Bothe-napa Valley Sp CampgroundSeason for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park offers quiet and seclusion on the edge ofthe Napa Valley wine country. Visitors can follow hiking trails along astream or climb to a vintage point on Coyote Peak at 1170'. Trails leadto nearby Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park as well as a grove ofredwoods. The park does not have the typical redwood groves as found incoastal areas. These redwoods tend to grow along streams or near springs.For thousands of years before it became a state park, the area was hometo a group of native Americans known as the Wappo. In the 1840s, andEnglishman named Dr. Ed T. Bale acquired a land grant from the Mexicangovernment. The grant included most of the valley floor betweenRutherford and Clistoga. The grant was broken up by sales and barter withmany of the early pioneers. Since most of the park is in the westernhills it contains only a small part of Bale's original grant. This areawas later developed as a large private estate by the Hitchcock family.Later, a large part of the estate was purchased to develop a privateresort called "Paradise Park." The area today contains almost 2,000acres. The park has campsites and a swimming pool. A horseback rentalconcession operates during the summer and fall.
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3801 ST. HELENA HWY.
Calistoga CA 94515
The park is located 5 miles north of St. Helena and 4 miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29/128.
From the south: Near the coast: Take Hwy 101 north to Hwy 37 at Novato, go east on Hwy 37 to Hwy 121, go north on Hwy 121 to Hwy 29 near Napa, go north on Hwy 29 to the park entrance.
Inland: Tahe I-5 north to I-580, west on I-580 to I-680, north to I-780, north to I-80, east to Hwy 37, west to Hwy 29, then north on Hwy 29 to the park entrance.
From the north: Near the coast: Take Hwy 101 south to Calistoga exit, go east on Mark West Rd, continuing on Porter Creek Rd to Petrified Forest Rd, turn left, go to Hwy 128, turn right and follow Hwy 128 past Calistoga to the park entrance.
Inland: Take I-5 south to Hwy 20, west to Hwy 53, south to Hwy 29 at Lower Lake, then south on Hwy 29 to the park entrance.
From the east: Take I-80 to Hwy 12, go west to Hwy 29, then north to the park entrance.
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