EBMUD East Bay trails closed, recreation services limited during July 4th weekend

Due to a Red Flag Warning for excessive heat and gusty winds in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, EBMUD has closed its trails in the East Bay and limited services at San Pablo and Lafayette reservoir recreation areas. The closures will remain in effect through the duration of the heat wave, currently forecasted to run through Tuesday, July 9, 2024, and are subject to change. Check ebmud.com/recreation/east-bay for updates.

The public is advised:


  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Paved trails
  • Ranger stations


  • Unpaved/ open space trails
  • Barbecues

Note: smoke, flames, fireworks, flares or any other kind of unauthorized fire use is always prohibited on EBMUD land. In the East Bay, EBMUD manages nearly 30,000 acres of watershed land and 90 miles of trails surrounding five local reservoirs: San Pablo, Briones, Lafayette, Upper San Leandro, and Chabot. EBMUD works year-round with regional fire protection partners in the East Bay and the Sierra Foothills to lessen the impacts of devastating wildfires.


The East Bay Municipal Utility District has a proud history of providing high-quality drinking water for 1.4 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. EBMUD’s wastewater system serves 740,000 customers and helps protect the ecosystem of San Francisco Bay. EBMUD is a not-for-profit public agency established in 1923.

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Nelsy Rodriguez
Public Information Representative