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County: Contra Costa  Elevation: 131'

Antioch California is located in the foothills of Mt. Diablo in the East County region of Contra Costa County. A 550-foot pier provides access to great fishing in the San Joaquin River at Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline, located just upstream from Highway 160's Nejedly Bridge in Antioch.  The park is open daily around 5 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Overnight use of the park, including camping and picnicking, is not allowed but fishing from the pier is always allowed (24 hours/day). The fishing pier is open 24 hours daily, year-round. Depending on the season, fish that can be caught from the pier include striped bass, channel catfish, Sacramento pike, sturgeon, steelhead and salmon. A  Park District Daily Fishing Access Permit is not required at Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline.

Serious fishermen (and there are plenty) will find drinking water on the pier  the pier, wind screens and a fish cleaning station near the restrooms.

Antioch/Oakley Shoreline is operated by the East Bay Regional Park District and was created through the help of  supporter, former Senator John Nejedly, who later served as a State Parks commissioner. When the state constructed the new bridge, now named for Nejedly, that now passes over the park's western edge, Nejedly suggested that some of the old bridge's pillars be used for a fishing pier. The park was renamed from Antioch Regional Shoreline to Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline in 1999 to commemorate the incorporation of Oakley in that year.

The fishing pier is located off Highway 160 in Oakley/Antioch.  Take the Wilbur Avenue exit, turn right on WIlbur, then immediately left on Bridgehead Road. The park is at the north end of Bridgehead Road.