Carnegie SVRA

CLOSED AREAS & POSTED ORDRERS

UPDATE 7/28/2020: Due to the Hollow Fire on 7/3/19, and the Hollow Fire on 7/16/20, the following trails will remain closed until further notice for post-fire rehabilitation per Superintendent’s Posted Order 021-20-680-272.

CLOSED TRAILS: Bunkhouse Trail, Raccoon Trail, Badger Trail, Grizzly Trail, Ridge Trail (East), Pottery Loop Trail (Partial), Water Tank Trail, and Burned Potter RMA.

Every effort will be made to re-open additional RMA’s and trails as staff and resources can safely do so. Please stay out of the Closed Area. Citations will be issued for any violations. If you have any questions, please contact the Park Kiosk at (925) 447-9027. Also visit the parks Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Carnegie-SVRA-203533419677830/ for updates.

Posted Order No. 021-20-680-272

AREA CLOSED DUE TO FIRE Flier 7.28.20

TRAIL CLOSURES
 WEST HILLS    EAST HILLS  
    
 Phase 3   Open  Los Osos Climb  Open
 Harrison Hill  Open  Los Osos Knoll  Open
 Seven Trails  Open  Burned Pottery  Closed 
 Raven  Open  West Franciscan  Closed
 Kiln East   Open  East Black Bear  Closed
 SRI Loop  Open  West Black Bear  Closed
 Road Runner  Open    

UPDATE (June 24, 2020) - As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some guidelines for people visiting Carnegie SVRA:

What is open now?
  • Very limited parking is now available to the public.
  • Visitors are asked to bring exact Day Use Fee of $5, ATM/Credit Card, or annual pass for entry.  Please bring your patience as there could be a line.
  • Motocross Track
  • 4x4 Area
  • Trials Area
  • 110 cc Track
  • 70 cc Track
  • ATV Track
  • Riding Trails
  • Beginners Riding Area
  • MotoMart
  • Camping is now available at Carnegie SVRA. For more information about camping, visit ://www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19Camping">www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19Camping.  To make a reservation, visit www.ReserveCalifornia.com  or call 800-444-7275. All camping at Carnegie is first-come-first-served

What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?
At this park:
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ grills
  • Main park road, west of the maintenance shop
Statewide:
  • Many campgrounds across the state remain closed until further notice. Some campgrounds have started to reopen with modifications. For more information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19Camping.
  • High public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
  • Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.

Are there any new visitor guidelines?
Yes, please see below:
  • Stay Local: Stay close to home. Parking is very limited. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
  • Stay Covered: The state now requires you to wear a face covering in most indoor settings and public outdoor spaces when you cannot maintain physical distancing of six feet or more from people outside of your immediate household. For details, please visit CDPH’s guidance here. Visitors should also abide by their local county health orders.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

Basic Park Information

Red Sticker Season: Red Sticker OHVs may be ridden October 1 - April 30. Only Green Sticker OHVs may be ridden May 1 - September 30. Learn more at California Air Resources Board Red Sticker Program or Red Sticker Riding Schedule

Operating Hours:
8 am - 8 pm - Summer
8 am - 7 pm - Spring/Fall
8 am - 6 pm - Winter
7 days a week

Phone: (925) 447-9027

Emergency 911

Fees: Day use is $5.00. Camping is $10.00 per night and per vehicle.

Park Brochure & Map

Address: 18600 west Corral Hollow Road, Tracy, CA 95376
Get Directions

Riding Facilities:
Motocross Track
ATV/MC Track
70cc Children's Track
110cc Beginner Track

Weather Conditions: Carnegie SVRA Weather Link
The hills at Carnegie SVRA will be closed for a minimum of 12 hours when we reach the following rain thresholds, as measured by the gauge at the park entrance.
• More than 0.30" in 12 hours
• More than 0.50" in 24 hours
• More than 0.65" in 48 hours

Store: MotoMart sells off-road parts and accessories, apparel, safety equipment, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. 
Call MotoMart at (925) 455-1318 for information and store hours, or visit their website www.motomartatcarnegie.com.

RECEIVE TEXTS ABOUT CARNEGIE SVRA CONDITIONS!  
Receive a text alert on your mobile device about wet weather closures and reopening's, track grooming, and other park conditions.
Text "OHV" to (662) 200-4303 to sign up. [12/14/17]

Dogs: Allowed on a tended 6 foot leash or confined in an enclosed vehicle, tent, or pen. Dogs, other than service animals, are prohibited on all motorized trails.

Welcome to Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area!

Located in the hills of eastern Alameda and western San Joaquin counties, Carnegie is one of nine SVRAs administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Carnegie SVRA has more than 1,300 acres of riding area, over 80 miles of trails, and is a fun, challenging, and scenic place to ride. There are numerous off-highway opportunities for motorcycles, ATVs, 4x4s, and side-by-sides. Visit MotoMart 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.

Red Bike Jump

TERRAIN

Dirtbike rider

The park is characterized by rolling hills, dry rocky washes, and steep, rugged canyons with outstanding opportunities for hillclimbs and many scenic views. Carnegie provides a setting for off-highway vehicle users of all skill levels. The hills are divided into two use areas: open riding and designated trails only in Resource Management Areas (RMAs). Roads, trails, and riding areas are two way; please watch for oncoming traffic.

 

DAY USE AREAS

Enjoy the day in our day use areas, complete with ramadas, tables, BBQ pits and bathrooms nearby in the valley floor. There are picnic areas is the hills located in the areas of Black Bear, Los Osos, Phase III, and Pottery.

ATV and dirtbike on trail