Why drive for hours when you can go camping with your friends just minutes from home in the beautiful East Bay hills? Anthony Chabot Regional Park, nestled in the hills between Oakland and Castro Valley, offers a great weekend camping getaway that’s super convenient. The park has 75 sites, including several group spots and large tent sites that can accommodate more than one family. Plus, there’s lots of great hiking nearby, and Redwood Regional Park is only a short drive away. You can book reservations up to twelve weeks in advance.