site: Del Valle Reservoir
Del Valle Reservoir
Description: A lake-side park near Livermore
Directions: From Interstate 580 in Livermore, take South Vasco Road south to its termination at Tesla Road, then turn right (west) on Tesla and proceed about 0.8 mile. Turn left (south) on Mines Road. At an intersection about 3.5 miles on Mines Road, instead of turning left on Mines Road, proceed straight on Del Valle Road up a large hill. After cresting the hill and at about 2 miles beyond the last intersection, there is a gated East Bay Park District trailhead on the right (west) side of the road; this is the entry to the observing site.
Notes: No facilities (last gas/restroom at I-580/Vasco Road). This is public parkland, and we need to treat the area and Park Staff with respect (as they do us). Wild animals and cattle present - use common sense. OK to sleep over in vehicle. Dress warmly.
Website: Del Valle Reservoir
Elevation: 1350 ft.
Clear Sky Clock: Del Valle Reservoir Clear Sky Clock
Weather: Del Valle Reservoir NOAA Weather
Owner: East Bay Regional Park District
Use Policy: Anyone who wants to use the Del Valle Observing site should join the Tri-Valley Stargazers club. It's a good deal.