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.