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Lake Temescal - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Lake Temescal, Oakland, CA 94618, USA

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About Lake Temescal

Lake Temescal is a man-made lake, originally almost a mile long and covering 18 acres, that was created by damming Temescal Creek in 1868.It is the centerpiece of Temescal Regional Recreation Area, also known as Temescal Regional Park.The lake currently supports an artificial recreational beach and is stocked periodically with rainbow trout, largemouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, and catfish. The park is open to all visitors from 5 am to 10 pm, and receives around 200,000 visitors a year.


Attractions Near Lake Temescal

Temescal Regional Recreation Area
Temescal Regional Recreation Area0.1km from Lake Temescal

Temescal Regional Recreation Area is a beautiful, large park in Oakland California that offers a variety of activities for people of all ages. The lake is the main attraction in the park, which also offers trails, picnic areas, forest habitats, and bird watching. The lake was originally constructed as a drinking water reservoir for the city of Oakland.

Piedmont Funeral Services and Mountain View Cemetery

A rural cemetery in Oakland, Alameda County, California. It was established in 1863 by a group of East Bay pioneers under the California Rural Cemetery Act of 1859. Many of California's important historical figures, drawn by Olmsted's reputation, are buried here, and there are many grandiose crypts in tribute to the wealthy, especially along the ridge section with a view across the Bay to the San Francisco skyline, known as "Millionaires' Row".

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve
Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve2.28km from Lake Temescal

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve is nestled in the Berkeley and Oakland hills behind the historic Claremont Hotel. There are a lot of scenic views in the area, but this one is especially good because it’s high, yet it’s also close to the urbanized flatlands of Berkeley and Oakland. The Preserve is relatively undeveloped and offers almost no amenities to visitors other than two hiking trails: Stonewall Panoramic Trail and Gwin Canyon Trail.

Telegraph Avenue
Telegraph Avenue3.03km from Lake Temescal

A beautiful and busy street that begins, at its southernmost point, in the midst of the historic downtown district of Oakland, California, and ends, at its northernmost point, at the southern edge of the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley. This Avenue attracts a diverse audience of visitors, including college students, tourists, artists, street punks, eccentrics, and the homeless.

Morcom Rose Garden
Morcom Rose Garden3.26km from Lake Temescal

The Morcom Rose Garden is located in a residential neighborhood in Oakland. It has thousands of exotic roses and the Amphitheatre of Roses in the garden is an enchanting location for weddings, renewals, memorial celebrations and ceremonies. Visitors will see winding walkways, a reflecting pool, graceful stairways and fountain cascades.

University of California Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden is a living museum open to the public featuring one of the most diverse plant collections in the United States.The garden was organized on a geographical basis in settings resembling native habitats. There are over 12,000 different kinds of plants from around the world displayed over 34 acres. The garden is also used as a wedding venue. It is one of the most diverse plant collections in the United States, and famous for its large number of rare and endangered species.

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Alameda County
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This is a county in the state of California which was the seventh most populous in the state

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