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Reclamation and Markley Cove Resort Sign Interim Contract for Continued Concession Management at Lake Berryessa

Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100, 05/06/2013 10:19

For Release: May 06, 2013

Pleasure Cove Marina website
Pleasure Cove Marina website

NAPA, Calif. – On May 1, the Bureau of Reclamation signed an interim contract with John and Linda Frazier for the continued management of the Markley Cove Resort concession area at Lake Berryessa, Napa, Calif. The term of the new interim concession contract is from May 27, 2013, through December 31, 2014, plus two, one-year option periods.

“Reclamation has enjoyed a positive and successful relationship with the Fraziers for many years, and we are pleased that this relationship will continue for this interim period,” stated David Murillo, Regional Director for Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region.

Markley Cove Resort, approximately 12 miles west of Winters, Calif., at 7521 State Highway 128, provides marina operations including boat launching, boat and jet-ski rentals, boat slip rentals and fueling service as well as vacation cabin rentals, day use and a general store.

In addition to the services provided by Markley Cove Resort, Pleasure Cove Marina, at 6100 State Highway 128, offers a full range of recreation activities including RV and tent camping; cabin rentals; boat launching; boat slip rentals; houseboat, ski boat and jet-ski rentals; fueling service and a general store.

Reclamation expects to sign interim contracts with other concessionaires in the next few weeks to provide camping, day use and boat launching services at Steele Canyon Recreation Area and Putah Canyon Recreation Area and to provide camping and day use services at Spanish Flat Recreation Area.

Operated by Reclamation’s Central California Area Office as part of the Solano Project, Lake Berryessa was visited by more than 500,000 people during 2012. Reclamation-managed facilities that continue to be available include a visitor center, water education center, a boat launch ramp at Capell Cove, a hand-launch ramp at Eticuera Day Use Area; and the popular Oak Shores and Smittle Creek Day Use Areas for picnicking, fishing, swimming and hiking.

Please check the following websites for updates on recreation services at Lake Berryessa this summer:

For additional information, please contact Park Manager Jeff Laird at 707-966-2111 or

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Relevant Link:

Lake Berryessa website

Markley Cove Resort website