park if you plan…

MarinMaverick The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2020

OHLONE /SUNOL Wilderness - Backpacking Camp

Great backpacking getway.  Many day hikers here but you can backpack as well.  I camped on a beautiful ridge.

The hike is uphill.... it starts along a creek/river which is referred to as Little Yosemite.  Fun creek area with lots of water/rock formations. Then climb and climb the hill.  I…

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Esther A.
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2020

Local weekend getaway

Well kept, bathrooms tidy and stocked. It's a decent place for locals looking to get a break from routine but not intended to be a final destination.

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Lisa D.
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2019

Beautiful Park

Great park with hiking, great views of Mt. Hamilton and a lake up the road a way, there’s also a mansion & rose garden on the property, shower & bathroom are clean, there are nights to gather and stargaze.The tent spaces are sizable & you can have a fire. Some seasons there are wild…

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Lisa D.
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2019

Tent & Van Camping

Great place to stargaze, hike, & camp. Has showers & bathroom & don’t forget to check out the mansion!!

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Gregory R.
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2019

Nice Campsites, Hot & Buggy

We stayed in Sites 78 & 80, which were enormous, and could’ve easily fit 20-30 people, not the 8 people the sites were limited too. Careful though, many sites, including these, were mostly exposed with very little shade. Camping Labor Day weekend, temps were in the low 90s, and there were LOTS…

Erica K.
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2019

Great hiking

I have never camped here but hiked many trails.

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Erica K.
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2019

Great and close to home

I've camped many times here. I hiked in and car camped. Fun to see the wildlife and nature all around. Can get hot during summer but close to the lake to swim and paddle board.

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Colleen S.
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2019

Very impressed!

Very happy with our first camping experience at Del Valle. Our campsite (#139) could have used some shade, but we had plenty of space and the views were awesome. Almost every site was occupied, but luckily everyone respected the quiet hours. The facilities were clean and well maintained. We didn’t…

Jen U.
Reviewed May. 15, 2019

Great campsite for families and friends

We’ve camped a few times at Del Valle and will be back again this summer. Our experiences have all been positive. Our first time was by the main gate (in the 60s) and it was nice site with good shade. The last time was site 81, which had much less shade but a location we preferred. The bathrooms…

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