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Bothe-Napa State Park

#11 of 67 things to do in Calistoga Features Animals
3801 Saint Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515-9652
+1 707-942-4575
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Affordable family camping in the heart of Napa Valley

Amazing to be able to stay in this glorious area so affordably! Minutes from chic St Helena, where... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bellingham, WA
Perfect stay in napa valley

We camped at this lovely campground while visiting napa valley. We had a beautiful site with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Located in beautiful Napa Valley wine country, Bothe-Napa Valley offers year-round camping for tents, RVs, bikes, walk-ins and now YURTS! Day visitors enjoy picnicking, hiking trails and a seasonal swimming pool. Large picnic grounds are available for group events. Stop in at our Visitor Center in the 1860s Tucker House, and learn about the park's first homestead families - trail maps available. Hikes range from easy, shady strolls in the redwoods to longer hikes up to Coyote Peak with great views of the valley. Or, take a hike on the History Trail past the historic Pioneer Cemetery and on to our sister park, the Bale Grist Mill, where you can take a tour of an operating water powered mill built in 1846 that still grinds grain on the original stones!
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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3801 Saint Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515-9652
+1 707-942-4575
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing to be able to stay in this glorious area so affordably! Minutes from chic St Helena, where we had a gourmet bakery breakfast after a fine night's sleep in our tent. The campground had generous tent spaces near the river (no view of the...More

Thank travelinmind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped at this lovely campground while visiting napa valley. We had a beautiful site with a lovely stream bubbling behind it. There were great hikes in the hills and to the old grist mill. Perfect location to visit the best vineyards and the town...More

Thank sjm1183
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Yurt #6 we had a really great experience!! There is great hiking in this park and the location is very close to Calistoga and many of the wineries. Our site was extremely well taken care of and the camp...More

Thank Justine B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We stayed in Yurt #3 which was really cool for our first time yurting! Didn't care for all the traffic noise from Hwy. 29 which is a pretty busy road. Try to stay in the yurts further into the woods. Nice hiking trails! Wood was...More

Thank sbidwell
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The only downside to this park is the $8 entrance fee, Robert Louis Stevenson Park is free and more extensive, but it is less convenient to the Napa Valley area.

Thank ToddMSav
Reviewed 13 April 2017

As we were not able to visit Muir Woods due to the crowds, it was a real treat to walk through Bothe-Napa and see the redwoods in total solitude. We saw only one other group the whole time on the trails. Did Coyote Peak and...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Bothe Park is a wonderful escape from the ever-increasing traffic and congestion in wine country. Park your car and hit the trails -- away from the noise of Highway 29 and into the peaceful forest past rushing streams and blooming wildflowers in spring, although each...More

Thank vinfan
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It's difficult to label ANY nature hike as "Average." But this is supposed to be a helpful review, and I can't say it was higher than *** . POSITIVES Yes, there are redwood stands. A few minutes past the trailhead, I was "at home" among...More

3  Thank SageTraveler
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Hiked Coyote Peak trail to top and some of the surrounding trails. Creeks were running heavy from rains this year, so that was nice. Some areas were blocked from storm damage still, but we made it to top. Nice park in middle of Napa valley--lots...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a great quiet park with a lot of history, including very unique working Mill, I guess the only one in California.The settiing is very scenic at any time of the year, but summers have a tendency to be hot and dry.Hiking is great...More

1  Thank marina33020
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18 July 2017|
Response from SageTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I didn't camp there, but all my state park questions get answered when I contact the rangers: (707) 942-4575
Lori L
11 February 2017|
Response from Elizabeth C | Reviewed this property |
It gets really hot inside the yurt and late afternoon it cools down a bit. there are windows on the yurt you can roll up and let the cool air in the afternoon come in, but wouldn't leave the door open too long. You don't... More
Pamela M
6 October 2016|
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Response from davidbX6443AU | Reviewed this property |
No but there is a pool