Lake Chabot rates among the best Northern California urban lakes. This 315 acre lake is in the almost 5,000 acre Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Located just east of San Leandro, Chabot boasts big channel cats and Florida-strain largemouth bass, as well as a good and steady supply of stocked rainbow trout. This lake has good stretches of shore fishing access, lots of large fish and a year-round schedule. To get to Chabot take Lake Chabot Road from Castro Valley or Fairmont Drive east from San Leandro.
Location: Lake Chabot is located in the southwest corner of the 5000 acre Chabot Regional Park. Entrance to the marina is off Lake Chabot Road east of Fairmont Avenue.
Size: 315 surface acres
Species: Rainbow trout, channel catfish, largemouth bass, panfish
Facilities: The lake itself has rental boats, a coffee shop, picnic areas, and other day-use facilities. Chabot Regional Park has hiking trails, group and family campgrounds, an equestrian center, a gold course and other facilities.
Lake Chabot Boat Rentals: No private boats are allowed. There is a fishing access trail that provides good shore access all around the lake. There are also nine fishing piers. Rowboats, canoes, paddle boats and electric powered boats are available to rent. The Chabot Queen provides a tour around the shoreline of the lake.
Information: East Bay Regional Park District, (510) 881-1833
See also, Lake Chabot Fishing Tips