Lake Berryessa begins fee program to improve facilities

Media Contact: Jeff Hawk, 916-978-5100 ,

For Release: July 23, 2019

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation will implement day use and boat launching fee changes at Lake Berryessa beginning August 12 to help improve Lake Berryessa’s local facilities, provide increased visitor services and protect natural resources.

An open house about the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act program will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on July 26 at Lake Berryessa’s Oak Shores entrance station.

The following Lake Berryessa fees are effective August 12:

  • Oak Shores Day Use Areas: $5 per vehicle ($50 annual fee)
  • Capell Cove boat launch: $10 per launch ($100 annual fee)
  • Shade shelter: $25 per shelter

America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Passes will be accepted with the following pass options:

  • All interagency Senior and Access Passes will be accepted for 50% off day use and discounted boat launching fees.
  • The Federal Interagency Annual Pass will cover the day use fees.
  • Annual Pass ($80.00 - anyone 16 years and older can purchase)
  • Lifetime Senior Pass ($80.00 - valid for the lifetime of the pass owner; must be 62+ older, U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident)
  • Annual Senior Pass ($20 - valid for one year from month of purchase; must be 62+ older, U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident)
  • Access Pass (free for lifetime with documentation of permanent disability, U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
  • Volunteer Pass (earned with 250+ hours of volunteer service in public lands)
Obtain passes at the Lake Berryessa Administration office, call for more information at 707-966-2111, ext. 113 (TTY 800-877-8339) or visit the website at: Reserve shade shelters through the Recreation One Stop at or call 1-877-444-6777.

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