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Mount Diablo State Park Information

For the latest recorded information on Park closure and road conditions
please call 925-837-2525

For the latest information on mountain weather conditions:
Mount Diablo Summit Weather Station
Data courtesy of: San Jose State University, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science

Other telephone numbers:

925-855-1730 - Supervising Ranger
925-837-6129 - Junction Ranger
925-672-4266 - Mitchell Canyon Ranger
925-837-6119 - Summit Museum

925-837-0904 - Entrance Station
925-837-6122 - Maintenance
925-673-2891 - Sector Office
925-837-2525 - General Information

 

Park Location Map and Directions

Additional Information Available on the Mt. Diablo State Park California Parks Website

Download the Mount Diablo State Park Brochure (PDF)

Due to the high fire danger during the hot and dry season, it is suggested you call Mount Diablo State Park Information Line at (925) 837-0904 to confirm conditions and any closures.

 

Park Hours

OPENING: 8:00 AM
CLOSING: Gates are closed to arriving visitors at sunset. Visitors should plan to be in their vehicles by sunset headed out to avoid being locked in.

Summit Museum Visitor Center
Open Daily 10 AM to 4 PM.

For more information call 925-837-6119.

Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center
Open Weekends Only and some Holidays
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Summer Hours
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Winter Hours

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PROHIBITED

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Effective January 2015

ADMISSION FEES (Day Use Fees)
Main Entrances Fee - $10.00 per car / Seniors 62 and over - $9.00 per car
Mitchell Canyon and Macedo Ranch - $6.00 per car / Seniors 62 and over - $5.00 per car
California Explorer Vehicle Day Use Annual Parking Pass - $195.00
Golden Poppy Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass - $125.00
Limited Use Golden Bear Pass - $20.00

GROUP PICNIC RESERVATIONS
For reservations and information, call 925-837-6129 ext. 4.

FAMILY CAMPGROUND FEES
$30.00 - Juniper, Live Oak and Junction Family Camp Sites (all seasons)
$10.00 - Additional vehicle (1 only)
$2.00 - Senior Discount (off Camping Fees)

GROUP CAMP FEES
$65.00 - Stagecoach and Boundary
$100.00 - Buckeye and Wildcat
$165 - BBQ Terrace

For more camping information see Camping Info Page.

 

Fire Danger - How Will It Affect You?

Fire Danger
Reading
Wood fire permitted in
in stoves and BBQ
pits in designated picnic and camp
sites
Use
of
Compressed
Logs
Use
of
Charcoal
Use of
Self-
contained
Stove
Cigarette
Smoking (including
within a
vehicle)
Park
Closed
warning
LOW YES YES YES YES YES NO
MEDIUM NO YES YES YES YES NO
HIGH NO NO YES YES NO NO
HIGH with RED FLAG NO NO NO YES NO NO
VERY HIGH to
EXTREME
NO NO NO NO NO YES
  • Fires shall at all times be mainained in a safe condition.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Extinquish all fires prior to departure.
  • Ground fires are not permitted.
  • Firewood gathering is prohibited.
  • Report all wildfires immediately.
  • Ask a Park Ranger for further information.

Call the park information line at 925-837-2525 or 925-837-0904 to confirm whether park is closed for very high fire danger during hot dry months!

You are responsible for obeying all park rules. Ask a Park Ranger for further information.

ALL FEATURES OF THE PARK ARE PROTECTED!!

Do not remove or disturb plants, animals or geological features.

GENERAL REGULATIONS
Park Office Telephone 925-837-2525

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PROHIBITED IN PARK.
State laws regarding alcoholic beverages are STRICTLY ENFORCED.

VEHICLES / BICYCLES

SPEED LIMIT is 15-25 MPH on park roads; 15 MPH in campgrounds or picnic areas. OFF ROAD USE PROHIBITED. All vehicles must stay on pavement and are prohibited on trails and fire roads.
BICYCLES ARE ALLOWED only on paved roads, fire roads, and designated trails. Check at Ranger station for current regulations. Park closures occur during periods of very high and extreme fire danger. The closures apply to bicyclists. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON JUVENILES. All riders are encouraged to use helmets. Helmets save lives and prevent serious injuries.

For more information on biking see MDIA's Biking Page.

GRAVITY PROPELLED DEVICES

SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERSKATES, ROLLERBLADES and other Gravity Propelled Devices are prohibited.

DOGS

Dogs MUST BE IN TENT or vehicle at night. MUST BE ON LEASH at all times when out of your car. MUST STAY IN DEVELOPED AREAS ONLY - not allowed on trails or fire roads.

CAMPING

MAXIMUM OF 8 PERSONS AND 2 VEHICLES PER CAMPSITE IS PERMITTED ONLY IN THE JUNIPER, JUNCTION, AND LIVE OAK CAMPGROUNDS. USE DESIGNATED CAMPSITES ONLY. JUVENILES (under 18) MUST HAVE WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM PARENTS. QUIET HOURS 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. NO ELECTRIC GENERATORS 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.
See Camping Page for more information.

RESERVATIONS

Campground reservations may be needed. All unreserved sites are available on a first come, first served basis. The sites will rarely fill up except under exceptional weather conditions and on occasional weekends and holidays.
See Camping Page for more information on camping.

GROUP PICNICS

For reservations and more information call the park in advance at 925-837-6129 x4.

FIRES

RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT DURING FIRE SEASON - check with ranger. MUST BE IN STOVES OR BARBEQUES PROVIDED - no ground fires. FIREWOOD GATHERING PROHIBITED

PEACE AND QUIET

Noise must not carry beyond your immediate camp or picnic site.

TELEPHONES

There are no public telephones in the park. In emergencies, dial 911 on a cell phone or contact a ranger or docent at one of the entrance stations, Summit Visitors Center or Mitchell Canyon Visitors Center when open. 

FIREWORKS

FIREWORKS are prohibited.

FIREARMS/AIRGUNS

FIREARMS/AIRGUNS are prohibited.
NO HUNTING