Bureau Of Reclamation Closes Lake Berryessa Boat Ramp Due To Drought Conditions

Here’s the press release from Bureau of Reclamation: 

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation will temporarily close the Capell Cove Launch Ramp at Lake Berryessa effective Wednesday, June 1, due to drought conditions and receding water levels. The launch ramp will re-open when lake levels rise.

The parking lot and small picnic areas at the Capell Cove will remain open. Additionally, hand launching of kayaks, canoes and other small craft will continue to be permitted.

Please note, as of 8 p.m. May 30, Napa County and Reclamation have imposed a fire ban that prohibits the use of all open flame until fire conditions improve. This will include the stationary grills at Capell Cove. Guests who wish to cook on site will need to use propane or electrical devices with an on/off switch.

Visitors are encouraged to use other launch ramps at Lake Berryessa including those at Putah Canyon Recreation Area, Spanish Flat Recreation Area, Steele Canyon Recreation Area, Pleasure Cove Marina, and Markley Cove Resort. Locations of these areas may be found on the map at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/maps/berryessa-map.pdf.

Please note that these concession areas charge a fee for the public to use their launch ramps. For information, please visit the following websites:

For information on lake levels, launch ramp availability or recreation services, please call the Lake Berryessa Administration Office at 707-966-2111, ext. 0 (TTY 800-877-8339).

For more information, please visit https://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/visitor-info.html