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Life Jacket Loaner Programs

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) partners with public and private entities to make life jackets available to the public on a loan basis.

  • DBW provides life jackets for loaner boards and loan stations so that an individual or family can borrow or check out a life jacket for a day or a weekend by simply completing a loan form.
  • Some stations have life jacket use requirements, so please contact participating locations for specifics.

Where to Borrow a Life Jacket

 

Butte County

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
Address: 400 Glen Drive, Oroville, CA 95966
Phone Number: (530) 538-2219

Calaveras County

Location: Life jackets are available to borrow at the Fiddleneck Recreation Area kiosk and Wrinkle Cove Day Use Area. The Fiddleneck station is managed by the park hosts and the Wrinkle Cove station is self service. All sizes are available.
New Hogan Lake
Phone Number: (209) 772-1343

El Dorado County

Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

North Beach Day Use Area
Address: 310 Back Street, Coloma, CA 95613
Phone Number: (530) 622-3470
El Dorado Hills Fire Department
Station 84
Address: 2180 Francisco Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Phone Number: (916) 933-3471
Station 85
Address: 1050 Wilson Boulevard, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Phone Number: (916) 933-6623
Garden Valley Fire Protection District
Station 51
Address: 4860 Marshall Road, Garden Valley, CA 95633
Phone Number: (530) 333-1240
South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue
Address: 2101 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: (530) 542-6160
Address: 1262 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Fresno County

Location: The area is 20 miles northeast of Fresno via Highway 41 and Highway 145.
Millerton Lake SRA - South Shore
Lifeguard Towers #1 & #2:
Phone Number:  (559) 822-4363
Millerton Lake SRA - North Shore
Campground Kiosk:
Phone Number: (559) 822-2225
Pine Flat Lake
Address: 27295 Pine Flat Road Sanger, CA 93657
Phone:(559) 787-2589

Glenn County

Black Butte Lake
Location: Eight miles west of Orland, California, off Interstate 5.

Humboldt County

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Location: The park is 20 miles southeast of Eureka on HWY 101, then 17 miles east of HWY 36.
Phone Number: (707)777-3683
Van Duzen County Park
Location: Swimmer's Delight Park Drive, Carlotta, CA 95528
Phone Number: (707)445-7651
Eureka National Weather Service Office
Address: 300 Startare Drive Eureka, CA 95501
Phone Number: (707) 443-6484
Freshwater Park
Address: 3100 Freshwater Road Eureka, CA 95501 
Phone Number: (707)445-7651
Tsunami Surf & Sport
(707) 923-1965
Tsunami Surf & Sport, Shelter Cove
Address: Captain Trent Slate, Box 1114 Kimtu Road, Garberville, CA 95589
Phone Number: (707) 986-9826
Richardson Grove State Park
Address:1600 US Highway 101  #8, Garberville, CA 95440-3318
Phone Number: (707)247-3318
Tsewenaldin Inn
Address: 12482 State Hwy 96, Hoopa, CA 95546
Phone Number: (530) 625-4294
Tsunami Surf & Sport
Address: Captain Trent Slate, Box 1114 Kimtu Road, Garberville, CA 95589
Phone Number: (707)923-1965
Big Lagoon (Weekends Only)
Address: Park Road , Trinidad, CA 95570 
Phone Number: (707)445-7651
Dream Quest
Address: 100 Country Club Dr, Willow Creek, CA 95573
Phone Number: (530)629-4431
Early Bird Café 
Phone Number: (530) 629-4431
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Address: 40640 State Hwy 299, Willow Creek, CA 95573
Phone Number: (707)946-2263

Kings County

Kings County Fire Department
Station 1
Address: 6575 Clinton Avenue, Kingsburg, CA 93631
Phone Number: (559) 897-2408
Kings County Fire Department
Station 2
Address: 14680 Excelsior Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230
Phone Number: (559) 582-4698

Los Angeles County

LA Port Police
Address: 330 Centre Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone Number: (310) 732-3500

Madera County

Eastman Lake
Location: Located in central California, the park is 23 miles northeast of Chowchilla. 
Phone Number: (559) 689-3255
Hensley Lake
Address: P.O. Box 85, 25207 Road 407, Raymond, CA 93653-0085
Phone Number: (559) 673-5151

Mendocino County

Lake Mendocino
Address: 1160 Lake Mendocino Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482-9404
Phone Number: (707) 467-4200

Merced County

San Luis Reservoir
Address: O'Neill forebay at San Luis Creek Day Use Area (South Beach), 31426 Gonzaga Road, Gustine, CA 95322
Phone Number: (209) 826-1197
Plase visit the boat rental concession if you would like to borrow a life jacket.
McConnell State Recreation Area
Address: 8810 McConnell Road, Ballico, CA 95303
Phone Number: (209) 394-7755
Please see the campground host if you would like to borrow a life jacket

Napa County

Water Education Station, Bureau of Reclamation
Address: Lake Berryessa Field Office, 5520 Knoxville Road, Napa, CA 94558
Phone Number: (707) 966-2111

Nevada County

Gold Country Yacht Club
Phone Number: (530) 265-8090

Orange County

Orange County Sheriff
Address: 25005 Dana Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: (949)723-1002
Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Address: 2901-C West Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone Number: (949) 723-1002
Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Address: 1901 Bayside Dr., Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Phone Number: (949) 723-1002

Placer County

South Placer County Fire Department
Stations 15
Address: 4650 East Roseville Parkway, Granite Bay, CA 95746
Station 16
Address: 5300 Olive Ranch Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746
South Placer County Fire Department
Stations 20
Address: 3505 Auburn Folsom Rd, Loomis, CA 95650
Phone Number: (916) 791-7059
Placer Hills Fire District
Station 1:
Address:  16999 Placer Hills RD, PO Box 350 , Meadow Vista, CA
Phone Number: (530) 878-0405
Roseville Fire Department
Station 1:
Address: 316 Vernon St. #480, Roseville, CA 95678
Phone Number: (916) 774-5800

Sacramento County

Station 71
Address: 8760 Elk Grove Boulevard Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone Number: (916) 405-7100
Station 75
Address: 2300 Maritime Drive Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone Number: (916) 405-7100
Folsom City Fire Department
Station 35:
Address: 535 Glenn Drive, Folsom, CA 95630
Phone Number: (916) 984-2280
Sacramento State Aquatic Center
Lake Natoma
Address: 1901 Hazel Ave, Gold River, CA 95670
Phone Number: (916) 278-2842
Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department
Station 45:
Address: 229 5th Street, Galt, CA 95632 
Phone Number: (916) 405-7100
Sacramento Fire Department
Stations 1, 5, 8, 11, 15, 60:
Address: Sacramento Fire Department, 5770 Freeport Blvd, Suite 200
Phone Number: (916) 808-1300
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Stations 31, 32, 59, 61, 63, 65, 110:
Phone Number: (916) 859-4300
Walnut Grove Fire District
Address: 14160 Grove Street Walnut Grove, CA 95690
Contact: Warren Teteak
Phone Number: (916) 257-2734

Santa Clara County

Stevens Creek - Station 23
Address: 13326 Stevens Canyon Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone Number: (408) 867-3682
Tree Haven- Station 3
Address: 3050 Hecker Pass Rd., Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone Number: (408) 842-3138
Coyote - Station 21
Address: Canada & Hot Springs Rd., Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone Number: (408) 842-4012
Cal Fire Alma – Station 13
Address: 19650 Santa Cruz Hwy., Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone Number: (408) 354-5050
Dunne Hill- Station 5
Address: 2100 E. Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Phone Number: (408) 779-0250
Cal Fire Almaden- Station 22               
Address: 20255 McKean Rd., San Jose, CA 95120
Phone Number: (408) 268-1600

San Benito County

Cal Fire Pacheco- Station 31
Address: 12280 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, CA 95023
Phone Number: (408) 842-4221 & (408) 842-3628

San Bernardino County

Carol Morrison East Public Launch Ramp
Address: 41911 North Shore Drive, Big Bear City, CA 92314
Phone Number: (909) 866-5200
Duane Boyer West Public Launch Ramp
Address: 38925 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333
Phone Number: (909) 866-2917

San Diego County

The Marlin Club
Address: 2445 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: (619) 222-8677

San Joaquin County

City of Manteca Fire Department
Station 2:
Address: 1154 S. Union Road  Manteca, CA  95337 
Phone Number: (209) 456-8310
Stockton Fire Department
Station 10:
Address: 2903 West March Lane  Stockton, CA  95219 
Phone Number: (209) 937-8030
Station 14:
Address: 3019 McNabb Street  Stockton, CA  95209
Phone Number: (209) 937-8034

San Francisco County

San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor
Address: 3950 Scott Street San Francisco, CA 94123 
Phone Number: (415) 831-6322

Solano County

Sandy Beach Park
Address: 2333 Beach Drive, Rio Vista CA
Phone Number: (707) 374-2097

Sonoma County

Lake Sonoma
Address: 3333 Skaggs Springs Rd , Geyserville, CA 95441-9644
Phone Number: (707) 431-4533
Sonoma County Regional Parks
Address: 2300 County Center Drive, Santa Rosa

Stanislaus County

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department
Station 32:
Address: 4845 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, CA 95357
Phone Number: (209) 549-8402
Station 33:
Address: 7737 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, CA 95357
Phone Number: (209) 549-8403
Oakdale Fire Protection District
Station 2:
Phone Number: (209) 881-3358
Station 3:
Phone Number: (209) 847-8556
Station 4:
Phone Number: (209) 332-3697
Station 5:
Phone Number: (209) 845-3660
Woodward Reservoir
Address: 14528 26 Mile Rd, Oakdale, CA 95361
Phone Number: (209) 847-3304
Stanislaus River Parks
Address: 17968 Covered Bridge Rd, Knights Ferry, CA 95361
Phone Number: (209) 881-3517
Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department
Station 36:
Address: 3318 Topeka St Riverbank, CA 95367
Phone Number: (209) 549-8406
Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department
Station 33:
Address: 7737 Yosemite Blvd Modesto, CA 95357
Phone Number: (209) 549-8403
Station 34:
Address: 321 E St, Waterford, CA 95386
Phone Number: (209) 874-2123

Tulare County

Kaweah Lake
Address: 34443 Sierra Drive, Lemon Cove, CA 93244-4270
Phone Number: (559) 597-2005
Success Lake
Address: 29330 Highway 190, Porterville, CA 93258-1072
Phone Number: (559) 783-9200

Ventura County

New Hogan Lake
Address: 2713 Hogan Dam Road, Valley Springs, CA 95252-8496
Phone Number: (209) 772-1343

Yolo County

West Sacramento Fire Department
Station 41:
Address:132 15th Street West Sacramento CA 95691
Phone Number: (916) 617-4741
Station 42:
Address: 3585 Jefferson Blvd. West Sacramento CA 95691
Phone Number: (916) 617-4742
Station 43:
Address: 1561 Harbor Blvd. West Sacramento CA 95691
Phone Number: (916) 617-4743
Station 44:
Address: 905 Fremont Blvd. West Sacramento CA 95605
Phone Number: (916) 617-4744
Station 45:
Address: 2040 Lake Washington Blvd. West Sacramento CA 95691
Phone Number: (916) 617-4600
Lake Solano Park
Address: 8685 Pleasants Valley Rd, Winters, CA 95694
Phone Number: (530) 795-2990

Yuba County

Englebright Lake
Address: Englebright Lake, PO Box 6, Smartville, CA 95977-0006
Phone Number: (530) 432-6427