If you haven’t been out to Los Vaqueros in a while, it may be time to head back as its changed a bit over the last few months. Here is a press release on the Marina and Boat Docks that are set to reopen.
Los Vaqueros Marina and Boat Docks Reopen
Fish plant scheduled in advance of reopening
Brentwood – Fishing facilities at the south side of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir will reopen to the public on Monday, October 15, after being closed for about a year for reservoir enlargement construction. Visitors will have full access to the relocated Marina building, new boat docks, fishing piers, and hiking trails. Boat rentals will resume with some upgrades to the fleet, and the reservoir will be stocked with trout prior to the reopening.
“The Contra Costa Water District is excited to have its improved Marina facilities open to the public once again,” said Board President Joe Campbell. “During construction to expand the reservoir, fishing remained available along the shoreline and proved to be very popular. But now we can offer much more, and we’re pleased to see boats back in the water.”
Starting Monday, visitors will be able to purchase fishing licenses, bait, and boat rentals at the Marina, just like they did before the closure. Visitors will also be able to enjoy landscaped, shaded picnic areas constructed near the Marina.
The reservoir is currently holding 100,000 acre-feet of water, which was the maximum capacity for the original reservoir. Now that it has been enlarged, the reservoir can hold up to 160,000 acre-feet of water. Filling to a higher level is expected to begin this winter, depending on rain, snowfall, and water quality in the Delta.
In addition to the Marina facilities, most trails are open in the watershed. There are, however, a few trails that remain closed while final work is under way. The public is asked to respect those posted trail closures.
Reservoir Hours for October: Open Monday – Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
More information is available at www.ccwater.com.