Reclamation Announces Hours of Operation for Recreation Facilities at Lake Berryessa

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NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office announces the hours of operation for recreation facilities at Lake Berryessa for 2014:

Reclamation Operations:

Dufer Point Visitor Center
May 18 through September 1: Weekends and Holidays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Weekdays Noon-2 p.m.; closed Wednesdays
The Lake Berryessa Visitor Center offers displays and exhibits on the history of Lake Berryessa, the Monticello Valley and the construction of the Solano Project. It also houses an exhibit of local wildlife (stuffed and mounted) showing the common and not-so-common animals found around the lake. Park Rangers are available to answer questions about natural resources, recreational opportunities, wildlife and the area’s history. Brochures, maps, trail guides and other educational information are available free of charge. Contact the Park Rangers at 707-966-2111 ext. 113 for information about park events, hikes, kayak tours and educational programs.

Oak Shores Day Use Area
April 1 to April 30: Open 7 a.m., Close 7 p.m.
May 1 to September 15: Open 7 a.m., Close 8 p.m.
On April 1, the seasonal closure of the northern portions of Oak Shores Day Use Area will come to an end, and the entire day use area will be available for public use from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closing hours will move to 8 p.m. on May 1 to correspond to the longer daylight hours.

Smittle Creek Day Use Area
April 1 to April 30: Open 7 a.m., Close 7 p.m.
May 1 to September 15: Open 7 a.m., Close 8 p.m.
Smittle Creek Day Use Area will be available for public use from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting on April 1. Closing hours will move to 8 p.m. on May 1 to correspond to the longer daylight hours.

Other developed day use areas and dispersed access points at Lake Berryessa are open from dawn to dusk.

Concession Operations:

Markley Cove Resort, Pleasure Cove Marina, Steele Canyon Recreation Area, Spanish Flat Recreation Area and Putah Canyon Recreation Area continue to be open and offer a variety of recreation services. For information regarding operations and services offered at concession-operated facilities, please call the concession operators or visit their websites:

Markley Cove: 707-966-2134, www.markleycoveresort.com
Pleasure Cove Marina: 707-966-9600, www.goberryessa.com
Steele Canyon Recreation Area: 707-966-9179, www.goberryessa.com
Spanish Flat Recreation Area: 707-966-9192, www.goberryessa.com
Putah Canyon Recreation Area: 707-966-9051, www.royalelkparkmanagement.com.

For questions, please contact the Lake Berryessa Field Office at 707-966-2111 ext. 0. Please visit the Lake Berryessa website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/index.html for additional information.

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