Bothe-Napa Valley SP

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Campground Description

Located in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley wine country, the Park offers camping, picnicking, swimming, and hiking trails that go through stands of coastal redwoods as well as forests of Douglas-fir, tanoak, and madrone. Daytime visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll in Ritchey Canyon on the Redwood Trail to view the delicate ferns and listen to the water splashing down the rocky creekbed. Bring your wine and cheese and picnic under the towering Douglas Firs. On hot summer days, grab a swimsuit and towel and come enjoy a dip in the park's swimming pool open on weekends, beginning on Memorial Day weekend through mid-June, then daily through Labor Day, from 12- 6 p.m. There is an additional fee for the use of the swimming pool, to be paid at the park entrance.Or perhaps consider taking a horseback ride during the spring, summer, or fall. Reservations for horseback rides can be made through Triple Creek Horse Outfit by calling (707) 933-1600.The large picnic grounds are located in the day use area, and are even available for group events and getaways. A covered area for group use contains picnic tables, a sink and an electrical outlet with a horseshoe pit and wheelchair-accessible restroom nearby. Whether you visit the back country on a several hour hike or take a mere stroll along the creekbed, you will enjoy a close-up look at all the natural beauty that the park has to offer. There are well over 10 miles of trail for your indulgence.
Contact: State Government (parks.ca.gov)
Posted by: Jeff Barber on November 22, 2005
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    Campground Activities

    • Bike Trails • Exhibits and Programs • Family Campsites • Group Campsites • Hike or Bike Campsites • Hiking Trails • Horseback Trails • Swimming • Wildlife Viewing •

    Campground Amenities

    • Campers (Max. Length)31' • Parking • Picnic Areas • Trailers (Max. Length)24' • Visitor Center •

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    Reviews of Bothe-Napa Valley SP



    Reviewed by Guest on September 4, 2010

    (1 out of 1 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Overall it was a good campground. The facilities were well maintained and clean, though almost too much so, bordering on a resort. There was a pool which was quite crowded when we were there, but nice and clean. The sites themselves were mostly for RV's and our tent barely had a place to fit. After the pool closed things quieted down and all the fellow campers were friendly. Mostly family camping with lots of kids, so I wouldn't call it relaxing and peaceful, but everyone was respectful. Overall lots of fun.
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    Reviewed by jocelyn0613 on July 21, 2010

    (2 out of 2 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Bothe-Napa is a cute little camping spot right in the heart of wine country. It's also a site of historical significance, as we found out on a late night hike. There's an old pioneer cemetery that is very beautiful and only a short hike from the campground; there is also an old mill that we didn't make it to but that hike is also very short. The facilities are very clean and the sites developed, so if that's not what you want in a campground you will be disappointed. We were frustrated by the fact that we couldn't chose our own camp site; as tent campers we hate being anywhere near RVs and the site we were assigned was nestled right between 3 of them. But the next morning we discovered a nice little creek running right by the campground and several hiking trails. There is also a pool and horseback riding near by that kind of gives the camping experience a "summer camp" kind of feel. So, RV campers with kids, awesome camping! Car campers, you'll enjoy it too! Primitive campers and backpackers, you'll be disappointed.
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