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Every Kid in a Park. Initiative that gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed lands and waters. Educators can also participate.
Mount Diablo State Park - Site # 142
RegionalRegional - worth visiting if you are already in the area. They may be located farther from populated areas or with more limited wildlife species.

Background: Rolling savannahs with a mosaic of oaks and chaparral surround this famous Bay Area peak, with unobstructed views of more land area than anywhere else in the world except Mount Kilimanjaro. Rodents and small mammals draw red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, and golden eagles by day and great-horned, barn and screech owls at night. Blue-gray gnatcatchers, horned larks, and brush rabbits inhabit the chaparral, while open areas sustain more than a dozen species of snakes. Trees high on the slopes attract western tanagers, cedar waxwings, warblers, and swallows. Turkey vultures roost near the peak. Black-tailed deer, raccoons, and western gray squirrels are common, gray foxes, bobcats, coyotes and even mountain lions are seen less frequently.
Summit Visitor Center & Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center have exhibits on cultural and natural history of the mountain.

The Habitat: Grassland 40%, chaparral 30%, woodland 30%, isolated stands of knobcone pine and some foothill pine.

The Experience: Proximity to highly populated Bay Area.

Wildlife and Where to Find It: Overlooks & trails

Viewing Tips: Songbird viewing best in spring and summer. Birds of prey, small mammals, deer are seen year-round. Spring wildflowers. About 130 miles of trails.

Site Notes: Scenic vistas from Summit Lookout area.

Mount Diablo State Park benefits from programs established by the Bureau of Reclamation's Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) and the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program. For more infomration, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpcp/aboutus.html and for information on endangered species http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/#

Nearby Viewing Sites: Diablo Foothills Regional Park,
Lime Ridge Recreation Area,
Las Trampas-Mt. Diablo Regional Park

Festivals & Events: Moonlight on the Mountain by the SAVE MOUNT DIABLO organization
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Visitor Information: Danville or Walnut Creek - 925.837.4400 or 925.934-2007 - http://www.danvillecachamber.com OR http://www.walnut-creek.com
Viewing Site Hours of Operation are:
Staff On-site: Yes
Open: Sun,Mon,Tues,Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat
Hours: 8am to sunset May change, check park website
Year Round: Yes
Seasonal: Closed sometimes because of high fire danger

Road Information:   Paved. 
Road Hazards: Winding narrow roads.

Note 3. Public Safety. Mountain Bikes on Fire Roads Visiting California State Parks and viewing wildlife is an experience in the natural world with the same inherent risks as other outdoor adventures. Changing weather conditions, rugged terrain with changing trail and road conditions, and hazards of surf and other waters, plants (poison oak, falling limbs, etc.) and animals (mountain lions, rattlesnakes, ticks, etc.) are a part of life outdoors, as is protecting yourself and your belongings. Use the Visit a Park link at the State Park web page for precautions and public safety information.
 Number of Parking Spaces: 0
Parking Fee: Yes
Proximity to viewing area:
 Pull-Through Parking: No
Parking Danger: Bicyclists & animals. Parking fee subject to change. See Parks website.

Note 3. Public Safety. Mountain Bikes on Fire Roads Visiting California State Parks and viewing wildlife is an experience in the natural world with the same inherent risks as other outdoor adventures. Changing weather conditions, rugged terrain with changing trail and road conditions, and hazards of surf and other waters, plants (poison oak, falling limbs, etc.) and animals (mountain lions, rattlesnakes, ticks, etc.) are a part of life outdoors, as is protecting yourself and your belongings. Use the Visit a Park link at the State Park web page for precautions and public safety information.

How to Get There: From Highway 680 at Danville, take Diablo Road 1.5 miles. Bear right at stop sign, continue 1.5 miles to Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd. and turn left. Drive 1 mile to park.
 

Contact Information
Managing Agency: California State Parks
Agency Site URL: http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=517
Physical Address:N/A
, CA
Agency 2:96 Mitchell Canyon Road
Clayton, CA 94517
Manager Phone:(925) 673-2891
Site Phone:(925) 837-2525
County: Contra Costa
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