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Live Oak Campground

Mount Diablo State Park

East Bay, California

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  • Live oak campground is named for the coastal live oak (Quercus agrifolia) that dots Mount Diablo's landscape.- Live Oak Campground
  • The campground is set in a valley among live oak and California foothill pine.  - Live Oak Campground
  • Live Oak Campground.- Live Oak Campground
  • Traditional Diablo campfire grills are provided at each campsite.- Live Oak Campground
  • Live Oak Campground.- Live Oak Campground
  • Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) soaking up some heat at Diablo Grill. - Live Oak Campground
  • The picnic shelter in Live Oak Campground.- Live Oak Campground
  • The restroom building in Live Oak Campground.- Live Oak Campground
  • Mout DIablo's summit as seen from Rock City, near Live Oak Campground.- Live Oak Campground
  • The large sandstone rock formations of Rock City are a short hike up the hill from the campground.- Live Oak Campground
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Large coast live oaks. Diablo Grills.
Cons: 
Typically hot in summer.
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Alerts: 
Due to California's current drought, water conservation measures are in effect within the park. Campground restrooms and drinking water supplies have been shut off. Restrooms at Live Oak Campground have been temporarily replaced with portable toilets. Bring plenty of drinking water, and check with Mount Diablo State Park for updates.
Region:
East Bay, CA
Managed by: 
California State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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One of three main campgrounds within Mount Diablo State Park, Live Oak Campground lies half way up Diablo’s southern slopes near the impressive sandstone formations of the Rock City area. As its name suggests, sites are set under large coast live oaks, some with impressive spans that provide welcome swaths of shade over the camp. Each site comes equipped with traditional Diablo fire grills, picnic tables, and raccoon boxes to help keep Mount Diablo’s critters away from your nightly feed. A covered picnic area is located near the restroom building.

The cozy campground is situated around a loop with perimeter sites offering slightly more privacy. Mout Diablo’s Summit Trail passes through the campground and continues up to Rock City, a short walk away. Dogs are permitted at the campground, though they must remain on a 6-foot leash, and they are not permitted on the nearby trails.

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