Watery Wednesday #103: Lake Anza

19 Apr

Lake Anza is a recreational swimming reservoir in Tilden Regional Park, which is located in the Berkeley Hills above Berkeley, California.

The lake was developed with the building of a small dam in 1938. It was named by the East Bay Regional Park Board in honor of Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza.[1]

The lake is open for swimming from May to September. During this time there is an entry fee required, lifeguards are on duty, and a snack bar is open. The swimming area is restricted to the water alongside a sandy and grassy beach area which is about 70 yards (64 m) long.

Across from the main beach is a trail that leads to a 15 ft rock. During times when lifeguards are off duty, you can dive off the rock and also skinny dip.[citation needed]

The lake area includes amenities such as changing rooms, bathrooms, and large parking areas. There are areas around the lake reserved for waterfowl, and other areas for dogs.

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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Watery Wednesday


15 responses to “Watery Wednesday #103: Lake Anza

  1. George

    April 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    This looks like a wonderful lake — the hiking should be great. I really like your pictures with the reflections you’ve captured in the water.

  2. Laura Hegfield

    April 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    such serenity!

  3. Cecilia Artista, Spain

    April 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    It looks like a wonderful place! Nice shots!

  4. fjällripan

    April 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Nice watery picture!

    • fjällripan

      April 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Nice watery picture!

      Sorry I send twice messenges…wrong address the first time..

  5. Martha Z

    April 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    When we lived in Bishop there was a park with a pond such as this. I’d take the boys there for a picnic and swimming. I didn’t do it often, though, for there was a creek that flowed behind our house and they thought that more exciting.

  6. barb

    April 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Looks like the water may still be chilly!

  7. Dimple

    April 20, 2011 at 1:04 am

    That is a very inviting lake; I expect it is very busy during hot weather!

  8. J Bar

    April 20, 2011 at 5:43 am

    It’s great.

  9. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    April 20, 2011 at 9:49 am

    You can be counting the days until you can jump in! It looks like a beautiful place to swim — or just enjoy. Probably much quieter this time of year than it is during swimming season.

  10. Cildemer

    April 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Very nice place! Looks so peaceful!
    Thanks for sharing your fabulous shots;o)

    Have a nice and happy day****

  11. Ebie

    April 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    This lake would be a cool place for hike and of course, photography!

  12. jeannette StG

    April 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Love the lead-in in the first pic with the trees! You know me from my “Mysteries” blog as Jeannette St.G., but I started this new one, as Emille -thought I let you know since you regularly comment on my blog:)

  13. chubskulit

    April 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Beautiful shots.

    My Watery, I’d be delighted if you can take a peek.

  14. January

    April 21, 2011 at 1:16 am

    beautiful place to relax..:)

    Late visit from Watery Wednesday
    Don’t forget to visit me also at My Watery Wednesday


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