Carnegie

State Vehicular Recreation Area - California

Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area provides off-roading opportunities in the Diablo Range. Located in southern Alameda and San Joaquin counties, it is one of eight state vehicular recreation areas (SVRAs) administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. With a diversity of terrain ranging from rolling hills to steep canyons, Carnegie has become a popular destination for off-road enthusiasts of all skill levels.

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Brochure and Map of Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Carnegie - Brochure and Map

Brochure and Map of Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Wildflower Reference Guide to Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Carnegie - Wildflowers

Wildflower Reference Guide to Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=410 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmel_River_State_Beach Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area provides off-roading opportunities in the Diablo Range. Located in southern Alameda and San Joaquin counties, it is one of eight state vehicular recreation areas (SVRAs) administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. With a diversity of terrain ranging from rolling hills to steep canyons, Carnegie has become a popular destination for off-road enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Fairfield 5 Stockton 1 680 State Vehicular Recreation Area Carnegie W Electric Charging Station Park Store The MotoMart at Carnegie is a general store centrally located in the park. The store sells parts and accessories, apparel, safety gear, hot and cold food and drinks, and firewood. Full maintenance and repair services are available for bikes and ATVs. Compressed air is free and available during business hours. Call MotoMart at (925) 455-1318 for information and store hours, or visit their website at www.motomartatcarnegie.com. Carnegie brick was used to build some of California’s most beautiful buildings. While the foundation of the brick works is all that can be seen of the old Carnegie Brick and Pottery Company, the company’s legacy continues in stately buildings such as the Oakland Hotel, the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, and the Carnegie Libraries in Livermore and Lodi. Dump Stations There are no dump stations in the park. Recreational Opportunities Air Stations An air station is available at the western end of the park, just outside the park maintenance yard. Compressed air is also available at the park store during business hours. OHV 4x4 Area The 4x4 play area is located at the east end of the park. The area includes an obstacle course with features such as the stairsteps, frame twister, rock crawl, and a sand pit. Please remember that if you get stuck, you are responsible for getting yourself out. 4x4 vehicles, golf carts, and side-by-sides are limited to operation on the valley floor. Special Events Many special events are held at Carnegie SVRA throughout the year. For more information about holding an event or obtaining a special event permit, please contact the park. In the early 1940s motorcyclists began riding on the clay soils of Corral Hollow which were ideal for offhighway recreation. In 1970 the Carnegie site became a private motorcycle park known as Carnegie Cycle Park. The park was purchased by the state in 1979 and Carnegie SVRA opened in 1980. National Championship Hillclimbs are held at Carnegie SVRA in the spring and the State Championship Hillclimbs take place in the fall. Park Resources Getting Involved Carnegie SVRA offers a number of opportunities for community involvement. Park volunteers assist with safety patrols and park stewardship. For more information contact the park at (925) 447-9027. Motorcycle and ATV Tracks Tracks for dirt bikes and ATVs are available on the valley floor. Motocross Track - This popular track is open to motorcycles only. Organized competitive events are held on some weekends causing periodic closures to the public. Please contact the park at (925) 447-9027 for a schedule of upcoming events. ATV/Motorcycle Track Open to both ATVs and motorcycles. • 70cc Track - This track is limited to motorcycles and ATVs 70cc and under. • 110cc Track - This track is limited to motorcycles and ATVs 110cc and under. Trials Area Trials riders have a designated area where they can practice their skills and control techniques on a variety of obstacles. This area can only be accessed through the special event parking lot. Carnegie SVRA offers Junior Ranger programs, ATV and dirt bike training programs, and educational opportunities through local community and historical special events. For more information about outreach programs, please contact the park at (925) 447-9027 or visit our website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/carnegie. Rains and flooding may force temporary closures of part or all of the park. During the rainy periods it is advisable to call ahead or follow our Facebook page link on the park’s website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/carnegie to determine if the park is open. Staging areas are located throughout the valley floor. Other facilities in the valley include picnic tables, shade ramadas, and restrooms. Loading ramps are also available at various locations. Day use hours vary depending upon the time of year. The park is closed to OHV recreation after sunset. Camping Campers can rest from a day’s riding at Carnegie’s campground. There are 25 designated campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sites are equipped with a picnic table, shade ramada, and fire ring. Potable water, flush toilets, and showers are provided near the campsites. The coin-operated showers require quarters. No water filling stations or hook-ups are available. Fire / Firewood Restrictions Fires are allowed in the fire pits provided or in contained barbeques. Open ground fires are not allowed. If you plan to barbeque, you must make provisions to remove your used coals as they cannot be left in the park. Gathering of downed wood and burning pallets of wood, fiber, or plastic are prohibited. So remember, if you plan to have a fire at the park, you will need to bring your own firewood. Only wood and untreated wood products – free of metal, petroleum products, or other If you find an artifact, please leave it in place and report it to park staff.
Carnegie SVRA Wildflower Reference Guide ©2013 Neal Kramer ©2015 Keir Morse California androsace Androsace elongata ssp. acuta Red = special status Big tarplant Blepharizonia plumosa Phlox-leaved serpentine bedstraw Galium andrewsii ssp. gatense John Game ©2014 Vernon Smith Brewer's western flax Hesperolinon breweri Sylvan microseris Microseris sylvatica Stinkbells Fritillaria agrestis Michael's reiin-orchid Piperia michaelii Santa Clara thornmint Acanthomintha lanceolata John Game Chaparral harebell Campanula exigua Jepson’s wooly sunflower Eryophyllum jeposonii ©2003 Dianne Fristrom © randomtruth ©2005 David A. Tharp Hospital Canyon larkspur Delphinium californicum ssp. interius Valley tassels Castilleja attenuate Carnegie SVRA Wildflower Reference Guide Royal larkspur Delphinium variegatum Credit: Dr. Robert T. and Margaret Orr © California Academy of Sciences ©2017 California State Park. Photo by M. Nielsen White navarretia Navarretia leucocephala Blue eyed grass Sisyrinchium bellum ©2017 California State Park. Photo by M. Nielsen ©2017 California State Park. Photo by M. Nielsen ©2017 California State Park. Photo by M. Nielsen Henderson’s shooting star Primula hendersonii Fremont’s tidy-tips Layia fremontii Black sage Salvia mellifera Bush lupine Lupinus albifrons Soap root Chlorogalum pomeridianum Water Starwort Callitriche marginata ©2017 California State Park. Photo by M. Nielsen White-tipped clover Trifolium variegatum © by Curtis Clark Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla ©2017 California State Park. Photo by M. Nielsen Butter and eggs Triphysaria eriantha

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