Gorgeous lakeside vistas and year-round recreation make Lake Berryessa a choice spot for wildlife and water aficionados alike.
Just east of Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa is popular thanks to the water, with boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, sailing, canoeing, swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Several full-service marinas, boat launches, and boat rentals make it easy to get out there. Visitors can stay on the lake overnight in a houseboat, or choose from lakeside cabins, cottages, and several campgrounds around the lakeshore with campsites for tents, RVs, trailers, and groups. Camping options can also be found at nearby county parks, state parks, and RV resorts.
West Shore On Berryessa’s northwestern shore, at the mouth of Putah Creek Canyon, the Putah Canyon Campground offers a boat launch and nearly 100 lakeview campsites for tents, RVs, trailers, and groups, with picnic tables, barbecue grills, water, and toilets. Further south on a peninsula, the Spanish Flat Campground offers 55 campsites for tents, RVs, and trailers, with picnic tables, barbecue pits, piped water, and toilets. The Spanish Flat Village Center offers stores, a deli, and a museum nearby. South Shore On the southwestern end, the Steele Canyon Campground offers a boat launch and 84 campsites for tents, RVs, and trailers. At the southern end, Pleasure Cove Campground is the largest around the lake with 140 tent, RV, and trailer campsites. Part of the Pleasure Cove Marina, amenities are plentiful and include flush toilets, boat rentals, cabin rentals, and a boat launch. Regionally Within 30 miles of Lake Berryessa are several other camping options. Southeast of the lake, Lake Solano Park offers creekside camping, a seasonal pool, and a long, narrow lake ideal for non-motorized boating. To the north, Lower Hunting Creek offers a small campground on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land near several OHV trails. West of the lake, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park features a redwood campground. Southwest of Napa, Skyline Wilderness Park offers tent, RV, and equestrian sites and trails.