A 550-foot pier offers access to excellent fishing in the San Joaquin River at Antioch / Oakley Regional Shoreline, just upstream from Nejedly Bridge on Highway 160 in Antioch. Swimming at the shoreline park is not allowed, but fishing, picnicking, and kite flying are all favorite pastimes. The park is open from 5 a.m. till 10 p.m. The park is not permitted for overnight use, including camping and picnicking. However fishing from the pier is allowed 24 hours a day.
Parking or admission fees do not apply. Picnic tables are first-come, first-served and are not available for reservation.
Antioch / Oakley Shoreline is operated on a State of California no-cost lease by the East Bay Regional Park District. The property was bought in 1979 with the assistance of then-Senator John Nejedly, who also worked as director for State Parks. When the state constructed the new bridge, now named after Nejedly, that now passes across the western edge of the park, Nejedly proposed that some of the pillars of the old bridge be used as a fishing pier. That was completed, and a major achievement was the new pier. The pier is open every day of the year, for fishing around the clock.
In 1999 the park was renamed from Antioch Regional Shoreline to Antioch / Oakley Regional Shoreline in commemoration of Oakley 's incorporation in that year.
The fishing pier is open 24 hours a day and throughout the year. Depending on the season, there are striped bass, channel catfish, Sacramento pike, sturgeon, steelhead and salmon which can be taken from the pier. Both anglers aged 16 or older are expected to get a fishing license. Please respect the laws regulating fishing:
Know and follow all State Fish and Game regulations during pier or shoreline fishing.
A State fishing license for individuals 16 or older is required. (A Park District Daily Fishing Access Permit is not required at Antioch / Oakley Regional Shoreline, but is required for persons aged 16 or older in Lake Chabot, Contra Loma, Cull Canyon, Del Valle, Shadow Cliffs, Don Castro and Lake Temescal. Fishing access permits are available at most of these facilities. Disabled persons or those aged 62 or older may purchase an annual Fishing Access Permit.
There are picnic tables with barbecues dotting the meadow area, all located on wheelchair-friendly pads adjacent to paved trails, and accessible wheelchair drinking fountains and a wheelchair-friendly toilet.
From Oakley / Antioch Highway 160, exit at Wilbur Avenue (the last exit in front of the bridge) Turn right onto Wilbur then left onto Bridgehead Road immediately. The park is on Bridgehead Road at the north end.
This amazing attraction is located near the following parks in Oakley, California:
Big Break Regional Shoreline
Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge
Nunn-Wilson Family Park
Contra Costa Canal
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