Directions to Lake Merritt Events

The boathouse is at 1520 Lakeside Drive. That address is just north of 14th Street, and Lakeside Drive is one-way north there. Trailers will be able to park on the street. The small parking lots by the boathouse may be full, but there is ample street parking all around the lake and the meters are off on Sundays.

From the south take I-880 north to the Oak Street exit (after 5th Avenue). At the bottom of the exit (signal) turn right onto Oak Street. The cross streets are numbered; when you get to 14th Street (8 blocks) Oak Street becomes Lakeside Drive and you're there.

From the north, east, or west take I-80, Hwy-24, or the Bay Bridge to I-580 east. Take the Harrison Street-Oakland Avenue exit off I-580 (after the Hwy-24 junction) and stay to the right onto Harrison Street. Continue down Harrison Street staying in the center or left lane. In about half a mile the lake will appear on your left. Stay to the left and follow the shore onto Lakeside Drive then Madison Street. Turn left onto 14th Street (signal) after a long block on Madison Street. Turn left again after one block onto Lakeside Drive and you have arrived.

Created: May 29, 1995