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Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park offers quiet and seclusion on the edge of the Napa Valley wine country. Visitors can follow hiking trails along a stream or climb to a vantage point on Coyote Peak at 1170'. Trails lead to nearby Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park as well as a grove of redwoods. The park does not have the typical redwood groves as found in coastal areas. These redwoods tend to grow along streams or near springs. For thousands of years before it became a state park, the area was home to a group of native Americans known as the Wappo. In the 1840s, an Englishman named Dr. Ed T. Bale acquired a land grant from the Mexican government. The grant included most of the valley floor between Rutherford and Calistoga. The grant was broken up by sales and barter with many of the early pioneers. Since most of the park is in the western hills it contains only a small part of Bale's original grant. This area was later developed as a large private estate by the Hitchcock family. Later, a large part of the estate was purchased to develop a private resort called "Paradise Park." The area today contains almost 2,000 acres. The park has campsites and a swimming pool, which MAY be open (subject to local regulations) during the summer.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

    Park Kiosk Hours:
  • Hi-Season: VARIES
  • Lo-Season: VARIES

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Comfort Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Hiking Trails
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Visitors Center
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

  • Pay showers are currently available.

  • The swimming pool may be open for the summer season on a limited basis (weekends only).

  • MAXIMUM TRAILER LENGTH IS 24' & maximum RV length is 31' for family sites.

  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer. Additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.

  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants

  • Family Sites, Group Camp, and Yurts: Reservations are available All Year.

Getting There:

The park is located 5 miles north of St. Helena and 4 miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29/128.
From the south: Near the coast: Take Hwy 101 north to Hwy 37 at Novato, go east on Hwy 37 to Hwy 121, go north on Hwy 121 to Hwy 29 near Napa, go north on Hwy 29 to the park entrance.
Inland: Take I-5 north to I-580, west on I-580 to I-680, north to I-780, north to I-80, east to Hwy 37, west to Hwy 29, then north on Hwy 29 to the park entrance.
From the north: Near the coast: Take Hwy 101 south to Calistoga exit, go east on Mark West Rd, continuing on Porter Creek Rd to Petrified Forest Rd, turn left, go to Hwy 128, turn right and follow Hwy 128 past Calistoga to the park entrance.
Inland: Take I-5 south to Hwy 20, west to Hwy 53, south to Hwy 29 at Lower Lake, then south on Hwy 29 to the park entrance.
From the east: Take I-80 to Hwy 12, go west to Hwy 29, then north to the park entrance.

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Information: (707)942-4575