Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
Located in the hills of eastern Alameda and western San Joaquin counties, Carnegie is one of eight SVRAs administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Carnegie SVRA is a fun, challenging, and scenic place to ride. Come and see what’s left of the historic Carnegie Brick and Pottery Company, visit the Moto Mart for refreshments, bike parts and riding gear, rest from riding in the day use area or spend the night in the campground. You might even catch a glimpse of the local wildlife.
With more than 1,300 acres of riding area, Carnegie offers a variety of terrain. Characterized by dry rocky washes, rolling hills and steep, rugged canyons, the park provides a setting for off-highway vehicle users of all skill levels.
Day-use hours vary depending upon the time of year. Day-use vehicles are not allowed in the campground. Twenty-three campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ramadas, fire rings, restrooms, coin-operated showers (quarters only; no change machine on site), and water faucets are provided for campers. If you are in a self-contained vehicle with holding tanks, fill your tanks before you arrive. Water filling stations are not available. The park does not have a dump station for your waste water disposal. Picnic tables are located throughout the valley floor. Fires are restricted to the fire rings provided in the campground.