Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline

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Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline
Location Contra Costa County, California
Nearest city Antioch, California; Oakley, California
Created 1979
Operated by East Bay Regional Park District

Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline is a regional park that is part of the East Bay Regional Parks system. It is located on the south shore of the San Joaquin River in Contra Costa County, California, between the cities of Antioch and Oakley. It is owned by the State of California and operated on a no-cost lease by the East Bay Regional Parks District. The park was begun in 1979, when the adjacent John Nejedly Bridge (a.k.a. Antioch Bridge) was constructed across the river. [lower-alpha 1] The park was originally named Antioch Regional Shoreline, and was given its present name when Oakley incorporated as a city in 1999. [1]

A regional park is an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, recreational use or other reason, and under the administration of a form of local government.

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San Joaquin River river in California, United States

The San Joaquin River is the longest river of Central California in the United States. The 366-mile (589 km) long river starts in the high Sierra Nevada, and flows through the rich agricultural region of the northern San Joaquin Valley before reaching Suisun Bay, San Francisco Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. An important source of irrigation water as well as a wildlife corridor, the San Joaquin is among the most heavily dammed and diverted of California's rivers.



The main attraction is fishing. The park features a fishing pier that was built atop the pilings of the original bridge. The pier extends 550 feet (170 m) out into the river. It is open for fishing 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Typical species that can be caught, depending on the season, are striped bass, channel catfish, Sacramento pike, sturgeon, steelhead and salmon. The park also provides a fish cleaning station. [1]

Picnic tables are available, and cannot be reserved in advance. The picnic area is open from 5 AM until 10 PM. There is no fee to use them. No camping facilities are available and overnight camping is not permitted. [1]

Kite flying is a popular activity at this park. [2]


The park is at the north end of Bridgehead Road in Oakley. There is no fee for access. A California fishing license is required for anyone over the age of 16.


  1. The bridge was named for John A. Nejedly, who represented Contra Costa County in the California State Senate,

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  1. 1 2 3 East Bay Regional Parks District:Antioch / Oakley Regional Shoreline. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  2. "Antioch / Oakley Regional Shoreline." Wildernet. Retrieved September 17, 2014.

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