Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa – This has got to be one of the sweetest lakes in Northern California. This is actually one of the largest bodies of fresh water in California, this massive lake holds 1.6 million acre-feet of water, it is 23 miles long, 3 miles wide, with 165 miles of shoreline, basically you can hang out anywhere you want on this lake. Lake Berryessa is roughly 45 minutes East of Napa Valley and the water temp can read 75 degrees during the summer, which makes this lake absolutely perfect for water sports.

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Lake Berryessa has four campgrounds on the lake for both campers and people with RVs, they even offer boathouses with the largest fitting 12 comfortably, which is pretty awesome if you want to put your lake legs to use. Lake Berryessa also has what’s called Glory Hole, you have to check it out because it is the largest glory spillway in the world. You can’t swim or boat to it for obvious safety reasons, but you can check it out from the Monticello Overlook trail.


There truly is a laundry list of things to do at Lake Berryessa, if you fancy yourself a fisher there is great fishing at the lake. The watersports are always welcome, as well as great canoe and Kayaking sections. The hikes are amazing and the scenery is pretty incredible, so get out to Lake Berryessa and have a great time! There is always something to do!