- 30 miles east of Hayward (part of the East Bay area on the central California coast)
- State Parks
DescriptionLocated in the northernmost part of the San Joaquin Valley, Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area is a popular place for water-oriented recreation, especially fishing and windsurfing. It also features a bike trail (along the California Aqueduct Bikeway) and many windmills. The recreation area is the northern terminus of the California Aqueduct.