Recreation Info

Lake Berryessa Information Resources

Reclamation Expects a Busy Recreation Season This Summer 

at Lake Berryessa

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Lake Berryessa is a beautiful destination and safe for swimming, boating, and fishing for the whole family. The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy the great outdoors at the lake this summer.

Lake Berryessa is full after 11 years of decreasing water levels and several years of drought in California. With temperatures averaging in the mid-70s and only expected to increase, the lake is a great option for cooling off on a hot summer’s day with the family. 

The public is encouraged to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities happening at Lake Berryessa this summer, including “Meet a Park Ranger at Monticello Dam” every Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 2 p.m. now through Labor Day.

Details for these events and more can be found at

Additionally, concessionaires at Lake Berryessa also offer a variety of recreation services, including camping and boat launching. For more information regarding operations and services at concession-operated facilities or to make reservations, please contact the concessions directly.

Markley Cove, 707-966-2134, 

Pleasure Cove Marina, 707-966-9600,

Steele Canyon Recreation Area, 707-966-9179, 

Spanish Flat Recreation Area 707-966-0200,

Putah Canyon Recreation Area, 707-966-9051,

If you would like more information on any topic described, please contact the Lake Berryessa Field Office at 707-966-2111 ext. 113, or visit the Lake Berryessa website at for additional information.

The Capell Cove Boat Launch Ramp is open. As are the other ramps at Lake Berryessa, including those at the Putah Canyon Recreation Area, Steele Canyon Recreation Area, Pleasure Cove Marina, Spanish Flat Recreation Area and Markley Cove Resort (see the map at

The Dufer Point Visitor Center is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. from Oct. 1, 2016, through April 1, 2017. For information on activities, directions, pet restrictions, or other questions, please call the Visitor Center at 707-966-2111, ext. 113, or the Lake Berryessa Administration Office at 707-966-2111.

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