• OVERVIEW
  • HOW TO GO
  • SCHOOLS
  • GALLERY

Water Skiing in Lake Berryessa, Napa, California USA

Length:
15 mi/24.14 km
Width:
3 mi/4.82 km
Maximum depth:
275 ft/83.82 m
Lake Berryessa is situated in Napa County, California. It is the largest lake in Napa County and is formed by the Monticello Dam. The Dam provides with water and hydroelectricity the north region of San Francisco Bay area.

This lake was previously a valley of an agricultural region with the best soils in the country. In order to construct the reservoir, the main city Monticello was abandoned. Besides the lake’s job, as a water and electricity provider, it is also heavily used for recreational purposes. Because of the narrow portion of the reservoir, it is a hot spot for water skiing.

It is 15 mi (24.14 km) long, but only 3 mi (4.82 km) wide and has about 165 mi (265.54 km) of shoreline. The lake rests among low hills that are covered with manzanita and oak. Maximum depth of the lake is 275 ft (83.82 m) and the surface area covers 20700 ac (83.77 km²). The surface is elevated by 443 ft (135.03 m).

The area is hot, mostly dry in summers and cool and wet in winters. At the southwest end of the lake lies a free boat launch ramp and along the shore there are many private ones. There are shops and schools nearby to help you with your equipment and water ski courses.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Napa
34.2 miles/55.04 km, 51 minutes
Head southeast on 2nd St to Coombs St. Turn left on Main St. Turn right on 1st St. On the first street turn left on Soscol Ave. Turn right on Trancas St. Turn left on Silverado Trail. Turn right on CA-128 E/Sage Canyon Rd. Turn left on Berryessa Knoxville Rd/Knoxville Rd.
BY AIR
Angwin-Parrett Field,
21.1 miles/33.957 km
BY TRAIN

Take any Amtrak train that suits you and get off at Napa – Vine Transit Bus Stop, CA (NAP). From there you can take a bus or rent a car.

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST

Audiovisual material

PHOTOS (2)
VIDEOS (2)