Carnegie SVRA

Update (January 29, 2021): With the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted, State Parks is reopening campground sites for existing reservation holders. The department will be using a phased approach to reopen other campground sites for new reservations, starting January 28. The public is advised that not all campground sites are open to the public due to the pandemic, wildfire impacts and other issues. Additionally, group campsites remain closed. Day use outdoor areas of park units currently open to the public remain open.

As State Parks increases access to the State Park System, it is critical that Californians continue to recreate responsibly in the outdoors as the pandemic is far from over.

Please take the time to read the information contained on this webpage to find out what is open and closed, and the COVID-19 guidelines for this park unit.

What is open now?
  • Limited parking is now available to the public.
  • 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.
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ grills

What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?
Statewide:
  • Some park units and campground sites continue to be temporarily closed due to the pandemic, impacts from wildfires or other issues. Please visit the webpage of your local outdoor destination to find out if it is open.
  • 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?
State Parks has implemented the following guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors:
  • Stay Local: Stay close to home during this pandemic period. If you or anyone in your household is feeling sick, please remain at home and plan your trip for another time. 
  • Plan Ahead
    • The ongoing pandemic response continues to be dynamic and fluid. Prior to leaving home, check the webpage of your outdoor destination you plan to visit to find out if it is open, if parking is available, and what visitor guidelines are in effect.
    • Learn what safety precautions you should take when exploring the outdoors at parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips.
    • SNO-PARKS: Make sure your vehicle is snow ready. A permit is required for each vehicle parked at a SNO-PARK site. Parking is on a first come, first-serve basis at all SNO-PARK sites. The public is advised that parking lots are filling up early in the day. Illegal parking is prohibited. More information can be found at ohv.parks.ca.gov/SNOPARKS.
  • Stay Safer at Six Feet: No matter the recreational activity, maintain a physical distance of six feet or more. Your guests should only include those within your immediate household. This means no guests or friends, and no gatherings or parties. If there are too many people to maintain the required physical distance, please visit us on a different day. 
    • Boating: Do not raft up to other boaters or pull up onto a beach next to other recreators.
    • Off-highway Vehicle Recreation: Do not ride next to others or pull up next to someone else as it could put you in close proximity to others. Stage 10 feet or more from each other during unloading and loading.
  • Keep Clean: Be prepared as not all services may be available. Some restrooms will be temporarily closed to keep up with cleaning schedules. Bring soap/hand sanitizer. Please pack out all trash. Park units are experiencing heavy use and you can help alleviate the impact on park facilities.
  • Stay Covered: The state requires you to wear a face covering when you cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet or more. Individuals must have a face covering with them at all times.

Although law enforcement entities have the authority to issue citations, the expectation is that the public is responsible for adhering to the advice of public health officials, visitor guidelines and closures.

California State Parks continues to work with local and state officials 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. However, the situation remains fluid and park operations can change at any time. For information on statewide current closures and available services, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

CLOSED AREAS & POSTED ORDRERS

UPDATE 7/28/2020: Due to 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: 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   Closed  Los Osos Climb  Open
 Harrison Hill  Open  Los Osos Knoll  Open
 Seven Trails  Closed  Burned Pottery  Closed 
 Raven  Closed  West Franciscan  Closed
 Kiln East   Closed  East Black Bear  Closed
 SRI Loop  Open  West Black Bear  Closed
 Road Runner  Closed  Kiln West/Bunkhouse  Closed

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