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Lake Berryessa Closures and Hour Changes

Reclamation announces seasonal Lake Berryessa area closures and hours

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation announced recreation area closures and new operating hours at Lake Berryessa beginning  Oct 1. These seasonal  closures allow Reclamation to perform necessary maintenance tasks and allow for natural resource recovery. All other Reclamation-operated locations at Berryessa remain open year-round, with the exceptions and hours listed below:

  • The north side of Oak Shores Day Use Area, and the two restrooms along the Smittle Creek Trail, are closed until March 31, 2022. The south side of Oak Shores Day Use Area will continue to offer restroom facilities, picnic tables, barbecue grills, water access, and a kayak/canoe hand launch.
  • Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. to reflect daylight hours’ changes at the following day use areas: Oak Shores, Smittle Creek and Eticuera.
  • Capell Cove Boat Launch will remain open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. The launch remains closed to motorized boats until water levels rise again.
  • The Smittle Creek Trail and Lake Berryessa Administrative Offices are closed until further notice.
  • The Dufer Point Visitor Center and gates to day use areas will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

The Dufer Point Visitor Center at 5520 Knoxville Road, Napa, CA 94558, is open Saturdays, Sundays and most holidays (exceptions above), from noon to 3 p.m. beginning Oct. 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022. Maps, information, and America the Beautiful and Lake Berryessa annual passes are available during operating hours. Please observe COVID-19 safety procedures (wearing a mask, one person inside at a time, and maintaining physical distancing).

For information on activities, fees, directions, pet restrictions, or other questions, call the visitor center at 707-966-2111, ext. 113, the Lake Berryessa Administration Office at 707-966-2111 (TTY 800-877-8339), or visit the Lake Berryessa website at www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/index.html.

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The Bureau of Reclamation is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior and is the nation’s largest wholesale water supplier and second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Our facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation opportunities, and environmental benefits. Visit our website at www.usbr.gov and follow us on Twitter @USBR & @ReclamationCVP; Facebook @bureau.of.reclamation; LinkedIn @Bureau of Reclamation; Instagram @bureau_of_reclamation; and YouTube @reclamation.

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