Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

Located in beautiful Napa Valley wine country, Bothe-Napa Valley offers year-round camping, picnicking, hiking and seasonal swimming. Daytime visitors can bring a picnic basket and bottle of wine to enjoy a day in the leafy shade of our day use area. On hot summer days, bring a swimsuit and enjoy a dip in the park’s spring fed swimming pool.  Over 10 miles of hiking trails among redwoods, maples, oaks and madrones are available in this 1,900 acre park. Overnight visitors can also enjoy Bothe-Napa Valley’s campsites, historic cabins and  yurts…

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Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park

Built in 1846, this water-powered mill served local farmers who brought their wheat grain and dried corn to be ground into flour and meal. In those early days, a mill was more than a place to grind grain. It was also the social center of the community, where farmers gathered to share news while they waited for their grain to be ground, as well as a place for meetings and social events. Bale Mill has one of the largest waterwheels in the country and still mills the old-fashioned way allowing visitors to take home some flour or meal and enjoy what was once a vital part of rural life …

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 Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

Take in awesome views on a hike to the summit of the highest peak in the California Wine Country.  Encompassing the summit of Mt. St. Helena, this mostly undeveloped park is home to the area where Stevenson and his bride spent their honeymoon in an abandoned bunkhouse of the Silverado Mine. Stevenson’s stay in 1880 inspired the writer’s travel memoir The Silverado Squatters, and Spyglass Hill in Treasure Island is thought to be a portrait of Mt. St. Helena. A marble memorial marks the site of the bunkhouse. The hike to the summit is 10 miles round-trip.

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