Lake Berryessa

One of the largest bodies of fresh water in California.
 

Nestled between Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, east of the Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa offers year-round recreation opportunities. Berryessa's water reaches temperatures of up to 75 degrees in the summer, making it an ideal place for water sports. Anglers enjoy fishing for both cold and warm water species, such as rainbow trout, bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill.

Lake Berryessa provides many opportunities to experience a variety of wildlife and plant exploration activities. The grassy hills dotted with oak and manzanita provide excellent opportunities to view eagles, hawks, songbirds, wild turkeys, and deer. Hiking, bird watching, photography, and picnicking are all popular activities year-round.


Known for

Boating and paddle sports, swimming, fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, cycling

Vibe

Outdoorsy, super casual, family-friendly

Population

1,639

*Sources: usbr.gov and visitnapavalley.com.