Camping at Lake Berryessa Campgrounds
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Getting To Lake Berryessa
We had an awesome time camping with our family at Lake Berryessa, CA. It's about 30 minutes outside of Napa and quite a pretty drive coming from the Bay Area. The only problem is that the road signs are very poorly marked, so if you follow the signs to Lake Berryessa, you won't end up near the Pleasure Cove camp grounds. Lastly, if you're on the right road, there is a sign for Pleasure Cove, but it doesn't say to turn! So, if you read this, you will know, when you see the Pleasure Cove sign on the left hand side of the road, turn left just in front of it to get to the camp ground.
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The camp grounds at Pleasure Cove are clean and each one has a fire pit and little place to barbecue which I really liked and running water. They also each had a bench picnic table in the overflow area. While the camp ground is surrounded by trees, some of the sites have limited shade. So, if you're there on a hot day, you either want to get a place in the shade or make sure you have some covering. The camp ground is open year round and is about thirty dollars a night to camp. They also have full RV hookups. The only real negative about the camp site is the bathroom situation. We were in the overflow spots and it was about 1/4 mile to the bathroom at the marina. Not so bad if you're by yourself, but if you're taking six kids to the restroom, it feels like a very long way.
This Lake Berryessa website has all the information on rates, how to book, what camp grounds are available, house boats, RVing and much more.
What do you do at Lake Berryessa?
Well, there is a small marina, but no restaurant, so you want to bring all your food with you. There is gas for boats, but nothing to fill your car, so be sure to have enough gas. At the camp grounds, you can hang out. At the lake, I saw plenty of people fishing for catfish. I hear there are some big fish in the lake. You can also boat. We were with friends and the mornings and evenings were very glassy for skiing and wake boarding. For that matter, while we were there, there wasn't much wind at all and the bugs were just a few. It's possible to setup on the beach of the lake during the day, but we opted to rent a pontoon boat and float around while the other half of the group was on the ski boat. The kids swam and played in the water and we ate a lot. We should have brought more water on the boat during the day since it was pretty hot. All in all, it was an awesome time on the lake.