Facilities within San Mateo County Parks may be reserved using our on line reservations system. To reserve a site navigate to the park you wish to use and explore "reservable facilities" or go directly to the facility you wish to reserve via our Facilities Index. If you already know which facility you wish to reserve go directly to our on line reservation system.
Facilities can also be reserved by calling our reservation desk:
- Telephone: (650) 363-4021
- Desk open Mon-Thurs 7:30AM-5PM, Closed Fridays.
Please note: The Parks Department Main Office is open for in-person service by appointment only.
Please contact us at
- Email: ParksandRecreation@smcgov.org
- Telephone: (650) 363-4021
Jumpers are allowed in select facilities. An additional fee of $90.00 is required and jumpers are allowed only after payment is accepted, and permit issued from the Reservation Office.
Before Making a Reservation
Usage varies among county facilities. Some uses include group, family, or youth camping, or group or family picnicking.
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We want your celebration or event to be a success. If you plan to use the area beyond the capacity already included in the picnic site (tables and BBQ grill), please contact our reservations desk (open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm) at (650) 363-4021 about a permit (additional fees may apply).
When making a reservation over the phone, please have your credit card information ready (VISA or MASTERCARD only). Cash and check payments are accepted when making a reservation in person at the reservation desk.
Before making a reservation, please familiarize yourself with park regulations.
Please note that reservable facilities may be reserved six months in advance and they often fill up early. It is recommended that you make your reservation as soon as possible.
Most picnic sites are open year-round. Camping sites are open from the second Sunday in May through the third Sunday in October. Please check the individual facilities' pages for additional information and availability.
Holiday Reservation Policy
Any reservation that falls on the following holidays is non-refundable and non-changeable.
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
On these holiday weekends, sites must be reserved for a minimum of three nights.
Reservation fee does not include a vehicle entry fee or bus entry fee.
A fee will be incurred for a cancellation of a reservation. This fee is not refundable.
For a reservation refund, requests must be made at least 8 business days prior to the date of your event. Cancellation fees still apply. See fees and charges for specific refund information.
Parks Fees and Charges
Listed are approximate fees associated with each facility site. Fees may vary depending on facility usage. For more information see specific usage fees and charges.