Visitor Information

Lake Berryessa Field Office and Visitor Center

UPDATE: The Lake Berryessa Field Office, including Dufer Point Visitor Center and all day use areas, will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. The Cappell Cove boat launch will remain open. All areas will resume normal business hours Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.

Field Office and Dufer Point Visitor Center

5520 Knoxville Road, Napa CA 94558

Field Office Hours

Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Dufer Point Visitor Center

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Monday–Friday, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Labor Day to Memorial Day

Monday–Friday, Closed
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

Reclamation Facilities (pdf - 321 KB)

  • Oak Shores Day Use
  • Eticuera Creek Day Use
  • Capell Cove Boat Launch
  • Smittle Creek Day Use Area
  • Olive Orchard Day Use Area

Concession Facilities

Several Recreation Areas at Lake Berryessa are operated on Reclamation’s behalf by Concession Contractors to provide enhanced recreational opportunities, such as camping, cabins, boat launches, and marina services.

Markley Cove Resort, 707-966-2134

Markley Cove Resort, managed by John and Linda Frazier, will continue to provide boat launching, boat rentals, house boating, day use and lodging. Markley Cove has a full-service marina with wet slips, fueling and pump-out services.

Pleasure Cove Resort, 707-966-9600

Pleasure Cove marina operated by Forever Resort LLC will continue to provide day use, boat launching, RV hookups, tent camping and lodging. Pleasure Cove has a full-service marina with wet slips, fueling and pump-out services.

Spanish Flat Recreation Area, 707-966-0200

Managed by Spanish Flat Partners, LLC under an interim contract, Spanish Flat Recreation Area will continue to offer day use, RV and tent camping, and a boat launch. Spanish Flat provides a RV pump-out station.

Steele Canyon Recreation Areas, 707-966-9179

Managed by Pleasure Cove Marina, Steele Canyon Recreation Area will continue to offer day use, RV and tent camping, and a boat launch. Steele Canyon provides a RV pump-out station.

Putah Canyon Recreation Area, 707-966-9051

This area is operated by Royal Elk Park Management under an interim contract. Putah Canyon will be available for day use as well as RV and tent camping. A boat launch is available.

Berryessa Point and Monticello Shores Recreation Areas

Berryessa Point and Monticello Shores Recreation Areas remain closed to camping. Day use visitors may utilize these areas provided they refrain from lighting and using campfires and grills in these areas.

In addition to concession-managed areas, all Reclamation-managed facilities continue to be open, including free access to the Oak Shores, Smittle Creek and Eticuera Day Use Areas. Free use of the Capell Cove Boat Launch continues as water levels permit. For information, please call 707-966-2111.

Visitors may currently enjoy access to the Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area on the Lake's east side. The Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area, on the lake's east side, continues to be open. This jointly managed 2,000-acre wildlife area provides great bird and wildlife viewing. For information, please visit

In addition, Reclamation has cooperated with the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District to develop Camp Berryessa area as an environmental education center.

Concessions Area Information


Current Conditions

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Last Updated: 12/5/17