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Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

2500 Stanley Blvd, Pleasanton, CA 94566-6229
+1 925-846-3000
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Local kayaking, fishing, SUP and boating lake

Small artificial lake, was local beach destination in the past but is recently getting more popular... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pleasanton, California

Shadow Cliff is very beautiful and peaceful by the water. If you are wanting to get away with some... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Rhonda G
Pleasanton, California
via mobile
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A public water park with slides, a picnic area, hiking, fishing, swimming and fun for the family.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“paddle boats” (4 reviews)
“fishing” (12 reviews)
2500 Stanley Blvd, Pleasanton, CA 94566-6229
+1 925-846-3000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small artificial lake, was local beach destination in the past but is recently getting more popular for fishing. Parking and beach area has been renovated and cleaned. Local dive club organizes dives here. Good place for SUP and kayaking. Avoid public holidays and Sundays, too...More

Thank vlada01
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Shadow Cliff is very beautiful and peaceful by the water. If you are wanting to get away with some friends or by yourself to meditate Shadow Cliff is a great place for go!

1  Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We go there to walk or kayak. It is close by with food and gas right around the corner. Tons of parking and shade for hot summer weather.

1  Thank Jack P
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Fishing Docs, Sunshine and Swimming. Lifeguards on duty. All around great outdoor get away for the day or just a few hours its all good.

1  Thank pamellis2016
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Hiking and walking - Excellent (get out of the beach area and you'll have beautiful nature walk) Beach - Poor (Not enough ground cover in Picnic areas, which makes it a dirty day) Paddle Boats - Excellent (easy to rent, so fun to do. reasonable...More

1  Thank Melynda R
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Easy access from Stanley Blvd just outside of Pleasanton. Very busy on summer weekends especially Holidays with swimming and picnics. The back trails offer fun hiking for all ages You can't get lost. Fun safe swimming. Life jackets offered free for children. A parking fee...More

Thank PtownCraig
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Was never to fond of this place from the beginning. First off the cost of parking isn't the that great compared to the activities that they have. Some of the activities I have seen from going there, is that people can use the beach, go...More

1  Thank Dan W
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Shadow Cliffs has several hiking trails you can walk, run, very dog friendly. There is a lake there, but with California water issues, I wouldn't plan on going in. There awesome nice picnic areas to just sit and enjoy the views.

Thank crichar22016
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a small intimate beach that have lots of picnic tables and BBQ grills for families. Boats can be rented and life jackets are loaned out to make the lifeguard duties a little easier. For a small recreational area, it has lots to offer...More

1  Thank Ang1370
Reviewed 27 July 2016

swimming for dogs! Even though our German Shepherd dog died 2 yrs ago, we still love to walk and greet all the great dogs that enjoy this wonderful open space with their owners.

Thank joanbone
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Are dogs allowed?
8 July 2016|
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Response from Chris J | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed. I think there's a $2 fee for them though. I even brought my dog on my kayak with me. He had a blast.
Clint L
When will you remove the "water slides" from your description?
17 February 2015|
Response from Clyde H | Reviewed this property |
What water slides?