Open: Saturdays and Sundays
Mar - Oct hours: 8 am to 4 pm
Nov - Feb hours: 9 am to 3 pm
See the Park Location page for directions
Summer Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Winter Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center volunteers | Tamara Steiner, Clayton Pioneer
Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center
Mitchell Canyon | Dereck Love
The Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center is located in Mount Diablo State Park at the south end of Mitchell Canyon Road in Clayton, CA. The visitor center is staffed by State Park volunteers and is supported by the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association, whose main goal is to provide visitors with information so they can better enjoy the Park and its natural wonders.
The Center has displays about various aspects of Mount Diablo State Park, including geology, wildlife, trails, and plant life. Clothing, souvenirs, and interpretive books and pamphlets are for sale. There are also postcards, note cards, trail maps, and water. A docent is on duty when the Center is open to answer questions and to handle sales of
Globe lily | Kevin Hintsa
materials. The Center also serves as a meeting point for scheduled group hikes and lectures in Mitchell Canyon. We welcome all visitors to join us in the north part of the State Park.
Mount Diablo Interpretive Association, official Park partner, is leading a campaign to raise $3 million to build a new Education Center in Mitchell Canyon. Find out more