Our Spectacular Lake Site at the Lafayette Reservoir

Discover the Outdoors! 

Roughing It is located at the beautiful Lafayette Reservoir, a 900 acre lakefront site in the San Francisco East Bay. This is the perfect place for children to spend their summers. With hills to explore, trails to hike, grassy fields to play games, a lakefront with docks for fishing and Captain Rough's Cove to boat on, plenty of spots to find your group's secret fort, and time to relax under the shade of the coastal oak trees, our campers get to experience the outdoors first hand each and every day.

Native wildlife are abundant from the mallard ducks, Canada geese, and American pelicans on the lake, to the trout and sunfish living in the water. There are wild turkeys, quail, and deer hiding in the brush. We teach our campers to be good stewards of the park, to appreciate the environment, and to "leave only footprints" when we go home at the end of the day.  

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Lafayette ReservoirA Variety of Waterfront Activities

  • Canoeing and rowing docks on east side, kayaking on the west
  • Boating trips, scavenger and treasure hunts around Captain Ruff's Cove
  • Visit Princess Row-a-Boata's Tower!
  • Catch a Fish – Find Big Fred, the biggest fish in the Res!
  • Fourteen fishing docks surround the lake
  • Many chances to catch a fish and stocked seasonally

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