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Lake Berryessa

Boating, swimming, hiking and more in the Napa Valley


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Lake Berryessa shimmers just east of the Napa Valley, a 45-minute drive through gorgeous countryside from Rutherford — and it's well worth the trip. One of the largest bodies of fresh water in California, it offers boating, water skiing, wake-boarding, tubing and other fast-paced water sports, plus quiet coves for kayaking, swimming and fishing. In the summer, the water can reach 75 degrees — the perfect cool-down after a hike or a stroll through sun-drenched vineyards. Pleasure Cove Marina offers boat launching, boat and jet ski rentals, houseboat rentals and boat gasoline, as well as camping options.

Read the Visit Napa Valley Blog Post on 8 Things to do at Lake Berryessa


For more information, please visit: Lake Berryessa Chamber of Commerce.

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