Del Valle Campground
- Accessible Parking
- Accessible Restroom
- Roll In Shower
- Firewood for sale
- Dogs allowed
- Accessible BBQ
Set deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters, Del Valle Regional Park is like a lakeside resort south of Livermore. The centerpiece of the park is a lake five miles long with a variety of water-oriented recreation, from swimming to windsurfing and boating, surrounded by 4,395 acres of beautiful land for hiking (very limited wheelchair access), horseback riding, and nature study. The family campground has 150 provisions for tent camping and motor homes including 2 designated as accessible (#52 & #137) as well as 2 accessible rustic cabins (#55 & #56). The Eastshore Trail that borders the east side of the lake may be accessible to some; there are some very steep sections.
For more information about the park and accessible trails check out Wheelchair Traveling's article
- Accessible Parking:
- Yes – Designated accessible parking space with access aisle, van accessible, Firm surface, slope not greater than 1:12
- Accessible Picnic Table:
- Paths of travel:
- Accessible paths of travel to sleeping area, registration, and restroom.
- Unit Reviewed:
- Sites 52 & 137
There are 2 family campground areas; Wild Turkey and Punta Vaca, each with one ADA campsite. The rustic cabins are located between the 2 campgrounds. All campsites have picnic tables, parking and raised bbq grills. Campsite #52 located in Wild Turkey and has more trees than campsite #137 which is in Punta Vaca however, #137 has electricity. Neither sites have water but a spigot is nearby. Both are located next to the restroom which is convenient but on the downside could be noisy and busy.
Paved paths meander throughout the campgrounds although there is a steep grade (greater than 8%) to reach Punta Vaca from Wild Turkey. Access to the West Shore Trail is by the overflow parking lot that serves Wild Turkey campgroound.
While you won't find much privacy at this campground the sites are fairly spread out you'll likely be treated to sightings of deer, wild turkey, and magpies. Wild turkey has a shaded picnic area and group fire ring.
- sleeps 8
- Restrooms are adjacent to campsites 52 & 137
- Bathroom Features:
- door has at least 32" clearance, at least 5'x5' turn circle, at least 28" clear space at toilet, grab bars on back wall and at least one side of toilet, toilet height between 17" and 19", sink clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide, roll-in shower, affixed wooden shower bench, bars in shower, standard-height showerhead.
- Bathroom Barriers:
- Every shower is different and offers varying degrees of accessibility. By campsite 52 the shower has a wooden bench but no shower wand and due to the location of the showerhead (high & offset from the bench) the water may not reach you when sitting on the bench. By campsite 137, there is a fold down wooden bench and the showerhead is lowered, but again because of its position the water may not reach you. A shower with both a bench and hand-held shower wand is by campsite #39. There are many restrooms scattered throughout the campground and all are accessible.
- More Info:
- Many of the campsites not labeled as ADA accessible could likely work as they are on level ground, have picnic tables with access at either end, and raised bbq grills. Reservations may be made from 2 business days to 12 weeks in advance.
- Useful to know:
- This very popular campground facility can be busy and hot during peak season. Campsite #137 has electricity.-