Visitor Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In support of the President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, face masks are now required in all federal buildings and facilities. Masks are also required on federally managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

UPDATE December 18, 2020 

Beginning December 18 Reclamation will temporarily close campgrounds at Lake Berryessa; day-use areas and boat launches will remain open unless already closed due to the LNU Lightning Complex fire incident. 

In support of the California Regional Stay-At-Home order and requests from Napa county health officials, all campgrounds will temporarily close until further notice. Camping and cabins will be closed at all concession areas including Markley Cove Resort (currently closed due to fire damage), Pleasure Cove Marina, Steele Canyon Recreation Area, Spanish Flat Recreation Area, and Putah Canyon Recreation Area. 

All visitors are advised to continue to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Phone capabilities for the Lake Berryessa Field office and the concession-operated facilities are very limited due to the extensive fire damage. For the most current information, call 707-287-2363 or email nkyle@usbr.gov or continue to visit our website. 

Contact information for Concession-Operated facilities below: 

Markley Cove, 707-289-8068, www.markleycove.com
Pleasure Cove Marina, 707-966-9600, www.goberryessa.com
Steele Canyon Recreation Area, 800-709-7814, www.lakeberryessacampgrounds.com
Spanish Flat Recreation Area, 707-966-0200, www.spanishflatcamping.com
Putah Canyon Recreation Area, 707-966-9051, www.californiasbestcamping.com/sonoma/putah.html
Berryessa Boat and Jet Ski Rental, 707-966-4204, www.lakeberryessaboats.com

HOLIDAY INFO: 

Oak Shores Day Use Area will be closed on Christmas Day.

When visiting be sure to adhere to the following:

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Field Office and Dufer Point Visitor Center

5520 Knoxville Road, Napa CA 94558
707-966-2111

Field Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 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 Lake Berryessa’s East Side Area. This 2,000-acre wildlife area along the eastern shore provides great bird and wildlife viewing.

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

Highlights

Current Conditions

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Last Updated: 2/10/21