Day Use at Bothe-Napa Valley
Day use fee is $8.00 per car.
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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.
Summer Saturdays from Memorial Day and through Labor Day, 10:00 to 11:30, we offer junior ranger programs and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 site and Pioneer 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.
Bothe-Napa Annual Pass
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 email@example.com or stop at the Kiosk.
An annual pass does not cover the fees for camping, swimming, mill tours or other special activities.
Come enjoy a stay in the heart of wine country. We are open year round!
- 30 tent spaces/RV sites (no hook-ups) $35.00 per night 1 vehicle; $8.00 for a second car; 2 cars max
- 31 foot max motor home; 24 foot max trailer. Dump station 5 miles down the road in town of Calistoga.
- 9 walk-ins, first-come-first-serve; $35 per night 1 car (tent only) 5 people max.
- 1 hike-n-bike site for en-route travelers at $6.00 per person 2 nights max
- 3 ADA accessible drive-in/RV sites (no hook-ups); proof of disability is required at check-in
- Group Camping with friends and family! $125.00. Up to 30 people in our group site; 10 cars max
- Check-in anytime after 2:00 p.m.
- Check out is 12:00 the next day
- A one-week stay is the maximum one can camp during the off season (Sept 16 thru May 14)
- A two-week stay is the maximum one can camp during the busy season (May 15 thru Sept 15)
- Maximum overnight stay is 30 days in a calendar year.
Campsites are equipped with:
- BBQ grill
- Picnic table with benches
- Fire ring
- Water in close proximity to all sites
- Nearby bathrooms and showers
- Firewood is available for purchase onsite
Go Glamping!! We have Yurts!
Yurts make camping easy, fun and comfortable! You only need to bring sleeping bags or bedding, cooking utensils, eating supplies, clothes and a towel! We have three 21’ diameter yurts that sleep up to 6 people and 7 smaller yurts that sleep 4 people.
We offer ADA yurts too.
Yurts are equipped with:
- 1 bed (platform and mattress); 2-4 additional cots are in the yurt
- Table and chairs
- Outdoor fire pit and picnic table
- Nearby bathrooms and showers
- Lockable door at night
Large yurts (sites #22, #24 and # 26) 1 Queen bed frame and mattress, 4 cots, sleep up to 6 people; $75 weekends with a two-night minimum; $60 weekdays one-night stay is okay. The large yurt sites have enough room for one small tent and a second car; second car fee is $8.00 per night. Even with an added tent, maximum people at the site is 6.
Small yurts (sites #1 – #7) 1 Full size frame and mattress, 2 cots, sleep up to 4 people; $70 weekends with two-night minimum; $55 weekdays one-night stay okay. No extra tent allowed at the small yurt sites and no extra car parked at the site; a second car can be parked in the lot (fee $8.00 per night).
Must be 18 or older to rent.
Check-in time is 2 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.
Cooking, smoking and pets are not permitted inside the yurts.
There is no heat, no electricity and no wifi.
No portable heaters allowed.
Pool fee not included in Yurt fee.
No candles or open flame of any kind in the yurts.
Dogs permitted in yurts 22, 3, 4 & 5 (A $25 cleaning fee will be collected upon arrival)
Fully restored Historic Cabins!
- Maple, Redwood and Oak cabins sleep up to 6 people
- Fully furnished with one double bed and a double futon couch. Cots available.
- Back deck to enjoy the park scenery.
- Two cabins are ADA accessible
- Manzanita and Madrone cabins sleep up to 2 people
- One double bed
- Heated by natural gas heaters, no fireplaces.
- Full kitchen with dishes, pots and pans.
- Full bathroom with shower
- Bring your own linen, including bedding, dish and bath towels
- Cell phone coverage good. No Wi-Fi. No TV
- Check-in 3pm. Check-out 11am. Stop at front Kiosk to check in and out.
- For arrival after hours, call 707-942-4575 no later than 48 hours ahead to get key access code information.
- Maximum number of vehicles at cabin: 2. Extra vehicles $8 per night in day-use area
- Additional vehicle $8/night- must park in day-use area
- Driveway grade: Flat/packed gravel
- Driveway Entry: Back-in
- No tent camping next to cabins
- No dogs allowed in any cabin or on park trails
- No Smoking in cabins
- $150-$225 per night
- Minimum stay two nights by reservation only (except holiday weekends – see below)
- Holiday day weekends, Minimum 3 nights stay (MLK, Presidents, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s)
- Visa or MasterCard required and held for security. A signed damage waiver required. Credit card released after site inspection by cleaning staff.
- ADA or Senior Discounts do not apply
- Cancellations allowed up to 14 days prior to your stay. 50% of the cost for your planned stay will be kept if you cancel within 14 days of the first day of your reservation.
Park and local area information
- Bothe’s pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day on weekends 12 to 6pm (additional fee to swim)
- Bothe offers several beautiful hiking trails of varying difficulty
- Staff/hosts are on site 24 hours a day
- Restaurants and wineries nearby
- St. Helena and Calistoga are 5 miles from the park
- Calistoga runs a shuttle to the park during the spring, summer and fall – $1. Call ahead.
- Visitor Center in the park is open on weekends
- Jr. Ranger programs are on Saturdays during the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends)
- Free docent led hikes are offered Saturdays during the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends)
- Nearby Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park is open on weekends. This 1846 water-powered mill offers tours and milling demonstrations: $5 per adult. $2 children 5 to 17. Hike the History Trial (about 35 minutes) over to the mill!
For all overnight reservations:
All reservations for campsites, yurts and cabins can be made up to seven months in advance with Reserve California.
All persons camping in the park must register and pay camping fees before occupying a campsite. A visible permit must be in all vehicles. The maximum is 8 people and 2 vehicles per site (additional charge for more than one vehicle). Vehicle must park only in the assigned site and within the parking spur provided. Check out is 12:00 noon.
- Campers must register their day guest(s). A day use fee of $8.00 per vehicle is charged.
- Quiet Hours are from 10PM to 7:00AM. Please, use of generators is not permitted after 8:00 p.m. or before 10:00 a.m. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do not disturb other campers. Radios and other sound-producing devices must not be audible beyond your immediate campsite regardless of time or day or night.
- The speed limit is 5 mph. Please drive slowly and carefully with-in the park. Children, adults and animals are at play.
- Dogs are restricted to campgrounds, picnic area and paved walkways and must be leashed. Dogs are not permitted on trails, in the pool area, cabins and some yurts. Dogs may not be left unattended and must be inside a vehicle or in a tent at night.
- Please do not bring your own wood as it can bring in disease and beetles that are harmful to our trees. Park staff offers wood for sale. Do not collect down wood as it is an essential part of the park’s natural ecosystem. Ground fires are not permitted.
- Bicycles are allowed on all paved roads, on the dirt fire road and on a few trails. Helmets are required for riders under 18.
- Please avoid bringing disposable plastic plates and cups due to their negative impact on the environment. We appreciate your participation in our comprehensive recycling program.
- Campers are to leave their site clean. Trash should be in the correct trash can, not in the fire ring. No grey or black wastewater drained on the ground.
- Children younger than 18 are admitted only with an adult or written permission from a parent. The legal drinking age is 21.
- Fishing is not permitted.
- Attention! Poison oak is found in nearly all areas of the park. The western black-legged tick occurs in the park and is most active in the later winter to early summer. Yellow jackets also occur in the summer.
Our park is ADA accessible. Proof of disability will be required upon check-in if an ADA campsite has been reserved.
If you are interested in becoming a camp host apply online at the California State Parks website.
Click on “Campground Map” below for a map of Bothe-Napa campsites and yurts.
Bale Grist Mill: Hike the History Trail over to the 1846 water-powered! 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 all Monday holidays. Freshly milled organic flours, cornmeal and polenta are available by donation of $5.00.
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.