Bethany Reservoir SRA

State Recreation Area

Located in the northernmost part of the San Joaquin Valley, Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area is a popular place for water-oriented recreation, especially fishing and windsurfing. It also features a bike trail (along the California Aqueduct Bikeway) - and many windmills. It is also the northern terminus of the California Aqueduct.

Location - Directions

The recreation area is northeast of Livermore, seven miles off Interstate 580 at the Grant Line Road exit.

Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing

The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    call the park

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (209) 532-0150

  • Region

    San Francisco Bay Area



  • Purchase Annual Passes



Operating Hours

Sunrise to Sunset.