Bothe-Napa Day Use

Day Use at Bothe-Napa Valley

Day use fee is $8.00 per car.

Picnic – Our large picnic grounds are located in the day use area under the oak trees. Most picnic sites have tables, benches and a barbeque grill.


Trail hikes –

For information about the many wonderful walking and hiking trails at the Napa Valley State Parks, click on the Trails link above.

To see a park brochure with a trail map click here

Summer Saturdays from Memorial Day and through Labor Day, 10:00 to 11:30, we offer naturalist led hikes at Bothe-Napa.  The hikes are free; no reservation required.  Day use fee of $8 per car is still required.






Historic Tucker House Visitor Center – Our visitor center has displays, brochures, trail maps and gift items. Open weekends and busy week days.



Native American Plant Garden, Wappo People – Native American Plant Garden, Wappo People is a 3/4 acre easy trail located next to the Visitor Center.  A “Guide to Plants and Their Uses” is available for sale. This is a site used to broaden the visitors understanding of the first people to inhabit this area. Many of these plants still are used today for ceremony, food, medicine, and technology, such as basket weaving.

Groups can picnic/barbeque at our large Ramada with picnic tables under shaded cover, a sink and an electric outlet. The Ramada is next to bathrooms and seasonal swimming pool (separate pool fee). The Ramada fee is $150.00 for 60 people. After 60 people, there will be an additional fee of $8.00 per car. Carpooling is encouraged. Call for reservations (707) 942-4575 or


Program space – Reservable outdoor amphitheater seats up to 50 people for your group program. There are also a variety of outdoor gathering areas under the trees.

Swim in our large, spring-fed seasonal pool. Lie in the hot sun or rest on cool grass under mature trees at our outdoor pool with magnificent views of the Napa Valley hills.



Open – Memorial Day weekend thru  Labor Day weekend.
Hours 12:00 to 6:00
Lifeguard on duty.

There is a separate fee to use the pool:  $5.00 per swimmer; children under 6 free.

No dogs or food in pool area.
All children and non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult.
Certified lifeguards on duty.

Horseback riding – Ride your personal horse in gorgeous Bothe-Napa Valley. Horses are allowed on some of the Bothe-Napa trials. Some parking for horse trailers is just past the Kiosk entrance near the Visitor Center and at the trail head.

White Church Cemetery – Near the day use/picnic area is the Pioneer Cemetery, resting-place of some of the original settlers of the Napa Valley. The cemetery is an interesting place to visit while on a day hike, and is currently under restoration to return it to its original, mid-1800’s condition.


Flora and Fauna – The park is home to raccoons, gray squirrels, deer, foxes, bobcats, and coyotes to name a few, but they are sometimes difficult to spot because of their nocturnal habits and the forest cover. Several species of birds can be easily detected though, including the six kinds of woodpecker that inhabit the park. The spectacular crow-sized Pileated Woodpecker is one of them. Occasionally, a Spotted Owl can be found, perched high in a redwood tree.

pileated woodpecker

Nearby parks: 

Hike the History Trail over to the 1846 water-powered Bale Grist Mill! Tours and milling demonstrations show the historic process of milling. Open week-ends 10:00 to 5:00 with tours of the mill offered from 10:00 to 4:00. Also open some Fridays in the summer and all Monday holidays. Freshly milled organic flours, cornmeal and polenta are available by donation of $5.00.

Grist Mill-9


Visit Robert Louis Stevenson, an undeveloped park 12 miles to the north on Hwy 29. Take the 10-mile roundtrip hike to the 4,343 foot North Peak or hike the Palisades Trail (10 miles one way into Calistoga) passing below scenic volcanic cliffs. Views are spectacular. Open sunrise to sunset.






Bothe-Napa Annual Pass
New this year!  Do you love to walk, run or hike beautiful trails?  Bothe-Napa Valley now offers an annual pass for only $70.  This pass entitles the assigned vehicle to park as often as you like for one year from the date of purchase.  The usual day use fee is $8.00 so for our frequent users this is the deal! Do you know someone who loves Bothe-Napa Valley? Here is the perfect gift! All proceeds assist us in keeping the park open! To purchase a pass contact us at or stop at the Kiosk.
An annual pass does not cover the fees for camping, swimming, mill tours or other special activities.