Bethany Reservoir Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Bethany Reservoir rests at about 245’ feet elevation at the northern-most part of the San Joaquin Valley in the Four Rivers District. Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area is a popular destination for fishing, kayaking and windsurfing.
Explore the 5.25 miles of shoreline surrounding 162 surface acres of water from your canoe or kayak. Bethany Reservoir located in northeastern Alameda County provides a peaceful paddle amongst rolling grass-covered hills with sparse trees, that offers little in the way of scenery or shady pullout locations.
Bethany Reservoir is about nine miles from Discovery Bay. Kayak anglers will find a wide variety of fish including striped and largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, brown trout, bluegill and bullhead. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Bethany Reservoir.
Open: Boating is allowed all year from sunrise to sunset. The boat speed limit is 5 m.p.h.
Fees: There is a day use fee but no launch or pet fees.
Reservoir Facilities: The facilities include portable toilets, picnic tables, a swimming beach, a boat launch, power boating, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, and hiking and biking trails. Jet skis are not permitted. The launch ramp is near the park entrance. Boat access is forbidden near the dams at the northwestern and southeastern ends of the reservoir.